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DROPS! 20 TWEED JACKETS MEGATHREAD: 3/2 sacks, Harris Tweed, Custom made Brooks Bros., Hacking jackets, and tweeds with historical connections! FREE SHIPPING & OFFERS WELCOME!

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I have consolidated my tweeds threads into this single thread--all were due to be bumped, and now all these wonderful jackets appear with price drops! And they realy are wonderful--a vintage 1960s tweed with its original hanger, tweeds with stories attached, a stroller... and, of course, a full complement of 3/2 sacks and Harris Tweed!

As always, I offer FREE SHIPPING ON EVERYTHING IN THE USA; International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at cost!

Also as always, ALL OFFERS ARE VERY WELCOME!

Please PM with interest and offers!

1) WONDERFUL Southwick houndstooth jacket.

This is wonderful! Made by Southwick, one of the great traditional American clothiers, for Roots, one of the great (and long gone) tradly clothiers of upscale New Jersey, this beautiful jacket is cut from a classic grey and cream houndstooth tweed with accents of forest green, with a complementary dark red windowpane overcheck. It is half-canvassed and fully lined. It's a contemporary two button front closure jacket, with subtle darting and a single centre vent. It has four button cuffs; all the buttons are likely horn. It was, of course, Made in the USA, and it's in absolutely excellent condition.

Asking just $45 > 39, or offer, for this beauty!

Measurements
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Chest: 22
Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+2)
Shoulder: 18 3/4
Length: 30 1/2

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2) WONDERFUL Custom Tailored Tweed 3/2 sack by Brooks Brothers!

This is a wonderful jacket--and one attached to some political controversy!

This jacket was made in 1989 for John R. Fiorino... who made the headlines of the Washington Post in 1988 as a contributor to the Dukakis campiagn. Dukakis was running ads against George Bush (The Other One) criticizing him for being an elitist, and presented himself a a Man of the People. In response to this The Washington Post ran an article attacking Dukakis for being an elitist, noting that at least 50 wealthy Americans had contributed over $50,00 each to his campaign--and some had contributed as much as $100k! (Remember, this was 1988... and while these figures are large now, they were astronomical then! One of the wealthy American elite was the wealthy Chairman of the Monmouth Co., NJ, Democratic Party--John Fiorino... who commissioned this jacket just over one year later. (For the record, Fiorino contributed $80,000 to the Dukakis campaign--which would have bought a LOT of nice tweeds!)

Whatever you think of his politics, Fiorino had excellent taste in jackets! This beautiful 3/2 sack has a wonderfully liquid label roll, and is cut from a beautiful dove-grey herringbone tweed that's shot through with vertical striping of cream, baby blue, and sepia tea rose pink. It's absolutely lovely! And the tailoring on it is exquisite--it's absolutely beautifully cut, and the pattern matching on the back is beautiful. It's half-canvassed and half-lined, with a single centre vent. It has three button cuffs and faux buttonholes. It was, of course, Made in the USA. It's in excellent condition, and a steal--for either Democrats or Republicans--at

just $45 > 39, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 21 7/8
Sleeve: 23 1/4 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 18 3/4
Length: 29

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3) A JACKET WITH AN AMERICAN TALE

This jacket is wonderful.... Not just for its own sake, but for the American stories that are woven into its fabric.

If the Brooks Brothers jacket, above, was a sign of the Establishment, this jacket is an example of the other end of the American spectrum--the self-made immigrants and long-time workers who built AMerican from the ground up, and made themselves wealthy in so doing.

Let's start with the jacket itself. Made by Schneider's Custom Tailoring of Pittsburgh, you might think that this was made by a tailoring firm with German origins. But it wasn't; Schneider's was owned and operated by Tonino Trivelli, an Italian immigrant to the United States. Trivelli had little formal education, since he began work as a tailor's apprentice in 1946, age 12. The Second World War was just over, and young Tonino needed to help contribute to the family finances in a devastated Europe. Through hard work and skill he rose to the rank of Master Tailor--no mean feat in Italy. At some point he emigrated to the United States, choosing as his destination Pittsburgh.... as he already had family connections in the large and vibrant Italian communities that supplied a lot of the labor to the local steel mills. There, he set up Schneider's Custom Tailoring, eventually managing to move into the prestigious Oliver Building, Pittsburgh's famous skyscraper. He'd arrived--and his clients knew it. You want first-rate Italian tailoring? You go to Schneider's.

