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DROPS! 16 CLASSIC IVY/TRAD TWEEDS-My first of this season! Harris Tweed, Donegal Tweed, Camelhair, V

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AT LAST--my first tweed post of this season! I have a slew of beautiful tweeds to pass along, including Donegal Tweed, Harris Tweed, Derby tweed, Breanish, Welsh, and more.... This is just the first of many! And, of course, I'll have the fulll complement of classic lodens, shooting jackets, classic leather jackets, Burberry trench coats, ties, shoes, belts, and more, with a smattering of serious grails!

For today, I have a set of lovely, classic tweeds from Harris and Donegal, with some lambswool and camelhair thrown in. I even have a wonderful 1960s tweed with its original hanger and a rare tweed stroller!

As always, I OFFER FREE SHIPPING ON EVERYTHING IN THE USA; International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at cost.


Please PM with interest and offers!

1) GORGEOUS Classic Donegal tweed from Magee. Made in Ireland from tweed woven by named weaver.


Unlike the makers of Harris Tweed the weavers of Donegal Tweed didn't have the foresight to trademark their cloth, so there's a lot of "Donegal tweed" out there that's not actually Donegal tweed, but just looks like it. This jacket, however, is not only the real deal--but is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL example of this wonderful cloth. Handwoven in Ireland by weavers proud enough of their craft that the jackets made from their cloth carry their signature and name, this tweed is woven from pure Irish wool which is then washed in the peaty waters of the River Eske to provide it is distinctively soft hand. While this might sounds like romantic fiction dreamed up by a marketing person, this is actually how Donegal--the REAL Donegal--is made.

The patterning of this tweed is classic Donegal, with a close patterned dark moss green base flecked throughout with the colours of the Irish landscape, berry red, gorse yellow, slate grey, and sky blue. This is easily one of the most beautiful Donegals I've seen, and if this jacket came anywhere close to fitting me it wouldn't be here. My pictures really don't do it justice. This cloth was handwoven by P. Macguire.

The jacket's cut and quality do full justice to the cloth. Made by Magee--THE makers of Donegal items--this is a classic Irish country cut. Fully canvassed, it is subtly darted with twin vents and a two button closure. It has three button cuffs with faux buttonholes. It is fully lined, and carries Magee's signature lining. This is their "Aspen" model.

This jacket is New, Old Stock; it is unworn, with the pockets still basted shut. As such, it is in absolutely excellent condition.

Asking just $65, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.


Tagged 42, this measures:

Chest: 22 1/2
Sleeve:25 1/4 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 20
Length: 30 1/4

2) BEAUTIFUL Contemporary 3/2 lambswool tweed sack from Brooks Brothers

This is a beautiful jacket! Cut from pure lambswool, this has a wonderfully soft hand and drape. The patterning and subtle and complex. The base is a chevron tweed in forest green, tan, and cream, overlaid with overchecking in forest green, slate blue, and russet bracken. This is cut as a 3/2 sack with a lovely fluid lapel and the traditional two button cuff. It is half-canvassed, and fully lined; the lining is a lovely shade of sepia rose. It has a single centre vent. This is a truly beautiful and distinctive jacket. It was, of course, Made in the USA.

This carries the old-school Brooks Brothers "block capitals on navy" label.

It is in excellent condition except for a single thread weave flaw on the left hand chest, and a similar weave flaw on the left cuff, as shown.

Asking just $45 > 40 > 35, or offer.

Tagged 44, this measures smaller:

Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 25 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 19
Length: 30 1/8

3) Brooks Brothers Camelhair in muted earthtone glen plaid

This is a wonderfully subdued jacket! Cut from extremely lovely camelhair, this has a wonderful hand and drape. The glen plaid patterning is a subtle medley or loden green, autumn bracken, and earth browns; this is a perfect jacket for a New England Fall just as the leaves are turning. It is subtly darted, and has a two button closure, four button cuffs, and a center vent. It is fully canvassed and fully lined. It is in absolutely excellent condition.

