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The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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

  1. OlSarge

    OlSarge Senior member

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    I would say 'no'. It isn't just the patterns that have to contrast but the scale as well. A Tattersall shirt goes beautifully under a windowpane coat and equally well, presuming it's a good-sized check under a guncheck. But if the patterns are too close together in size, it makes the viewer's eyes twitch--really it does!

    A herringbone, on the other hand, is less limited. Because it's pattern goes in a different direction from any check, it should go with anything.
     
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  2. OlSarge

    OlSarge Senior member

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    Oh, be still my heart! Okay, big spenders, Breanish Tweed is now selling direct.
     
  3. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    They always have been, now however you don't have to pick up the phone (or email).
     
  4. Moves

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    Ah, so my coat is called guncheck then instead of houndstooth.

    I bought a pair of 2 color-only black and tan houndstooth pleated slacks today at the Salvation Army and yeah they have more clearly defined points.

    Thanks for the advice on the herringbone. It is super thick so I'll have to wait on that one.

    Moves
     
  5. Virchow

    Virchow Well-Known Member

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    Do you have a direct link? The site's still telling me it is not possible to buy on-line.
     
  6. OlSarge

    OlSarge Senior member

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    Not to the U.S. they didn't. For years they had an exclusive importer who you could never get hold of unless you were a professional tailor. I welcome the day when I can afford to call them up (or order online) and have some of their stuff shipped. I mean, part cashmere, part vicuna tweed? Heaven in sleeves.
     
  7. OlSarge

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    Not yet. They're still establishing an online store but for us in N.A. even ordering over the phone is an advance.
     
  8. etkl

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    Actually, there was a time when Breanish sold directly to people in NA but they gave it up and engaged as Jodek as its NA agent.
     
  9. Cantabrigian

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    Guess I missed the Jodek era.

    There's only sho much shetland that a guy who doesn't hunt foxes can reasonably use and I hit that limit pretty quickly.
     
  10. tchoy

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    I don't think they sell online. You can send them an email and request samples they are very responsive.
     
  11. Odradek

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    Brilliant. Came so close to buying a vintage two piece suit that looked very similar to that.
    Don't know if I could pull if off though, unless at some very, very special occasion.
     
  12. Ich_Dien

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    Winter?
     
  13. OlSarge

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    St. Patrick's Day?
     
  14. Tweedy

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    Lovely suit, great colour!
     
  15. Tweedy

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    Vic Reeves ... he is brilliant. : )
     
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  16. OlSarge

    OlSarge Senior member

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    And well-accessoried! His wife is . . . . Wowza!
     
  17. Moves

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    Ok, I'm wearing my dark brown vest, tucked in light blue larger check oxford with my guncheck sportcoat (and I found a burgundy tie with little pheasants on it amazingly enough in a thrift store, not wearing it though) today with my jeans.

    I know I need to get darker and less baggy jeans but what are moleskins?

    Moves
     
  18. OlSarge

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    Moleskin is a type of soft flannel feeling cotton fabric that is kind of a British country specialty. It's super comfortable, quite warm and tough as iron. They used to make road menders' trousers out of the stuff. Not easy to find in the U.S. but it is around. I'll be changing into mine as soon as I get done putting a coat of oil on a chest of drawers I have out in the shop.
     
  19. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Today is my Friday

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