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post #31 of 47
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post #32 of 47
Thread Starter 
PT - thanks for that!

Also I have to say I really dig Black Watch tweed but I'm afraid it might be "too much" for me to pull off, especially in the wasteland of style-stunted, ball cap wearing zombies that I live in.

What is your opinion on a cloth back vs the typical lining back?
post #33 of 47
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Originally Posted by rcoreytaylor View Post

PT - thanks for that!
Also I have to say I really dig Black Watch tweed but I'm afraid it might be "too much" for me to pull off, especially in the wasteland of style-stunted, ball cap wearing zombies that I live in.
What is your opinion on a cloth back vs the typical lining back?

Anyone?
post #34 of 47
Fabric back. The pictures of vests being worn with flannel shirts suggest to me that none of those fabrics would raise any scorn in the baseball cap wearing members of society. I think that getting the length right is really important, and i'd measure yourself and correspond with Bookster to get that right. I am six foot and Im thinking an extra inch, or even 2 if necessary, wouldn't hurt. I was also thinking of asking that the pockets be deep enough to hold my iphone.
post #35 of 47
See posting no.22 in this thread
post #36 of 47
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Originally Posted by mack11211 View Post

If you are wearing the vest on its own, you might consider a back of the same tweed.
One more lightweight option is Irish linen, which backs one of my Irish tweed vests. In this case, the bluish gray tweed has a darkish green linen back, which coordinates nicely.

Linen might be a practical choice but my personal feeling is that the combination of linen and tweed is a mixed metaphore. I think I would need either tweed all the way around, which doesn't quite seem right either, or a nice silk fabric. It is a matter of finding the right color.
post #37 of 47
Speaking of silk for vests....in the 80's Hermes offered a suede front vest with a scarf printed back for men.






post #38 of 47
Thread Starter 
So I've pulled the trigger on a non-lapel 5-button, 2-pocket Erskine tweed from Bookster. The Erskine is a dark grey with light blue over-check; totally NOT what I started out with in mind, however I really think it'll be the most versitalie and therefore the best place to start.
post #39 of 47
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

Linen might be a practical choice but my personal feeling is that the combination of linen and tweed is a mixed metaphore. I think I would need either tweed all the way around, which doesn't quite seem right either, or a nice silk fabric. It is a matter of finding the right color.

This particular vest was not only woven but also sewn in Ireland. Originally sold there too, I think.

Linen is a bit more rustic than anything silky or satiny. If the metaphor has to do with countrified style, it's not mixed at all.

If the Irish are down with it, I am too.
post #40 of 47
Bookster has waist coats at 40 pounds off through the end of September. Was thinking of having some made to match my caps.
post #41 of 47
Thread Starter 
PT - 40 GBP discount pertains only to waistcoats made from Booksters newly offered corduroy options....
post #42 of 47

bookster.com seems like a site concerning books and authors...

post #43 of 47
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Originally Posted by rodaman View Post

bookster.com seems like a site concerning books and authors...

http://www.tweed-jacket.com/

that's the new bookster site. they must've sold it off to that start up or forgot to renew it
post #44 of 47

Trying to decide on either the khaki or fawn herringbone for a lapel 6 button waist coat. opinions?

 

 

 

 

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post #45 of 47

on the bookster site, what does the ""Or Suitings" pulldown menu refer to? Is it just another cloth option?


Edited by rodaman - 3/31/13 at 8:34am
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