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Thanks for the kind words. I totally agree that it came out a touch short. I'm kind of beating myself up about it because I WAS aiming for classic length. Live and learn I guess. Just an expensive lesson...

 

I will probably be wearing it casually with jeans most of the time, so I think the slightly shorter length will be pretty acceptable in that context. Now I guess I have to learn how to make my pants fit better :embar:

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Originally Posted by capnwes View Post

90 degrees outside, but I've got the AC blasting.

90 degrees outside, blasts AC to wear tweed. facepalm.gifcrackup[1].gif
post #2478 of 2651
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Originally Posted by Canadianguy View Post
 

Now I guess I have to learn how to make my pants fit better :embar:

 

Honestly, don't worry about the length, it looks perfectly good.

 

For the trousers - the easy combination would be something like a lighter grey flannel, pressed. Pretty much any conventional fitting trouser with a tapered leg and a crease is going to look sharper here (and fit with the jacket/tie/shirt etc). Those trousers are just a little baggy, no crease, so just seem to casual in contrast. Just IMO.

 

Happy tweeding!

 

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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post


90 degrees outside, blasts AC to wear tweed. facepalm.gif crackup[1].gif

Ha! It has dropped to around 18C max over here now, so I am pretty much tweed everyday... 

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Originally Posted by Canadianguy View Post

Thanks for the kind words. I totally agree that it came out a touch short. I'm kind of beating myself up about it because I WAS aiming for classic length. Live and learn I guess. Just an expensive lesson...

I will probably be wearing it casually with jeans most of the time, so I think the slightly shorter length will be pretty acceptable in that context. Now I guess I have to learn how to make my pants fit better shog%5B1%5D.gif

What the heck are you talking about? That jacket looks perfect. Not too long, not too short. Just right. Very Goldilocks. thumbs-up.gif

And yes, there's nothing wrong at all with learning to make your pants fit better. Embrace it.
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Thanks guys. I guess I need to stop obsessing over the fit and just start to enjoy wearing the jacket.

Now I have to start saving up for a pair of grey flannel pants.
post #2481 of 2651
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Originally Posted by Canadianguy View Post

Thanks guys. I guess I need to stop obsessing over the fit and just start to enjoy wearing the jacket.

Now I have to start saving up for a pair of grey flannel pants.

Absolutely, wise words from Veremund. A tweed jacket is really a great companion, it can be dressed up and down, and taken almost anywhere, great for travelling with as well (pockets, hard wearing). There is a lot to be said for enjoying it and not overthinking the fit. None of my jackets fit 'to perfection', but make a pretty good job at it, and I love wearing them.

 

re: grey flannels, they're a staple really, you can't go wrong with them. It's useful to have 2-3 pairs of different shades, if you wear them often. I also have some lightweight donegal tweed trousers which fit a similar purpose/look, but it does depend upon your climate as well.

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Some nice selections at my favorite B&M source of clothing. Wish I could afford one of each.

Some are genuine tweed, woven in Scotland or Ireland, others are Italian sourced "faux tweed"

Tailoring by Hicky Freeman, Samuesohn and Ralph Lauren.

While I love some (or all!) of the bolder tweeds, I ended up with the staple, black/herringbone, woven in Scotland, tailored by Samuesohn, nice soft-ish shoulder, single breasted, dual vents..... (Fifth from the left) Pretty much perfect.




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Some details of my most recent tweed acquisition. The cloth is from Hunter's of Brora (but apparently actually made by Johnston's of Elgin). The tailoring is by Steed. We thought we'd try something a little different for the jacket, rather than just make a standard tweed coat. So we added an action back (but no half-belt), hacking pockets, and a single button closure. I ended up with something that is quite distinctive, I think:

 

 

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Not really sure if these have been posted before. I'll have mine - exactly the same jacket - by the end of Nov.

 

:slayer:

 

Can't wait. It will be my first tweed.

 

 

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I am looking for a nice tailored tweed jacket myself for inspiration. SOmething like the one here would be great to pair with slacks or jeans.

 

 

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Katniss and I.

Brooks Brothers tweed jacket and tie, L L Bean OCBD shirt, Jim Thompson pocket square. Orvis moleskin trousers, and Allen-Edmonds khaki grain McTavishes.......

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Originally Posted by benjamin8451 View Post
 

Not really sure if these have been posted before. I'll have mine - exactly the same jacket - by the end of Nov.

 

:slayer:

 

Can't wait. It will be my first tweed.

 

 

 

Where will you get it from?

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Yes I would like to know that also love the green color.
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It's been a while.. Minnis Alsport. Thanks @jerrybrowne.


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