The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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

  1. Achilles_

    Achilles_ Senior member

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    On that note, bookster will make a soft shouldered garment for you if you ask :) I can post a picture of an example if there's any interest.
     


  2. Digmenow

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    Cross post from WAYWRN

    I feel the need...the need...for TWEED!

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    Cuttingboard Senior member

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    Love that jacket!! This weekend was the first in a long time that the temp dropped below 80. I have an old tweed and new Saxxon wool coat and several cashmere/wool trousers on-deck for cooler weather!!
     


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    Pics Please.

    I am looking for a SC similar to the one in the pic of Nick Wooster above, black and white herringbone (pref Harris) soft shoulder, etc....If Bookster can make me something like that, I am in.!
     
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  5. Achilles_

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    http://tweed-jacket.com/GALLERY PAGE/Bookster_Main_Photo_Gallery/pages/Slouch Jacket 3_jpg.htm

    Bear in mind they specialize in traditional english shoulders, so don't expect something like Isaia shoulders. (I don't have one though, so this is not based on experience, just assumptions) But it looks to be constructed soft enough for me to give it a try :)
     


  6. FlyingMonkey

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    If any of you are ever in Scotland, Walker Slater of Edinburgh do very reasonably-priced tweed suits and jackets, from RTW to full bespoke.
     
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    That's Bookster's softer shoulder ...
     


  8. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    ^ That is a really nice cloth.
     


  9. TauKappaEpsilon

    TauKappaEpsilon Senior member

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    I have an amazing Brooks Brothers Tweed sport coat that has a quilted inside liner. Its a versitle piece because it can be used formally as a SC or casually as an outerwear piece. I'll post some pictures of mine tomorrow but for now, a stock picture of it:

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    and the description on BB.com:
    Pure wool woven in England. Three-button, side vent and three-eights edge stitch. The insulated diamond lining offers the versitility of a sport coat and outerwear piece. Removable throat latch can be sorted on interior buttons. Regent fit which is a contemporary fit with trimmer chest and back width and a higher armhole. Sport coat comes with unfinished sleeves and unattached buttons that can be made functional. Dry clean. Imported.
     


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    Please do.
     


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  13. tweedydon

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    This is a great thread--thanks, Spoo! I love Harris Tweed in all of its incarnations, but especially the more striking and rare designs, like the tweed of this canvassed 3/2 sack that's currently in my possession:

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    (and since this jacket is, er, available to leave my possession if anyone would like it, to make this post far less self-serving I'll be happy to give a very decent discount on it to anyone who comes to it from this thread!)

    Not Harris, but a rather softer tweed suit from H. Freeman, that's just left my possession:

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    (The pictures don't show this, but the tweed is flecked very, very slightly with moss-green.)

    And in case anyone's interested, here's a link to a short article I guest-wrote for the 'blog "After the Denim" on the 1950s/1960s dispute concerning what exactly Harris Tweed is:

    http://after-the-denim.blogspot.com/2011/09/when-harris-tweed-isnt-by-james-taylor.html
     
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    Teaser of two of my RL coats. The one on the left is lambswool & has elbow patches and the one on the right has hacking pockets a ticket pocket and a throat latch. Both side vented.

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