Asking just $45 > 40 > 35, or offer.

Tagged 42XL, this measures:

Chest: 22
Sleeve: 27 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 19 1/4
Length: 34

4) CLASSIC Harris Tweed jacket!


A wonderful Fall classic, this is a beautiful Harris Tweed in a brown and cream basketweave, flecked throughout with berry red and pumpkin orange. This has a contemporary two button front, and is subtly darted. It features the classic "football" buttons of woven leather with metal shanks that go perfectly with Harris tweed. This is half-canvassed and half-lined. It has a single centre vent. It was Made in the USA.

This jacket was originally built for Jack Lang, the Philadelphia menswear chain that closed in 1991.... It's a testament to the quality of Harris Tweed that this jacket could have been purchased yesterday! It's in absolutely excellent condition; the breast pocket is still basted shut.

Asking just $39, or offer.


Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 26 (+2)
Shoulder: 18 1/8
Length: 31 1/2


5) MADE IN ENGLAND Classic Guncheck


This is lovely! Made in England, this classic guncheck has a black and cream check base with a windowpane overcheck in bracket and sky blue. True to its English heritage it features a twin vent and a functional ticket pocket, as well as military shoulders. It also has four button cuffs with faux buttonholes. This jacket is half-canvassed and fully lined. It is cut from lighter-weight wool woven in Huddersfield, Yorkshire--the very heart of the English wool trade. This jacket would be perfect for Fall, Spring, and the cooler summer evenings. It is in absolutely excellent condition--all of the pockets are still basted shut!

Asking just $45, or offer.

Tagged 42R. Measurements

Chest: 22 3/4
Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+1)
Shoulder: 19 3/4
Length: 30 1/2

6) VINTAGE! UTTERLY 1960s dark burgundy herringbone 2-button sack tweed--with original hanger!

This is both seriously rare, and seriously beautiful! It's hard to know where to start with this, so let's begin with the colourway. This is a very, very dark burgundy tweed in miniature herringbone heavily flecked throughout with dark black peat. This is an utterly 1960s aesthetic; it's a classic herringbone, and the colouring is dark, but it's still a burgundy tweed--shocking for the squares with their black and cream herringbones, or occasional daring glen plaid! This is also very 1960s Ivy; defiant, yet conventional, rebelling within the lines of probity.

As well as its colourway this is a very 1960s Ivy cut, with very narrow notch lapels, a lovely fluid lapel roll--AND it's a two-button sack! It features the classic two button cuffs, a single centre vent, and is half-lined. It is also fully canvassed. As you'd expect this carries a 1960s Union tag; where else would you build clothes like this, except in the USA--or possibly the swinging UK?

It's in absolutely excellent condition. It even comes complete with its original hanger!

Asking just $50 > 45 > 39, or offer.


Chest: 21 1/4
Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 18 1/4
Length: 30 5/8

7) CLASSIC Old-School Jos. A. Banks 3/2 sack herringbone tweed

Please don't confuse this with the current offerings from Jos. A Banks; this dates from its "Red Label" era, when it was a worthy rival to Brooks--and when Brooks was generally much better than it now is, too!

This is a classic 3/2 sack in brown and tan herringbone--if you don't have one of these in your wardrobe, you should! This has a very high lapel roll--almost a 2.5/3--with a lovely liquid roll. This features the classic two-button cuffs and a single center vent. It is half canvassed, Made in the USA, and has its original hang-tag intact. This is in absolutely excellent condition, and is a steal at

just $40 > 35 > 30, or offer.


Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 23 (+2)
SHoulder: 19 1/2
Length: 30 1/2

8) CLASSIC herringbone Harris Tweed

If you don't have a black and cream or slate blue herringbone Harris tweed in your wardrobe--why not? This is an absolute staple, and, together with a good navy blazer, should be part of the backbone of any classic wardrobe. So, if you don't have one--now's your chance!

