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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Kaplan, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Clark

    Clark Senior member

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    Booksters have tweeds from both P&H's Glorious Twelth and Hardy's Alsport:

    http://www.tweed-jacket.com/CLOTH PAGE/CLOTH GALLERY/index.htm

    And they provide samples.

    /C
     
  2. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    Thanks for the link Clark.

    Pretty sure I agree that Glorious 12th won't be substantial enough for this.


    Hej H - nej ikke til denne specifikke jakke. MÃ¥ske senere ;)


    Trying to cover the basics first, so no overcheck this time around. Ed's coat does look great though.

    So far Porter & Harding Glenroyal 44512 seems the best bet, judging on pattern, guts and the way the colour comes across in the photo above. Might've been interesting with a larger scale to the herringbone, but I'm not sure.

    It could be particularly interesting if those who have had something made up in this and similar materials could comment on their satisfaction with it. Would you do it again or choose something else given the chance? Parker? Manton?

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    On to details. I have them pretty much mapped out, but how would you make a SB SC in this kind of material up?
     
  3. TRINI

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    3-r-2, double-vented, triple-patch, 4 buttons on the cuff.
     
  4. tchoy

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  5. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    ^ No can see without signing up.

    Two out of four ain't bad ;)
     
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    3-r-2, double-vented, only hip patch pockets, 3 buttons on the cuff.
     
  7. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    Three out of four here :)

    Are you happy with the cloth you got for your tweed suit? Maybe share a pic here if you don't mind?
     
  8. NOBD

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    Triple-patch?



    The blue Donegal tweed? Or the brown herringbone faux-tweed?
     
  9. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    No, I'm not planning on tripple patch, but I'm considering two cuff buttons...

    The brown one :)
     
  10. NOBD

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    :) Ah... I like that, though I sometimes think one or three would have been better (on my two-cuff-buttons-jacket).
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  11. comrade

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    beautiful, but could use a subtle overplaid.
     
  12. jrd617

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    Adding to the pictorial catalog of brown "tweed" sportcoats. (This one is technically wool-cotton)

    Love these new style soft shoulder jackets Corneliani is doing

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    A modern Ivy /Neapolitan jacket?
    I prefer it.

    It is the antithesis of the very British structured Huntsman style below;


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    Cantabrigian

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    A few guys have the Minnis 7704. Not a solid but in most light, the black overcheck is very understated.
     
  14. Cantabrigian

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    Awesome suit / entire outfit, NOBD.




    The jacket I posted has zero structured and is not British.
     
  15. NOBD

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    Thank you, Cantabrigian.



    Parmese?
     
  16. Ich_Dien

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    Brown is for farmer?
     
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    +1
     
  18. jrd617

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    +2. Brown suit + navy tie is such a good combo. The tweed is a nice touch
     
  19. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    After a bit of a delay I will be picking the completed jacket up from NSM next month when they are in SF. Perfect timing for fall. Here is a pic of the jacket from a fitting. It has more bone coloring in it than Kaplan's pic. But I did that intentionally because I wanted a "fresh", updated color combination that wasn't a literal copy of classic patterns. I find that many of the classic tweed color combinations can make a guy look older and I'm not going for that look. Plus, the trends are to wear more lighter colored neutrals in winter and those will pair nicely with the bone color in the pattern. (beige pants, oatmeal heather sweater, etc.).

    As far as the Kaplan's question, I've owned something very similar to his pic. I found brown on brown a bit dull when wearing it perhaps due to my skin/hair color. I later found a tweed combining a brown with a deep mossy green to be an ideal combination. The addition of green gave it a lot more contrast and color variety.

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  20. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    ^ Looking very much forward to seeing the finished result. Do you know the weight of the cloth?
     

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