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The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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

  1. Pliny

    Pliny Distinguished Member

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    yeah hard to tell but i think it looks a little like this Johnston's of Elgin Houndwstooth which Bookster has in stock. they can make it for u and good price too[​IMG]

    I agree it's a great looking coat when u feeling out there
     


  2. Pliny

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    LOL ...

    Sid be turning in his grave
     


  3. comrade

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  4. Tweedy

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    My favourite also! :)
     


  5. Pliny

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  6. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Gents - I'm thinking of commissioning a tweed SC from Chan on their upcoming DC visit...I think I need a solid or quiet pattern, as I have a number of SCs in kind of loud plaids. A windowpane might do, but nothing more aggressive. Any suggestions for particular fabric/styling? I'm 30, a professor, 6'1 185...I'm thinking of doing hacking pockets + ticket pocket...
     


  7. NOBD

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    Herringbone. No hacking pockets.
     


  8. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    still yes on the ticket pocket though?
     


  9. NOBD

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    Yes. I think it's a subtle and interesting detail.
     
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  10. comrade

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  11. NOBD

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    I like that suggestion. I obviously don't agree about the balance problem. You could even say it restores the balance that was thrown off by the chest pocket. :)
     


  12. T4phage

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    do you want the coat
    to be subdued
    then don't add the
    hacking pocket
    and compound the design
    with tix pocket

    a muted windowpane
    with patch pockets
    is nice

    if a herringbone
    in an almost tone-tone
    'bones'
    especially in darker hues
    is most yawn inducing
    use of harris tweed.
     


  13. UrbanComposition

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    A barleycorn tweed is nice. I think MBreinin had one floating around...
     


  14. Slewfoot

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    I'd echo that sentiment. Breanish and W. Bill both have great tweed windowpanes.
     
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  15. Pliny

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    +1
    u got something like this recently D?

    thumbs up to yawn-inducing herringbone in a solid no checks (grey or blue- a prof in brown + elbow patches and cordo loafers and u good to go in the next Dan Brown novel ) - suggest patches low, band-aid high. play it safe, easy to mix and match
     


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