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The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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

  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Is single vent considered more acceptable on tweed? I seem to remember there being some advantage to a single vent when riding or shooting or something, and therefore single vent is more traditional on tweed jackets than it would be on city wear...is this true or am I making this up?
     
  2. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    I like this! Is the cloth still available?
     
  3. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    yeah, I don't know if this is right or not, but I assume there has to be some sort of reason, because I feel like at least 90% or all tweed jackets I see (more like 100% when looking at vintage tweed) have a single vent. It's really annoying for me because I don't like the way single vents fit me..for some reason they never seem to look right, so I've been looking for a side-vented tweed jacket with not much success yet. I may try that CT jacket I posted the link to earlier.
     
  4. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Senior member

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    Double vents are always found on riding jackets. They were made so that the rider can have the flap move freely through jumps.
     
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  5. Fred H.

    Fred H. Senior member

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    From Die Workwear!

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    La Vera Sartoria Napoletana
     
  6. mjphillips

    mjphillips Senior member

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    Traditionally hacking (i.e. riding) jackets typically have three buttons and deep single vent, as this falls better and covers the upper leg when mounted. Though there is sometimes a difference between show/event coats and daily riding coats, and foxhunting is different altogether, closer to a frock coat.
     
  7. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    ^ see that guy's got side vents! Where can I get a jacket like that??
     
  8. mjphillips

    mjphillips Senior member

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    btw both the above coats are gorgeous - the rust bookster & the glorious twelfth.
     
  9. Fred H.

    Fred H. Senior member

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  10. David Reeves

    David Reeves Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Me.

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    My first tweed suit I have made for myself, loving it so easy to wear and kick around in here in NYC.
     
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  11. Slippybee

    Slippybee Senior member

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    That's really, really lovely. Superb.
     
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  12. Tweedy

    Tweedy Senior member

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    One has single vent, the other is non vented.
    However if you search twin vents / double vents on website it will bring up any that are as there are a number of them.

    Heres a nice a tweed jacket that has side vents :

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  13. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Used to own one of these myself...fit is massive. It's for shooting really, not galavanting. It's funny watching all the fanboyz jump on Barbour at the moment. These are clothes meant for farmers and gamekeepers; the quality is to match.
     
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  14. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    thanks I'll check out your website :D
     
  15. Fred H.

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    You're TALKIN' to an ole farm boy, here, so watch your mouth cityslicker! :satisfied:
     
  16. mack11211

    mack11211 Senior member

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    If any of these interest you, please investigate my Polo MTM tweed megathread that went up this morning.

    The thread includes five tweed sport coats(one with matching vest), two coordinating tweed vests, and other items.
     
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  17. AndyMG

    AndyMG Senior member

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    Don't know if this has been posted yet:



    Baracuta Harrington in Harris Tweed. Perhaps not SF approved, but I like it.[​IMG]
     
  18. OlSarge

    OlSarge Senior member

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    Me, either. The only word I can come up with is . . . unique.

    To keep to the subject, anyone in the Los Angeles area is invited to the Second Annual Los Angeles Tweed Pub Crawl this coming Thursday at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel on Pershing Square. Meet in the bar at 8:00 p.m. with whatever tweed you want to show off. Handlebar mustaches and pipes are optional.
     
  19. JonathanCWalker

    JonathanCWalker Senior member

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    Has side vents but you can pick side, single or non as its MTM
     
  20. Fred H.

    Fred H. Senior member

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    (Coat was made in 1955! Fred was made in 1953!)

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    Wish the original gray buttons were still intact,
    but alas (like me) they succumbed to dry-rot.
    (Actually, in my case, gin-rot.)

    Close-up of the fabric.

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