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The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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

  1. academe

    academe Senior member

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    Thanks. I thought the elbow patches and football buttons added to the 'country' charm of the fabric, even though in all other respects (silhouette, cut, structure) this was very much a sharp 'city' jacket.
     
  2. academe

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    Yes; definitely wears warmer than a similar weight cloth of different provenance, which is just fine given where I live in Scotland. First time I've made something with 3-flapped patch pockets; definitely suits this cloth IMHO. The natural shoulders and open fronts/quarters give this acket a much more casual air.
     
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  3. OlSarge

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    Lately I've been perusing the BBC production from the 70's of Ian Carmichael as Lord Peter Wimsey. What a style icon! In Five Red Herrings he wears a three-piece tweed suit in large glen check plaid that is dark olive or dark brown over olive. Smashing! Does anyone know if such a suiting is available anywhere these days? And preferably in 12-14 oz fabric. Anything heavier is ridiculous in SoCal!
     
  4. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    Flapped patch breast pocket... Good.

    Do the pockets and pocket flaps have swelled edges / double stitching too?
     
  5. academe

    academe Senior member

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    No; bluff edges for the pockets and pocket flaps, so as not to disrupt the pattern matching.
     
  6. dannybear

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    Hey guys, I'm looking for a jacket similar to this one by burberry, I really like it but its a bit expensive for me, would anybody have any suggestions at anything similar that costs less than say $800? I had a look at suit supply but most of the similar ones had peak lapels and I'm fairly young so they wouldn't suit me

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  7. Hampton

    Hampton Senior member

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    I like this Albert, great look!
     
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    Huh? Peak lapels are fashionable right now, and perfectly appropriate for a young guy.
     
  9. aravenel

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    Meh, I think peak lapels on a tweed jacket are kinda weird.

    Course, I think they look bad on just about everything aside from a tux or DB, so...
     
  10. badsha

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    Was hoping someone here could help offer some suggestions. I am Los Angeles and it is pretty warm here throughout the year. Heavy Tweed 16oz is probably much too warm. Any suggestions on tweeds that are lighter or different cloth for pattern below:

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  11. RogerC

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    Any real tweed is going to be warm in that climate. It's made for Scotland, remember. You could check out some of the faux tweeds, Worsted Alsport, etc.
     
  12. sugarbutch

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    It really depends on where in LA. It gets chilly along the coast, and a tweed jacket isn't too warm for several months of the year. 16 oz is almost certainly overkill, though.
     
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    Those lapels! That gorge! [​IMG]

    You could check out Bookster. Their lounge jacket is probably closest to what you want.
     
  14. badsha

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    Thanks will look into it.


    Redondo Beach/Manhattan Beach area.
     
  15. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's exactly the area I'm talking about. I've comfortably worn tweed there in the fall, winter, and early spring.
     
  16. forex

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    You should check Breanish books, there is a pattern very similar to this one at around 10-12 oz weight.
     
  17. RogerC

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    Minnis lambswool?
     
  18. tchoy

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    +1 on the Breanish Tweeds, also Holland and Sherry have a book call Sherry Tweed which is around 10-12 oz.
     
  19. OlSarge

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    You need to drive down the 405 to Costa Mesa. MyTailor.com has their US headquarters about two blocks north of South Coast Plaza. Just go on in and ask Rishi to show you the Holland and Sherry and the W. Bill books of tweed and tell him you want something in the 12-14 oz range. I live in the Long Beach area and I am happy in my tweeds from about Nov. 1 to the end of March. Sometimes even into April. And if you find something you like in 16 oz that you just can't live without, tell him you want it 'buggy lined'. Taking out the lining allows the cloth to breath more easily and makes it a cooler wear. 12-14 oz., I would just have made up in the usual fashion. If you decide you like their choices and prices (which are most reasonable) make sure you have Joe measure you. He's the owner and a master.

    Do not be misled by their website. They have an entire wall of suitings samples to choose from. The ones on their website are just the tip of the iceberg.
     
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