The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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  1. sm31

    sm31 Senior member

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    I'm thinking to get a plaid tweed jacket, and wondering if anyone has thoughts on which of these variations from the Sherry Tweed book would be most versatile?

    I lean towards the first because of the contrast between the gray base and the blue overcheck (I also have blue eyes, so there's that), but am not sure.

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  2. Slewfoot

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    A well fitting, nice looking tweed jacket on someone who I never would have thought ever wore one.

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  3. OlSarge

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    That is a terrible choice to have to make. Just one jacket of the three? Damn! But since you ask, I have to ask in turn what circumstances you are wearing this jacket? What trousers have you in mind? The middle one would be a killer with denim, the top with grey herringbone or worsted (as well as your blue eyes). But that iron grey third one . . . oh that iron grey. How old are you? Is your hair turning, yet? Because if so Sean Connery himself couldn't look any more dashing than in that third choice. Tough call, brother, really tough.
     


  4. sm31

    sm31 Senior member

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    In order:

    • yes, one (for now at least)
    • circumstances: am an academic, so think casual business-like academic environment (conferences, etc.). I'm slowly (re)building a small tailored wardrobe. I just ordered a dark brown W. Bill herringbone from WW Chan, and so was thinking of something like this to complement it for more casual fall-winter wear.
    • trousers: denim, gray flannel, light brown or sage corduroy; I also have some heavy navy and dark brown chinos that might be within the realm of possibility for this sort of case
    • age: early 40s
    • hair: yup, some gray

    Thanks.
     
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  5. sugarbutch

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    If the colors are roughly correct, I'd go for #2.
     


  6. OlSarge

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    Hmmm, well that didn't help. I'm sorry, but they still all look good. Maybe you could just consider which one you want first and put the rest on the 'wish list'. But if I had to choose, I'd put #1 and #2 on the table and flip a coin. Then if I didn't like the way the coin fell, you'd know.
     
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  7. Mr Engineer

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    I need to step up my tweed selection this winter
     


  8. RogerC

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    Agreed, there are no wrong choices. I wouldn't get the grey one, but that's only because I already have a grey/blue check jacket. The sweet sorrow of choice...
    That said, have you considered that tan houndstooth in the middle picture?
     
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  9. forex

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    The houndstooth in the middle looks good, can you please look up the number on that?
     


  10. Pliny

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    1st one for versatility without a doubt. Very nice
     


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    Found a vintage piece in the city, 5 yards for $100, from 1936. Its English, SUPER heavy and burgundy with a slight grey windowpane. Will be ready from Ercoles by November. The DS Dundee pieces are what inspired me for one, they're nice. Also, Phineas Cole overcoats are gorgeous this season, tried one on, but the price tag ($3k) is why I'm going bespoke.



    Very nice forex. Green with envy here. Will you wear those much in Atlanta?

    FYI, Epaulet is doing a special order run on trousers and they have a bunch of very nice flannels and tweeds. I grabbed the air force blue and coffee...they tend to sell out VERY quickly so if you're in the market for tweed pants check it out:

    Tweed Pants Made in USA
     


  12. RogerC

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    Nice collection, Forex. Question: how would you rate the Minnis lambswool?
     


  13. forex

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    Lambswool is great cloth, I like it a lot. The orange triple check as well as the tan gunclub are from that bunch, it is between faux and real tweed, little rougher than Moonbeam (moonbeam is as you know lambswool and angora) but has much smoother handle compared to hardcore heavy tweeds.
    By the way, the gunclub is for sale if you are interested :D
     


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    I really need to find an excuse to go to London and start digging through piles of old tweed . . .
     


  15. RogerC

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    You've just given yourself one.
     


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