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post #1711 of 2066

Best I could do with phone at work and without a good mirror. Hand-me-down from by father. ca 1970s(?) Anderson Little.

post #1712 of 2066
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Woah.. those trousers! i'm not sure if i'm horrified or ecstatic ! they're certainly incredible.

The trousers have game birds and shotguns embroidered on them.  I think that means that if a bird isn't game, you shoot her, but I'm not sure.  

Embroidered trousers might be the only part of American Ivy that never made it to the UK.  My friend was also wearing embroidered pants, but hers only had game birds on them, no guns.

post #1713 of 2066

For MrSmith, here's a picture taken in a Buddhist temple garden on St. Patrick's Day.

Brooks Brothers tweed jacket, shirt, and tie, Hermes pocket square, Tommy Hilfiger sweater vest, J. Crew green cord trousers with embroidered yellow dogs (which were Irish Setters on St, Patrick's Day) and tan Allen Edmonds Strandmoks with green laces....

post #1714 of 2066
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Originally Posted by jerrybrowne View Post

These are popular in parts of the northeast (US), particularly along the coast.

Critter pants!!!

 

My people...

 

J

post #1715 of 2066
As promised, pictures of my Mears jacket:


Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)




The fabric is a 17oz. tweed from huddersfieldcloth.com Here is what Lynne Mears said about them: "We have never used Huddersfield Cloth before, so I rang them to find out more. Apparently they have only been in business for a couple of years, did work for Dugdales and started their own business. I asked for swatch bunches and was told they were making them and would send when ready..."

Any comments regarding fit would be appreciated. Perhaps the arms could stand to be a little shorter. Do you gents think it would be a sartorial faux pas to leave them as is? Also, I've read that tweed jackets need some wearing to break in. How do you feel about that?

I'm quite happy with the service from Mears. Questions were promptly answered. The jacket took about a month from the time I ordered it to having it on my back. Regarding payment, they were happy to take a deposit with balance payable upon completion, pictures available upon request. I will be ordering from them again.
post #1716 of 2066
My immediate thoughts are 1) It's a smidge tight in the waist, 2) the sleeves are a wee bit long, and 3) it otherwise fits quite well for online MTM.
post #1717 of 2066
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

My immediate thoughts are 1) It's a smidge tight in the waist, 2) the sleeves are a wee bit long, and 3) it otherwise fits quite well for online MTM.

I agree although I'll say I think it looks noticeably better with the jacket unbuttoned and more casual. Seems a bit stiff out of the gates, but I think by this time next year is will look much better after molding to your body a bit. Lovely fabric. Enjoy!
post #1718 of 2066
Very true. I really quite like it.
post #1719 of 2066
Got to wear one of my tweed jackets for the first time this season last night. We don't get nearly enough cold weather down here, but damn that made me happy. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #1720 of 2066

my immediate thoughts are that you need to smile. or at least look happy in your new clothes.

post #1721 of 2066
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my immediate thoughts are that you need to smile. or at least look happy in your new clothes.


Yes.  And stand a tad straighter but definitely smile.  Have you had it dry cleaned or pressed yet?  My understanding is that that is the first thing you should do with a new MTM garment, especially one that came in the mail.   Does it need letting out a bit around the middle?  You won't know until the fabric has relaxed and settled down around you.  The sleeves, on the other hand, I would have shortened.  Lovely fabric, though . . .

post #1722 of 2066
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

my immediate thoughts are that you need to smile. or at least look happy in your new clothes.
biggrin.gif That's what my daughter, the photographer, said.
post #1723 of 2066
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Originally Posted by velomane View Post

As promised, pictures of my Mears jacket:


  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



 

The fabric is a 17oz. tweed from huddersfieldcloth.com Here is what Lynne Mears said about them: "We have never used Huddersfield Cloth before, so I rang them to find out more. Apparently they have only been in business for a couple of years, did work for Dugdales and started their own business. I asked for swatch bunches and was told they were making them and would send when ready..."

Any comments regarding fit would be appreciated. Perhaps the arms could stand to be a little shorter. Do you gents think it would be a sartorial faux pas to leave them as is? Also, I've read that tweed jackets need some wearing to break in. How do you feel about that?

I'm quite happy with the service from Mears. Questions were promptly answered. The jacket took about a month from the time I ordered it to having it on my back. Regarding payment, they were happy to take a deposit with balance payable upon completion, pictures available upon request. I will be ordering from them again.

 

Looks great, and from what I've heard a tweed jacket takes a while to break in. What a burden :)

I have ordered some swatches from Mears and looking at your fine jacket I will definately be ordering my jacket from them!

post #1724 of 2066
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Originally Posted by OlSarge View Post


Yes.  And stand a tad straighter but definitely smile.  Have you had it dry cleaned or pressed yet?  My understanding is that that is the first thing you should do with a new MTM garment, especially one that came in the mail.   Does it need letting out a bit around the middle?  You won't know until the fabric has relaxed and settled down around you.  The sleeves, on the other hand, I would have shortened.  Lovely fabric, though . . .
I agree, lovly fabric. Is it the 36-K from Islay Wollen Mill K-range line or is it a cloth huddersfieldcloth.com have made exclusevly? I just irdeeed the k-36 directly from Islay.
post #1725 of 2066
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Originally Posted by ravn View Post

I agree, lovly fabric. Is it the 36-K from Islay Wollen Mill K-range line or is it a cloth huddersfieldcloth.com have made exclusevly? I just irdeeed the k-36 directly from Islay.

My understanding is that Huddersfieldcloth make it themselves, though I'm not 100% certain. It is cloth #H7441.

Everyone else, thanks for the input. I'll have my tailor shorten the sleeves and give it a pressing. As for the fit around the middle, I'm happy with it. We'll see how the jacket settles after a season.
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