The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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

  1. FillW

    FillW Senior member

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    I think I'll post pics of each and not tell anyone which is which and have a poll to guess the right one. It'll be very interesting... [​IMG]
     


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    Talk is cheap. Until you actually post pictures, I'm gonna go with the poly tweed looking like a crappy jacket made of crappy fabric to anyone with a trained eye.
     


  3. FillW

    FillW Senior member

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    Maybe we'll see, won't we...
     


  4. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    I'm keeping an open mind, FillW, but this is a lot of preamble...
     


  5. FillW

    FillW Senior member

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    I'll try to do it tonight but will only take a pic of the fabric. You can probably cheat by looking at the buttons, lining etc. I'm saying that the fabric looks the same as Harris Tweed or damn close.
     


  6. hoit1981

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    I don't doubt that a poly-tweed could look similar to a real tweed. If decent real tweeds can be thrifted (and we all know they can), why eat crappy hamburgers when filet mignon is so readily available?
     


  7. FillW

    FillW Senior member

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    I agree.
     


  8. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Bearded Prick Dubiously Honored

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    Still no pics? This taste test sucks.
     


  9. Winston S.

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    +1
     


  10. hoit1981

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  11. FillW

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  12. dan'l

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    Color me confused, but is there a general consensus on which is more versatile (all other factors being equal), tweed in a houndstooth or a herringbone pattern? I've been looking for a brown houndstooth but see a lot more brown herringbone available.
     


  13. aravenel

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    Depends on the houndstooth, but if you are talking about a standard two color houndstooth (light/dark brown, white/black), I'd argue that herringbone is more versatile.

    If you are talking about a gunclub, that's possibly a different story.
     


  14. dan'l

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    I'm talking about something like the LL cloth club fabrics posted by tchoy (the one on the bottom).
     


  15. aravenel

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    Personally, I dont find that particularly versatile and would prefer a herringbone, but I know there are some who will disagree. IIRC, Slewfoot has a jacket made up in that fabric that he likes.
     


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