The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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

  1. EFBenson

    EFBenson Well-Known Member

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    a tweed cap from Bookster arrived for me today

    it is a 22oz Teflon-treated tweed from Lovat- I am hoping it has some water-repellent capability...

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  2. Poindexter

    Poindexter Senior member

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    'Kin Kroyst, I want a jacket of that. What's it called?
     
  3. dasai

    dasai Senior member

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    Looks like their "Ross" tweed. Though at 640 grams / 22 ounces, it won't do you much good indoors.
     
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  4. TheDarkKnight

    TheDarkKnight Senior member

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    As many others have said, that is a superlative suit, Butler ! !
     
  5. Philip

    Philip Senior member

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    Does anyone here have photos of the navy herringbone, blue herringbone, blue thornproof, or blue multi fleck donegal tweeds from bookster tweed?
     
  6. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    this is the Glenhunt navy- I really like it. So versatile.

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  7. TheDarkKnight

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  8. culverwood

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    Blue Thornproof - terrible pictures

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  9. mymil

    mymil Senior member

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    ^^ Regarding Bookster samples, if you order swatches from them (~$1 each if you're not a regular customer), they should arrive within a week.
     
  10. Willin

    Willin Senior member

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    I found some blue thornproof examples from the bookster site via a google image search.

    I just received swatches of this color in the mail and I think the bookster pictures make the red jump out a tad bit more than what it looks like in person. I was hoping the effect would resemble these pictures more.

    Culverwood - is it possible that you could post fit pics of that jacket? I was thinking of getting a jacket made in the stirling, blue thornproof, burn, or ocean tweeds.

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  11. Philip

    Philip Senior member

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    Thanks everyone for the help!
     
  12. Philip

    Philip Senior member

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    does anyone know the name of this harris fabric?
     
  13. OlSarge

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    Culverwood, I see that the blue thornproof is a 400 gr. weight. That would be a fine choice for November to mid-March in SoCal. Maybe I need to talk to Bookster around the tail end of September . . .
     
  14. Achilles_

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    I emailed asking about brown tweeds without green in them. The gent who responded to me (I think he may have been on SF?) sent me some swatches free of charge. Not saying he does this all the time, but their customer service has been top notch!
     
  15. culverwood

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    Willin - it is not possible that I will ever post a fit pic of that jacket or any piece of clothing I have ever bought. I have been on this forum too long to want to receive the criticism or praise that every fit pic seems to get (usually the former).

    I will say this particular jacket was based on the measured dimensions of a bespoke jacket I had and fits well. I have since ordered another jacket to the same specification but Bookster managed to produce it with a different (longer) sleeve length. The blue thornproof material is as you say basically blue other than close up where the few red and even fewer orange flecks can be seen.
     

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