The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread - Page 66
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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.
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.
IIRC, Parker had the brown herringbone made up as a 3pc.
It's really nice but no stripes (which I actually prefer)
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.