The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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

  1. SeaJen

    SeaJen Senior member

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    The notch is a little more fish-mouthed and the gorge a little lower than modern cuts, but I dont find it too dated. I saw go for it. I think the curve of the lapel, if that's what you mean by the shape of the jacket, looks like it's caused by gathering the material at the back to give it a nipped waist appearance. It's a great selling ploy, but I'm sure the jacket is much boxier irl and provided it fits you in the chest the lapels wont bow like that.
     


  2. OlSarge

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    Oooo . . . I like that. Such a wonderful herringbone.
     


  3. Huntsman

    Huntsman Senior member

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    I need a hat to wear for tweed and I am at a loss. Suggestions? I don't like newsboy caps. I often wear a 2.5" snap brim fedora, but a fedora seems to formal and severe for tweed. A more vintagey looks is fine for me.

    ~ H
     


  4. OlSarge

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    Well, I like this one by Orvis. Good for tweed weather, rain repellent, natty . . . what else do you want?
     
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  5. Wallcloud

    Wallcloud Senior member

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    I would stay away from wool hats. I have never had one that kept its shape, especially if worn in moist weather. Getting real fur felt is worth the extra cost.
     


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    How about a more casual fedora? Thin ribbon, lighter brown or something.
     


  7. OlSarge

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    I believe that depends on how you dry it. Put it on a hat rack or turn it brim up and let it dry at room temperature and it should work fine. Besides, he wants a hat to go with a tweed jacket. If it gets a little curly, so much the better. BTW, my wool Orvis managed to survive two weeks in the rainy spring of the Netherlands and looks just fine. It may depend on the weight as most wool felt hats are on the thin side. This one is solid!
     


  8. LeviMay

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  9. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Nice fabric. A solid blue shirt would work better, IMO, and the PS arrangement seems a bit fussy for clothing that has its roots in the country.
     


  10. LeviMay

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    Thanks, man. Coming from you, that means a lot.

    I agree a solid blue would probably work better. With the square, I just rolled it in my hand and stuffed it in, but yeah, it does look a little "contrived" or something, I guess.
     


  11. OlSarge

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    Really! A very nice fabric. Where did you get it?
     


  12. Slewfoot

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    Agreed all around. Very nice fabric.
     


  13. LeviMay

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    Many thanks, gentlemen.

    The coat is a MTM from S. Cohen up here in Canada.
     


  14. TheDarkKnight

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    A new grey donegal jacket and my favourite green donegal jacket:

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