The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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

  1. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    Might as well add these to this thread. London Lounge cloths recently made up Edwin and Matthew DeBoise of Steed. Lovely stuff.

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  2. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Can anyone recommend a place to buy replacement leather buttons?
     


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    Bump for this question.
     


  5. Slewfoot

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    Tender Buttons in New York City. They have many kinds. If you call them up they might be able to send you photos. Not sure though. Very good quality. I've used their buttons on numerous suits/sportcoats over the years.
     
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    I would try M&J Trimming in NYC as well. http://www.mjtrim.com/
     


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    You can also order from Britex: http://www.britexfabrics.com/buttons/leather.html


    Why are old tweed jackets often stiff and "plasticky" feeling - is it dry-cleaning, poor quality fabric, or just the nature of the beast?
     


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    Many thanks to everyone who provided links to button suppliers!!
     


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    Stiff is the nature of the beast (well, for a traditional tweed- some are made to be softer), but I can't say I can recall a tweed jacket feeling plasticky.
     


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    Love this look, very nice indeed!
     
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  12. OlSarge

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    Agreed. It doesn't exactly suit my complexion but if I could get the same set of patterns in greys and blues I'd just faint away from delight.
     


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    Was there ever a follow up on this? Does anyone have any experience with Harris Tweed and Knitwear?

    http://www.harristweedandknitwear.co.uk/shop.html

    I have bought a tie just to try it out, and they were very friendly, and the tie is OK quality i guess, though I haven't got much experience with wollen ties.
     
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    Long time lurker, first time poster (in this thread).

    Not a traditional (earthy) color, but it was my gateway drug into the world of Harris Tweed.

    A.P.C. 'Mac' coat

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    Ooo, black white and grey with yellow and magenta accents . . . verrra nice, laddie.
     


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