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Mens fashion - Where to get modern tweed blazer?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by James Fisher, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. James Fisher

    James Fisher New Member

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    I have noticed over the last year that tweed blazers have been making a bit of a comeback, especially the brown herringbone style with elbow patches. I cannot seem to find any online, anyone any ideas where to pick up one of these??? I must stress that its the contemporary style I like - (short, modern fitted blazer) not the old scratchy style your granddad used to wear. I would typically be wearing this as a casual blazer with shirt jeans and brougues. Anyone be able to point me in the right direction?
     
  2. OlSarge

    OlSarge Senior member

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    Your desires pose a problem. The coat you want is quite fashion-forward but tweed wearers mostly are not. So the manufacturers cater to the market they can sell to. I'm afraid that what you may have to do is find a tailor willing to make the coat you want and provide the tweed you want to him. Good luck. Though I'm a traditionalist, myself, I'm always glad to see someone new trying tweed.
     
  3. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    What's your budget? Where are you located?
     
  4. antipode

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    If your budget is £500+, then talk to Guy Hills at Dashing Tweed. No brainer. Wherever you are in the world, you should be able to buy some fabric and get something made for that kind of price. I'd go for Urban Check myself...:
    http://www.dashingtweeds.co.uk/

    If your budget is less, then I have no idea.
     
  5. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Polo Ralph Lauren.
     
  6. antipode

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    That's true. Their Rugby stores are into tweed.
     
  7. robinsongreen68

    robinsongreen68 Senior member

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    uniqlo - you've missed the +J collections, but i think they still do a tweed blazer most seasons, if you are the right shape these can look great.
     
  8. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    Honestly, i've found that buying vintage tweeds in a size smaller than I'd wear normally tends to result in a fairly modern look. Obviously you'll need good measurements and be aware of things like huge lapels and very low button stances.

    The bonus is that they are usually cheap and plentiful.

    good luck.
     
  9. joeman

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    You can try your luck at Land's End.
     
  10. bellyhungry

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    JCrew and Banana Republic should have some when their Fall merchandise arrive in August.
     
  11. mymil

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  12. Stirling

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    lol there are lots of places one can go to have a bespoke piece and why would the shoulder style matter if you're having one made?

    The earlier suggestion of buying vintage is quite good, for example

    http://www.rokit.co.uk/product.php?product_id=MC251578

    http://www.tweedmansvintage.co.uk/products/harris-tweed-jackets
     
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    mymil Senior member

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    ^ It matters because a) it's not bespoke, it's mtm, and b) that's just how they do it: their hacking jacket is made with structured shoulders, and even asking for "soft" shoulders gets you something pretty structured.
     
  14. afarley

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    A Farley Country Attire has the largest range of Magee Donegal tweed jackets on the internet, we also stock Bladen British tweed jackets and Harris Scotish tweed jackets.

    Here's a discount code for 5% off use code: socialfive

    http://www.afarleycountryattire.co.uk/
     
  15. steffenbp11

    steffenbp11 Senior member

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    Strellson is an ok bet...don´t know how available the brand is in the US though... But a lot of more fashion forward brands feature tweed this F/W season.
     
  16. RyanTS

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    Go vintage. I've scored pretty nice Harris Tweed coats over the years just by popping into local thrift/Goodwill stores. I think the heavier ounce tweeds (10-13 oz) would be what you're looking for. Since sizing is so drastically different nowadays than 20-30 years ago, it would be best to try on coats even if the sizing isn't even close to what you'd normally buy. Just make sure the coat has a natural shoulder so you won't have to tear into it too much to get it to shape to your shoulder if the coat is large. I'm always an advocate of befriending the local tailor and familiarizing him/her with how you like your clothes to fit.
     
  17. duggyald

    duggyald Senior member

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    I would suggest Harris Tweed or Land's End.
     
  18. Hodaddy

    Hodaddy Well-Known Member

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    For vintage, try the "theenglishsquire" on ebay ...
     

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