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post #1336 of 2005
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Originally Posted by cptjeff View Post


I can't wear most of my tweed when it's warmer than 50 degrees or so out. The lightest of them could probably work up to about 60.

I wear other wool jackets in the summer and don't have moth problems, it's just the weight of the wool versus the temperature. And besides, I get to wear linen jackets instead, and I like them too.


 I see what you mean. It's been way too hot for tweed for about a month now where I live.

post #1337 of 2005

I may be posting in this thread merely to get the response I am looking for, but I need some advice. I am in the process of planning out my wedding attire, and I've figured out that from the waist down I'll be in dark denim and boots (likely Wolverine 1000s or some Red Wing Heritage). From the waist up, I am interested in doing a vest/blazer combination in (brown, or warm) tweed. I'm not set on both being tweed, as I've seen some combinations of tweed/solid that have looked pretty good.

 

When I asked this question on Reddit's MFA (I'm new here so I don't know what, if any, politics exist), I got the knee-jerk reaction of not pairing waistcoats with jeans. I understand that rule of thumb - shiny suit vests and jeans is bad news bears.

 

My pinterest page (pinterest.com/irishexpatriate/clothing-for-the-day/) includes quite a few examples of tweed blazers and waistcoats. Am I barking up a dangerous tree here? Was MFA correct? Do I need to follow any rules? Should I pair a cardigan with a tweed blazer? Help me out.

post #1338 of 2005

My guess is the folks on Reddit aren't getting the look you're trying for.  If you are going to put a jacket and vest over boots, it sounds like you are aiming for a kind of Puget Sound dressy lumberman kind of look.  If I am correct then the opinions there are missing the point.  Wearing dark denim, boots and tweed is an uncommon ensemble and I am not surprised at the response.

 

However, if you were looking for more of a Countryside in general look I would recommend changing the trousers to either a different tweed for your trousers or something in moleskin.  One or the other would go perfectly with the boots and the tweed and jacket combination.  You could even throw in tweed cap.

post #1339 of 2005
my new Bookster jacket, not made to my measurements, but bought 'new with tags' from Bookster, on their eBay store

a 15oz tweed from the Porter & Harding Glenroyal book...

http://tweed-jacket.com/CLOTH%20PAGE/CLOTH%20GALLERY/AUGUST%202010/pages/LOTHIAN%20TWEED_jpg.htm

post #1340 of 2005

 The jacket looks awesome! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

 

 Can you post some pics of it buttoned etc?

post #1341 of 2005

irishexpat

 

I would pretty much ignore anything from reddits MFA. The demographic of reddit is predominately school/university age UnitedStatesians, who in my opinion suffer from a more fashion focus over style,which all ends up rather preppy. It's not called the "Reddit Hivemind" for nothing.

 

I say go for it. You can have some very good looking combos of waistcoats,shirts and trousers - be they jeans or courdroy or moleskin. If you want to go the jeans route i've found you need to be very careful with the structure, e.g. if you have a very smart formalish waistcoat then smart jeans suit better, but if it's "wilder" looking (such as Harris) then a corresponding de-tune of the jeans is needed. But even with this i'm sure you'll find exceptions. There's some nice looking combos (and some horrors) on that pinterest link, so have a think. maybe if you are claiming Irish Ancestry a dabble with Donegal Tweed will be right up your street?
 

post #1342 of 2005
post #1343 of 2005

I'm a first generation immigrant...born south of Dublin, so I'm definitely casting an eye towards donegal tweed, although it seems more to be the dappled fabric rather than strong herringbones, which I am quite partial to.

 

 

Thanks so much for the confidence! I would love to know which of my picture examples you think are nicer (and which are horrors). As a mens fashion neophyte, I'm trying to wrap my head around what to match, what to leave alone, what contrasts, and what clashes. Lucky for me, I have 16 months to the wedding, so plenty of time to find the right look.

post #1344 of 2005

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?69451-Combining-Patterns-Part-I is a good start fing02[1].gif not forgetting http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?69480-Combining-Patterns-Part-II , they're excellent reads and a style 101 in my opinion. WIll really help you mix and match different colours, patterns and fabrics.
 

post #1345 of 2005
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The jacket looks awesome! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif



Can you post some pics of it buttoned etc?


NB the colour/texture of the cloth is truer to its appearance on the Bookster website [link in previous post] than in the photo of me

a size 40 is right for me in shoulder to shoulder length, sleeve length, coat length etc., but I am too round smile.gif to comfortably button the jacket... I realised this when I was bidding on it

I was also planning to change the buttons, but I may keep the current ones for longer than I anticipated... it is a better look than I expected
post #1346 of 2005
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Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post

http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?69451-Combining-Patterns-Part-I is a good start fing02[1].gif not forgetting http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/forum/showthread.php?69480-Combining-Patterns-Part-II , they're excellent reads and a style 101 in my opinion. WIll really help you mix and match different colours, patterns and fabrics.
 

I strongly concur.  When discussing Classic Mens Dress, AAAC is the place to start, not something to add to one's knowledge.  SF is fine and I am happy to read and contribute here but for an adult AAAC is the place.  Reddit?  Meh . . . 

post #1347 of 2005
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Originally Posted by OlSarge View Post

I strongly concur.  When discussing Classic Mens Dress, AAAC is the place to start, not something to add to one's knowledge.  SF is fine and I am happy to read and contribute here but for an adult AAAC is the place.  Reddit?  Meh . . . 

You do realize its mostly the same poster across both sites and some of them gave up both SF and Andyland? And at its current state and mod, Andyland is a fringe horror forum not far from fedora lounge. SF isn't much better with influx of Reddit crowd.
post #1348 of 2005
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post
SF isn't much better with influx of Reddit crowd.

 

Is that where they've all come from? I was wondering...

post #1349 of 2005
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Originally Posted by FlyingMonkey View Post

Is that where they've all come from? I was wondering...

I can't tell for sure but Tumblr and MFA probably brought a lot of new traffic to SF.
post #1350 of 2005
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Originally Posted by EFBenson View Post


NB the colour/texture of the cloth is truer to its appearance on the Bookster website [link in previous post] than in the photo of me

a size 40 is right for me in shoulder to shoulder length, sleeve length, coat length etc., but I am too round smile.gif to comfortably button the jacket... I realised this when I was bidding on it

I was also planning to change the buttons, but I may keep the current ones for longer than I anticipated... it is a better look than I expected

 Maybe you can do a bunch of stomach exercises and slim down so you can make the jacket look even better on you. biggrin.gif

 

 I'll be on the lookout for a tweed jacket made out of that cloth.

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