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The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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

  1. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That's a lovely fabric.
     
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    Mmmm . . . Hollywood would probably be okay.
     
  3. cpmac7

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    Calling all Size 36 S Donegal Tweed fans. This is the prize of the bunch :thumbs-up:

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    check Signature below
     
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  4. ChicagoManualOfStyle

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    Kopped! :smarmy:
     
  5. cpmac7

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    Even for SF that was fast!
     
  6. MrSmith

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    +1
    What a lovely versatile little norfolk
     
  7. aron5

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    I have a herringbone tweed blazer, which is a berry colour, think raspberries. I have worn it with dark denim jeans which looks great. However I have just received a nice tweed waistcoat, which is a light beige colour with a complimentary light blue lined design. The waistcoat looks great with my raspberry blazer, so I want to dress them both up by wearing formal trousers as opposed to the smart casual dark denim jeans. My problem is that I dont know what style and colour of formal trousers I need to go for, that will work with the blazer and waistcoat (Berry, Beige, Light Blue) I was thinking maybe just black, but then I mostly wear tan shoes/brogues, so thought maybe dark brown trousers would be a better choice.

    Any advice on the colour and style of trousers would be most appreciated. Many thanks in advance!!! Aron
     
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    Dark brown would work, especially in either corduroy or moleskin. So would dark grey or blue. If you're feeling adventurous you could look for either material in another, darker shade of beige. Not hard, actually . . .
     
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    Lovely coat, Connemara Fabrics aka Millars of Clifden is long gone now, having shut in 1982 I think. They made great cloth as I've heard. Why do you say the Swedish tweed is a birdseye? looks like a twill to me but with relatively high contrast yarns.
     
  10. Cantabrigian

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    Not the voice of experience but I think donegal is the clear winner. It's tweedy enough to be interesting but not too interesting to be wearable.

    Herrnigbone would be my second choice.
     
  11. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nice avvy, Canta.

    Mid-gray donegal? As for the herringbone, I really like that cream/brown that Gus got made up. That would be a go-to for me.
     
  12. Cantabrigian

    Cantabrigian Senior member

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    Thanks, brah.

    Here's a photo from the OP of Parker in a 3pc dark brown herringbone.

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    Might prove inspirational.
     
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  13. MrSmith

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    I went to Tweed Addict in London yesterday. Here is one of his promo suit pics.
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  14. MrSmith

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    Here is another

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    Yes I think a donegal tweed suit in a dark shade of brown could be it. What you said about it being tweedy enough to be interesting but not too interesting to be wearable is spot on.
     
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    Cross post from unfunded liability thread

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    This beauty is now OOS which is a shame but I did manage to get hold of enough to make a Jacket.... Going to go fully unlined, with navy taping on the seams. Thoughts?
     
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    That is a wonderful hue and I imagine it will look quite good contrasted by blue taping. Do you plan on including the back vent and belting?
     
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    Im going to keep it simple patch pockets side vents and notch lapel I think.
     

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