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post #1546 of 2264
Meant to also say if Epaulet is too pricey/modern there are tons of cheap vintage Donegals and Harris tweeds on ebay.co.uk
post #1547 of 2264

If you're not terribly tall or more than a 42 chest.  For those of us slightly larger than that, the pickings are on the slim side.

post #1548 of 2264
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Originally Posted by Racing Green View Post

Meant to also say if Epaulet is too pricey/modern there are tons of cheap vintage Donegals and Harris tweeds on ebay.co.uk

Can anyone attest to the general fit of the offerings on ebay uk? I'm not looking for a GQ slim cut but I feel as if the typical uk tweed is too dated.
post #1549 of 2264

just missed out on these JohnBrocklehursts on fleabay, hope one of you guys snagged it

 

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post #1550 of 2264

Plus I LOVE this Epaulet jacket, hate to think what it costs

 

 

post #1551 of 2264
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Can anyone attest to the general fit of the offerings on ebay uk? I'm not looking for a GQ slim cut but I feel as if the typical uk tweed is too dated.

 

I've found the sizes to be generous, e.g. if you're a 42 you'll wear a 40 no problems, and a lot of the better vendors have proper measurements

post #1552 of 2264
Watched the three part series on Harris Tweed. Thanks Man Of Lint. Fascinating and entertaining!
post #1553 of 2264
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Originally Posted by Willin View Post

Can anyone attest to the general fit of the offerings on ebay uk? I'm not looking for a GQ slim cut but I feel as if the typical uk tweed is too dated.

Check the measurements.. its the only way to ensure a good fit as all ebay sellers differ smile.gif
post #1554 of 2264
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Originally Posted by Willin View Post


Can anyone attest to the general fit of the offerings on ebay uk? I'm not looking for a GQ slim cut but I feel as if the typical uk tweed is too dated.

 

A lot of it will date to the 70s or earlier, so will be dated in every way.

 

Fit is always a problem and jackets and coats are frequently incorrectly sized - it's something to be checked in detail with the vendor by asking for very precise measurements - chest, under-arm, collar to cuff, back etc.

 

Finding good stuff on ebay takes great perseverance and some luck. There is always the risk of moth and seams that are about to come apart, together with grime, filth and staining.

post #1555 of 2264
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Originally Posted by Isbister View Post

A lot of it will date to the 70s or earlier, so will be dated in every way.

Fit is always a problem and jackets and coats are frequently incorrectly sized - it's something to be checked in detail with the vendor by asking for very precise measurements - chest, under-arm, collar to cuff, back etc.

Finding good stuff on ebay takes great perseverance and some luck. There is always the risk of moth and seams that are about to come apart, together with grime, filth and staining.

It depends. 70s and 80s jackets might well look very dated, but mid 60s cuts can look very sharp, if you like that look and many earlier ones will just look classic. the big difference is likely to be in 1. the weight of the tweed (heavier) and 2. with British stuff in particular, harder shoulders than some like these days.
post #1556 of 2264
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It depends. 70s and 80s jackets might well look very dated, but mid 60s cuts can look very sharp, if you like that look and many earlier ones will just look classic. the big difference is likely to be in 1. the weight of the tweed (heavier) and 2. with British stuff in particular, harder shoulders than some like these days.

I actually really like the typical '70s cut, as long as the lapels are no more than about 3.75" and the detailing/cloth aren't totally bizarre. Nicely suppressed waist, medium-high gorge, buttoning point at waist, not too much drape. The American '60s stuff I've seen tends to be too sacklike, and the English stuff might be a little strong of shoulder for me.

post #1557 of 2264
So I picked up this Brooks Brothers brown herringbone tweed from ebay. It's due to arrive later this week. I'm not sure if I overpaid for it but I liked the look and hope it fits well. It's from 2007 but supposedly unworn. It has pretty much everything I was looking for but it's single vented when I would have preferred side vents. I'll settle for this one as it's difficult to find 100% exactly what I want. I'm hoping the ripple on the left shoulder as seen in the rear photo is not an issue. If all goes well I plan to wear this to my God-daughter's christening in October.



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I, too, prefer side vents but given that I'm expecting an unworn BB tweed jacket to arrive soon for $40 incl. shipping, I will happily live with a center.  It's amazing what you can put up with when the price is right!  :smarmy:

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I, too, prefer side vents but given that I'm expecting an unworn BB tweed jacket to arrive soon for $40 incl. shipping, I will happily live with a center.  It's amazing what you can put up with when the price is right!  mwink%5B1%5D.gif

eBay? Share your secrets!
post #1560 of 2264
The real question is why BB produces so many coats without sidevents. Hopsack single vent style is whack.
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