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The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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

  1. capnwes

    capnwes Senior member

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    Man, I love tweed!
     
  2. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Both. Nearly all of mine are double.
     
  3. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    For new tweed jackets (not eBay etc) where can I get nice donegal tweed for under 250 or so. (If its possible)
     
  4. Isbister

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    The phenomena I was attempting to explain, perhaps rather poorly - fibre degradation, discomfort, yellowing etc arising from injudicious fabric content - are quite widely reported and understood. I'm sorry that you seemed to find my explanation so lacking in persuasive force but invite you to google a few terms such as 'blended fabrics degrade' if you wish.
     
  5. aravenel

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    Interestingly, I just googled "blended fabrics degrade" and found nothing remotely relevant. It's all stuff about biodegradability of synthetic fabrics.

    Isbister, I'm with Jermyn on this--just waving your hands and saying "theyre bad because SCIENCE! Oh, but I can't show you that science" is a pretty poor argument. Given that blended fabrics have been around forever, I'm very skeptical that there is some reason why combining fibers is bad.
     
  6. Isbister

    Isbister Senior member

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    ^ Biodegradability and differential rates of wear or stress tolerance may be side issues for some people, but it is perhaps something you might want to bear in mind. For anyone who prefers to shuffle around in trousers that have become alternately scratchy and shiny, or that spark and crackle from the presence of synthetic fibres in the fabric, don't let me spoil your party.
     
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  7. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    No one is advocating wearing synthetic fabrics...
     
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  8. Master Squirrel

    Master Squirrel Senior member

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    I agree with the following:
    1.) all fibers have electronic fields at the atomic level
    2.) similar fabrics have similar electronic fields

    Mostly because all atoms have (1) and (2) is vague enough to be true depending on the definition of "similar".
     
  9. Master Squirrel

    Master Squirrel Senior member

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    Sparky crackle panty are fun party pants. Why do you judge us?
     
  10. Isbister

    Isbister Senior member

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    Judge? Last thing I would dream of doing ...
     
  11. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I am still waiting for an answer to my question: Is this like directional audio cable or using green Sharpies to decrease error rates for CDs?
     
  12. Isbister

    Isbister Senior member

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    I'm not the speaking clock tell-me-my-weight machine.
     
  13. LeviMay

    LeviMay Senior member

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    Random Tumblr image to remind us of when there was tweed in this thread:

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  14. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Fewer pics.

    More electron microscopes.
     
  15. Coal_Mining_Polak

    Coal_Mining_Polak Senior member

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    Not my size, but I love the colo(u)rs.

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  16. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Indeed.

    I'm really wanting a grey Donegal jacket recently. Debating whether to try to find vintage or have one made up.
     
  17. OlSarge

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    While maintaining that being hard to please only gets you pleased less often, I admit that the half Norfolk really speaks to me. My chances of thrifting such a garment are slim, sadly, so it looks like I'm going to have to break down and order one from Mears.

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  18. JermynStreet

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    7 cuff buttons aint my sort of thing, baby.
     
  19. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Then what sort of machine are you?
     
  20. venividivicibj

    venividivicibj Senior member

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    i want a nice donegal fleck in navy or charcoal grey. don't know where to get it without paying through the nose though
     

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