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post #1681 of 2053

We've still two or three days before tweed season really gets underway.  There will be a short 'Santa Ana' condition and the highs today through Monday will either approach or exceed 90F.  However, next week the cooling will definitely come.  I'm already thinking about a new pair of moleskin or corduroy trousers to wear with my tweed jackets.  I might even want some more tattersall shirts . . .

post #1682 of 2053
Ha! We have snow on the mountain tops and a dusting in the yard yesterday. The tweeds came out weeks ago here!
post #1683 of 2053
People are wearing t-shits here. 27celsius / 80F here. And yes it's fall

No tweeds for me
post #1684 of 2053
Nearly 90F here in DC. I'm tired of this crap already, give me fall!
post #1685 of 2053
81 in San Francisco. San Francisco!
post #1686 of 2053
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81 in San Francisco. San Francisco!

 

Pretty ridiculous Indian summer coupled with an unusually chilly summer

post #1687 of 2053
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post #1688 of 2053

Like the Southwick . . .

 

post #1689 of 2053

Gentlemen, any thoughts on this article? Looking for constructive criticism ideas etc.

http://noblecustom.com/style/tweed-noble-fabric/

 

It might be a little sacrilegious in the "how to wear" tweed as it's a bit more modern interpretation but I'd like to get some feedback.

 

Tweed – A Noble Fabric

It’s autumn again and that brings with it visions of crisp apples, foliage displays rendered in brilliant hues and, for the gentleman, visions of tweed.  Tweed is one of those iconic fabrics that, unless you’re in a tropical climate, you owe it to yourself to try.  It’s a hard wearing fabric that looks as great on a quail shoot as it does in an office.  It has recently come back en-vogue, partly because of help from dandified brands like Phineas Cole, but tweed has always had a place in the refined gentleman’s wardrobe.

One of the author's vintage Donegal Tweed jackets

 

 

A Brief History

Tweed seems almost as old as the Scottish and Irish isles themselves; it’s an organic fabric that looks like it’s been cultivated straight from the earth.  The origins of tweed suggest that it was woven by farmers to combat the dank, cold climate that permeates the islands and to stand up to the heavy wear of their daily lives.  The clothes were used to work in, hunt in, and relax in and, as such, they reflected their myriad of uses.  Tweed was woven using thick, coarse fibers in colors and patterns that reflected the local flora and fauna, resulting in the earthy characteristics we associate with it today.  As time progressed, tweed also became decorative, resulting in patterns and what were known as clan tartans – specific patterns, often plaids, worn only by members of the same family regardless of location.

The Scotish landscape can be beautiful but it's also cold, damp and harsh.

 

According to a widely held belief, the name “tweed” is the result of a copying error, not named after the “tweed valley.” As the story goes, a London cloth merchant misspelled the Scottish word tweel (or as Americans would say, twill) as tweed.  His error stuck, and the twilled fabric was dubbed tweed.

 

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Edited by MZhammer - 10/30/13 at 9:55am
post #1690 of 2053
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

Gentlemen, any thoughts on this article? Looking for constructive criticism ideas etc.
http://noblecustom.com/style/tweed-noble-fabric/

It might be a little sacrilegious in the "how to wear" tweed as it's a bit more modern interpretation but I'd like to get some feedback.

I like it, I felt like I learned some stuff. Keep it up!
post #1691 of 2053
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post #1693 of 2053

Not too bad though I personally prefer the 'natty professor' style.  Not surprising, as for a while I was one.  Trying to be too fashion forward with tweed would be, I fear, subject to derision.  It's a traditional thing.  Be traditional.  Enjoy.

post #1694 of 2053

These might not be too infernal with silk or satin lining:

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post #1695 of 2053

Getting ready to order my first tweed jacket. I'm choosing between Tweed Addict and Mears Bespoke, what's your take on them?

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