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Is this tweed???

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by unrooted, Sep 4, 2012.

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  1. unrooted

    unrooted Well-Known Member

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    I want a jacket that looks casual and "dressy". I live in a VERY casual place, in California. Most of my coworkers wear shorts and skateboard shoes to work, but I want to dress well without the banker look. I currently have a pair of [​IMG] as my "dress" shoe, and mostly wear different shades of 'khakis.' I would like a jacket that will match the looks of these Items and I think this jacket does so, but I wanted your opinion. Any suggestions on other things to look for?

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  2. Quadcammer

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    looks like a donegal tweed yeah
     
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    It's definitely tweed, but may I recommend you shy away from that particular jacket because those pockets look mighty bulky. Even on the model. It will just weigh you down and make you look slouchier than you may wish.
     
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    double post
     
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    LL Bean Signature Tweed Blazer

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    Do you like these pockets?

    I like the patch pocket look, at least on outerwear, I certainly don't want to look 'slouchy' especially since I'm tall and lanky, but I want to look classy and sporty-at the same time.

    I recently bought this:
    what sportcoat would look good over it (considering my desired look)?

    Navy Blue Brooks Brothers Merino Cardigan
     
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    I like the Bean coat but for gawd's sake don't wear it like that! Over the navy cardigan, I'd wear a grey herringbone jacket for the look you favor.
     
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    I agree the bean blazer looks good. I particularly like the front pockets
     
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    What part of CA are you from Rick? I'm near Bishop CA, we have zero tailors here, any suggestions? I'm closest to Reno and Vegas, but I don't think my style would mesh with either of those locales.

    I'm thinking about buying the LLbean blazer, but I have been measured at 43L, and the reviews say it has long sleeves attached to a regular body. Should I look elsewhere?

    Should I just save up for a first suit instead? Is $500 too little for a first suit?
     
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    I kind of think it is. Of course, if there's a Brooks Brothers in Reno or Vegas you could scope out the Friends & Family sale that starts Sept 21st at midnight. Everything will be 25% off and then your $500 just might get you something worthwhile. For a little more Horwood and Shaw will make you a fine tweed suit that will do yeoman duty in Bishop from October to April. Or you could get fitted by MyTailor. Since you say you've already been measured, you can just email them the measurements and they will make you a suit starting at $699 depending on the fabric. Yes, there are suits available for $500 and a lot less than that but if you're fussy enough to frequent SF, you'll be happier with what you get for more money.
     
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    And the problem with that is . . . ?
     
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    prepping for climate change? :puzzled:
     
  13. VinnyMac

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    It looks like tweed, but it's one of the most ugly things that I've ever seen on this site.
     
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    I am not sure the jacket is Donegal tweed. There is a type of fabric known as "flecked" (or something like that), and I think that is what it is. I agree, I don't like that jacket. It is altogether too short. The lapels are too small, and the button stance is too high.
     
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    Why is the button stance too high? Please explain.
     
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    Because the fulcrum button (I think that's the proper term) should be in the vicinity of the natural waist, a couple of inches above the navel. On that jacket it's up at the solar plexus.
     
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    Get the next size up. Tweed shouldn't fit that close to the body.
    Otherwise an interesting "retro" ( British 1920s-30s) style.
     
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    Wear something classic like a herringbone tweed.
     
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    Donegal tweed is equally 'classic', it's just that this is not a particularly good example. As almost everyone else as noted here, it's the (lack of) style of the jacket that is the main problem, not the fabric type.
     
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    I'm not a fan of that fabric type.
    It looks like a tacky glittering prom dress or something.
     
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