1. I'd like to announce that animated avatars are now available again. You'll have to reload, but they are once more possible.

    We've been doing a ton of work behind the scenes. The site load speed was already under 1/2 of what Huddler's was, on average, and we installed cloudflare, which means that the site should be even faster. A ton more will go on in the weeks and months to come, and some things will be more visibile, and some less.

    Cheers,

    Fok.

    Dismiss Notice

The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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

  1. David Reeves

    David Reeves Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    3,112
    Likes Received:
    2,061
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    Location:
    New York
    
    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.
     
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2017
  2. Lucido

    Lucido Senior member

    Messages:
    169
    Likes Received:
    112
    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2016
    Location:
    Europe
    @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

    David Reeves Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    3,112
    Likes Received:
    2,061
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    Location:
    New York
    

    Unstructured? Thats a dirty word for me.

    ;)
     
  4. David Reeves

    David Reeves Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    3,112
    Likes Received:
    2,061
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    Location:
    New York
    Porter and harding thornproof tweed ready for fitting today.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Quartermain

    Quartermain Member

    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    May 20, 2012
    I love this cloth. I have a bunch of Porter & Harding thornproof swatches, could I trouble you for the cloth id code?
     
  6. mactire

    mactire Senior member

    Messages:
    374
    Likes Received:
    64
    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2011
    I saw a lovely emerald colour green Donegal tweed before with blue, yellow and orange flecks. Anyone know of something similar?
     
  7. David Reeves

    David Reeves Affiliate Vendor Affiliate Vendor

    Messages:
    3,112
    Likes Received:
    2,061
    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2009
    Location:
    New York
    

    ref 62255
     
  8. Maccimus

    Maccimus Senior member

    Messages:
    980
    Likes Received:
    116
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2008
    Location:
    Shanghai
    John Molloy donegal which I found good for trousers. Woollen lambswool IIRC.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  9. meister

    meister Senior member

    Messages:
    7,329
    Likes Received:
    593
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2007
    

    Love that pattern, It was popular in the 20s -40s. Jack Nicholson wears it in the The Two Jakes.
     
    Last edited: Apr 3, 2017
  10. NCF

    NCF New Member

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2017
    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?

    Photo on 2017-04-24 at 14.00 #5.jpg Photo on 2017-04-24 at 14.00.jpg Photo on 2017-04-24 at 14.02 #2.jpg
     
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2017

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by