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MAJOR DROPS! TRAD GRAILS! c. 36 - 42. Three TWEED SUITS! One 3/2 sack Custom Made, Two Three Piece S

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  1. tweedydon

    tweedydon Distinguished Member

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    A Tweed 3/2 sack Suit, custom made by Brigg's of Providence, RI; A Three Piece 3/2 sack suit with reversible waistcoat; A Three Piece Tweed.

    Tweed suits are rare, and highly sought-after (one three piece from a mediocre maker famously went for over $1000 on eBay last year), and so to have three available at a time, and all in desirable sizes, is a rarity indeed!

    And these are beauties!

    As always, ALL PRICES INCLUDE SHIPPING IN CONUS; International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at cost.

    Also as always, OFFERS ARE VERY WELCOME!

    Please PM with interest and offers!​

    1) Custom Made 3/2 Tweed Sack Suit by Brigg's of Providence, RI.

    Brigg's of Providence is now long gone, having been replaced by Marc Allen, which is a more fashionable version of the old store. They still offer custom tailoring, though, and specialise in Loro Piana cashmeres and Barberis woolens which you'll select from one of their signature orange club chairs, so all is not lost!

    This suit is a beauty! A perfectly cut 3/2 sack jacket with a wonderful lapel roll, the jacket is half-canvassed and half-lined. It's cut from a mid-weight tweed, with a terrific colourway that my pictures don't do justice to at all--a wonderful complex basketweave with an overcheck of blueish-slate grey and fading bracken brown. This cloth is mid-weight, making this a wonderfully versatile, three season tweed. The jacket has three button cuffs, and a single centre vent. It's in excellent condition.

    The trousers are also beautifully cut, and are, of course, flat front, with a ticket pocket concealed flat against the waistband. They are cuffed.

    This suit was built in 1982--although it might have been made yesterday. It's in excellent condition, but with two small flaws: There is a small tension tear at the corner of one of the back pockets of the trousers. Given its location, this would be a very easy fix for your local tailor, but it does need attention if the trousers are to be worn. And there are some minor pen marks on the lining by one of the interior pockets, as shown.

    A tweed, sack suit from a prominent regional trad. tailor? Given the flaw, how about just $115 > 95 > 85, boxed and shipped in CONUS, OR OFFER?


    Chest: 21 1/2
    Sleeve: 25 (+ 1 1/2)
    Shoulder: 18 1/2
    Length: 32

    Waist: 17 1/2
    Inseam: 30 (+1) with 1 1/2 cuff.


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    2) TRAD GRAIL! STUNNING!!!! Mid-century "Mad Men" Three Piece 3/2 sack Tweed Country Suit with reversible vest!


    I don't use the term GRAIL often, but this suit qualifies in spades! It's hard to know where to start in describing this, it's so packed with desirable features!

    Let's start with the obvious--this is a THREE PIECE TWEED SUIT CUT AS A 3/2 SACK--AND It has a REVERSIBLE vest!

    The jacket is half-canvassed and half-lined. It's cut as a 3/2 sack, and has a lovely lapel roll. The tweed is wonderful--a beautiful, rich chestnut herringbone, which my pictures don't do justice to at all. It has a single center hook vent, lapped should seams, and lapped sleeve seams. It's half-lined in a wonderful paisley lining, and is half-canvassed. It has the classic two button cuffs. It's in excellent condition.

    The REVERSIBLE vest is beautiful! The same tweed as the rest of the suit on one side, with fully functional pockets. The buttons are the same as the rest of the suit on this side also. This vest is FULL reversible; the other side is a tattersall, the perfect complement to the tweed suit, with a cream background and mustard and blue overcheck. The buttons on this side appear to be mother of pearl, and the pockets are, again, fully functional. This is absolutely wonderful! This is in excellent condition, with some very minor discoloration to the top of the lining owing to age, which is unseen when worn.

    The trousers are flat front and uncuffed. They do have a very small rip in the seat, s shown. This could easily be rewoven, especially since this is a darker herringbone tweed, the most forgiving of fabrics for reweaving.

    Naturally, since this is a tweed three piece with a reversible vest each of the pieces could be worn as an odd garment on its own!

    This was Union Made in the USA--just after Christmas in 1968!

    This is very hard to price--it's an absolute GRAIL, and the vest alone is worth quite a bit, as it's absolutely beautiful, as is the jacket. Moreover, it's in a highly desirable smaller size. And I've never sen anything like this before--tweed suits, yes, even three pieces, but not three piece sacks with reversible vests of this quality. On the other hand, it does need a minor reweave to the trousers, which means that the whole suit is in Very Good rather than excellent condition. So, I'll do what I normally do here, and price it at a level that I (an impecunious junior academic!) would be delighted to secure it at..... and also note that OFFERS ARE VERY WELCOME!

    So, how about just $125, boxed and shipped in CONUS, or offer? :)


    Chest: 19 3/4
    Sleeve: 23 1/2 (+1 3/4)
    Shoulder: 17 1/4
    Length: 29

    Waist: 15 3/4
    Inseam: 29 1/2 (+1)

    Vest length: 22 1/2
    Width, armpit to armpit: 16



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    3) THREE PIECE SUIT in Tweedy Glen Plaid!

    Another beauty to round out this trio!

    This is a lovely three piece in a wonderful tweedy brown glen plaid with a subtle turquoise overcheck and the occasional fleck of cream. It was made for Wallach's, the now-defunct tradly retailer. It's a contemporary two-button cut, with three sleeve buttons, a single centre vent, and a half-lining. The vest has functional pockets, and the trousers are flat front and uncuffed. This suit was Union Made in the USA. It's in absolutely excellent condition!

    Asking just $125 > 95 > 85, OR OFFER, boxed and shipped in CONUS.


    Chest: 21
    Sleeve: 26 3/4 (+2)
    Shoulder: 18 3/4
    Length: 31 3/4

    Waist: 17 1/8
    Inseam: 31 1/2 (+3)

    Vest length: 25 1/2
    Width: 17


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  2. Ryan McDermott

    Ryan McDermott New Member

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    this is a shot in the dark, but do you still to have the tweed three piece suit (36-42) for sale by any chance ? thanks, Ryan

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