What is this pattern called? Gun check? Does remind me of prince of Wales check too, not sure how it differs though.
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Vintage, handmade, looks possible to be Martin Greenfield. Thanks!
Thanks, and yea I was thinking of a blue/white stripe shirt with a thick burgundy tie would go nicely as well. Looks a little flat with a solid navy tie.
Were you thinking something brighter?
Wish I had more occasion to wear it. Guess I was just born in the wrong era.
I have adopted the attitude of "make it an occasion" and now it's any excuse to wear something frm the MrSmith stable. On the plus side, people notice you as dapper,groomed and mildly eccentric. On the minus side, people notice you as dapper,groomed and mildly eccentric. There's been at least one wedding i've been to where i've heard muttering about "who wears tweed to a wedding?" while surrounded by a multitude of men in badly fitting shapeless cheap polyester suits. It's an (enjoyable) uphill struggle bringing light to the darkness.
i'm going to get some decent pics from a proper camera (not my crappy cameraphone) to showcase some MrSmiths. I've had some lovely commissions recently that deserve showing off to my fellow Tweedistas.
See Exhibit A.
Harris Tweed Jacket in Blue/Grey that needs a good iron, a present from ebay.
It fits well, I like the roping, colour, weight, rear vents, sleeve length, even the gorge is nice and straight for once.
but the lapels.
UGH!!! those lapels!!!
What's a Chap to do?
A) wear and be damned (and feel unconfortable as I think it's so fuddy duddy looking)
B) add another button and get the iron out, to make the lapels smaller and higher (but still a bit old fashioned)
C) get the lapels adjusted by a tailor - if it can be done.
*CAN* it be done?
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My vote -- wear it and be damned. It's a tweed jacket, man -- it's supposed to carry a fuddy-duddy vibe. Own the vibe and enjoy it...