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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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    2nded. *sort of* similar to the stirling tweed bookster have (and a suit they are making me, wish it would hurry up)

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  2. LeviMay

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    Thanks, gents.

    The fabric is a 90-10 Wool-Cashmere blend.
     
  3. Lovelace

    Lovelace Well-Known Member

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    This is a bold look, with a strong shoulder and nice shape too.

    I like the lining also.

    If only we saw more of this I'd be tempted to post more often.
     
  4. Cantabrigian

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    Even the most ardent roping fan should be able to appreciate the importance of proportion. After a certain height, it's just not very tasteful.
     
  5. apropos

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    Canta there are nice roped shoulders and there are silly sciamat roped shoulder which deserve derision.

    This is one of the former. I'm starting to think you might actually not know what a roped shoulder is, or looks like.
     
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    \I kid, of course. That's what a drug trip shoulder looks like.
     
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  7. Cantabrigian

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    Quite familiar with the concept which is how I can correctly identify the Modern English Tailor (TM)'s version as an example of what is wrong with much of custom clothing nowadays.

    If you're doing something in order to make it more 'bespoke,' 'unique' or 'individual' you are on the wrong path.

    I don't wear a roped shoulder but I appreciate its use and pedigree. This is taking the piss.
     
  8. emptym

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    Late reply, but I'd go with the olive. I have similar jackets in olive, charcoal and tan and the olive one is my favorite. As you say, one of its advantage is that it goes equally well w/ tan or gray pants. Edit: here's a pic of it I've posted elsewhere: [​IMG]
     
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  9. Hampton

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  11. OlSarge

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  12. MrSmith

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    Having a New Years clean out... harris tweed no> 471515

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    2nd is a UK40R, double vent, 3 button barley corn SC, harris, no> 137769

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  13. FaceOfBoh

    FaceOfBoh Well-Known Member

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    I hang out over in the thrifting forum. I'm a huge fan of tweed so I pop in here occasionally to see what's up. I thought I'd post a recent thrift store find. It's in my size so I'm keeping.

    My internet research indicates that the dark blue label may date from the 1950s. It's a lovely 3-roll-2 piece in what I believe could be called barleycorn and I'm looking forward to wearing it. I just need to lengthen the sleeves a bit.

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  14. OlSarge

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    Well thrifted, that man!
     
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  15. Fueco

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    I'm hoping for a little help dating these pieces (two different pattern of tweed, same HT label and tailor label).

    My research suggests pre-World War II. Can anyone help with verifying (or disproving) that?

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  16. apropos

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    If that is a synthetic lining, no way is it pre-ww2.
     
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  17. Fueco

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    Thanks for that... Duh! I forgot about the whole synthetics being invented during WWII thing... I dug a little deeper: I hadn't noticed the "union made" label inside one of the pockets. It appears to have a date of 1949 (both do). Still a cool thrift store find!

    The Harris Tweed label must not have changed much from the 30s into the late 40s, as it appears the same as the 30s label on the Vintage Fashion Guild label guide.

    Next up, I'm going to research the local tailor's label that is on the coats.
     
  18. Albert Hal

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    Headphonhes in Harris Tweed from UrbanEars. Gatsby cap from Bates, and a vintage jacket from Schlasbergs before 1978,

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  19. Albert Hal

    Albert Hal Well-Known Member

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    An old (1940´s?) English tweed coat found at Old Spitalfields Market in London in November 2012.

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    One button was missing, but I found a new/old at The Button Queen in central London
     
  20. OlSarge

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    Magnificent! And the muffler (scarf) just tops off the whole thing.
     

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