The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Could have been the vibe I was after... :)


    Really great selection, D. I think if I were to plot out 5 tweeds to keep as a permarotation, these would be them. Very, very nice.
     
  2. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    It looks like fabric from a 1970s sofa catalogue.
     
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    Glad you approve! As you can see, I'm a bit on the conservative/versatile side when it comes to sportcoats.
     
  4. lonestarteacher

    lonestarteacher Senior member

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    I've always been a fan of these Welsh as I would call them "sheep-herder's sundaywares". I just don't think that one of these in their current emphasis on browns would add a great deal to my wardrobe.
     
  5. mack11211

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    This olive-on-green windowpane tweed suit from Polo is at auction ending this evening:

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    It's a 38R.

    I am the seller.

    I have a fresh consignment of smashing Polo MTM tweeds in a 44 just in but not yet listed...contact me for details.
     
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  6. Fred H.

    Fred H. Senior member

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    At the moment, all I have at home are my two vintage Harris Tweed SCs. Everything else is still in cold storage. The HT jackets are so tough that even the most aggressive moths are repulsed!

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  7. TauKappaEpsilon

    TauKappaEpsilon Senior member

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    I just got this vintage tweed jacket off eBay. I thought it was brown but its actually a blue type color. It seems very old and it seems to be "hairier" then modern tweed. IT IS NOT TAILORED YET.

    What do you all think? Is it garbage or can I make it work with some tailoring? I'm more concerned with the color then the fit. Thanks for the input everyone!
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  8. mack11211

    mack11211 Senior member

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    ^^^^ The fabric is fine.

    Looks to have been made c. 1980.

    It's a bit long on you, however.
     
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    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    I wear a 44R, do you have a herringbone pattern?
     
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    Was vintage Harris Tweed much thicker than the stuff made today? I have one vintage Harris and one from last year from Bookster. The Bookster fabric is light and soft, whereas the vintage is tough as nails. Did something change? I appreciate the lighter for it's airiness, but wondering if they changed something in the formula or something.
     
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    AFAIK "modern" Harris tweed is made in lighter weights and has a softer hand, in response to changing consumer demand.
     
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    Pre 1980's Harris Tweed tended to be much heavier & courser, from 1980's onwards many of the tweeds became alot lighter and softer. A 1960's / 70's Harris Tweed jacket will often say "Lightweight" on the label, but actually by todays terms would be considered quite a heavy weight Harris Tweed :)
     
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  13. Matchstick W

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    Hi Fred H,

    What is the name/number of the weave in the top photo you have posted?

    Many thanks
     
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    First two from the left :drool:
     
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