The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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  1. Beatlegeuse

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    their "sale" price is their regular price...they're kinda like JAB in that their merch is always marked down from the "original" price. Their return policy is really good too - maybe I'll take a stab at this.
     


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    Both are Harris Tweed and at just £59.00 each, many more sililar on website ... :smarmy: :colgate:
     


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  4. Beatlegeuse

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    ^ do those have side vents or a single vent?
     


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    As ever the photo does not reveal the true colour which is a darker more brown colour. It has a lovely soft texture.
     
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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?
     


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    I like this! Is the cloth still available?
     


  8. Beatlegeuse

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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.
     


  9. bourbonbasted

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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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    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.
     


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


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


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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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