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Originally Posted by Willin View Post

Would you mind disclosing the manufacturer of these garments? Do you buy OTR, from ebay, or are they all bespoke?

I am having a heck of a time finding a decently cut double-vented tweed sport coat that is reasonably priced. I think we should list some reliable outlets for people in my situation who are trying to join the club. What are the best sources for tweed sport coats that aren't designed poorly?

I tried on a few jackets from Edinburgh Woollen Mill, and they sell online. Not top tier or anything, but nice enough.

www.ewm.co.uk

(Edit: All appear to be side vented)
post #1532 of 2288
^I'm thinking more along the lines of a brooks brothers level of quality around $300-$500. Unfortunately BB offers basically no acceptable tweed products lately.
Edited by Willin - 9/9/13 at 7:11am
post #1533 of 2288
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Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post

have you seen this? combining your want with the norfolk, I saw this...not grey but the closest I could find

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-Henry-Poole-1970-Bespoke-Donegal-Norfolk-Hunting-Jacket-Coat-40-NR-INSANE-/350865124222?pt=US_CSA_MC_Outerwear&hash=item51b130eb7e


Ahhh SPOO is listing my first Henry Poole find. I understand why everyone has a boner for HP now, very well constructed. I also like the belt feature
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What do you all think of the following dugdale saxony tweed (from this bunch: http://dugdalebros.com/Our-Ranges/The-White-Rose-Saxony-Bunch-144/)

 

Described as a Lovat with Lilac windowpane:

http://dugdalebros.com/pub/assets/products/780_SRC_50b108c68daa0.jpg

 

This seems like a nice versatile cloth to me that would go with a variety of shirts and trousers. Would you all agree? I have a nice brown herringbone tweed jacket, and I'm looking for something different yet still versatile. Thanks in advance!

 

Cheers.

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Apologies if this appears earlier in this thread. I haven't the time to check.
I know these have been posted before in other dicussion threads by myself and others, but for the sake of the newcomers and vetrans alike, it should be consolidated into this Tweed Appreciation thread. You may find this 3 part BBC Documentary about Harris Tweed quite interesting. Each of the 3 episodes runs approximately 60 minutes in length.

TWEED Part 1 of 3: Trouble Looms
[/SPOILER]
(Source http://vimeo.com/65216528)

TWEED Part 2 of 3: Harrased Tweed (Click to show)
(Source http://vimeo.com/64545405)

TWEED Part 3 of 3: Hanging by a Thread (Click to show)
(Source http://vimeo.com/64708666)

Here also, is an interesting link:
Tweed Guide – The Curiously Compelling Story of Tweed
http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/tweed-guide-harris-history-styles-patterns/


Enjoy.
Edited by MyOtherLife - 9/7/13 at 4:13pm
post #1536 of 2288
Try Epaulet for Donegal tweed.

www.epauletnewyork.com
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Originally Posted by Racing Green View Post

Try Epaulet for Donegal tweed.

www.epauletnewyork.com

Isn't 700 really high for an OTR tweed jacket/sportcoat?
post #1538 of 2288
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Isn't 700 really high for an OTR tweed jacket/sportcoat?

Occasionally, Epaulet will have what they call a "Factory Finds" offer, where you can order a MTO jacket in a few select fabrics, generally for about $450. This is a half-canvassed Southwick jacket. Below is a pic of the grey Donegal with red fleck jacket that should be ready for me in about two weeks.
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Isn't 700 really high for an OTR tweed jacket/sportcoat?

By my standards, yes, but there are always those willing to pay more for the privilege of paying more.

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Originally Posted by velomane View Post


Occasionally, Epaulet will have what they call a "Factory Finds" offer, where you can order a MTO jacket in a few select fabrics, generally for about $450. This is a half-canvassed Southwick jacket. Below is a pic of the grey Donegal with red fleck jacket that should be ready for me in about two weeks.

 

velomane, I sure hope that isn't a pic of you.  Those pants are brutal.

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It's a pic of a worker from epaulet. . . And he does the pants like that on purpose .... It's his style...

Edit-took out the name
post #1542 of 2288
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Originally Posted by Kroaker View Post

velomane, I sure hope that isn't a pic of you.  Those pants are brutal.

As pointed out, no, not me. Although I admire his style, I can't bring myself to wear expensive shoes without socks. The idea just doesn't work for me.
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Isn't 700 really high for an OTR tweed jacket/sportcoat?

I would have thought the same before getting into the "biz" if you will. I know Mike does really hard to try and keep everything made inn the US with not terribly high markps It costs more to live here, so. It costs more to make things here. I'd rather pay more, and support a small American business that supports our economy than save a few bucks for cheaper manufacturing in places like china, Bangladesh, and Pakistan. It's not like paying designer prices that you see in dept stores that are made overseas in order to maximize profits, the cost to make decent garments in the US is high.
post #1544 of 2288
That Epaulet grey Donegal is the one I have.

It was $600 odd when I got it which is roughly the same as an OTR Magee Donegal here in Dublin.

The Epaulet is a far superior jacket for the money IMO.
post #1545 of 2288
The Epaulet is nice, but all of their jackets have a lapel that is just a hair too skinny IMO.

Great shop though, and great products.
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