This example is lovely! A wonderful greyish slate-blue herringbone, this has classic metal-shanked football buttons, a two button closure, and is subtly darted. It is half-canvassed, half-lined, and has a single centre vent. It was, of course, Made in the USA. It's in excellent condition, although the buttons have a slight amount of patina, as shown.

Asking just $39 > 35 > 30, or offer.


Chest: 20
Sleeve: 24 (+ 1)
Shoulder: 18 1/4
Length: 29 1/2

9) LOVELY VINTAGE Princeton University Store 3/2 sack in dark red hopsack.


This is wonderful! Cut from a lovely breathable hopsack, this lovely jacket is a classic 3/2 sack with a beautifully fluid lapel roll. This was originally sold by Princeton University Store, and so has impeccable Ivy credentials; true to form, it has a single hook vent, patch pockets, very natural shoulders and classic two button cuffs. All of its original buttons are intact. It is half-canvassed and half-lined. It is in Very Good/Excellent condition--the sole reason it's not in Excellent condition is that I'm very conservative with vintage items!

It was, of course, Union Made in the USA.

Asking just $39, or offer.


Chest: 21 1/4
Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+1 1/2)
SHoulder: 18 1/8
Length: 31 1/2

10) NOS MADE IN ITALY Brooks Brothers guncheck.

This is a New Old Stock jacket, and, as such, is in excellent condition; with the exception of the right-hand exterior pocket all of the exterior pockets are basted shut, and it comes complete with its original set of spare buttons in their original pouch.

This is a wonderful jacket! Cut from mid-weight wool this has a wonderful hand and drape. The patterning and colourway are also wonderful; a traditional English guncheck pattern, with overchecking in autumnal bracken, sky blue, peat black, and forest green on a golden brown background. This is a contemporary two button model with subtle darting. It is fully canvassed and fully lined, with a single centre vent. It has four button cuffs, and was Made in Italy.

Since it is NOS it is, of course, in excellent condition.

This is a steal at just $50 > 45, or offer.

Tagged 40R, this measures:

Chest: 21
Sleeve: 24 3/4 (+2)
Shoulder: 19
Length: 30 1/2

11) CLASSIC herringbone Harris Tweed

The grey and cream herringbone Harris Tweed jacket is an absolute classic and a staple of any traditional wardrobe--and this is a lovely example for a larger chap!

Cut from classic grey and cream herringbone, this is a contemporary two button jacket with subtle darting. It features metal-shanked football buttons in black; three to each sleeve. It appears half-canvassed, and is half-lined with a single center vent. It was Made in the USA, and is in excellent condition.

Asking just $40 > 35 > 30, or offer.

Tagged 50R, but measures smaller:

Chest: 23 1/2
Sleeve: 26 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 19 3/4
Length: 30 1/2

12) RARE IVY/TRAD CLASSIC--a tweed stroller!

The "stroller"--a combination of jacket and waistcoat--is an increasingly rare Ivy classic, and this is a lovely example. (I'll also be posting a wonderful example from J. Press shortly.) Made for Neiman Marcus, the tweed has a soft moss green base with a bracken and sky-blue windowpane overcheck; perfect for Fall, Winter, and Spring!

The jacket is half-canvassed and half-lined, with a single center vent. It has a standard two-button closure, and three button cuffs. The waistcoat has four fully functional pockets.

This was Union Made in the USA.

This is in excellent condition, except that one of the cuff buttons on the jacket has broken. Since this has no faux buttonholes this is an easy fix; just remove it and its companion on the other sleeve, and convert this to a two-button cuff jacket!

Asking just $49 > 42 > 35, or offer.


Chest: 19 1/4
Sleeve: 25 (+2)
SHoulder: 17
Length: 29 1/2

Vest width: 17
Vest length: 25 3/4

13) Made in the UK BEAUTIFUL & CLASSIC Basketweave Harris Tweed.

