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post #1831 of 2005
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Originally Posted by OlSarge View Post
 

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.

 

 

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Originally Posted by velomane View Post

http://bespokemears.co.uk/ This worked a moment ago.


Sorry, guys, got a bit worked up there. :embar:

post #1832 of 2005
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Originally Posted by Gbg brouge View Post




Sorry, guys, got a bit worked up there. shog%5B1%5D.gif

If you got burned by Bookster (as did I) who can blame you? FWIW, I bought a jacket from Mears a little while ago and I was satisfied with the jacket and their service.
post #1833 of 2005
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Originally Posted by velomane View Post


If you got burned by Bookster (as did I) who can blame you? FWIW, I bought a jacket from Mears a little while ago and I was satisfied with the jacket and their service.

 

I was about to order when I discovered that they were not shipping anything at all so that was in the nick of time. I had mail conversation with Lynne Mears and she promised to send me some swatches but they never arrived. I've sent her a reminder to see if she can sent it before Christmas.

I've been looking att Tweed Addict also but I would like to see what Mears have to offer first and if you had a good experience that only strengthens my decision.

Very nice jacket you got there!

post #1834 of 2005
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Originally Posted by Ennius View Post
 

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.

 

 

How narrow-minded of them.  

 

Here's a few geezers wearing tweed out:

 

http://www.cowanssporting.co.uk/articles/dressing-the-part.html

http://www.positiveshooting.com/EquipmentandClothesGameMain.html

 

 

In my own experience soing bits of hiking and long walks or whatever I find wool to be far superior compared to technical fibres so I wouldn't be surprised if people do it.  Mind you in the UK you have to pay for a days shooting so part of it is probably a dressing up for the day and all that.

post #1835 of 2005
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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.

 

Who did you get these from?  Look great btw.

post #1836 of 2005

Polo Ralph Lauren tweed jacket and Fairisle sweater vest, Brooks Brothers OCBD, Hardy Amies wool tie, and Thomas Pink pocket square.....

post #1837 of 2005
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Originally Posted by Ennius View Post
 

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.


Not in the vast majority of N. America.  You can possibly find a shooting club or two in the East or a plantation down South were dressing formally for a day in the woods isn't looked at askance but the main problem is that the thorny, briar-laden N. American landscape doesn't lend itself to that sort of thing.  However, there's nothing wrong with changing into a tweed suit for dinner and reflective libations after a day's shooting.  I would, however, restrict such countryside dandyism to a group of my closest friends, ones that already know what a hopeless clothing nutcase I am.  They would just nod sadly and humor me in my dotage . . .

post #1838 of 2005

OlSarge:

 

Your statement is indeed funny!

 

"I would, however, restrict such countryside dandyism to a group of my closest friends, ones that already know what a hopeless clothing nutcase I am.  They would just nod sadly and humor me in my dotage "

 

 

I would suggest that the hunter demographic in the US is a bit different than the UK.  Hunting probably tends to be more blue collar and rural folks here in the US. 

post #1839 of 2005
I'd wear a tweed jacket, maybe a vest too, but with brush pants and boots.

J
post #1840 of 2005
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Originally Posted by mactire View Post
 

 

Who did you get these from?  Look great btw.

From Ebay.co.uk and the manufacturer ist http://www.tweedaddict.com/

post #1841 of 2005
Gentlemen, slightly off the topic of the thread, but while we are discussing hunting gear, my friend just gave me a Beretta catalog and the clothing therein is magnificent. Highly recommended to those of you with an outdoors mindset, nicer than Orvis.

J
post #1842 of 2005
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

Gentlemen, slightly off the topic of the thread, but while we are discussing hunting gear, my friend just gave me a Beretta catalog and the clothing therein is magnificent. Highly recommended to those of you with an outdoors mindset, nicer than Orvis.

J

It looks fantastic but is awful quality from the sartorial point of view.
post #1843 of 2005

Really?  They have an excellent reputation among the field folk.  Could you expand on that statement, please?  We'd really like the details.

post #1844 of 2005
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Originally Posted by OlSarge View Post

Really?  They have an excellent reputation among the field folk.  Could you expand on that statement, please?  We'd really like the details.

All of their tailored clothing on St. James's street was very overpriced and poorly made.
post #1845 of 2005

not to forget either that Berretta Shotguns are the dogs bollocks for those shoot days in your 3 piece with breeks :)

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