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post #1591 of 2053
Nice avvy, Canta.

Mid-gray donegal? As for the herringbone, I really like that cream/brown that Gus got made up. That would be a go-to for me.
post #1592 of 2053
Thanks, brah.

Here's a photo from the OP of Parker in a 3pc dark brown herringbone.

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Might prove inspirational.
post #1593 of 2053

I went to Tweed Addict in London yesterday. Here is one of his promo suit pics.

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post #1594 of 2053

Here is another

 

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post #1595 of 2053
Yes I think a donegal tweed suit in a dark shade of brown could be it. What you said about it being tweedy enough to be interesting but not too interesting to be wearable is spot on.
post #1596 of 2053
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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.
post #1597 of 2053
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Close up of the fabric
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post #1598 of 2053
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This beauty is now OOS which is a shame but I did manage to get hold of enough to make a Jacket.... Going to go fully unlined, with navy taping on the seams. Thoughts?
post #1599 of 2053
That is a wonderful hue and I imagine it will look quite good contrasted by blue taping. Do you plan on including the back vent and belting?
post #1600 of 2053
Im going to keep it simple patch pockets side vents and notch lapel I think.
post #1601 of 2053
Wish we had the weather for me to wear such a robust fabric.
Enjoy
post #1602 of 2053

I certainly didn't go out intended to buy an OTR suit today, but I have just bought a beautiful grey barleycorn tweed 2 / 3-piece made by Avon House for the Rugged Museum in Tokyo. The fabric is by Abraham Moon, the Yorkshire manufacturer, but the suit is entirely made in Japan. The brand is basically a defunct label that was revived by Rugged Museum (Free & Easy magazine's in-house shop) in order to market their new line of British-influenced menswear. A lot of the Rugged Museum's stuff is slightly eccentric and overdone versions of American (and some British) trad reinterpreted for the Japanese market, but the Avon House stuff is mostly pretty damn good - some nice Cabourn-ish tweed jackets, excellent Shetland sweaters, chunky Tricker's collaboration brogues etc. - but the tweed suits are excellent (page 34 of the October 2013 issue of Free & Easy for those who have access to it).

 

I tried on the 46 / 36 jacket with my usual trepidation when trying things on in Japan: the length is usually just right - I'm actually in the average height range for Japan - but the shoulders are just too narrow, or everything's too narrow, and the next size up is all wrong. But it was perfect - like it had been made for me: the shoulders were not just okay but dead on, the buttoning point and waist suppression were exactly how I like them (the jacket is a 3-button that seems to work just as well worn as a hard-3 or as a 3 roll-2), the rounded mid-width peak-lapel was just unusual enough to make it clearer that this is something rather more classy than your JCrew Ludlow-type of English tweed suit (which uses the same fabric, I believe), and the double-vented back was almost as smooth as my bespoke tweed suit and exactly the right length. I also bought the optional vest because it was so lovely, didn't seem to affect the fit of the jacket at all, and gives me another option, and again a higher buttoning point and also lapelled which is not that common these days.

 

The only things that needed doing were to take 1/2 inch off the jacket sleeves and for the trousers to be finished and the waist let out an inch, which they are all doing for me as I type. There will be pictures next week when I pick it up although I probably won't get to wear this for a while as it is still hot, hot, hot here in Tokyo.

 

So, all in all, I'm happy today. :)

post #1603 of 2053
Thanks for the report FM, I'm looking forward to seeing the pics.
post #1604 of 2053

Sounds like a definite winner.  Also looking forward to the pix.

post #1605 of 2053
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Beautiful jacket.

 

As an aside, what is accepted practice regarding buttoning up all the way (throat latch included)? Seems to me that the bottom button can be done as well, since the purpose is to keep you warm. Maybe a purely hypothetical question, since no one really uses their throat latch, do they? :hide:

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