pictures of TWEED WAISTCOATS

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  1. mack11211

    mack11211 Senior member

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    Here are some waistcoat styles:

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    You might consider style details from the models on top right and bottom right.

    The pic illustrated an ASW post on waistcoats a few days ago.
     
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  2. PTWilliams

    PTWilliams Senior member

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    I have been considering ordering a matching Ledbury cap and tweed waistcoat from the fabric pictured below, to be worn without a jacket. I would order lapels because it would not be under a jacket, otherwise being under a jacket the lapels would seem a bit busy. Other than a fabric back, I wasn't considering any other options (i.e. fancier pockets). It my understanding that you need to be careful about the length, because it should show neither the belt or shirt (like the RRL waistcoat pictured above, not the pictures above it.).
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    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I found a tweed vest hard to pair with a sport jacket. Instead, I went for a tobacco colored suede vest to wear under tweed and corduroy jackets. It also pairs well with khaki, flannel or corduroy pants. I prefer a vest with lapels and four pockets. I like the extra detail.

    I have considered a tweed vest recently but probably to wear only on it's own. In that case, the back of the vest becomes very important. The cinch is easy, but what do you do for the material or color? It is easy of you can get a silk that is a match to the tweed. If not, it becomes a bit problematic. But, sometimes, contrast can be interesting, but it is a challenge to pull off.
     
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    If you are wearing the vest on its own, you might consider a back of the same tweed.

    One more lightweight option is Irish linen, which backs one of my Irish tweed vests. In this case, the bluish gray tweed has a darkish green linen back, which coordinates nicely.
     
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    My vest is made of a rather rough wool, not tweed. I have oped out for lapels, six buttons and the back that is made out of the same material as the front (leave shiny stuff for dress vests). Also, the length should cover the belt. In my opinion that looks cleaner, as the shirt does not poof out in the triangle formed by the bottom sides of the vest.

    The general idea shown in RL pictures is right.
     
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    In my view, all waistcoats (vests) specifically made to be worn without a jacket over them should be made in this way.
    A very obvious point frequently forgotten.
     
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    rcoreytaylor Senior member

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    I really like the look of lapels, however I agree that it could tend to be on the busy side when worn with a jacket. I'm also interested in the Bookster option of a matching cloth back - I think this could serve the dual purpose of wearing the vest alone and also with a jacket, as long as the tweed was light-weight.
     
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    OP can you post your fabric choices using pictures from Bookster's cloth gallery?
     
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    I should note that I received cloth samples of #1-#4, but not of #5 or #6.

    I was originally leaning toward a more "Tan/brown/greenish" cloth like #1, 2, 3, however since receiving the samples and holding them up beside an umber of my jackets I'm now leaning toward #4. #5 seems to be a lighter version and #6 is a straight-up brown herringbone which is always a contender.
     
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    Bookster has a 10% discount sale through the end of August.
     
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    PT - Thanks for the heads-up! I guess I should try and make up my mind sooner than later!

    Any thoughts on the cloth selection?
     
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    No, they all would work. In addition to HUNTING MACLEOD HARRIS TWEED, my own preferences are
    Orkney
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    Blackwatch
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    And Berrow
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    To match the Ledbury caps being made by them.
     
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    Also...is there a promotional code or something or the sort that is required for the discount?
     

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