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Is a wool tweed Safari jacket an oxymoron?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Staxxx1, Nov 4, 2018.

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    Staxxx1 Senior Member

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    If not, if you have some nice examples please would you post pictures....especially herringbone.
     

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    This is encouraging. ... I will post pictures of one that I am wanting to have made up. It will take all of six weeks though.
     

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    I should add that I used an OTR jacket as a base for fit.

    I don't unfortunately. I asked my local tailor who made the jacket for a thicker linen that would drape a bit better.

    I think an equivalent weight in wool might not work the same way.

    @dieworkwear might be able to give some advice.
     

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    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi

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    I'd go for something around 14 - 16oz, personally. Without any internal construction, something lighter than 14oz will drape more like a light shirt jacket.

    I still think this sort of stuff is better off the rack though.
     

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    This. Tailors don't have the machines to construct rugged styles properly. There are so many RTW brands that do this type of thing really, really well.
     

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    My problem is small shoulders (18 ") and a biggish chest (43"). Who makes tailored jackets for people like me??? :)
    I am not talking of big baggy or oversized coats....
     

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    dieworkwear Mahatma Jawndi

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    I dont know, but that sounds like a standard L or XL. I don't think casual clothes have to fit perfectly. They actually look a bit awkward when they're overly tailored. I would just try on different RTW offerings and see what looks good on you.
     

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    Perhaps will try and buy a 44 Doyle if one comes up on BST.
    But the sizing with those doyles also changed somewhere in between I hear.....
     

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    Have you looked at Eidos Ragosta styles? They’re cool and the main guy has just launched a great new line, 81 West.
     

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    Thank you for the tip.. will check them out.
     

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    I have to agree for being a huge fan of safari/field/hunting jackets and wearing them on a daily basis.
    Chest pockets make huge difference here, IMO they just play too much on top of dashing tweeds rich in colours/patterns.
    Safari/field is great with light, flexible and plain materials such as linen/cotton/wax cotton/corduroy/suede/technical synthetics, while tweed is more suited for hunting/norfolk.
     

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    So are you saying avoid the top pockets if I can?
     

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