If you could only have ONE brown tweed'ish sport coat...

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  1. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    ... what would it look like?

    For some time I've had a brown herringbone SC on my mental list and I'm wondering what cloth and details you guys would suggest.

    The following pic is pretty close to what I have in mind, with regards to colour and pattern

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    Blatantly stolen from Parker

    The cloth doesn't have to be a true tweed; I'm not opposed to something lighter and softer - maybe with some cashmere in it?

    As for the details, I already have an idea about most of them but will hold off from posting them to see what pops up first.

    TIA :)
     
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    Kaplan Senior member

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    I'm only really looking for near solid herringbone fabrics for this project, but thanks for the suggestion anyway :)
     
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    SeaJen Senior member

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    Don't know your size, but this looks like a candidate (not mine, just something I've been watching)
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/150906034128?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
     
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    i prefer the herringbone to a solid or donegal tweed.
     
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    Kaplan Senior member

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    Thanks for the suggestion Comrade.

    That's the conclusion I've reached as well. Though for my needs it doesn't have to be very warm or particularly hardwearing, so I'm basically wondering how light and soft you can go while still keeping a tweed'ish resemblance. Hopefully the guys from the cloth thread swing by with some suggestions...
     
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    Hey R - I like this one that pocketsquareguy got made up from NSM:

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    Kaplan Senior member

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    Thanks N. I remember seeing pics of that in the NSM thread. Would love to see the final result, but I don't think that's been posted anywhere? Anyway, I suspect that it's slightly too sandy in colour compared to what I'm envisioning. Still looks great though.

    I also like this one from Manton:

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    but it might be too dark IRL, especially without the flash...
     
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    If you want the tweed look but in a lighter cloth look at a worsted. Porter and Hardings Glorious Twelfth (owned by Harrisons of Edinburgh) is merino wool at around 330g or about 12 ounces whereas tweeds are 500g or 16 oz. and up. Check out 25331 or 25328 online:

    http://www.harrisonsofedinburgh.com/collections.html?cs=h

    John G. Hardy worsted Alsport (Huddlersfield Fine Worsteds) is nice too. It is in the 13 to 13 1/2 oz. range (360 or 370 g) Check out 7647 or 7610 online:

    http://www.hfwltd.com/bobb.php?b=jgh&c=6&p=1#thumb

    Harris Tweed is lambswool and a bit heavier than the two above but lighter than true tweed.

    That's all I know.
     
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    Have you considered Minnis lambswool? A bit softer, but with guts.
     
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    I second that. If you can't/don't want to go for tweed then it should be something above a worsted. Lambswool is good and so is the P&H Glenroyal; a lighter Cheviot tweed.
     
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    I would get a brown herringbone Shetland, I think Mantons coat above is Shetland.
     
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    I have a soft spot for plain Donegals... but herringbones are very nice too.
     
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    That beautiful London Lounge tweed with the simple blue overcheck is what I'd chose...
     

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