The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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

  1. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Assuming the stripe is as important as the brown herringbone, I haven't seen anything like it from the usual suspects - W Bill, P&H, Minnis.
     


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    That is rather the kicker, isn't it.[​IMG]
     


  3. OlSarge

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    Agreed. Of course, if the stripe isn't that important, brown herringbone is easy to find.
     


  4. Slewfoot

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    I would prefer the stripe as it adds a nice element. I might be open to just herringbone though. Porter and Harding has something similar and I'm sure W. Bill does. I emailed W. Bill about it and they'll send me swatches on what they come up with.
     


  5. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    I love the heck out of my jacket in the P&H herringbone (I have the grey / black but the brown is also nice). Can't for the life of me remember if it's Glenroyal or Thornproof, though I think - maybe - the former.

    IIRC, Parker had the brown herringbone made up as a 3pc.

    It's really nice but no stripes (which I actually prefer)
     
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  6. MrSmith

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    Now that is a nice jacket - good cut, interesting fabric. any chance of a close up of the fabric?
     


  7. Moves

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    Hello tweed-wearing gents!

    I've been collecting what I call English shooting clothing (mostly tattersal, houndstooth, and herringbone) all summer at thrift stores and it finally got cool enough today in Anaheim, CA to wear my houndstooth jacket for the first time! I wore a tattersal check shirt under it.

    My wife said I look too busy but I'm so tired of wearing solids or just single patterns. I'm sure you guys agree. [​IMG]

    I've been researching the fashion rules on this stuff and would love to post a pic of me but I don't have a camera with me. I just spent the last 3 hours going through all 66 pages of this thread! Amazing stuff!

    Mind if I join your club?

    Joel
     


  8. OlSarge

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    Welcome, Moves!

    And you are correct, today was the first day of tweed season in SoCal. I wore my 'previously owned' shooting jacket to the eye doctor today in the early morning and felt quite cozy as well as well turned out. If you haven't yet gotten hold of Alan Flusser's Dressing the Man, do so. It shows many splendid examples of how to mix patterns with aplomb. Your wife will be impressed.
     


  9. I Like Turtles

    I Like Turtles Senior member

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    Anyone know of some good places in Manhattan or surrounding area for a good tweed sportscoat?
     


  10. Geezer

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    The obvious first stops are J Press, Paul Stuart and BB, arguably in that order.
     


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    eBay.
     


  12. OlSarge

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    Mail order from the UK. http://www.tweedmansvintage.co.uk/
     


  13. aravenel

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    Or Bookster, but beware that A) it will take a couple of months, and B) it's a classic, structured hacking jacket, different than the current SF-approved style. But, it's totally classic, and they have a huge selection of tweeds.
     


  14. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    Here you go: (not the best, but you can at least see the weave a bit better.)

    [​IMG]


     


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    Of course, for the truly stylish gentleman, the current SF-approved fashion looks like your mother is trying to get another year's wear out of a suit you've obviously outgrown so this is really an advantage. [​IMG]
     


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