On that note, bookster will make a soft shouldered garment for you if you ask I can post a picture of an example if there's any interest.
The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread - Page 3
I am looking for a SC similar to the one in the pic of Nick Wooster above, black and white herringbone (pref Harris) soft shoulder, etc....If Bookster can make me something like that, I am in.!
Bear in mind they specialize in traditional english shoulders, so don't expect something like Isaia shoulders. (I don't have one though, so this is not based on experience, just assumptions) But it looks to be constructed soft enough for me to give it a try
I have an amazing Brooks Brothers Tweed sport coat that has a quilted inside liner. Its a versitle piece because it can be used formally as a SC or casually as an outerwear piece. I'll post some pictures of mine tomorrow but for now, a stock picture of it:
and the description on BB.com:
Pure wool woven in England. Three-button, side vent and three-eights edge stitch. The insulated diamond lining offers the versitility of a sport coat and outerwear piece. Removable throat latch can be sorted on interior buttons. Regent fit which is a contemporary fit with trimmer chest and back width and a higher armhole. Sport coat comes with unfinished sleeves and unattached buttons that can be made functional. Dry clean. Imported.
(and since this jacket is, er, available to leave my possession if anyone would like it, to make this post far less self-serving I'll be happy to give a very decent discount on it to anyone who comes to it from this thread!)
Not Harris, but a rather softer tweed suit from H. Freeman, that's just left my possession:
(The pictures don't show this, but the tweed is flecked very, very slightly with moss-green.)
And in case anyone's interested, here's a link to a short article I guest-wrote for the 'blog "After the Denim" on the 1950s/1960s dispute concerning what exactly Harris Tweed is: