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post #646 of 2029
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Originally Posted by OlSarge View Post

*makes note to self, adds new tweed jacket to wish list, makes serious attempt to cut spending in other areas!*

I like your thinking... I do that smile.gif
post #647 of 2029

There is just something incomprehensible about the concept of 'too many tweed jackets'.  I mean, talk about "does not compute!"

post #648 of 2029
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Originally Posted by OlSarge View Post

There is just something incomprehensible about the concept of 'too many tweed jackets'.  I mean, talk about "does not compute!"



absolutely. I have 5 now, and am only just getting started cool.gif

post #649 of 2029

Where can I get an unlined, uncanvassed MTM hacking jacket?

Tried bookster, nogo, tried harris, nightmare. I'm about done trying.

post #650 of 2029
Peter Lee in Hong Kong might be able to do it. You'd probably have to send him your best fitting jacket and mention any minor adjustments.
post #651 of 2029
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Peter Lee in Hong Kong might be able to do it. You'd probably have to send him your best fitting jacket and mention any minor adjustments.


Rough guess on price? and moot point, because I don't have a jacket that fits well. Not trying to be funny, BTW

post #652 of 2029
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Originally Posted by Liam O View Post



Rough guess on price? and moot point, because I don't have a jacket that fits well. Not trying to be funny, BTW

For uncanvassed I'm not really sure, but likely around $500. His business partner comes to New York or perhaps Peter can send you a measurement chart showing how/where he would need measurements. Worth reaching out to him at peterlee @ leebaron.hk (spaced out to negate spam).
post #653 of 2029

Depending on the cloth, I think MyTailor.com can do the same.  Find out from their website when they will next be in your area and make sure that you have Joe Hemrajani measure you.  They have a wide variety of tweeds to choose from and I'm sure you could get what you want from them.  They key is having the chief tailor take your measurements.  Joe is a perfectionist and it makes a difference.

post #654 of 2029

Thanks guys, I'll def look into that. Harris finally got back to me... 2250 pounds sterling STARTING price, and I have to go to scotland. Thats what I earn in half a year.

post #655 of 2029
Dormeuil sportex:

233
525
525
post #656 of 2029

Phew!  And once you got a jacket like that, a fine Arabian would be an essential accessory.

post #657 of 2029
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Originally Posted by Achilles_ View Post

Bookster now has spoo's/porters greenish tweed available, along with a lot of amazing stuff. The dusk harris and dark blue herringbone especially inlove.gif


um... I have a dusk harris swatch from bookster in front of me as I write this...it's actually pretty horrid, looks quite different to the pics on their website. I find on my screen that I have to look at the bottom right of each pic to get the best approximation of the true colour.

post #658 of 2029

Well of course.  That's why you order swatches.  Now if you had the money to travel there and could look at the bolts instead of the swatches it would be better yet but the swatches are a much better way to choose than the web.  Personally, I'm out for their Donegal blue.  I have no idea when I will be able to afford it but I definitely want that coat . . . once I've made sure of my choice with a swatch, obviously.

post #659 of 2029
My first commission from a new English Mystery Bespoke Tailor™ (EMBT™). I was looking for a more "classically" English, structured, clean cut, which differs from my Mahon garments or those from my Singapore tailor. Fabric is from the Alsport bunch (no. 2400) and weighs in at ~18oz. Apologies for the poor fit pics; they were snapped at my final fitting within an iPhone, but enough I suppose to give you a sense of the overall shape, proportion and fit. Note that IRL the vertical lines of the checks fall true. Something about my stance or the camera angle makes it look like the vertical lines for the checks are running at a slight diagonal, but I think this is an optical illusion.

Front:
457

Lapel:
457

Sleeve:
457

Inner breast pocket and fancy jacquard lining:
467

Front fit pic:
430

Back fit pic:
518
Edited by academe - 4/18/12 at 6:44am
post #660 of 2029
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Originally Posted by David Reeves View Post

Dormeuil sportex:
233
525
525

David - Nice work on the new garment! nod[1].gif
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