went to tweedaddict.com today in search of a new 3 piece.. going for the blue and yellow overcheck tweed, shown
I don't know, I was overwrought with all the tweed. I can tell you that the picture doesn't do it justice, in the flesh it looked a very nice cloth, while previously when I saw a pic I didn't think much of it. who says the camera doesn't lie? always seems to wih fabric :/
actually, found it here : http://www.tweedaddict.com/2013/04/three-piece-tweed-suit-in-lovat-mill-teviot-cloth
"Just ordered a 3 piece suit from Bookster in this Harris Tweed:
Now, I just have to settle back and wait for them to make it."
if you're lucky, by my reckoning maybe by 2014
"Thanks for the link. I found the cloth after posting my question, but I missed that suit. Wow, that is exactly the sort of duds I would wear. Now, do I pull the trigger?"
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.
A tweed jacket and waistcoat with trousers in a different cloth is a classic look. The trousers would be in a moleskin, corduroy, cotton drill or denim. Tweed and these other cloths developed as working clothes and thats why they are much less formal. Tweed is woven from a woolen-spun yarn which gives greater warmth and softness but the trade-off here is in terms of durability, as the trousers will never last as long as the jacket. As a result jackets would be worn with other clothing long after the original trousers of the suit had been worn out.
From your pinterest you may have an interest in Donegal Tweed, bear in mind that Donegal isn't a protected term unlike Harris, the real Donegal is made in Co. Donegal in Ireland (as you're probably aware), and the two main suppliers are Molloy & Sons and Magee.
As a poster on both, AAAC is a little bit insular, and the frequent posters are older and a little more conservative. Also, WAYWRN is much more tangential to the forum, so I get the sense sometimes that it's a lot of armchair clotheshorses.
It doesn't quite have the highest level stuff SF does, but the lower traffic means slightly fewer totally clueless noobs. There's also a little bit less groupthink over there. If I'd started with SF, I don't think I'd have ever even clicked over there.
Now, an actual tweed question that's been on my mind:
I have two tweeds with black in the pattern -- a brown/black/gray stripe-y pattern, and a black/white Harris tweed herringbone. They both have black leather buttons. Since I'm almost always in shoes that are some shade of brown, does it make sense to switch the buttons, or would that be off with the black in the tweeds?
I think burgundy leather would look great on the Harris Tweed, but I'm not sure if I should go burgundy, dark brown, or tan on the brown tweed. Or should I just leave them as is?