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The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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

  1. MrSmith

    MrSmith Well-Known Member

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    Now that is a nice jacket - good cut, interesting fabric. any chance of a close up of the fabric?
     
  2. Moves

    Moves Member

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    Hello tweed-wearing gents!

    I've been collecting what I call English shooting clothing (mostly tattersal, houndstooth, and herringbone) all summer at thrift stores and it finally got cool enough today in Anaheim, CA to wear my houndstooth jacket for the first time! I wore a tattersal check shirt under it.

    My wife said I look too busy but I'm so tired of wearing solids or just single patterns. I'm sure you guys agree. [​IMG]

    I've been researching the fashion rules on this stuff and would love to post a pic of me but I don't have a camera with me. I just spent the last 3 hours going through all 66 pages of this thread! Amazing stuff!

    Mind if I join your club?

    Joel
     
  3. OlSarge

    OlSarge Well-Known Member

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    Welcome, Moves!

    And you are correct, today was the first day of tweed season in SoCal. I wore my 'previously owned' shooting jacket to the eye doctor today in the early morning and felt quite cozy as well as well turned out. If you haven't yet gotten hold of Alan Flusser's Dressing the Man, do so. It shows many splendid examples of how to mix patterns with aplomb. Your wife will be impressed.
     
  4. I Like Turtles

    I Like Turtles Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know of some good places in Manhattan or surrounding area for a good tweed sportscoat?
     
  5. Geezer

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    The obvious first stops are J Press, Paul Stuart and BB, arguably in that order.
     
  6. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Well-Known Member

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    eBay.
     
  7. OlSarge

    OlSarge Well-Known Member

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    Mail order from the UK. http://www.tweedmansvintage.co.uk/
     
  8. aravenel

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    Or Bookster, but beware that A) it will take a couple of months, and B) it's a classic, structured hacking jacket, different than the current SF-approved style. But, it's totally classic, and they have a huge selection of tweeds.
     
  9. Kai

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    Here you go: (not the best, but you can at least see the weave a bit better.)

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  10. OlSarge

    OlSarge Well-Known Member

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    Of course, for the truly stylish gentleman, the current SF-approved fashion looks like your mother is trying to get another year's wear out of a suit you've obviously outgrown so this is really an advantage. [​IMG]
     
  11. Moves

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    Ok, I took a picture of tonight's outfit. Same houndstooth sportscoat but this time instead of white with green and tan tattersal, I put on a yellow with blue graph check shirt.

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    So, too similar sized patterns? Not doing two checks together? Faux paux city or cool?

    Thanks for the input guys, I new to mixed patterns.

    Moves
     
  12. WhyAlwaysMe

    WhyAlwaysMe Well-Known Member

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    ^ Start with wearing v-neck undershirts and tuck your shirt in...
     
  13. Cuttingboard

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    No offense but I agree!
     
  14. aravenel

    aravenel Well-Known Member

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    +1. Nice looking coat though!
     
  15. Kai

    Kai Well-Known Member

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    Cross post from the WAYWRN thread

    Harris tweed overcoat I've had since college. It's served me well on 3 continents for almost 30 years.

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  16. I Like Turtles

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    Thanks, but I'd rather go to an actual store to try it on. I'll give J Press a shot.
     
  17. Bartleby Trout

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    Yes, for my taste the patterns are a little too similar in type and scale, although tattersalls are classic with a tweed. The effect is made a bit worse by the similarity in colouring and the fact that you have no patterns anywhere else. I think that with any brownish tweed it's difficult to go wrong with a solid light blue shirt.

    I think tweed jackets go well with denim generally (much as I would love to advise you to bust out the full rig with moleskins/cords, sweater vest, tie with little pheasants on etc.) - but perhaps here the jacket is a bit too fitted against the bagginess of the jeans.


    Kai, I really like that herringbone and you look very warm indeed.
     
  19. Slewfoot

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    Kai - Good stuff and love the fact that it's 30 years old and still holding up well.
     
  20. Moves

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    Thanks for your comments cold war painter. Certainly a single pattern looks good. I'm trying to pull-off patterned shirt with patterned jacket combos. I have a light-blue shirt with darker-blue + white 1/2 inch checks. I'll have to try that one. The first outfit I wore was a tan houndstooth shirt with a solid brown sweater vest.

    Checks and tweed patterns are my thing right now. I have a distaste for stripes as all I see is "overweight guy trying to cover something up" (even though I could use the slimming). Although, I think big barred "college colors-type" striped ties are cool. But, I'm not ready for ties yet. My work environment is pretty casual and even wearing a sport coat is way over the top.

    Will my standard brown herringbone go with any size check shirt because they are different patterns completely?

    Moves
     

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