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The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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

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    Very nice cloth, and the fit looks very good. I'm not that fond of the straight open quarters. I've seen the feature on several new bespoke coats from A&S and Steed. Where does it come from? It makes the jacket look small, IMO.

    Here is another example from Steed's website of the straight cutaway fronts :

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    Thanks! Or actually thanks to my new tailor, since it's his good work on show here! Remind me not to wear a yellow shirt with that jacket again... :happy:

    Not sure about the straight open fronts; may be a better question to pose over at Cutter & Tailor or London Lounge, as there may be a more knowledgeable bespoke crowd over that way. I know that all my English-made garments tend to look like this. I wonder if it's a regional difference is cutting/pattern making? The Italians like Liverano, etc tend to cut open or cuttaway fronts with more of a curving sweep.
     


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    Thats the way they do it - I believe Manton once called it "the english disease" I have my stuff made with more open fronts, sort of "half way to Napoli" Vox also opt for more open profile, I think!
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    Manton has a sense of humour. :happy: For this commission I asked for more open fronts, too. I think for a more formal cloth (think suiting) my new guy would have made a jacket with more closed fronts almost by default. While I see the attraction of the curving/sweeping Italian fronts, the English approach (if there is such a thing) to cutting fronts has really grown on me. Gives it a more regional flavour, I suppose.
     


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    You can trust a man in tweed!
     


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    Does anybody have a Bookster tweed waistcoat? I'm thinking of ordering a custom design (peak lapel, double breasted, peak quarters) but would love to see some real world pictures of their waistcoats before I commit.
     


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    oh cool! thank you very much. i just called mr. jackson aka the tweedlady. she told me she used to live in walnut creek by a huge retirement center. she buys from estate sales. i can't wait for next month to take a look at her inventory! thanks again! i love tweed.
     


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    opps, ms. jackson
     


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    wow! that's fantastic!
     


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    Hi Charlie, I'm interested in getting a SC made from them. Do you know if their SC are hand made? Are they fully canvassed or half or even fused? Thanks a bunch.
     


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    Bookster's jackets are fully canvassed, but I'll let somebody else who knows more answer about the quantity of handwork.
     


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    Oh yeah, I saw that. Thanks. Have you ordered any of their products? Any advices? How true to size are their jackets? For instance, I have a size 44 chest with a 33 waist, when I pick out size 44 jackets at stores, they are huge on me. I have to down size to a size 42 or even 40 in some brands and even then there's too much room in the waist area. Thanks!
     


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