And who better to be a client of his than another self-made man, Edward L. Solomon? A long-term Western PA working class family, his grandparents were in the steel industry as foremen and union bosses in Beaver Falls and Pittsburgh, probably employees of Crucible Steel. After serving in the Naval Air Corps Edward saved enough to buy Mercer Lime and Stone, which he expanded and made successful.

Steel, stone, and Italian tailoring from immigrants who started age 12.... This is an *American* jacket!

And it lives up to its heritage. Made in November 1993, this is a beautiful glen plaid check, this is cut from lighter-weight 11 1/2oz cloth; perfect for modern office environments, which is just what the CEO of Mercer Lime and Stone needed. The colourway is beautiful; muted and autumnal. This has patch pockets--always a desirable feature! It's half canvassed and half-lined, and has a single centre vent. It's subtly darted--as you'd expect from Italian tailoring--and has a two button closure. This is a wonderful example of Italian-American tailoring! It's in excellent condition.

Asking just $35 > 29 for a piece of American history, boxed and shipped in the USA.

Measurement
s:

Chest: 22
Sleeve: 23 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 19 1/2
Length: 30 1/2

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4) CLASSIC TWEED in herringbone and barleycorn--with TICKET POCKET!

This is a lovely, classic tweed jacket! The tweed itself is wonderful; alternating vertical bands of classic grey herringbone in light grey and dark grey, and classic barleycorn, in the same colour scheme, woven together to form a beautifully complex yest subtle tweed. This is shot through with vertical stripes of forest green, sky blue, sepia pink, and dusty orange, for a wonderfully complex tweed indeed.

The cut of the jacket does justice to its cloth. A contemporary two button front closure, this has flapped front poickets--including a ticket pocket that is still basted shut! It has subtle darts, and a single centre vent. It has four buttons cuffs--the buttons throughout are likely horn. It is half-canvassed and half-lined. It was Union made in the USA for Austin Reed, and is in excellent condition.

Asking just $29> 27, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 19 1/2
Sleeve: 24 3/4 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 17 7/9
Length: 29

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5) GORGEOUS Harris Tweed in Charcoal Herringbone with vertical striping!

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! A classic charcoal herringbone Harris Tweed, this is enlivened with classic Harris vertical stripes in beautiful shades of forest green, Royal blue, and rust orange; this is a truly lovely example of Harris tweed!

The jacket lives up to the cloth; a contemporary two button model with subtle darts and a single centre vent, it appears to be half-canvassed, and is half-lined. It has four button cuffs--and all the buttons are the classic leather covered, metal-shanked, football buttons that go so perfectly with Harris tweed. This jacket was Made in the USA, and is in absolutely excellent condition. It's a bargain at

just $35 > 30, or offer.

Tagged 40R. Measurements:


Chest: 20 1/4
Sleeve: 24 1/4 (+ 1 1/2)
Shoulder: 18 1/8
Length: 29 1/2

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6) SPECTACULAR and RARE Harris Tweed!

This is a wonderful jacket, and if it was just a bit smaller there's no way that it would be here, as I love the more unusual yet classic Harris patterns. Cut from a lovely traditional weight Harris Tweed, the patterning and colourway of this jacket are both wonderful. The base is a traditional and classic cream, slate grey, and peat black houndstooth; this is overlaid with windowpane overchecking in russet, the colour of bracken in late autumn. This really is a beautiful jacket!

It's a contemporary two button model, with subtle darts. It has three button cuffs. All of the buttons are traditional the traditional metal-shanked, leather-covered buttons that go so well with Harris--here, they're a lovely shade of rich chestnut that complements the overchecking perfectly. The jacket is half-canvassed and half-lined, and has a single centre vent. It was Union Made in the USA--and is in absolutely excellent condition!

Asking just $45 > 39, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.

Measurements:


Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 26 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 31 3/4

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7) MADE IN ITALY SIlk-Linen-Wool Brooks Brothers Tweed 3/2 sack Jacket--with PATCH POCKETS!

