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post #2011 of 2066

Any thoughts on a reasonably price tweed sport coat? I'm looking at the Tweed Addict, Mears and Murphy of Ireland. Does anyone have experience with any of these? Thanks in advance.

post #2012 of 2066

i've used Tweed Addict and Mears, i'd go the latter of the two for just a sports jacket, although do you need a MTM? something off the peg would be fairly easy to find then alter

post #2013 of 2066
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Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post
 

i've used Tweed Addict and Mears, i'd go the latter of the two for just a sports jacket, although do you need a MTM? something off the peg would be fairly easy to find then alter


Thanks so much!

post #2014 of 2066

My experience with Mears was full of ill-fit: I had to get multiple and expensive local alterations made.

I would suggest that unless your tailor and Mears are on the same letter, never mind the same page, just get an OTR and have it locally altered.

post #2015 of 2066

My advice and who's had lots of luck buying some fantastic jackets is Salvation Army and Goodwill. Harris Tweed, Donegal Tweed it all shows up and for a pittance. Naturally, it has to be in your size and if larger you can always have it taken in and you will still be saving $$.'

 

Good luck, do good work and stay in touch,

b4awl

post #2016 of 2066

At a going away party for a former co-worker, Brooks Brothers tweed jacket and blue OCBD, Ralph Lauren tie......

post #2017 of 2066
Wasn't it warm?
post #2018 of 2066

OK, he looks good. Don't forget, you have $ on the bar.

post #2019 of 2066
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At a going away party for a former co-worker, Brooks Brothers tweed jacket and blue OCBD, Ralph Lauren tie......


  Class act!

post #2020 of 2066
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

Wasn't it warm?

No, it wasn't warm.  I walked up from my house.   It's about a 40 minute walk and it was cool and windy going, and four hours later, it was cold, damp, windy, and dark walking home.

Tourists keep coming to Southern California, somehow imagining that it is warm and sunny in June.  It isn't.  It's usually cool, damp, and often foggy, particularly near the sea.  Hordes of them pour out of tour busses near the seaside wearing short pants and often disappear into the fog, unable to see the sea or anything else.

The warm and sunny part of Southern California is on the other side of the mountains, in the desert.

Thanks to all for your kind comments.  Highlight (or lowlight) of the evening was when some fangirl (not with our group) who might have had too much to drink thought that I was Doctor Who.

post #2021 of 2066
To quote an all-time great, "I was misinformed." biggrin.gif
post #2022 of 2066
Not sure where you live in SoCal, but in Los Angeles it's been around 70-80 for the past 3 months, with highs into the low 90s and occasional wildfires inland
post #2023 of 2066
It usually only overcast in June right by the ocean. Move a mile or so inland and you've got your stereotypical California sunshine.
post #2024 of 2066

Longtime lurker of this thread. Y'all have inspired my newfound love of tweed.

 

Of interest to tweed-lovers: In the B/S forum, I have listed some awesome tweeds that I bought for myself but that, alas, do not fit me.  I'm having to sell them, and I think some of y'all would appreciate them.  One is a brilliant 40R Henry Poole Savile Row bespoke tweed--it's a truly beautiful jacket.  (Other jackets by Ptychley and Crombie.)  I have tried to embed a pic of the Poole, though I'm not sure if it worked.

 

Also of interest: After reading about them on this forum, I decided to give Bespoke Mears a shot.  I ordered a hacking jacket in lightweight Fox Brothers glen plaid (POW).  Turned out nicely--I would recommend trying them.  Not an absolute perfect fit, but darn good, especially for the low price point.

 

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post #2025 of 2066

I know I've inveighed against doing a tweed jacket with tweed trousers, but how about a tweed overcoat with a tweed jacket?

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