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The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. OlSarge

    OlSarge Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone know if somewhere out there in the fabric world there is a weaver who makes a dark green on blue herringbone? I would kill for a coat like that . . .
     
  2. RogerC

    RogerC Well-Known Member

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    Breanish tweed will do custom short lengths for you. Not sure about the price, though.

    As for the SpooCoat, I think it the fabric may come from the Bateman Ogden Glenhunt book. There used to be an eBay seller called AKSTextiles who had it on sale.
     
  3. narcissism

    narcissism Well-Known Member

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    I saw one this weekend at a vintage store that I would have purchased if it was not a huge size. I think your best bet would be to try to thrift or buy a 1960's one at a vintage store, unless you want to pay top dollar for a special tweed design.
     
  4. OlSarge

    OlSarge Well-Known Member

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    Given the minimal number of tweed wearers here in SoCal, I'm afraid my choice is more likely between custom weaving and ebay. Thrift stores around here carry lots of interesting stuff but tweed is relatively rare. It seems to be a bit on the uptake at present but that does little for the thrift shopper. Thanx, everyone.
     
  5. AndyMG

    AndyMG Well-Known Member

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    Don't know if anyone's seen this:



    A great little documentary about tweed. For those of you on the other side of the pond, Vic Reeves is best known as one half of surrealist comedy duo Reeves and Mortimer.
     
  6. Sonny58

    Sonny58 Well-Known Member

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    That is great! Now I want to design and weave my own tweed. It's like bespoke squared.
     
  7. RogerC

    RogerC Well-Known Member

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    Breanish tweed will be very happy to oblige...
     
  8. Butler

    Butler Well-Known Member

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    From the archive:

    Steven Hitchcock Tweed with suede details
    T&A bespoke gingham shirt
    Rubinacci blue knitted tie with brown spots
    RTW yellow cords from Cordings of Piccadilly
    Burgundy tassel loafers John Lobb St. James's
    New & Lingwood PS


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  9. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    ^Gorgeous coat. Are those hacking pockets or just the angle of the photo?
     
  10. RTenenbaum

    RTenenbaum Active Member

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    Does a medium gray tweed jacket work alright with khaki pants?
     
  11. Butler

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    Suede trimmed hacking
     
  12. unbelragazzo

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    Probably not as well as it would work with many other things, although would need to see the exact fabrics to be sure.
     
  13. Tweedy

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    Some superb tweed and facial hair, thanks for sharing... hadn't seen this for a while :)
     
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  14. Tweedy

    Tweedy Well-Known Member

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    A few more images of Harris Tweed ...


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  15. AndyMG

    AndyMG Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, you know you've made it when you can design your own tweed and have a bespoke suit made from it!
     
  16. academe

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    New commission from my Singapore tailor, just in time for winter. :slayer: This was made-up in Porter & Harding Glenroyal 44513, 430g/14oz.

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  17. culverwood

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  19. apropos

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    ^ I admire his balls for expecting people to line up to shell out £70 a metre for single-width tweed (meaning a jacket will need ~£300-350 worth of fabric) with NO swatch.
     
  20. JonathanCWalker

    JonathanCWalker Well-Known Member

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    we only need 4 meters for a suit so no idea why he says you need 7.5 per suit
     

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