SOLD

This is absolutely wonderful! Made in Italy, this is cut from a cloth that's a blend of silk, linen, and wool, which gives it a wonderfully soft hand and a beautiful drape. The cloth is a miniature herringbone in a lovely classic shade of blue that's just a touch lighter than navy--David Hume would approve of this, and wouldn't consider this description to be "missing" anything at all! wink.gif

The jacket itself is beautifully cut as a classic 3/2 sack with a wonderfully liquid lapel roll, as you'd expect from Italian tailoring. It has patch pockets--highly desirable, and increasingly rare--which feature lapped borders. The center back seam is also lapped, and terminates in a single hook vent. This jacket is half-canvassed and fully lined. It is in absolutely excellent condition, and is steal at just

$45, or offer.

Tagged 43L, this measures:


Chest: 22
Sleeve: 28 1/8 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 19 1/2
Length: 32 1/2

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8) Classic Tweed, cut from Dormeuil cloth!

This is a lovely understated tweed! This is made from cloth from Dormeuil, a French clothiers that has been in business since 1842. Dormeuil cloth is easily some of the best in the world, although whether its quality justifies its exceptionally high cost (higher than other superb fabrics, such as those by Holland & Sherry) is a matter for debate. Of course, the original cost of this fabric won't concern you since this is appearing here... But it does indicate that this is an exceptionally nice jacket indeed!

The Dormeuil cloth from which this jacket is cut is lovely; a miniature check in autumnal shades of chestnut, bracket, moss green, and tan, this is a very versatile jacket indeed. Made by Austin Reed, there's no country of manufacture listed, but judging by the twin vent it's either England, or, judging by the three button cuffs with no faux buttonholes, the USA. In either case, the quality of the tailoring is excellent; it's half-canvassed and fully lined, and has a contemporary two button front with subtle darting. It's in absolutely excellent condition, and given the quality of both the cloth and the tailoring is a steal at

just $35 > 32, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 27 1/2 (+ 1 3/4)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 32 1/2

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9) VINTAGE 3/2 Tweed Sack in a beautiful and striking plaid!

Judging from the Union label this dates from the late 1960s, and was made for Macy's--back when Macy's was a store you'd want to buy clothing from, as it was still selling classic Made in the USA items... Like this wonderful 3/2 sack tweed! (Try finding a 3/2 sack at Macy's now, half a century after this little gem was first purchased....) While this is unapologetically a plaid tweed, it's not a bold "blanket" plaid, and so could readily be worn by anyone in any situation where tweed is appropriate. And the plaid is lovely; string, but not overwhelming, and a lovely medly of autumnal russets, brackets, peat black and tan.

The jacket itself is a classic 3/2 sack with two button cuffs. It is half-canvassed and half-lined, with a lapped center seam and a hook vent. It has very natural shoulders. 'm very conservative at grading vintage jackets, reserving "Excellent" for those that are NOS or close to it, and so this is in Very Good/Excellent condition. It was, of course, Union made in the USA, and is a bargain at

just $35 > 29, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 20 3/4
SLeeve: 24 3/4 (+2)
Shoulder: 17 5/8
Length: 29 5/8

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10) BEAUTIFUL Contemporary 3/2 lambswool tweed sack from Brooks Brothers

This is a beautiful jacket! Cut from pure lambswool, this has a wonderfully soft hand and drape. The patterning and subtle and complex. The base is a chevron tweed in forest green, tan, and cream, overlaid with overchecking in forest green, slate blue, and russet bracken. This is cut as a 3/2 sack with a lovely fluid lapel and the traditional two button cuff. It is half-canvassed, and fully lined; the lining is a lovely shade of sepia rose. It has a single centre vent. This is a truly beautiful and distinctive jacket. It was, of course, Made in the USA.

This carries the old-school Brooks Brothers "block capitals on navy" label.

It is in excellent condition except for a single thread weave flaw on the left hand chest, and a similar weave flaw on the left cuff, as shown.

Asking just $35 > 29, or offer.

Tagged 44, this measures smaller:


Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 25 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 19
Length: 30 1/8

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11) Brooks Brothers Camelhair in muted earthtone glen plaid

This is a wonderfully subdued jacket! Cut from extremely lovely camelhair, this has a wonderful hand and drape. The glen plaid patterning is a subtle medley or loden green, autumn bracken, and earth browns; this is a perfect jacket for a New England Fall just as the leaves are turning. It is subtly darted, and has a two button closure, four button cuffs, and a center vent. It is fully canvassed and fully lined. It is in absolutely excellent condition.

Asking just $35 > 29, or offer.

