The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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

  1. MrSmith

    MrSmith Well-Known Member

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    I can only agree. a solid blue or a blue with vertical stripe (soft red maybe? can't see the colours properly - pick a colour that is a minor colour from your jacket as the stripe) shirt would be better.
    A nice V neck thin jumper in a solid colour too would look good if you want to make it a bit more formal. I think you have the right idea with the jeans, try smart and worn to see what a difference it makes.

    I love Kai's stuff - I want that overcoat - beautiful.
     


  2. I am a lion

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    If I want tweed sports jackets for around a couple hundred euros plus tailoring where should I look? I didn't see any online places with 36L.
     


  3. Kai

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    You can get nice vintage tweed jackets for less than that all the time on UK ebay.
     


  4. OlSarge

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    36 Long? That's a tough one. Try Orvis.com or Lands End. The selection at LE isn't great but at least they'd have your size for the price you have in mind. Orvis will, too, but the price will be higher, though the selections is a tad better.
     


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    Awesome combo.
     


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  8. Moves

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    Thanks OlSarge. I'm doing all my shopping at thrift stores and have seen cords but don't know what to look for in moleskin. Will there be a marking or do I just have to know what they look and feel like? If not, thanks for the tip (soft, flannel, thick).

    On that thrifting note, I bought my first scarf today. It's navy blue on one side and red on the other. It solves the problem I always had with sportcoats, in SoCal at least, which is; it's either too hot to wear them or too cold (due to the huge neck opening). A scarf fills that up! Can't wait to rock it.

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  9. OlSarge

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    Hmmm . . . I have doubts that you will find it in SoCal thrift stores but one never knows what the happy denizens will provide. But to identify moleskin? Well, the inside labels should say 100% cotton. The 'hand' will be the most luxurious flannel you ever encountered. I would say that if you find a pair of 'flannel' trousers that resemble velvet, those are the ones. Of course, I suppose you could always drive up to Lakewood and look at mine for an example.
     


  10. Moves

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    Well, I went to another Goodwill this evening and felt all the khaki pants and one pair did feel quite magical, but alas, not my size. I don't know if they felt like velvet but definitely thick and very soft. I found another pair of Dockers there that were in-between these and a standard pair of Dockers and I got those. The best find was a pair of medium brown Rockport wingtips in pretty good shape! I'm going to take them to a cobbler and see what he can do.

    Hmm... I work right next to the 91 fwy in east Anaheim and Lakewood is west for 30 minutes. I could be fun to meet for lunch in the middle if you like. The 1st So Cal Chapter Style Forum Tweed Appreciation Luncheon? [​IMG]
     


  11. cold war painter

    cold war painter Senior member

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    I've never been a fan of vertical striped shirts with tweed jackets, the stripe always seems to say city while the tweed says country. Incoherent combination, as Sr. Corbera might have said.

    I have a light grey hand framed Shetland jumper I wear a lot under my tweeds in colder weather.





    Last winter I was quite comfortable outside in a tweed jacket, thin jumper and heavy wool scarf during -7 celsius weather, as long as I was not standing still for any length of time.



    OlSarge has given a good description of moleskin, which is a brushed cotton much like velvet with a shorter nap.

    This was the best pic I could find online just now:

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  12. OlSarge

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    Yes, that's the stuff. Comfortable and presentable for casual restauranting but wears like iron for woodsy fun and games. Its only drawback is that it's too warm for about eight months a year in SoCal. Should be just the ticket for York or Glasgow, though.
     


  13. Moves

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    I'm afraid I'm too much of a noob to even know what a "jumper" is...

    Yes, I can see my thick herringbone sportcoat + scarf probably getting me all the way through winter around here.

    Nice pic of the moleskin. I see what you mean. There are definitely not many in a SoCal thrift store like that. I've been noticing a bunch of thick cord pants but they almost all have pleats.
     


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    That's all right since a jumper is a British word for a sweater.
     


  15. OlSarge

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    Well, unless you're really young and really slim, pleated cords and tweed coats are a very good match. Of course, if you are, then you should avoid them. After all, one doesn't want to go around looking like Urkel . . .
     


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