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post #136 of 2289
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Hey, man, there's tweed, and then there's that stuff. It's not f*** you, it's f*** me!

Could have been the vibe I was after... smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

like these plains D

Really great selection, D. I think if I were to plot out 5 tweeds to keep as a permarotation, these would be them. Very, very nice.
post #137 of 2289
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

This is unbelievable. Ive never seen anything like this before.

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It looks like fabric from a 1970s sofa catalogue.
post #138 of 2289
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

like these plains D
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Could have been the vibe I was after... smile.gif
Really great selection, D. I think if I were to plot out 5 tweeds to keep as a permarotation, these would be them. Very, very nice.

Glad you approve! As you can see, I'm a bit on the conservative/versatile side when it comes to sportcoats.
post #139 of 2289
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Originally Posted by Tweedy View Post

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Although I would not strictly call these tweed, they are similar to the fancy woven welsh tweeds.
Most of these however are french vintage suits, they did some amazing fancy wool weaves : )


I've always been a fan of these Welsh as I would call them "sheep-herder's sundaywares".  I just don't think that one of these in their current emphasis on browns would add a great deal to my wardrobe.  

 

post #140 of 2289
This olive-on-green windowpane tweed suit from Polo is at auction ending this evening:

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It's a 38R.

I am the seller.

I have a fresh consignment of smashing Polo MTM tweeds in a 44 just in but not yet listed...contact me for details.
post #141 of 2289
At the moment, all I have at home are my two vintage Harris Tweed SCs. Everything else is still in cold storage. The HT jackets are so tough that even the most aggressive moths are repulsed!

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post #142 of 2289

I just got this vintage tweed jacket off eBay.  I thought it was brown but its actually a blue type color.  It seems very old and it seems to be "hairier" then modern tweed.  IT IS NOT TAILORED YET.

 

What do you all think?  Is it garbage or can I make it work with some tailoring?  I'm more concerned with the color then the fit.  Thanks for the input everyone!

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post #143 of 2289
^^^^ The fabric is fine.

Looks to have been made c. 1980.

It's a bit long on you, however.
post #144 of 2289
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Originally Posted by mack11211 View Post

This olive-on-green windowpane tweed suit from Polo is at auction ending this evening:
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It's a 38R.
I am the seller.
I have a fresh consignment of smashing Polo MTM tweeds in a 44 just in but not yet listed...contact me for details.

I wear a 44R, do you have a herringbone pattern?
post #145 of 2289
Was vintage Harris Tweed much thicker than the stuff made today? I have one vintage Harris and one from last year from Bookster. The Bookster fabric is light and soft, whereas the vintage is tough as nails. Did something change? I appreciate the lighter for it's airiness, but wondering if they changed something in the formula or something.
post #146 of 2289
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Originally Posted by Marcellionheart View Post

Was vintage Harris Tweed much thicker than the stuff made today? I have one vintage Harris and one from last year from Bookster. The Bookster fabric is light and soft, whereas the vintage is tough as nails. Did something change? I appreciate the lighter for it's airiness, but wondering if they changed something in the formula or something.

AFAIK "modern" Harris tweed is made in lighter weights and has a softer hand, in response to changing consumer demand.
post #147 of 2289
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Originally Posted by Marcellionheart View Post

Was vintage Harris Tweed much thicker than the stuff made today? I have one vintage Harris and one from last year from Bookster. The Bookster fabric is light and soft, whereas the vintage is tough as nails. Did something change? I appreciate the lighter for it's airiness, but wondering if they changed something in the formula or something.

Pre 1980's Harris Tweed tended to be much heavier & courser, from 1980's onwards many of the tweeds became alot lighter and softer. A 1960's / 70's Harris Tweed jacket will often say "Lightweight" on the label, but actually by todays terms would be considered quite a heavy weight Harris Tweed smile.gif
post #148 of 2289

Hi Fred H,

 

What is the name/number of the weave in the top photo you have posted?

 

Many thanks

post #149 of 2289
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Here are mine as of now...I can use a Gun Club or Houndstooth, but other than that pretty set.
From left to right the fabrics are Breanish, W. Bill, W. Bill, London Lounge, London Lounge, W. Bill.
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First two from the left drool.gif
post #150 of 2289
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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

The green heather is especially nice.


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