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post #1816 of 2282
... Get it changed if possible. See if you can do three roll two so you don't have to take out a button, just have to alter the width//angle of lapels.
post #1817 of 2282
Damn, Kai.
post #1818 of 2282

Hi Gents,

 

I just found this thread.  Very nice indeed.  I am developing a love of tweed.  Especially in this cold weather.  

 

I just ordered a pair of brown herringbone tweed trousers from Kent Wang - I wanted the fabric a bit heavier but the guy told me most folks live in climate controlled environments so they dont need as heavy fabric as back in the day!  That does make sense but I assume the old school Scottish shops still make heavy old school tweeds?!  

 

I am looking for a tweed messenger bag/casual brief case.  Any ideas would be appreciated.

 

I found these fun ones by Thomas Tweed (through Etsy) pictured below.  These arent really as big as I want but like the concept.  They take used mens' jackets are create these.  I figured some folks on this thread could appreciate them.  Heck - when you favorite tweed suit/jacket gets worn out, they probably could turn it into a bag for you.

 

 

ORIGINAL SIZE Brown Plaid Wool Recycled Vintage Suit Jacket Messenger Bag  

 

 

ORIGINAL SIZE Black Tweed Wool Recycled Vintage Suit Jacket Messenger Bag

post #1819 of 2282

The beauty about tweed (especially Harris tweed) is its resilience and longevity.  I cannot imagine my favorite rough tweed jackets wearing out to the point where I wouldn't want to wear it no more.  Of course all this thought is through natural wear-n-tear, and by no means increasing the effect through rolling out of moving cars while wearing.  I have a few tweed jackets that are nicely broken in over the past 10-15 years, and damnit I enjoy wearing those more and more.  It brings some type of self satisfaction to the table, knowing that my tweed & I have gone through some good shit over the past decades with plenty more to come.

 

But I do like those bags posted above.   They look good for whats been done with unusable tweed material.

 

Give us a follow up on your HY tweed pants when they arrive.  I myself were looking at a few .

post #1820 of 2282
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Originally Posted by A Canuker View Post

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.

 

They have a small shop in London now too (in Fulham). It's worth considering their made-to-measure service which is really rather good if you don't mind the stronger shoulder (and I don't)

post #1821 of 2282
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Originally Posted by Ennius View Post

Hi Gents,

I just found this thread.  Very nice indeed.  I am developing a love of tweed.  Especially in this cold weather.  

I just ordered a pair of brown herringbone tweed trousers from Kent Wang - I wanted the fabric a bit heavier but the guy told me most folks live in climate controlled environments so they dont need as heavy fabric as back in the day!  That does make sense but I assume the old school Scottish shops still make heavy old school tweeds?!  

I am looking for a tweed messenger bag/casual brief case.  Any ideas would be appreciated.

I found these fun ones by Thomas Tweed (through Etsy) pictured below.  These arent really as big as I want but like the concept.  They take used mens' jackets are create these.  I figured some folks on this thread could appreciate them.  Heck - when you favorite tweed suit/jacket gets worn out, they probably could turn it into a bag for you.


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Those are nice murses and great concept to reclaim the tweed from jackets. I'm actually in the market for something like this, though I have been looking at mostly leather or ballistic nylon options...tweed once again would win on the character note alone.
post #1822 of 2282

Please do let me know if anyone hears of a good tweed messenger bag/brief case maker.  I like the 'murse' and may get one but it isnt really big enough for what I mainly want.

 

Snoogz - I will take your comments on the durability of your tweed jackets as a sign that a tweed bag would probably last well, too.

post #1823 of 2282
Since you found these on Etsy, why don't you ask the maker if they can make a bigger bag? I assume you want one that can fit a laptop? They would probably need to use material from two jackets to make it, but it could end up to be a pretty interesting two-tone design. That's the point of Etsy isn't it?

I'm looking at the smaller bags for use during conferences and networking events. As I find myself grasping my paper notebook and tablet in hand and fiddling with my phone taking calls and such. A mini messengers seems like a good solution to free up my hands, while not being bulky compared to my laptop bag, or backpack.
post #1824 of 2282

Get this heavy weight (600g/m²) tweed breeks today:

 

 

and I am waiting for the shooting socks to try these wonderfull trousers.

post #1825 of 2282

DC those are beautiful.

 

Post a picture when you wear them in this thread!

 

Would love to see them in action!

post #1826 of 2282
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Originally Posted by DonCologne View Post

Get this heavy weight (600g/m²) tweed breeks today:






and I am waiting for the shooting socks to try these wonderfull trousers.

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post #1827 of 2282

Went online yesterday to browse the Mears Bespoke webiste, and got a URL not found-message. Anyone who knows what has happened? Are they out of business? Victims of the Bookster crash?

post #1828 of 2282
http://bespokemears.co.uk/ This worked a moment ago.
post #1829 of 2282

It looks to me like they've updated their site, something they've needed to do for a while, and it looks good!  I suspect that you just caught them between servers when you tried to log on.  It works now.

post #1830 of 2282

Mears looks pretty sweet.

 

But tell me - does anyone actually go hunting in a 3 piece suit?  Here in the US if you dressed like that, folks may start shooting at you.

 

I wish they had more tweed overcoats.

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