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Second from right in the above picture, in action:

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Gents, I am having trouble finding the perfect tweed from Bookster, all of the brown swatches have just a little too much green in them. Is having green with brown inherent with all tweed?
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One day, someone knowledgeable will educate me on the actual definition of a tweed.

 

I've seen it used interchangeably for any roughly-finished rustic-looking fabric, be it a cheviot, donegal, thornproof, harris, etc, etc. Is that actually the case, or is there a more precise technical or geographical definition used within the textile world? More recently, it's also been used to describe blends of wool with other yarns even including stuff like angora and cashmere, which strike me as rather untweedy in feel but appear tweedy from distance.

 

In any event, leaving aside technicalities, I like the appearance of some of these country fabrics, though many generally come in too heavy a weight and too coarse a hand to be suitable for my own wardrobe needs. I do have a few jackets and a suit in the lighter stuff (14-ish and under) though, with a grey cheviot (I think it was a cheviot, from memory) currently being made up.



Tweed is a rough, unfinished woollen fabric, of a soft, open, flexible texture, resembling cheviot or homespun, but more closely woven. It is made in either plain or twill weave and may have a check or herringbone pattern. Subdued, interesting colour effects (heather mixtures) are obtained by twisting together differently coloured woolen strands into a two- or three-ply yarn.


Yeah, I looked at wikipedia's page too (from which the above is copy-pasted) before making my post. I don't know, the defintion above seems kind of wooly, if you'll pardon the pun. So much potentially fits under that umbrella; is it really fair to call it all tweed. I guess so. But it feels unsatisfyingly imprecise. :)

 

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Mmmm....tweed. HF, that's a good question. I've always thought the one criteria of tweed is having a rough, unfinished hand. Stuff like Harris, Donegal and cheviot. I've seen much softer lambswool and even cashmere fabrics that look like tweed (e.g., herringbone) but I wouldn't really call them tweeds. I'm sure Manton or Sator would be able to explain the technical differences and what qualifies and what doesn't. I came across this stuff which looks kind of like a tweed but in an open hopsack weave. It's rough, but is it a tweed? I dunno.

 

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Exactly the sort of uncertainty I was having too. Oh well, I guess there's no real harm in thinking of these things are tweed or at least tweedish. BTW, I love Boyer's overcoat. Great pic.

 

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Gents, I am having trouble finding the perfect tweed from Bookster, all of the brown swatches have just a little too much green in them. Is having green with brown inherent with all tweed?

Suit and cap are in the Glenhunt dark brown HB tweed, did you check this? (I don't have better pictures of it, I think.)

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The brown herringbone tweed I got a swatch of has green in it, it may not be noticeable from a few feet away though. I wish I could see a coat made with it in person.

Your pictures definitely look brown though, thank you!
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Originally Posted by Achilles_ View Post

Gents, I am having trouble finding the perfect tweed from Bookster, all of the brown swatches have just a little too much green in them. Is having green with brown inherent with all tweed?

No.
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Second from right in the above picture, in action:
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Great jacket! Where'd you get it? You don't see that sort of pattern much in the Bay Area stores,
except maybe Polo.
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Great jacket! Where'd you get it? You don't see that sort of pattern much in the Bay Area stores,
except maybe Polo.

Thanks, Roger. It's a Southwick/Paul Stuart I thrifted within the past couple of years. It may be my favorite garment.
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Here are pics taken today at the Alameda Flea Market. The Tweed Lady has a booth every month and shows up with hundreds of vintage tweed jacket. Most are Harris tweed and sell for $49.00.
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Wow. That is up north California Alameda, right? That looks promising for other flea items, might check that out when I am in nor cal

I picked up this tweed, loved the "base" gray color, and the subtle blue, golden, green and red threads. A quick try on left my unhappy with the shoulders, but overall it is wearable for casual outerwear look.

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Thats a very nice selection of tweeds smile.gif
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Call me Tweedy Bird

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My favourite tweed:
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is this tweed?
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post #89 of 2281
the moustachio is definitely tweed and from the looks of the pants on the three piece tweed suit, I take it you're not jewish.
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Thread Starter 
You guys are all making me very happy that I started this thread.

Heres some of mine from the archives :
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makes me realize I need moar.
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