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post #1966 of 2051
Will be getting this made up as a sportcoat by NSM. (Patch pockets, soft shoulders, three-roll-two)



Grey herringbone cloth for a sportcoat - Harris Tweed from Butt of Lewis: http://www.buttoflewistextiles.co.uk/products.html

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post #1967 of 2051

Beautiful plumage. 

post #1968 of 2051

Brooks Brothers Brookstweed jacket and ecru button down shirt, Hardy Amies tie, and old (45-55 woven in Scotland) Viyella sweater vest....

post #1969 of 2051

What is the general thought on odd tweed trousers? I always thought they were cool, but apparently it's not something you should do and you should also allegedly never mix tweeds? What if the tweeds are different textures, like herringbone on top and donegal on bottom, and in different colors?

post #1970 of 2051
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Originally Posted by NeedForTweed123 View Post
 

apparently it's not something you should do and you should also allegedly never mix tweeds? What if the tweeds are different textures, like herringbone on top and donegal on bottom, and in different colors?

 

 

Sounds like bunkum to me.

post #1971 of 2051

So I'm not crazy? I thought they would be nice with a barbour jacket or with a tweed jacket and a sweater. I get not wanting to overload on tweed, but I figured 2 tweed pieces in an outfit with something else to break them up looks good. 

post #1972 of 2051

I can't help but think mixing tweeds is so much less cool than a tweed suit.

 

If I had a pair of tweed trousers, I'd happily wear them -- just not with a tweed jacket. Cord, moleskin, thick solid flannel or camel hair, or with just a sweater.

post #1973 of 2051
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I can't help but think mixing tweeds is so much less cool than a tweed suit.

 

If I had a pair of tweed trousers, I'd happily wear them -- just not with a tweed jacket. Cord, moleskin, thick solid flannel or camel hair, or with just a sweater.

 

As cool as tweed suits are, they are harder to pull off in more situations than just trousers. And in my mind, I'm thinking maybe a greenish tweed herringbone jacket, a sweater underneath, and then more subdued donegal brown tweed pants. Do you think something like that would look bad? Not trying to sound smart, I just haven't really found much information on the subject. I thought odd tweed trousers were somewhat common until recently. 

post #1974 of 2051
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Originally Posted by NeedForTweed123 View Post
 

 

As cool as tweed suits are, they are harder to pull off in more situations than just trousers. And in my mind, I'm thinking maybe a greenish tweed herringbone jacket, a sweater underneath, and then more subdued donegal brown tweed pants. Do you think something like that would look bad? Not trying to sound smart, I just haven't really found much information on the subject. I thought odd tweed trousers were somewhat common until recently. 


I think something like that would look worse than brown flannels, cav twills, or moleskins, yeah.

 

They'd just have too much in common. It would be like wearing two shades of navy that don't quite match, but aren't quite different enough, either.

post #1975 of 2051

I see your point. So then, do tweed trousers have any good purpose or should I just avoid them?

post #1976 of 2051

Well, I'll first concede that there are men who outdress me who disagree (though I suppose, if I felt impish, I could write "otherwise outdress me").

 

But, if you like the idea of tweed trousers with a sweater, or with a non-tweed jacket, then you could do good things with a pair.

 

I suppose I'm softening a bit, because I can picture a plain tweed jacket with bolder tweed trousers -- a donegal jacket with plaid tweed trousers, for example, would strike me as slightly outré and a bit much for many situations, but rather nice.

 

But if you're looking for subtle trousers to wear with a tweed jacket, then sticking to trouser cloth seems like a good idea.

post #1977 of 2051
Thought the fabric on this one was worth posting.

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post #1978 of 2051
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Originally Posted by YRR92 View Post
 

Well, I'll first concede that there are men who outdress me who disagree (though I suppose, if I felt impish, I could write "otherwise outdress me").

 

But, if you like the idea of tweed trousers with a sweater, or with a non-tweed jacket, then you could do good things with a pair.

 

I suppose I'm softening a bit, because I can picture a plain tweed jacket with bolder tweed trousers -- a donegal jacket with plaid tweed trousers, for example, would strike me as slightly outré and a bit much for many situations, but rather nice.

 

But if you're looking for subtle trousers to wear with a tweed jacket, then sticking to trouser cloth seems like a good idea.

Yeah, I was thinking tweed pants could go with something like a Barbour, and fair isle sweater. And I agree with your example, as I was thinking the same thing and that would separate them enough so that it doesn't look like a mismatched suit.  

post #1979 of 2051
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Originally Posted by NeedForTweed123 View Post
 

Yeah, I was thinking tweed pants could go with something like a Barbour, and fair isle sweater. And I agree with your example, as I was thinking the same thing and that would separate them enough so that it doesn't look like a mismatched suit.  


Just to throw another log on the fire, I think that a pair of tweed trousers could make an interesting combination with either a chunkier sweater or an odd jacket of any kind. I'm thinking plain tweed in navy or brown/orange. In my opinion a good alternative to heavier flannels.

 

To get the idea, look at these

 

http://www.howardyount.com/products/english-tweed-pants-blue

 

http://www.howardyount.com/products/english-tweed-pants-orange-brown

post #1980 of 2051
Like a big shawl collar fisherman's sweater right?

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