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ANOTHER TWEED & JACKET MEGATHREAD! c. 38 - 46. INCLUDES A PIECE OF IVY HISTORY! HK Bespoke, Cashmere Twill, Harris Tweed, Italian Cashmere & Wool guncheck, 3/2 sacks, more! FREE SHIPPING, OFFERS WELCOME

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I have yet more beautiful tweeds and jackets to pass along today!



Please PM with interest and offers!

1) ANGLO-IVY HYBRID TWEED, by Scotshire.

I can say with absolute confidence that you're not likely to encounter anyone else wearing a jacket like this--and if this were in my size it wouldn't be here, as I love its quirkiness!

This jacket is what happens when Ivy tweeds mate with their upper-class English counterparts!

This is, first a jacket with a 3/2 lapel roll, so it's clearly Ivy. But it's darted. SO it's not classically Ivy. And it has a fully functional ticket pocket, so there's an English hacking jacket somewhere in its heritage. And it has twin vents, further confirming its English parentage! But it also has very natural shoulders....

The tweed is lovely--and of a sort that is rarely seen anymore, since it's a pattern popular in the late 1960s, which is when this jacket is from. It's 3/8 lined--again, unusual--and has three button cuffs. (A hint of normalcy!) It appears fully canvassed, and was Union made in the USA made for Nat Greenblatt of New Haven, clearly aimed at the Yale crowd. (Don't like Yale? I have a Harvard tie for sale in one of my tie threads!)

This has a very small smudge of something by one of the buttonholes, which might or might not come out with dry cleaning. (It's not very noticeable, and I tried to capture it in the close-up picture of it.) Given this, this lovely quiry jacket is in Very Good condition, and hence just

asking $35, or offer, boxed and shipped in CONUS.


Chest: 20 1/2
Sleeev: 26 3/4 (+1)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 31 1/2


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2) BESPOKE Cashmere Twill (?) Jacket with working surgeon's cuffs!

This is wonderful! made by Robert Tailor in 1980 at The Mandarin Hotel in the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong, this jacket carries no fabric content tag, but it's almost certainly thick, heavy cashmere twill... extremely soft and luxurious, with a wonderful hand! It has fully functional surgeon's cuffs, a wonderful custom paisley lining, and a single back vent. The colourway of the fabric is wonderful--a wonderful, rich dark chestnut and peat black, that my pictures utterly fail to capture! This is in excellent condition.

Asking just $50, or offer.


Chest: 21 1/4
Sleeve: 25 (+1)
Shoulder: 17 1/2
Length: 28 1/2


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3) CLASSIC Charcoal Herringbone Harris Tweed

This is a lovely, classic Harris tweed! Half-canvassed and fully lined, this lovely jacket is a classic charcoal herringbone, with the classic Harris vertical striping in red and blue. This has a centre vent, is a standard contemporary cut, and is in excellent condition. It was Made in the USA.

Asking just $45, or offer.


Chest: 21
Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 18 1/4
Length: 32 1/2


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4) BEAUTIFUL Basketweave Harris Tweed with elbow patches!


The colourway of this tweed is truly wonderful! A lovely combination of charcoal grey and burnished chestnut, the colours of this combine almost to give it a vaguely heathery-purple cast in certain lights, which is lovely. It's also flecked through with the colours of the highlands--forest green, sky blue, and gorse yellow. This is Harris as we love it!

The jacket is half-canvassed and fully lined; it also has a centre vent, and features leather covered metal shanked buttons. And it comes complete with suede elbow patches! This is a wonderful piece, and was, of course, made in the USA. It's in absolutely excellent condition--the exterior breast pocket is still sewn shut!

This beauty will serve you well for years, and is a steal at just $45, or offer--less than the price of a tank of gas!


Chest: 22 1/2
Sleeve: 26 1/2 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 19
Length: 32



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5) STUNNING AND RARE! Solid Blue Harris Tweed, with patch pockets.

Solid colour Harris Tweed is a rarity, and this one is absolutely gorgeous--a beautiful shade of blue, just the shade of Peter Rabbit's famous jacket--apparently the most beautiful shade of blue that the Lake District sky produced, according to Beatrix Potter! In addition to its rare and lovely colourway this jacket hasjust the right amount of Harris tweed hairiness that's so often lacking in modern Harris.

It's also a lovely cut--a standard model, certainly, but with flapped patch pockets, beautifully styled lapels, and a single centre vent. It is half-canvassed, and half-lined. It also features metal-shanked football buttons.

Don't be fooled by the fact that this was made for Jos. A. Banks, as this was the Old School Banks, when it rivaled Old-School Brooks and Press, and was a major purveyor of canvassed suits and 3/2 sacks. This is easily comparable to the Old, Good, 346 line of Brooks, if not just a bit better.

This jacket is in truly excellent condition--it was clearly worn very, very sparingly, if at all. It's absolutely gorgeous, and far better in person than my pictures indicate.

Given its rarity and beauty, how about $75, boxed and shipped in CONUS, or offer?


