The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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  1. pbdeng4

    pbdeng4 Active Member

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    I was never all that interested in tweed but it's still pretty chilly here in Northern California and I found this for cheap at a local thrift store..how does this look?


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  2. FillW

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    Cool jacket! [​IMG]
     


  3. FillW

    FillW Senior member

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    Let me ask a question: I found a jacket in a thrift store that I'm wearing right now at work. It's 70% polyester and 30% wool. Is it still considered a "tweed" jacket? It looks just like the herringbone Harris Tweed jacket I also got this weekend.
     


  4. sugarbutch

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  6. FillW

    FillW Senior member

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    Ha ha...I could sit them side by side and you probably wouldn't be able to tell which was which if you didn't see the labels. The thrift jacket only cost me $6.99.

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  7. sugarbutch

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    I don't object to a bit of synthetic, but that proportion seems unlikely to feel good or breathe well.
     


  8. aravenel

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    And doesn't bode well for the general quality of the garment at all.
     


  9. FillW

    FillW Senior member

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    Yeah, you'd think...
    I found it before I found the Harris Tweed jacket. It fits me like a glove and looks good. A babe was checking me out when I first slipped it on at the store. [​IMG]

    I was gonna pass on it but then I had to go back to the store and get it. I'm wearing it right now and it's cold in here but it's comfortable. It's a coat I'll wear at work mostly.
     
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  10. FillW

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    So, are the jackets I've bought that are 100% wool and look like some of the jackets in this thread all "tweed"? I've been pretty adamant about only getting 100% wool jackets but the above-mentioned jacket is the only one that was not 100% wool.
    I have two jackets (thrifted) that look almost exactly like the "Barva" Harris Tweed jacket I have but fit way better and a brown herringbone jacket (all are 100% wool). I'll post pics of them when I get a chance to take a good pic.
    I just want to know how to sort through all the stuff on Ebay, thrift store or whatever. I see a lot of jackets that look like some of the vintage tweed but are made of man-made materials.
     


  11. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    ok, put some shoes on.[​IMG] the jacket is nice. shorten it just a little and you have a daily wearer.
     


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    Tweed is the weave, not the material, so yes, it can be made out of something other than 100% wool. But 70% Polyester is not good, and I very much doubt it looks anything other than cheap.
     


  13. FillW

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    Methinks you'd be very surprised. I may post pics of it and the Harris Tweed I also have (maybe in a separate thread).
     


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    I think you should definitely post pics of this poly-tweed. Sounds horrendous but would be willing to eat my words.
     


  15. tim_horton

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    I'm cross-posting this from the Unfunded Liabilities thread. I have a length of charcoal herringbone tweed from the Dugdale Magdale tweed book. Despite the pic, it's a true charcoal. It isn't "slick" and it isn't imitation tweed like Glorious Twelfth, but it is not as rough as most tweeds I've seen. If I had to compare it to something, I'd say it's the tweed version of worsted flannel, with Harris tweed being the woolen flannel.

    I was initially going to have it made up as a SB suit with a vest, but have been getting into DB suits lately. Is tweed and DB like oil and water, considering the tweed has a somewhat-refined finish and conservative pattern/color?

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