The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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  1. OlSarge

    OlSarge Senior member

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    Full agreement, here. I have a greener/browner version of Cordera's coat that goes smashingly with both denim and corduroy. And next winter I'll try some moleskin.
     
  2. Liam O

    Liam O Senior member

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    Todays score. 3 yards from the left and middle, five from the one on the right.

    left will be a normal sport coat, middle will be an overcoat, one on the far right will be an unconstructed hacking jacket and another one if i ever get fat or get marinara sauce on it. Suspect its the kentchurch from bookster. Middle is probably a vintage harris, left is ??? made in britain.

    all for under 300 USD :)
     
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    Where did you get 11 yards for under $300?
     
  4. Liam O

    Liam O Senior member

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    A retail store I regularly frequent bought out a tailor's estate, and didnt want to take the time to research the fabrics. They were selling at 25$/yd and "accidentally" cut all mine long because I do a good turn of business with them. Landau's, in Princeton, if you're local.
     
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    Good stuff! The medium green on the right doesn't seem like the Kentchurch on my monitor. If you find out what that is and the weight please do let me know. Thanks and and enjoy getting them made up!
     
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    Slew, it looks a lot like the etrick tweed I have in the works, heavy stuff, I think 22 oz if I recall. But it does look very nice.
     
  7. Liam O

    Liam O Senior member

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    Pretty sure this is it, I had this confused with the kentchurch, as I was considering both and apparently swapped te tags on my samples by mistake.
    http://www.tweed-jacket.com/CLOTH PAGE/CLOTH GALLERY/MARCH 11/pages/SEAFIELD TWEED_jpg.htm
     
  8. Liam O

    Liam O Senior member

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    massive sale... ridiculous prices, cant afford all the stuff, damn it.

    got this one though :)
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  9. forex

    forex Senior member

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    Liam,
    Can you snap pics of different tweeds and post? Maybe there is something interesting there, vintage tweeds.
     
  10. Liam O

    Liam O Senior member

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    I'm not over there anymore, but most of the pics I took were tartans, i bought most of the tweeds.... still pretty sweet.

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    I'm not that far from Princeton. What would I do with the tartan?
     
  12. Liam O

    Liam O Senior member

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    have it made into something, they've a good deal more than that though. I was just taking pictures of tartans because thats what I was considering purchasing.

    They had worsteds, tweeds, weird specialty stuff, cashmeres, linens, a black llama that would make a beautiful greatcoat. Its worth the drive.
     
  13. forex

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    Donegals and herringbone stripe I am considering for odd sport coats, actually, these are the ones that I chose from the bunch.

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    Oh there simply isn't any question. You need one of each!
     
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    Hacking jacket made from top one, sport coat made from bottom one, pants made from one in middle.
     

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