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post #976 of 2058
Assuming the stripe is as important as the brown herringbone, I haven't seen anything like it from the usual suspects - W Bill, P&H, Minnis.
post #977 of 2058
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post


I'm willing to bet that it doesn't look very Huntsman-like on a human being.
Any tailor can give you wide peaked lapels.
Mahon will have drape in the chest and a softer shoulder line than Huntsman. Seems like any British tailor will do a nipped waist for a client who has a waist himself.

That is rather the kicker, isn't it.lol8[1].gif

post #978 of 2058
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Assuming the stripe is as important as the brown herringbone, I haven't seen anything like it from the usual suspects - W Bill, P&H, Minnis.

Agreed.  Of course, if the stripe isn't that important, brown herringbone is easy to find.

post #979 of 2058
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

Assuming the stripe is as important as the brown herringbone, I haven't seen anything like it from the usual suspects - W Bill, P&H, Minnis.

I would prefer the stripe as it adds a nice element. I might be open to just herringbone though. Porter and Harding has something similar and I'm sure W. Bill does. I emailed W. Bill about it and they'll send me swatches on what they come up with.
post #980 of 2058
I love the heck out of my jacket in the P&H herringbone (I have the grey / black but the brown is also nice). Can't for the life of me remember if it's Glenroyal or Thornproof, though I think - maybe - the former.

IIRC, Parker had the brown herringbone made up as a 3pc.

It's really nice but no stripes (which I actually prefer)
post #981 of 2058
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Harris Tweed:

Now that is a nice jacket - good cut, interesting fabric. any chance of a close up of the fabric?

post #982 of 2058

Hello tweed-wearing gents!

 

I've been collecting what I call English shooting clothing (mostly tattersal, houndstooth, and herringbone) all summer at thrift stores and it finally got cool enough today in Anaheim, CA to wear my houndstooth jacket for the first time! I wore a tattersal check shirt under it.

 

My wife said I look too busy but I'm so tired of wearing solids or just single patterns. I'm sure you guys agree. smile.gif

 

I've been researching the fashion rules on this stuff and would love to post a pic of me but I don't have a camera with me. I just spent the last 3 hours going through all 66 pages of this thread! Amazing stuff!

 

Mind if I join your club?

 

Joel

post #983 of 2058

Welcome, Moves!

 

And you are correct, today was the first day of tweed season in SoCal.  I wore my 'previously owned' shooting jacket to the eye doctor today in the early morning and felt quite cozy as well as well turned out.  If you haven't yet gotten hold of Alan Flusser's Dressing the Man, do so.  It shows many splendid examples of how to mix patterns with aplomb.  Your wife will be impressed.

post #984 of 2058
Anyone know of some good places in Manhattan or surrounding area for a good tweed sportscoat?
post #985 of 2058
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Anyone know of some good places in Manhattan or surrounding area for a good tweed sportscoat?

The obvious first stops are J Press, Paul Stuart and BB, arguably in that order.
post #986 of 2058
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Anyone know of some good places in Manhattan or surrounding area for a good tweed sportscoat?

eBay.
post #987 of 2058
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Anyone know of some good places in Manhattan or surrounding area for a good tweed sportscoat?

Mail  order from the UK.  http://www.tweedmansvintage.co.uk/

post #988 of 2058
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Mail  order from the UK.  http://www.tweedmansvintage.co.uk/

Or Bookster, but beware that A) it will take a couple of months, and B) it's a classic, structured hacking jacket, different than the current SF-approved style. But, it's totally classic, and they have a huge selection of tweeds.
post #989 of 2058
Here you go: (not the best, but you can at least see the weave a bit better.)



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Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post

Now that is a nice jacket - good cut, interesting fabric. any chance of a close up of the fabric?
post #990 of 2058
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post


Or Bookster, but beware that A) it will take a couple of months, and B) it's a classic, structured hacking jacket, different than the current SF-approved style. But, it's totally classic, and they have a huge selection of tweeds.

Of course, for the truly stylish gentleman, the current SF-approved fashion looks like your mother is trying to get another year's wear out of a suit you've obviously outgrown so this is really an advantage.  tounge.gif

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