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The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Slewfoot: Pretty set with only five? Those lovely jackets need more friends! Seriously, though, a gun club and houndstooth would be great additions.
     
  2. E TF

    E TF Well-Known Member

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    I visited a mill in Wales while on holiday there this summer - they're still producing tweeds like this if you fancy giving it a go...

    http://www.t-w-m.co.uk/

    (I was tempted by a hat, ended up with just a bedspread).
     
  3. w. rabbit

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    They have a floating canvas hair panel but I'm pretty sure they also use some fusing. I own a number of suits from them and am very happy with them, yet their house style is evidently quite different from the "typical SF style" (if that exists). And yes, they are very nice people.


    Welsh tapestry tweed is (or was) not unusual in women's clothing (though the above picture is the only piece of menswear made of it that I've ever seen).

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  4. Slewfoot

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    Ha! Thanks and you're probably right. Who am I kidding? :^) More comes down to the fact that I literally am running out of closet space. Going to need to get creative with storage. I do have 3 London Lounge tweed cloths in the waiting so we'll see what happens with those. They are below. In terms of a Gun Club style jacket, I'm thinking I may do a Gun Club, but in a Houndstooth pattern as opposed to the standard check. Not sure yet and am waiting on a few swatches.

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    Tweedy Well-Known Member

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    Although I would not strictly call these tweed, they are similar to the fancy woven welsh tweeds.
    Most of these however are french vintage suits, they did some amazing fancy wool weaves : )
     
  6. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    I WANT THIS!!!
     
  7. Digmenow

    Digmenow Well-Known Member

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    I'm obviously no Mr. Sam.... [​IMG] ...but I play one on the interwebz!
     
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    just help me take the plastic cover off my nana's sofa, and it's yours.


    one tweed made up, the other to be made:

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  9. SpooPoker

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    I want yours even more. The top one. RIDICULOUS.
     
  10. comrade

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    It looks like 70s patterned double-knit.
    However, I can't imagine that someone who wore
    double-knit, etc. also wore tweed.
     
  11. sugarbutch

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    :inlove:


    No, Spoo. No.
     
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  12. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Come on, man. Let a brother tweed out a bit.
     
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  13. thesecondprize

    thesecondprize Well-Known Member

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    Epic thread. (I need this thread to show up on my "Participated Threads" page.) :)
     
  14. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Well-Known Member

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    Hey, man, there's tweed, and then there's that stuff. It's not f*** you, it's f*** me!
     
  15. Pliny

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    like these plains D
     
  16. SpooPoker

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    Could have been the vibe I was after... :)


    Really great selection, D. I think if I were to plot out 5 tweeds to keep as a permarotation, these would be them. Very, very nice.
     
  17. MikeDT

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    It looks like fabric from a 1970s sofa catalogue.
     
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    Glad you approve! As you can see, I'm a bit on the conservative/versatile side when it comes to sportcoats.
     
  19. lonestarteacher

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    I've always been a fan of these Welsh as I would call them "sheep-herder's sundaywares". I just don't think that one of these in their current emphasis on browns would add a great deal to my wardrobe.
     
  20. mack11211

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    This olive-on-green windowpane tweed suit from Polo is at auction ending this evening:

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    It's a 38R.

    I am the seller.

    I have a fresh consignment of smashing Polo MTM tweeds in a 44 just in but not yet listed...contact me for details.
     
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