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I have several more beautiful Fall jackets to pass on today--including an exceptionally rare Manx Tweed, Harris Tweed, a wonderful bottle-green cord, and some wonderful vintage pieces!

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


Please PM with interest and offers..... and please do check oit and "like" my new Facebook Page, WaterhollowTweed!

1) RARE MANX TWEED by Racquet Club!


This is wonderful--Manx Tweed is now EXTREMELY rare, which is a great pity as it's easily one of the best of Britain's regional tweeds. The Isle of Man is beautiful, and windswept, and home to the now very rare breed of Loaghtan sheep, whose fleece are traditionally used in the making of Manx tweed. When washed in the exceptionally pure water of the Isle, the long, soft fibres of the fleece of these sheep produce a tweed that is extremely soft--noticeably softer than Harris and Donegal, even on first touch--yet exceptionally warm and hardwearing. Unfortunately, not only are the native Loaghtan sheep now an "at risk" Rare Breed (one of the major breeding flocks is now located in Devon, England, rather than on the Isle, although they are still very popular in their original Isle), but there is only one mill left producing Manx tweed, Laxey Woollen Mill, which has been operating for over 100 years. Given the recent vintage of this jacket, the tweed that it was produced from was certainly loomed by Laxey.

Loagthtan rams grow either four and six horns, giving them a rather demonic appearence! Like this...

The Manx tweed that this jacket is made from is beautiful. It has the classic hand and drape of Manx tweed, and is a lovely classic barleycord pattern with a classic subdued Manx colourway--muted greys, browns, and blues with earth striping throughout. This jacket is a classic two button closure with subtle darting; it appears fully canvas and is fully lined. It has a single centre vent, and features classic leather-covered, metal-shanked "football" buttons. It was Union Made in the USA.... for the now-defunct Racquet Club, a company that had a pronounced Anglophilic-Preppy sensibility.

This jacket is in excellent condition, and is a steal at just $45, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.


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

2) Lovely Vintage Shepard's Check Tweed!

This is absolutely lovely! A classic shepard's check--a pattern that is rarely seen nowadays--this jacket has a terrific colourway, being a medley of chestnut brown, russet, and black on a classic cream background. It is a standard contemporary two button front with very subtle darting. It is half-lined, and has a single centre vent. The buttons are classic leather-covered, metal-shanked "football" buttons. Although there is no country of origin listed this was clearly Made in the USA. It's in Very Good condition; it could just use a dry clean to freshen it up!

Asking just $27 > 25, or offer.

Tagged 38R; measurements:

Chest: 19 3/8
Sleeve: 24 (+2 1/2)
Shoulder: 17 1/2
Length: 29

3) Dark Bottle Green Wide Wade Cord Jacket

An academic Ivy classic, cord jackets traditionally come in brown or green--and this is one of the lovelier green ones I've seen! Cut from a lovely soft bottle-green wide wale corduroy, this is fully lined and half-canvassed. It has a standard contemporary two button front, is subtly darted, and has a single centre vent. It has three button cuffs, and was Made in the USA. It's in excellent condition.

Asking just $29 > 27, or offer.

Tagged 44S. Measurements:

Chest: 22 1/4
Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+2)
Shoulder: 20
Length: 30

4) GRAIL ITEM! A GORGEOUS smaller Hacking jacket by Haas Custom Tailors of Baltimore!


This is wonderful; it's hard to know where to start!

First, the tailoring.... This was made by Haas Tailoring; Haas was family-owned until it was sold in 1999 in an attempt to keep the then 172-yr old firm afloat, and was renowned for its focus on the very highest quality bespoke tailoring; even in the 1990s OTR business was only 5% of its production, the rest was MTM and bespoke. Haas was the tailor to George Bush Sr., Bill Clinton, Colin Powell, Norman Schwarzkopf--and many, many media personalities and sports stars. Its tailoring was impeccable; hand sewn buttonholes and handmade pockets, with all jackets and suits featuring handwork throughout. All of its clothing--including this jacket--was made in Baltimore.

This jacket was made for Duke C. Dorney in 1968. I can find little out about Mr. Dorney, although it is clear that he was either Duyke C. Dorney III, or Duke C. Dorney IV (which is more likely), and came from an old-established Baltimore family.

Second, the patterning and colourway. This is a beautiful little guncheck, with autumnal bracken and peat black checking on a beautiful light brown base. This is a beautiful jacket!