Tagged a 43XL:

Chest: 22
Sleeev: 26 1/2 (+2 1/4)
Shoulder: 19
Length: 33


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6) Lovely slubby rough-hewn tweed! Made in the USA.

This is a lovely, slubby rough-hewn tweed with a wonderful chestnut colourway, flecked with gorse yellow, berry red, forest green, and dark blue. A terrific country tweed, this has leather-covered metal-shanked buttons, a single centre vent, and a standard contemporary cut. It is half-lined, and was made in the USA. It's in excellent condition.

Asking just $29, boxed and shipped in CONUS, or offer!


Chest: 23
Sleeve: 25 (+2)
Shoulder: 19 1/2
Length: 30 3/4


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7) WOOL & CASHMERE Guncheck Jacket--Made in Italy!


This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Cut from beautiful wool and cashmere fabric woven in Italy, this wonderful jacket is a fantastic, complex guncheck. At first sight it appears to be a lovely and classic miniature puppytooth in dark grey and moss brown, overlaid with a bracken overcheck, but close examination in bright sunlight reveals that the slate grey is actually infused throughout with jewel-like specks of bright blue, which gives it a lovely ethereal quality even at a distance, and cannot be seen at all except in just the right light--a wonderful effect that I've only seen in the better Italian cloths!

The cut of the jacket--which was also Made in Italy--fully lives up to the quality of the cloth. A standard two button model, this has a single centre vent, kissing cuff buttons, and a simply wonderful drape. It is also fully lined in Bemberg.

This is in absolutely excellent condition, and is a steal at just $75, OR OFFER, boxed and shipped in CONUS.

Tagged a EU52, US 42, this measures:

Chest: 22
Sleeve: 25 (+1 1/4)
Shoulder: 19
Length: 31


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8) Wonderful Green Plaid Vintage 3/2 sack.

This is lovely--and very, very 1950s/1960s Ivy! The patterning is almost a glen plaid, while the colourway is a wonderful green base, with overhecks of mustard, red, and grey--my pictures don't do this justice at all! This is a lovely high-roll 3/2 sack, almost a 2.5/3 roll, with a lovely roll and lovely narrow lapels. It has the classic two-button cuffs, a single centre vent, and is half-lined in a wonderful green paisley. It's half-canvassed. It could do with a press and a dry clean to freshen it up, but with these it will be in excellent condition--right now, it's just in Very Good condition. So, how about

just $40, or offer, shipped in CONUS?


Chest: 20 1/4
Sleeve: 25 (+2)
Shoulder: 17 3/4
Length: 30


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9) Lovely Basketweave Harris Tweed

This is lovely! The colourway is a cream and tan basketweave, with vertical striping of blue and turquoise throughout. It's a standard two button jacket, with a center vent, metal-shanked leather-covered buttons, and a full lining. It was Made in the USA, and is half-canvassed. This is in excellent condition!

Asking just $40, or offer, shipped in CONUS.


Chest: 20 1/2
Sleeve: 24 (+2)
Shoulder: 19
Length: 30 1/2


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10) A LITTLE BIT OF IVY HISTORY! Tweed from The Student Tailor Shop of Princeton.


Perhaps no other retailer has had such an effect on Ivy style as The Student Tailor Shop of Princeton, which even went so far as to circulate a memo to the incoming class of '51 telling them that the style of clothes worn at Princeton differed from other places, and advised the men to acquire grey flannels and white bucks, among other things. Mainly active in the 1940s, this retail establishment was run by Princeton men, for Princeton men, and its view of how to dress was accordingly influential on campus, and then beyond.

This is the very first STS jacket I've ever seen--and I've seen a lot of Langrock, English Shop, Ballot, and old-school Hilton, so I think it's fair to say that this jacket represents a very, very rare piece of Ivy Style indeed.

That's the good news.

The better news is that while this jacket does have some lining issues, the tweed itself is in excellent condition--repair the lining, and this will serve you for the next fifty years, if cared for properly!

And what a tweed it is. A very high-roll 3/2 sack, almost a three button sack, this lovely jacket is the epitome of Princeton style, being long, elegant, and with very narrow lapels. This is clearly from The Golden Age of Ivy Style. The colourway is awonderful rich, dark chestnut and dark peat black in a classic herringbone. This jacket has two button cuffs, a single centre vent, and is half-lined. It was, of course, Made in the USA. It is fully canvassed.

The tweed is in excellent condition. The lining has some frays at the hem, and a small rip at the back on the seam near the shoulder. These are all easy repairs. The jacket is also missing a front butto--again, a easy repair, and if you can't get an exact match I suggest replacing the button set entirely--a very easy job for a dry-cleaner tailor.

Given these issues, this jacket is conservatively in Good condition, maybe more accurately Good/Very Good condition.


Given its rarity, historical interest to Ivy buffs, and sheer beauty and wearability.... how about $49, or offer, boxed and shipped in CONUS?


Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 26
Shoulder: 18 1/4
Length: 32



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Example of lining fray:

Edited by tweedydon - 1/6/13 at 3:28pm
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