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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 have spent a not inconsiderable amount of time driving around the internets looking for such a jacket with no joy. If you find a source please share with us. (Although tell me first before you mention it to these other tweed toting retrobates)
     
  2. OlSarge

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    I don't know how your define "through the nose" but I would contact Mears and ask them what they can come up with. When you figure that their prices include VAT which is not charged to us here on the other side of the pond, I think their prices are remarkably reasonable.
     
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  4. MrSmith

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    as for myself, am considering this... although it being a bespoke puts me off a little

    [​IMG]
     
  5. Tweedy

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    Depending on your size, I have a number of Donegal tweed jackets .. some with ticket pocket .. prices £99-£120 ... all new with tags :)
     
  6. aravenel

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    Oh, I've been watching--nothing just right yet, will keep watching :)
     
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  7. Willin

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    Would you mind disclosing the manufacturer of these garments? Do you buy OTR, from ebay, or are they all bespoke?

    I am having a heck of a time finding a decently cut double-vented tweed sport coat that is reasonably priced. I think we should list some reliable outlets for people in my situation who are trying to join the club. What are the best sources for tweed sport coats that aren't designed poorly?
     
  8. venividivicibj

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    Can US residents shop on EBay UK? I've never tried
     
  9. Harvitz81

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    2nd tweed pickup is this Magee Tweed one. Wanted something a bit different and also wanted something with elbow patches and this fit the bill. Also am finding with my height (6'2") that 3 buttons work well.

    Looking for a Harris next to compare the difference between the irish tweed. Can't wait for this to arrive (as well as the first charcoal/grey BB herringbone).

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  10. Harvitz81

    Harvitz81 Senior member

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    That is where I picked up the above Magee Tweed. Just have to find a seller willing to ship to US. It is more expensive, but they have a greater selection of Donegal tweeds there.
     
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  11. LeviMay

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    I tried on a few jackets from Edinburgh Woollen Mill, and they sell online. Not top tier or anything, but nice enough.

    www.ewm.co.uk

    (Edit: All appear to be side vented)
     
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  12. Willin

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    ^I'm thinking more along the lines of a brooks brothers level of quality around $300-$500. Unfortunately BB offers basically no acceptable tweed products lately.
     
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  13. cpmac7

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  14. mattcritchlow

    mattcritchlow Well-Known Member

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    What do you all think of the following dugdale saxony tweed (from this bunch: http://dugdalebros.com/Our-Ranges/The-White-Rose-Saxony-Bunch-144/)

    Described as a Lovat with Lilac windowpane:
    http://dugdalebros.com/pub/assets/products/780_SRC_50b108c68daa0.jpg

    This seems like a nice versatile cloth to me that would go with a variety of shirts and trousers. Would you all agree? I have a nice brown herringbone tweed jacket, and I'm looking for something different yet still versatile. Thanks in advance!

    Cheers.
     
  15. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Apologies if this appears earlier in this thread. I haven't the time to check.
    I know these have been posted before in other dicussion threads by myself and others, but for the sake of the newcomers and vetrans alike, it should be consolidated into this Tweed Appreciation thread. You may find this 3 part BBC Documentary about Harris Tweed quite interesting. Each of the 3 episodes runs approximately 60 minutes in length.

    TWEED Part 1 of 3: Trouble Looms

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    (Source http://vimeo.com/64708666)

    Here also, is an interesting link:
    Tweed Guide – The Curiously Compelling Story of Tweed
    http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/tweed-guide-harris-history-styles-patterns/


    Enjoy.
     
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  16. Racing Green

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  17. venividivicibj

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    Isn't 700 really high for an OTR tweed jacket/sportcoat?
     
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  18. velomane

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    Occasionally, Epaulet will have what they call a "Factory Finds" offer, where you can order a MTO jacket in a few select fabrics, generally for about $450. This is a half-canvassed Southwick jacket. Below is a pic of the grey Donegal with red fleck jacket that should be ready for me in about two weeks.
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  19. OlSarge

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    By my standards, yes, but there are always those willing to pay more for the privilege of paying more.
     
  20. Kroaker

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    velomane, I sure hope that isn't a pic of you. Those pants are brutal.
     

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