Tagged 42XL, this measures:


Chest: 22
Sleeve: 27 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 19 1/4
Length: 34

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12) VINTAGE! UTTERLY 1960s dark burgundy herringbone 2-button sack tweed--with original hanger!

This is both seriously rare, and seriously beautiful! It's hard to know where to start with this, so let's begin with the colourway. This is a very, very dark burgundy tweed in miniature herringbone heavily flecked throughout with dark black peat. This is an utterly 1960s aesthetic; it's a classic herringbone, and the colouring is dark, but it's still a burgundy tweed--shocking for the squares with their black and cream herringbones, or occasional daring glen plaid! This is also very 1960s Ivy; defiant, yet conventional, rebelling within the lines of probity.

As well as its colourway this is a very 1960s Ivy cut, with very narrow notch lapels, a lovely fluid lapel roll--AND it's a two-button sack! It features the classic two button cuffs, a single centre vent, and is half-lined. It is also fully canvassed. As you'd expect this carries a 1960s Union tag; where else would you build clothes like this, except in the USA--or possibly the swinging UK?

It's in absolutely excellent condition. It even comes complete with its original hanger!

Asking just $35 > 29, or offer.

Measurements
:

Chest: 21 1/4
Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 18 1/4
Length: 30 5/8

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13) CLASSIC Old-School Jos. A. Banks 3/2 sack herringbone tweed

Please don't confuse this with the current offerings from Jos. A Banks; this dates from its "Red Label" era, when it was a worthy rival to Brooks--and when Brooks was generally much better than it now is, too!

This is a classic 3/2 sack in brown and tan herringbone--if you don't have one of these in your wardrobe, you should! This has a very high lapel roll--almost a 2.5/3--with a lovely liquid roll. This features the classic two-button cuffs and a single center vent. It is half canvassed, Made in the USA, and has its original hang-tag intact. This is in absolutely excellent condition, and is a steal at

just $29 > 25, or offer.

Measurements:

Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 23 (+2)
SHoulder: 19 1/2
Length: 30 1/2

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14) CLASSIC herringbone Harris Tweed

If you don't have a black and cream or slate blue herringbone Harris tweed in your wardrobe--why not? This is an absolute staple, and, together with a good navy blazer, should be part of the backbone of any classic wardrobe. So, if you don't have one--now's your chance!

This example is lovely! A wonderful greyish slate-blue herringbone, this has classic metal-shanked football buttons, a two button closure, and is subtly darted. It is half-canvassed, half-lined, and has a single centre vent. It was, of course, Made in the USA. It's in excellent condition, although the buttons have a slight amount of patina, as shown.

Asking just $29 > 25, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 20
Sleeve: 24 (+ 1)
Shoulder: 18 1/4
Length: 29 1/2

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15) NOS MADE IN ITALY Brooks Brothers guncheck.

SOLD

This is a New Old Stock jacket, and, as such, is in excellent condition; with the exception of the right-hand exterior pocket all of the exterior pockets are basted shut, and it comes complete with its original set of spare buttons in their original pouch.

This is a wonderful jacket! Cut from mid-weight wool this has a wonderful hand and drape. The patterning and colourway are also wonderful; a traditional English guncheck pattern, with overchecking in autumnal bracken, sky blue, peat black, and forest green on a golden brown background. This is a contemporary two button model with subtle darting. It is fully canvassed and fully lined, with a single centre vent. It has four button cuffs, and was Made in Italy.

Since it is NOS it is, of course, in excellent condition.

This is a steal at just $40 > 35, or offer.

Tagged 40R, this measures:

Chest: 21
Sleeve: 24 3/4 (+2)
Shoulder: 19
Length: 30 1/2

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16) CLASSIC herringbone Harris Tweed

The grey and cream herringbone Harris Tweed jacket is an absolute classic and a staple of any traditional wardrobe--and this is a lovely example for a larger chap!

Cut from classic grey and cream herringbone, this is a contemporary two button jacket with subtle darting. It features metal-shanked football buttons in black; three to each sleeve. It appears half-canvassed, and is half-lined with a single center vent. It was Made in the USA, and is in excellent condition.

Asking just $29 > 27, or offer.

Tagged 50R, but measures smaller:

Chest: 23 1/2
Sleeve: 26 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 19 3/4
Length: 30 1/2

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17) RARE IVY/TRAD CLASSIC--a tweed stroller!

