The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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  1. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The donegal may or may not protect you from thorns.
     


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  3. culverwood

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    As I understand it

    Thorproof is a range of tweeds from Porter and Harding :
    "560gms All Wool.
    Genuine Scottish "Thornproof" suiting in plain, fancies and superb Donegal effects, using Cheviot twist yarn.
    Made in Scotland.

    Donegal is a type of tweed made in Donegal in Ireland and also used as a style of tweed copied by manufacturers elsewhere such as the Thornproof previously mentioned.
     


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    Thank you for the info :)
     


  5. Sam Butler

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    I'm having one of these made for next winter if it's the last things I do.
     


  6. Liam O

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    BRB gotta go change my boxers.
     


  7. Achilles_

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    I like the cloth and pockets a lot!

    Not a fan of how boxy the shoulders make it look though. (could be the mannequin/suit underneath maybe?)
     


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    Sigh . . . And tweed weather is coming to an end out here. Ah well, next winter!
     


  10. Liam O

    Liam O Senior member

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    are there summer tweeds? I've seen a lot of brits wearing colorful tweeds in spring and iirc summer, but is that something people do that's "not done" or is it just american sensibility (or weather) that prevents us from doing the same stateside?
     


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    +1, I can't imagine there would be a tweed light enough to be comfortable in a southern summer, but I like the idea.
     


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    some pics of my first tweed jacket I got a couple months ago...picked it up from the tailor last month but didn't get around to putting up pics until now:

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    That is one first rate piece of tweed. Who did you get it from? I can see a semi-Norfolk in that for next winter.

    And Renton's right. There is no tweed anywhere that is light enough for a summer in SoCal.
     


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    ^ Picked this up from forum affiliate Epaulet...great stuff as always from them.
     


  15. Liam O

    Liam O Senior member

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    sorry for halfway hijacking the thread, but I've got a bunch of issues concerning something I really want to do, and I need the benefit of the board's sartorial expertise.

    Looking to get my personal ideal tweed hacking jacket for myself as a graduation present/ useful item for going to gradschool.

    I'm picking a tweed because A) I love tweed, B) its nearly universally appropriate in a university context and C) if I get into my gradschool I'll be going somewhere pretty cold.

    The option I'm considering is bespoke. I have a few friends who claim they can get a tweed made "custom" for me in the 150-200 dollar range, if I supply the fabric. This seems incredibly inexpensive and I'm wondering if this might be MTM rather than bespoke. Another friend offered to take me to his bespoke guy, who is definitely the genuine article, and had said to expect 600-800 for a full suit (again, if I'm supplying materials).

    I've not yet picked the tweed, I'm wanting either harris, hanly or cheviot, probably a low contrast herringbone with a faint windowpane in a contrasting color (thinking sky blue windowpane over tan and chocolate hbone).

    I'm a 38, on the cusp of regular and long, with a 32 waist. I'm looking at doing a 3 roll 2 slightly wider (functional) lapels, functional cuffs, double vent.


    A) short of actually ordering direct from the manufacturers, where online or in nyc/nj/philly can i find a good selection of reasonably priced, quality tweeds?

    B) are patch pockets going to make this look too much like a norfolk for regular use? I know hacking pockets are traditional for a hacking jacket, but I feel like patch or slit would give it a little more distinctive. Is that so out of the norm for a tweed it will look bizarre?

    C) how many yards of cloth am I going to need?

    D) I think I want natural shoulders, minimal canvassing, and unlined, any reason this would be a bad idea?

    E) any cool ideas for buttons without going pitti crazy with red plastic?
     


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