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Originally Posted by roquesoon View Post

 

Considering buying this guy:

 

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I'm concerned about the lapels.  The almond shape that the jacket leaves less than ideal, but I can live with it I suppose.  But the notch/gorge looks off to me somehow.  The angle is a little strange, and is it just me or are the corners of sort of rounded?  The jacket is exactly my (hard to find) size and I love the fabric (the close-ups show a warmer, redder brown than these shots do), craftsmanship seems to be up to snuff, so I'm trying to tell from the not perfect photos if the lapels will look hideous and dated in real life.  No returns accepted, so I had to be sure.  Any thoughts, gents?

The notch is a little more fish-mouthed and the gorge a little lower than modern cuts, but I dont find it too dated. I saw go for it. I think the curve of the lapel, if that's what you mean by the shape of the jacket, looks like it's caused by gathering the material at the back to give it a nipped waist appearance. It's a great selling ploy, but I'm sure the jacket is much boxier irl and provided it fits you in the chest  the lapels wont bow like that.

post #887 of 2289
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

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Oooo . . . I like that.  Such a wonderful herringbone.

post #888 of 2289

I need a hat to wear for tweed and I am at a loss. Suggestions? I don't like newsboy caps. I often wear a 2.5" snap brim fedora, but a fedora seems to formal and severe for tweed. A more vintagey looks is fine for me.

 

~ H

post #889 of 2289

Well, I like this one by Orvis.  Good for tweed weather, rain repellent, natty . . . what else do you want?

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I would stay away from wool hats. I have never had one that kept its shape, especially if worn in moist weather. Getting real fur felt is worth the extra cost.
post #891 of 2289
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Originally Posted by Huntsman View Post

I need a hat to wear for tweed and I am at a loss. Suggestions? I don't like newsboy caps. I often wear a 2.5" snap brim fedora, but a fedora seems to formal and severe for tweed. A more vintagey looks is fine for me.

~ H

How about a more casual fedora? Thin ribbon, lighter brown or something.
post #892 of 2289
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Originally Posted by Wallcloud View Post

I would stay away from wool hats. I have never had one that kept its shape, especially if worn in moist weather. Getting real fur felt is worth the extra cost.

I believe that depends on how you dry it.  Put it on a hat rack or turn it brim up and let it dry at room temperature and it should work fine.  Besides, he wants a hat to go with a tweed jacket.  If it gets a little curly, so much the better.  BTW, my wool Orvis managed to survive two weeks in the rainy spring of the Netherlands and looks just fine.  It may depend on the weight as most wool felt hats are on the thin side.  This one is solid!

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Tweedy Friday:

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Nice fabric. A solid blue shirt would work better, IMO, and the PS arrangement seems a bit fussy for clothing that has its roots in the country.
post #895 of 2289
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Nice fabric. A solid blue shirt would work better, IMO, and the PS arrangement seems a bit fussy for clothing that has its roots in the country.

Thanks, man. Coming from you, that means a lot.

I agree a solid blue would probably work better. With the square, I just rolled it in my hand and stuffed it in, but yeah, it does look a little "contrived" or something, I guess.
post #896 of 2289

Really!  A very nice fabric.  Where did you get it?

post #897 of 2289
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Nice fabric. A solid blue shirt would work better, IMO, and the PS arrangement seems a bit fussy for clothing that has its roots in the country.

Agreed all around. Very nice fabric.
post #898 of 2289
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Originally Posted by OlSarge View Post

Really!  A very nice fabric.  Where did you get it?

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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post

Agreed all around. Very nice fabric.

Many thanks, gentlemen.

The coat is a MTM from S. Cohen up here in Canada.
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A new grey donegal jacket and my favourite green donegal jacket:

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