The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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

  1. David Reeves

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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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  2. 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 ;)
     


  3. David Reeves

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    Unstructured? Thats a dirty word for me.

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  4. David Reeves

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    Porter and harding thornproof tweed ready for fitting today.

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  5. 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?
     


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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?
     


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