This is wonderful, and I wish that it fit me! This is a beautiful Harris Tweed in the increasing rare and yet very versatile basketweave weave in the absolutely classic black, grey, and cream colourway. This jacket is subtly darted, and has a contemporary two-button closure. It appears to be half-canvassed, and is fully lined. It features twin vents, as befits its English heritage, and was Made in the UK. The buttons are all metal-shanked. This jacket is in absolutely excellent condition!

Asking just $45 > 40 > 35, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.

Tagged 42L, but this measures more like a 38 or 40L. Measurements:

Chest: 20 1/4
Sleeve: 27 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 32

14) CLASSIC Black and White Herringbone Tweed by Corbin


This is also wonderful! This is a classic black and white herringbone tweed. Made by Corbin, this is cut as a two button sack jacket; it is half-canvassed and half-lined, and had four-button cuffs. All of the buttons appear to be horn. Corbin, in my view, is one of the great underestimated American clothiers, and this is a lovely jacket! It was, of course, Union Made in the USA. It does have a small flaw: There is some discoloration to the tweed by the top buttonhole, as shown; this is very minor and can only really be found on close inspection, but because of this this jacket is in Good/Very Good condition, and so is a steal at just

$25, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.


Chest: 20 3/4
Sleeve: 24 7/8 (+ 1 3/4)
Shoulder: 18 1/8
Length: 30 1/2


This is absolutely gorgeous--Harris Tweed as it should be! Cut from a Harris Tweed that has the heft that you'd expect from this famous fabric, the colourway and patterning do full justice to the weight and quality of the cloth. The base is a wonderful and complex and increasingly rare barleycorn pattern in beige and autumn brown; this is beautifully complemented by classic vertical Harris striping in Royal Blue and Bracken Russet. This jacket is cut as a contemporary two-button model, with subtle darting. It is half-lined, and features a single center vent. The buttons are all metal-shanked.

Moreover--all of the front pockets are still basted shut, so this is likely unworn--or worn very, very sparingly!

It was Made in the USA.

And there's more, for this jacket was sold at Pomeroy's Department store in Reading, PA. Pomeroy's was a landmark in central PA for decades; it opened under another name in 1876, and became Pomeroy's when George Pomeroy bought out his partners in 1923. From then on, it became famous for its Tea Room, for the 6th floor Toy Department with visits by Santa at Christmas--and, of course, its classic clothing. Pomeroy's closed in 1990, making this jacket at least 25 years old. However, you couldn't tell that just by looking at it, since it's in absolutely excellent condition.

Given the provenance, quality, and sheer beauty of this jacket, it's a steal at just $49 > 45 > 40, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.


Chest: 20 1/2
Sleeve: 25 3/4 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 17 3/4
Length: 31

16) VINTAGE 3/2 sack in light loden twill

This is a SPLENDID jacket! Cut from a lovely thick twill in a light loden green, this beauty is a true 3/2 sack with a lovely lapel roll. It dates from between 1962 and 1972, judging by the Union Label, and was sold by Roots, one of the major purveyors of tradly items in New Jersey and Eastern PA. (And this has a wonderful vintage label from there!) It has a lovely lapel roll, and the twill is wonderfully durable and attractive--almost like keeper's tweed, except all-wool and with no cotton content. It has classic two button cuffs, and is half-canvassed and half-lined. It has a single centre vent. And, of course it was Made in the USA.

This is in excellent condition, except for one minor flaw.... Sometime around 1978 the original owner left two things in the lower left pocket: a list of instructions from one of his clients (he was a lawyer), which were typed out on a manual typewriter.... and some candy! Unfortunately, the candy "leaked" into the lining of the pocket, which is now stiff and candified. (And possibly edible.) This has no effect on the jacket, but my advice would be to have the pocket liner replaced--a simple and easy job for any competent dry-cleaner tailor.

Given this, this jacket is in Very Good condition overall, and hence is very well priced at just

$25, or offer.


Chest: 21 3/4
Sleeve: 24 3/4 (+2 1/2)
Shoulder: 18 1/4
Length: 30

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Six months ago I'd have been on that Magee in a nano second. But now it's too big. :fu:
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