The "stroller"--a combination of jacket and waistcoat--is an increasingly rare Ivy classic, and this is a lovely example. (I'll also be posting a wonderful example from J. Press shortly.) Made for Neiman Marcus, the tweed has a soft moss green base with a bracken and sky-blue windowpane overcheck; perfect for Fall, Winter, and Spring!

The jacket is half-canvassed and half-lined, with a single center vent. It has a standard two-button closure, and three button cuffs. The waistcoat has four fully functional pockets.

This was Union Made in the USA.

This is in excellent condition, except that one of the cuff buttons on the jacket has broken. Since this has no faux buttonholes this is an easy fix; just remove it and its companion on the other sleeve, and convert this to a two-button cuff jacket!

Asking just $35 > 29, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 19 1/4
Sleeve: 25 (+2)
SHoulder: 17
Length: 29 1/2

Vest width: 17
Vest length: 25 3/4

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18) Made in the UK BEAUTIFUL & CLASSIC Basketweave Harris Tweed.

This is wonderful, and I wish that it fit me! This is a beautiful Harris Tweed in the increasing rare and yet very versatile basketweave weave in the absolutely classic black, grey, and cream colourway. This jacket is subtly darted, and has a contemporary two-button closure. It appears to be half-canvassed, and is fully lined. It features twin vents, as befits its English heritage, and was Made in the UK. The buttons are all metal-shanked. This jacket is in absolutely excellent condition!

Asking just $35 > 29, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.

Tagged 42L, but this measures more like a 38 or 40L. Measurements:


Chest: 20 1/4
Sleeve: 27 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 32

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19) ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS HARRIS TWEED JACKET! Likely UNWORN!

This is absolutely gorgeous--Harris Tweed as it should be! Cut from a Harris Tweed that has the heft that you'd expect from this famous fabric, the colourway and patterning do full justice to the weight and quality of the cloth. The base is a wonderful and complex and increasingly rare barleycorn pattern in beige and autumn brown; this is beautifully complemented by classic vertical Harris striping in Royal Blue and Bracken Russet. This jacket is cut as a contemporary two-button model, with subtle darting. It is half-lined, and features a single center vent. The buttons are all metal-shanked.

Moreover--all of the front pockets are still basted shut, so this is likely unworn--or worn very, very sparingly!

It was Made in the USA.

And there's more, for this jacket was sold at Pomeroy's Department store in Reading, PA. Pomeroy's was a landmark in central PA for decades; it opened under another name in 1876, and became Pomeroy's when George Pomeroy bought out his partners in 1923. From then on, it became famous for its Tea Room, for the 6th floor Toy Department with visits by Santa at Christmas--and, of course, its classic clothing. Pomeroy's closed in 1990, making this jacket at least 25 years old. However, you couldn't tell that just by looking at it, since it's in absolutely excellent condition.

Given the provenance, quality, and sheer beauty of this jacket, it's a steal at just $40 > 35, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.

Measurements:

Chest: 20 1/2
Sleeve: 25 3/4 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 17 3/4
Length: 31

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20) VINTAGE 3/2 sack in light loden twill

This is a SPLENDID jacket! Cut from a lovely thick twill in a light loden green, this beauty is a true 3/2 sack with a lovely lapel roll. It dates from between 1962 and 1972, judging by the Union Label, and was sold by Roots, one of the major purveyors of tradly items in New Jersey and Eastern PA. (And this has a wonderful vintage label from there!) It has a lovely lapel roll, and the twill is wonderfully durable and attractive--almost like keeper's tweed, except all-wool and with no cotton content. It has classic two button cuffs, and is half-canvassed and half-lined. It has a single centre vent. And, of course it was Made in the USA.

This is in excellent condition, except for one minor flaw.... Sometime around 1978 the original owner left two things in the lower left pocket: a list of instructions from one of his clients (he was a lawyer), which were typed out on a manual typewriter.... and some candy! Unfortunately, the candy "leaked" into the lining of the pocket, which is now stiff and candified. (And possibly edible.) This has no effect on the jacket, but my advice would be to have the pocket liner replaced--a simple and easy job for any competent dry-cleaner tailor.

Given this, this jacket is in Very Good condition overall, and hence is very well priced at just

$22, or offer.

Measurements
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Chest: 21 3/4
Sleeve: 24 3/4 (+2 1/2)
Shoulder: 18 1/4
Length: 30

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Pocket liner:

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Edited by tweedydon - 10/18/15 at 9:17am
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