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Mens fashion - Where to get modern tweed blazer?

post #1 of 18
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I have noticed over the last year that tweed blazers have been making a bit of a comeback, especially the brown herringbone style with elbow patches. I cannot seem to find any online, anyone any ideas where to pick up one of these??? I must stress that its the contemporary style I like - (short, modern fitted blazer) not the old scratchy style your granddad used to wear. I would typically be wearing this as a casual blazer with shirt jeans and brougues. Anyone be able to point me in the right direction?
post #2 of 18

Your desires pose a problem.  The coat you want is quite fashion-forward but tweed wearers mostly are not.  So the manufacturers cater to the market they can sell to.  I'm afraid that what you may have to do is find a tailor willing to make the coat you want and provide the tweed you want to him.  Good luck.  Though I'm a traditionalist, myself, I'm always glad to see someone new trying tweed.

post #3 of 18
What's your budget? Where are you located?
post #4 of 18

If your budget is £500+, then talk to Guy Hills at Dashing Tweed. No brainer. Wherever you are in the world, you should be able to buy some fabric and get something made for that kind of price. I'd go for Urban Check myself...:

http://www.dashingtweeds.co.uk/

 

If your budget is less, then I have no idea.

post #5 of 18
Polo Ralph Lauren.
post #6 of 18

That's true. Their Rugby stores are into tweed.

post #7 of 18
uniqlo - you've missed the +J collections, but i think they still do a tweed blazer most seasons, if you are the right shape these can look great.
post #8 of 18
Honestly, i've found that buying vintage tweeds in a size smaller than I'd wear normally tends to result in a fairly modern look. Obviously you'll need good measurements and be aware of things like huge lapels and very low button stances.

The bonus is that they are usually cheap and plentiful.

good luck.
post #9 of 18

You can try your luck at Land's End.

post #10 of 18
JCrew and Banana Republic should have some when their Fall merchandise arrive in August.
post #11 of 18

Bookster can probably make you one. Their "lounge jacket" has less constructed shoulders: http://www.tweed-jacket.com/JACKET%20PAGE/Bookster%20Lounge%20Jacket%20with%203-2%20Roll.html

post #12 of 18
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Bookster can probably make you one. Their "lounge jacket" has less constructed shoulders: http://www.tweed-jacket.com/JACKET%20PAGE/Bookster%20Lounge%20Jacket%20with%203-2%20Roll.html

 

lol there are lots of places one can go to have a bespoke piece and why would the shoulder style matter if you're having one made?

 

The earlier suggestion of buying vintage is quite good, for example

 

http://www.rokit.co.uk/product.php?product_id=MC251578

 

http://www.tweedmansvintage.co.uk/products/harris-tweed-jackets

post #13 of 18

^ It matters because a) it's not bespoke, it's mtm, and b) that's just how they do it: their hacking jacket is made with structured shoulders, and even asking for "soft" shoulders gets you something pretty structured.

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post #15 of 18
Strellson is an ok bet...don´t know how available the brand is in the US though... But a lot of more fashion forward brands feature tweed this F/W season.
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