Third, the cut and tailoring. This is a lovely rarity--a 3/2 sack cut as a hacking jacket. This has a lovely liquid lapel roll, but it also has hacking pockets, including a functional ticket pocket, and a classic hacking jacket's twin vent. It has single button cuffs. It's fully canvassed, and fully lined. The fabric has a wonderful hand and drape.

The tweed and exterior of this jacket are in excellent condition. The lining, however, while serviceable, has seen better days; it has undergone some repair in the shoulders in the past, as shown, and is starting to fray in the front lower quarters. As such, this jacket is in (conservateively) Good/Very Good condition, and hence is a bargain at

just $29, or offer... for a jacket made by Haas, tailors to two recent Presidents, this is a steal!


Chest: 20 3/4
Sleeve: 25 (+2)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 30 1/4

5) OLD SCHOOL Jos. A. Banks Herringbone Tweed--with THREE PATCH POCKETS!

Please put your prejudice against JAB items to one side, for this jacket dates from the tail end of the "red label" era, when Banks could rival Brooks for decent Tradly items!

This is a classic tweed in dark grey herringbone stripes while alternate with similarly dark grey barleycorn stripes, making this a lovely and interesting tweed that still appears classic and conservative at a distance. This jacket is a contemporary two button model with subtle darts. It also has THREE patch pockets at front--including the ever desirable patch breast pocket! This jacket is fully lined, and half-canvassed. It is unvented, in Flusser-approved style, and was Made in the USA.

It's in excellent condition, and is a steal at just $29 > 27, or offer.

Tagged 46L, this measures:

Chest: 25 1/4
Sleeve: 26 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 20 3/4
Length: 32 3/4

6) CLASSIC HARRIS TWEED in dark grey herringbone with chestnut accents!

This is a lovely, classic Harris! Cut from dark grey herringbone, this is accented throughout with flecks and vertical stripes of rich burnished chestnut brown, forest green, and dark blue--a wonderful example of this famous tweed! The jacket itself is a contemporary two button model, with subtle darts and a single centre vent. It is fully lined, and was Made in the USA. This is a lovely, classic wardrobe staple, and a bargain at just

$35 > 32, or offer.


Chest: 21 1/4
Sleeve: 24 (+2 1/2)
Shoulder: 18 1/4
Length: 31

7) Classic Tweed Hacking Jacket!

This is a lovely example of a durable tweed hacking jacket! Cut from grey and cream basketweave tweed, this lovely jacket has all of the features you'd expect from a hacking jacket; slanted, flapped, hacking pockets, a functional and slanted hacking ticket pocket, twin vents, and suede elbow patches! This also features a half-lining, it is subtly darted, and has a two button front and three button cuffs. All of the buttons are leather-covered, metal-shanked, football buttons.

This jacket was made for Jack Lang, a family-owned department store chain based in Philadelphia that started in 1952 and closed in 1991, two years after its founded, Jack Lang, sold the business.

This jacket is in absolutely excellent condition, and although there's no country of origin listed it was clearly Made in the USA.

Asking just $32 > 30, or offer, for this lovely classic tweed!


Chest: 20 3/4
Sleeve: 25 (+2)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 30 1/4

8) VINTAGE 3/2 sack jacket in classic charcoal herringbone tweed

Dating from February 1963, this is a lovely classic 3/2 sack jacket with a very high lapel roll; this is possibly the highest 3/2 lapel stance I've seen, and it's almost, but not quite a 3 button sack! It has beautifully narrow 1950s-1960s lapels, a lapped centre seam down the back, and a single hook vent. It is half-canvassed and half-lined. It is cut from a lovely classic charcoal herringbone tweed.

This was made for Croyden Men's Store in Trenton, NJ; although not as well known or as prestigious as the Donnelly stores, Croyden was most definitely an upscale retailer, featuring customized Hickey-Freeman suits and jackets... and running an aggressive bilboard-based advertising campaign in the 1940s and 1950s to position itself as the best men's store in Trenton!

This jacket is in Good/Very Good condition; it could do with a dry clean and a re-press on the lapels, and there is some rubbing to the interior pocket at the top--as is to be expected in a jacket of this age!

It's a bargain at just $22, or offer.


Chest: 22 1/4
Sleeve: 25 1/4 (+2)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 31



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