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post #1576 of 2282
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If one were to commission one's first tweed suit - most probably a three-piece - which patten/fabric should be recommended? The problem with tweed is that the range of patterns is bewildering and the strictures that usually obtain for business suits - and that make the choice of first business suits easier - don't apply.

I'd certainly start with a herringbone.  Depending on your hair and complexion you can either go greys/blues or lighter browns/olives.  These are perfectly acceptable around town and not too stuffy for the suburbs and the countryside.  Fond as I am of this Lovat

 

 

It's a bit much for downtown . . . :nest:

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Originally Posted by blackbowtie View Post

If one were to commission one's first tweed suit - most probably a three-piece - which patten/fabric should be recommended? The problem with tweed is that the range of patterns is bewildering and the strictures that usually obtain for business suits - and that make the choice of first business suits easier - don't apply.

 

Further to Simon A and OlSarge's good advice, I would say do not choose a cloth without first acquiring as many swatches as you feel you can reasonably ask for - you need to see and feel it in your hand.

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Further to Simon A and OlSarge's good advice, I would say do not choose a cloth without first acquiring as many swatches as you feel you can reasonably ask for - you need to see and feel it in your hand.

 

good advice, get some Donegals and Harris swatches too, if only to realise that you probably won't want these style of tweeds as the fabric for your first suit.

post #1579 of 2282
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Originally Posted by blackbowtie View Post

If one were to commission one's first tweed suit - most probably a three-piece - which patten/fabric should be recommended? The problem with tweed is that the range of patterns is bewildering and the strictures that usually obtain for business suits - and that make the choice of first business suits easier - don't apply.
I'd certainly start with a herringbone.  Depending on your hair and complexion you can either go greys/blues or lighter browns/olives.  These are perfectly acceptable around town and not too stuffy for the suburbs and the countryside.  Fond as I am of this Lovat




It's a bit much for downtown . . . nest.gif

I suppose it depends on which city downtown?
post #1580 of 2282

Cover the World with Tweed - Showcase #3 

 

Vintage Full Norfolk Coat

Made in Sweden with Donegal Style Birdseye Tweed

 

 

 

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That's a lovely fabric.
post #1582 of 2282
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I suppose it depends on which city downtown?

Mmmm . . . Hollywood would probably be okay.

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Calling all Size 36 S Donegal Tweed fans. This is the prize of the bunch thumbs-up.gif
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check Signature below
Edited by cpmac7 - 9/11/13 at 6:43pm
post #1584 of 2282
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Calling all Size 36 S Donegal Tweed fans. This is the prize of the bunch thumbs-up.gif
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Out on the Bay, check Signature below

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Kopped! mwink[1].gif

Even for SF that was fast!
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That's a lovely fabric.

+1
What a lovely versatile little norfolk
post #1587 of 2282

I have a herringbone tweed blazer, which is a berry colour, think raspberries. I have worn it with dark denim jeans which looks great. However I have just received a nice tweed waistcoat, which is a light beige colour with a complimentary light blue lined design. The waistcoat looks great with my raspberry blazer, so I want to dress them both up by wearing formal trousers as opposed to the smart casual dark denim jeans. My problem is that I dont know what style and colour of formal trousers I need to go for, that will work with the blazer and waistcoat (Berry, Beige, Light Blue) I was thinking maybe just black, but then I mostly wear tan shoes/brogues, so thought maybe dark brown trousers would be a better choice.

 

Any advice on the colour and style of trousers would be most appreciated. Many thanks in advance!!! Aron  

post #1588 of 2282

Dark brown would work, especially in either corduroy or moleskin.  So would dark grey or blue.  If you're feeling adventurous you could look for either material in another, darker shade of beige.  Not hard, actually . . .

post #1589 of 2282
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Originally Posted by cpmac7 View Post

Calling all Size 36 S Donegal Tweed fans. This is the prize of the bunch thumbs-up.gifWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)






check Signature below

 

 

 

Lovely coat, Connemara Fabrics aka Millars of Clifden is long gone now, having shut in 1982 I think. They made great cloth as I've heard.  Why do you say the Swedish tweed is a birdseye?  looks like a twill to me but with relatively high contrast yarns.

post #1590 of 2282
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Originally Posted by blackbowtie View Post

If one were to commission one's first tweed suit - most probably a three-piece - which patten/fabric should be recommended? The problem with tweed is that the range of patterns is bewildering and the strictures that usually obtain for business suits - and that make the choice of first business suits easier - don't apply.

Not the voice of experience but I think donegal is the clear winner. It's tweedy enough to be interesting but not too interesting to be wearable.

Herrnigbone would be my second choice.
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