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The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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

  1. ojaw

    ojaw Senior member

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    That's psychedelic eric!
    Though the lining also puts me in mind of some dystopian novels.
     
  2. katabatic

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    I finally received the waistcoat to turn my green donegal suit into a three-piece.

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    Full shot and details below. Only the shoe photo comes close to accurately capturing the color of the fabric.

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  3. ojaw

    ojaw Senior member

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    Very smart, a full on texture win there.
     
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    What? No matching flat cap? Sigh . . .
     
  5. katabatic

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    Thanks! Texture is my favorite game.


    Hmmmm. Know any bespoke flat cap makers with access to Ariston fabrics? [​IMG]

    (my usual headgear with this suit is a patchwork tweed flat cap, dominated by a brown-ish gun check)
     
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  6. Andy57

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    Awesome suit and it looks sharp as a three-piece. That green Donegal just looks so right.

    I think a suit like that deserves better than a flat cap, though. Not a deerstalker, but a tweed hat, maybe something like this:
    http://www.lockhatters.co.uk/Grouse-details.aspx (though I'm not a fan of Lock). Or something akin to a Homburg.
     
  7. ojaw

    ojaw Senior member

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    I'd go with a flat top.
     
  8. Andy57

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    And run the risk of being mistaken for this guy?

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  9. ojaw

    ojaw Senior member

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    Could do worse than Andy Capp.
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    Not sure how Getty got my selfie in their system!
     
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  11. meister

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    Very cool. wonderful in fact.
     
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  12. greger

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    You have a nice combo. If that is a grey tie it is the best grey tie combo I've seen. Only saw another grey tie combo that I liked. A terrific green Donegal.
     
  13. katabatic

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    Thanks!

    It is indeed a grey tie - it's a raw silk from Conrad Wu. Unfortunately it's sold out, so I can't find the product page for it, but there's a green version as well (which I also own) still available, which has the exact same texture.

    The suit fabric is that Cacciopoli/Ariston tweed that was so popular with the #menswear crowd last year, and the suit is by Beckett & Robb. Shirt is a chambray from Proper Cloth.
     
  14. Roycru

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    My "All Quiet On The Western Front" look.......

    Brooks Brothers tweed jacket, pink OCBD, and tie, Thomas Pink pocket square, Dunn & Co vest, Polo Ralph Lauren flannel trousers, and Allen-Edmonds shoes......

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  15. DavideMiguel85

    DavideMiguel85 Senior member

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    Has anyone seen a jacket in this red donegal tweed before? https://flic.kr/p/jYGiDS

    Just trying to picture what it might look like :)
     
  16. katabatic

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    It's not the same fabric, but on my monitor, this jacket in a brick-red W. Bill donegal looks like a very close color match. Should be close enough to give you a general idea of how the color and flecking might look, although I have no idea about the scale of the herringbone on the Molloy fabric.

    http://turnoverchange.com/post/101922816635/zaremba-bespoke-in-a-stunning-w-bill-brick-red

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  17. rl4engs

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    Hi all,

    I've ordered my suit fabric in a dark grey donegal:

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    It's going to be a three piece, I'm looking for any suggestions on what colour shirt and tie to go with it, ideas so far:

    1) Blue based tattersall, with blue wool tie
    2) Plain white shirt with brown wool tie
    3) Plain light blue shirt, ? tie?
    4) ? Some mustard in there?

    Any ideas welcome. :)
     
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  18. cold war painter

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    I think a blue tattersall/navy tie would work. With a solid blue shirt you might want a pattern tie, Hober does some nice patterned challis wool ties for example. I would stay away from a white shirt with tweed, there is an entire thread somewhere here about the overuse of white shirts and personally I tend to prefer blue except for specific circumstances.

    Mustard could work I suppose. I don't think too much in terms of colour so I'm probably not the right guy to make suggestions, but burgundy might be a contender somewhere, say in the tie or pocket square. (TBH I usually default to various shades of blue and can go weeks wearing nothing but blacks, greys and blues, especially in winter.)

    BTW I've recently bought a (SWD) jacket in black Harris tweed, which sounds weird but it actually comes out as a dark charcoal similar to your fabric there. Not a donegal so there's less variation in tone but it's fuzzier so there's still a lot to look at up close.
     
  19. PipPip

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    Just picked this up online. Measurements suggest it will fit me well. It's a vintage Bladen Harris Glen check Supasax tweed hacking jacket in "near immaculate" (limited signs of actual wear) condition:

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