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The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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

  1. meister

    meister Senior member

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    Trews are a little long IMO but the colour of the shoes really sets it off.

    I thought C&J but the colour is a little dark. Prolly something Italian from Barneys with that shaped cap toe.
     
  2. David Reeves

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    Yeah I was told his flight was delayed by 4 hours so it was a mad rush to get him there, I'm sure they would have brought up the trousers if they had time.
     
  3. Maccimus

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    Old jacket with new vest. Tattersall by Dugdale Bro, which I believe goes well with most of earth tone tweed.
     
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  4. meister

    meister Senior member

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    David is this green border twist tweed I saw on an eBay item still available?


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  5. Leaves

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    That's a lovely picture Cleav. I can almost imagine you ordering the peons around with that stick.
     
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  6. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Im not familiar with it. I will pass the picture on to my main tweed rep though.
     
  7. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have joined the ranks of the flat-capped

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  8. Cleav

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    excellent, like the spectacles too :nodding:
     
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  9. Lucido

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    Hi Folks,

    I'm on the hunt for a dark, bottle or pine green-ish donegal tweed to have made up into a jacket. So far I've seen two that I like, a Molloy & Sons (pictured below) and W Bill WB34600.

    Any other recommendations?


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  10. heldentenor

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  11. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    This may be taking liberties but if you like Molloy have a look at this: http://www.reeves-nyc.com/made-to-order-tweed-sports-jacket/ That cloth has more blue in it in hand though.
     
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  12. Lucido

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    @heldentenor Thanks, I'll have a look at that and see if I can get a swatch.

    @David Reeves Thank you. Were I on your side of the Atlantic I'd gladly place the order with you but it's too much of a nightmare with customs to order clothing from outside Europe. I'm already committing heresy by sending a Donegal tweed from my native shores off to a Spanish tailor to make up into an unstructured jacket ;)
     
  13. David Reeves

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    Unstructured? Thats a dirty word for me.

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  14. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Porter and harding thornproof tweed ready for fitting today.

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  15. Quartermain

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    I love this cloth. I have a bunch of Porter & Harding thornproof swatches, could I trouble you for the cloth id code?
     
  16. mactire

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    I saw a lovely emerald colour green Donegal tweed before with blue, yellow and orange flecks. Anyone know of something similar?
     
  17. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    ref 62255
     
  18. Maccimus

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    John Molloy donegal which I found good for trousers. Woollen lambswool IIRC.
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  19. meister

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    Love that pattern, It was popular in the 20s -40s. Jack Nicholson wears it in the The Two Jakes.
     
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  20. NCF

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    So, I'm a newbie to this forum as well as tweed (and suits for that matter). Recently got this tweedy jacket (actually part of a suit but I've got no problems with the trousers) and had it touched up by a tailor friend as it was obsviously made for a portlier man than me. Still not happy with it though (too much cloth in the front, according to me, and doesn't it look a bit off in profile?) and I'm interested in the learned opinion of this forum. Are there areas of improvement or am I just too used to the fit of modern suits?

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