The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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

  1. E TF

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    Liam O

    The sort of cloth you describe sounds great, wouldn't mind something like that myself.

    You can have any sort of pockets you like, though besom might be a bit weird as they are quite formal for an informal cloth like tweed. Patch pockets on tweed are fine. In fact they're great. On their own they won't make it look like a norfolk. There are hundreds of examples to be found across various threads here. Technically it's not really a hacking jacket if it doesn't have hacking pockets - it's just a tweed odd jacket. But let's not worry about terminology.

    You'll probably need 2.5m of cloth, but ask the tailor.

    Unlined would be great but few tailors will do it (in my experience and from I've read of others here), and I wouldn't press a tailor to do it if they don't want to.

    Buttons should be brown horn, or possibly leather. With the herringbone, overcheck and possibly patch pockets, you have enough going on already.

    With tailors as with everything you get what you pay for. A $150 coat is a $150 coat, whether it's MTM, OTR or bespoke (almost certainly won't be bespoke) - personally I'd rather a decent OTR tweed coat than a crappy "custom" one. In short, go to the best tailor you can afford.

    Best of luck and enjoy.
     


  2. Liam O

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    Thank you!

    I'd thought there was a bit more to the whole hacking jacket thing, I've always seen functional lapel, hacking pockets, and almost always leather elbow patches and the underside of the lapel done in leather. Didn't realize it was just the pockets.

    I've got a number of niceish OTR tweed jackets, I just want one PERFECT one if I'm going abroad, and there don't seem to be any OTR's that meed my specs.

    +1 on the 150$ coat. too good to be true usually isn't.

    Thanks for the tips!
     


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    Well I might be wrong on the hacking jacket definition - I've always thought of it as a three button coat with hacking pockets and that's it basically; other details variable. Maybe someone else will set me straight.
     


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    I'm guessing you'd know better than me. I'm mainly going off the custom one my mom had made for her on saville row.
     


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    1970s vintage Harris Tweed jacket...

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    and a couple of other Harris Tweed cloths ...

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    :D
     


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    Picked up my Ercoles Overcoat today. Also wore Ercoles Camel Hair Blazer with Tweed Pants:
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    And wore a vintage tweed O/c thats now in the FS section this morning:
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    And oh, picked up these two Lessers today...I guess you can say I had a Tweedy Friday:
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    R - what's the material on those tweed pants?
     


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    Bought it on the forum here AGES ago, real cheap to if I recall.. I think there's a bit of "something else" either poly/silk or cashmere because they do have a bit of stretch...so much so that Frank didn't want to do a jacket, but pants...glad he did.
     


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    I reckon you should keep that vintage coat, it goes perfectly with this ensemble. The new coat is beautiful but doesn't work with these colours... so you need an alternative. Love the cloth too!
     


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    Having a bit of a tweedathon lately NYR!
     


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    Already gone...I plan on having another made in the winter of 2013.


    That's a good thing!
     


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    I really like those trousers! Good buy!
     


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    Ah, well in that case... and I would have bought it had it been in the 36-38 range as opposed to 38-40.
     


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    NewYorkRanger - I also love the vintage tweed coat, it works great with the outfit! :)
     


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