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post #1441 of 2289
Interesting tweed article on this blog:


http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/tweed-guide-harris-history-styles-patterns/?utm_source=N0062_Tweed_Guide_&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=N0062_Tweed_Guide_&Id=13159&Leadsource=Yahoo&Email=kaiplarson%40yahoo.com&LeadSourceId=47&_TotalAmountofOrders=0.0&_AmountofLastOrder=0.0&_AmountofFirstOrder=0.0&_AverageOrderAmount=0.0
post #1442 of 2289

Mears Bespoke

 

I recommend Mears to anyone interested in having a tweed jacket made. They are MTO rather than bespoke and their website is somewhat cumbersome, but what they do they do very well.

I've had a couple of jackets made, one for hacking out in (1000 gram thornproof) and the other an everyday Harris.

 


Edited by Isbister - 9/2/13 at 11:16am
post #1443 of 2289

And for anyone wanting the bespoke of bespoke, one can order custom woven Harris tweed in the color combination of your choice from Scotweb.  They provide a custom tartan design service and I'm sure would do the same for an estate tweed.  I'm already dreaming of something suitable for the California foothills . . .
 

post #1444 of 2289
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Originally Posted by RDiaz View Post

 

By Johnston's you mean Johnston's of Elgin? I think I have that very same scarf! tounge.gif Funny, because so far I only have two woollen scarves.

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This is my latest tweedish coat, still a bit warm to wear it:

 

Yes, it's a Johnston's Of Elgin scarf, the same as yours, and, as you have probably discovered it looks good with almost everything.

Here's another picture from last Winter, an old Brooks Brothers tweed jacket, umbrella, shirt, and tie, J. Crew argyle sweater vest, and L. L. Bean cord trousers.....

post #1445 of 2289

Is it just me, or does $220 seem incredibly cheap for a tweed jacket made in Scotland?

 

http://www.scotweb.co.uk/products/hamish-harris-jacket/

post #1446 of 2289

Wages are depressed in the North as compared with those around London.  And these are CNC machine sewn jackets, not handsewn.  Taking into account that that low price is because we colonists don't have to pay the dratted VAT, the British price will be substantially higher.
 

post #1447 of 2289
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Originally Posted by jimney View Post

Is it just me, or does $220 seem incredibly cheap for a tweed jacket made in Scotland?

 

http://www.scotweb.co.uk/products/hamish-harris-jacket/

 

It's too cheap - and who knows whether it is really made in Scotland? Judging by the photos on the website, fit isn't much of a priority. 

post #1448 of 2289

well there isnt much of a selection, you can only choose between about 4 basic fabrics..

post #1449 of 2289

At that price, yes.  However, if you want something more interesting Bespoke-Mears has a wide variety of fabrics to choose from.  Of course, they cost more.

post #1450 of 2289
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Originally Posted by Isbister View Post

Mears Bespoke

I recommend Mears to anyone interested in having a tweed jacket made. They are MTO rather than bespoke and their website is somewhat cumbersome, but what they do they do very well.
I've had a couple of jackets made, one for hacking out in (1000 gram thornproof) and the other an everyday Harris.

Isbister,

Is the thornproof on their site, I can't seem to find it?
post #1451 of 2289
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Originally Posted by Isbister View Post

Mears Bespoke

 

I recommend Mears to anyone interested in having a tweed jacket made. They are MTO rather than bespoke and their website is somewhat cumbersome, but what they do they do very well.

I've had a couple of jackets made, one for hacking out in (1000 gram thornproof) and the other an everyday Harris.

 

Didn't they do the CMT work for Bookster?

post #1452 of 2289

It seems that they did much, but not all of it.
 

post #1453 of 2289
Getting a three piece made in this...I think I'll end up just wearing the jacket as a sportcoat mostly, but I may wear the whole thing in my more whimsical moods:

AppleMark
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Is that lavender?
post #1455 of 2289
Described as "rich brown with an aubergine cast." Here's another pic:

AppleMark
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