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post #1801 of 2072
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


What is this pattern called? Gun check? Does remind me of prince of Wales check too, not sure how it differs though.
post #1802 of 2072

It is called a Russell Check.

post #1803 of 2072
Thread Starter 
^ Correct.
Read more here :
http://dieworkwear.com/post/39573771971/the-tastefulness-of-russell-plaid
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Originally Posted by comrade View Post

Beautiful jacket! Its' provenence?
Thanks.

Vintage, handmade, looks possible to be Martin Greenfield. Thanks!
post #1804 of 2072
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

From this week's challenge. Normally I stick with the brown/tan/blue tweed until December, but I thought this looked better with the scarf.

J



Looks good, IMHO if you had a brighter tie you wouldn't need the scarf

post #1805 of 2072

Quote:Originally Posted by Kai View Post

Cross post from WAYWRN

Fall weather here:



 


 

A lovely herringbone. Kai, tell me when you're away on holiday, based on what i've seen so far I think i'm going to come over and steal your entire wardrobe.


Edited by MrSmith - 11/19/13 at 11:50am
post #1806 of 2072
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Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post

Looks good, IMHO if you had a brighter tie you wouldn't need the scarf

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.

J
post #1807 of 2072

Sigh!  You're not alone, brother.

post #1808 of 2072

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.

post #1809 of 2072

anuptowndandy.com this day introduces us to the Edinburgh shop of Walker Slater, "for all things tweed" they say.  It isn't quite true.  They do not seem to carry any shooting jackets, for example.  But where else can a tweedy gent go to acquire tweed bow ties?

post #1810 of 2072
Last year I stumbled upon Walker Slater during a walk in Edinburgh. Sadly I didn't have the time to truely look around the store as I would have liked to but I would say that if you are in the area it's worth a moment. Not overly far from the shop where a few niftly looking thrift stores that i wish we had managed to look at also. Great area of town and well worth a few days.
post #1811 of 2072

something a little different on the tweed front - tweed hoody, anyone?

http://www.maudeandfox.com/

post #1812 of 2072

I would hate to be the one to break the bad news to Maude and Fox but those are called 'anoraks' and were invented thousands of years ago in the Far North.  Tweed is okay for the purpose but caribou skin is better . . . though perhaps a bit much in an urban setting!  :rotflmao:

post #1813 of 2072
Anoraks, my first thought would be 'cross country skiing', at least were I come from. Woulden't think of using them in the city.
But then again, it might be the next fashion. :-)
post #1814 of 2072

Either way, their iteration doesn't look very inspiring; A black zipper?

Should be bone and loops, or at least quality buttons.

The lining should be either merino or moleskin.

post #1815 of 2072
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Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post
 

Vexing Conundrum

 

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?

 

do I

 

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?

 

 

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

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...

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