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The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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

  1. smoothmoose

    smoothmoose Senior member

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    Those are nice murses and great concept to reclaim the tweed from jackets. I'm actually in the market for something like this, though I have been looking at mostly leather or ballistic nylon options...tweed once again would win on the character note alone.
     
  2. Ennius

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    Please do let me know if anyone hears of a good tweed messenger bag/brief case maker. I like the 'murse' and may get one but it isnt really big enough for what I mainly want.

    Snoogz - I will take your comments on the durability of your tweed jackets as a sign that a tweed bag would probably last well, too.
     
  3. smoothmoose

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    Since you found these on Etsy, why don't you ask the maker if they can make a bigger bag? I assume you want one that can fit a laptop? They would probably need to use material from two jackets to make it, but it could end up to be a pretty interesting two-tone design. That's the point of Etsy isn't it?

    I'm looking at the smaller bags for use during conferences and networking events. As I find myself grasping my paper notebook and tablet in hand and fiddling with my phone taking calls and such. A mini messengers seems like a good solution to free up my hands, while not being bulky compared to my laptop bag, or backpack.
     
  4. DonCologne

    DonCologne Senior member

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    Get this heavy weight (600g/m²) tweed breeks today:

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    and I am waiting for the shooting socks to try these wonderfull trousers.
     
  5. Snoogz

    Snoogz Senior member

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    DC those are beautiful.

    Post a picture when you wear them in this thread!

    Would love to see them in action!
     
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    :drool:
     
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  7. Gbg brouge

    Gbg brouge Senior member

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    Went online yesterday to browse the Mears Bespoke webiste, and got a URL not found-message. Anyone who knows what has happened? Are they out of business? Victims of the Bookster crash?
     
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    It looks to me like they've updated their site, something they've needed to do for a while, and it looks good! I suspect that you just caught them between servers when you tried to log on. It works now.
     
  10. Ennius

    Ennius Senior member

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    Mears looks pretty sweet.

    But tell me - does anyone actually go hunting in a 3 piece suit? Here in the US if you dressed like that, folks may start shooting at you.

    I wish they had more tweed overcoats.
     
  11. Gbg brouge

    Gbg brouge Senior member

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    Sorry, guys, got a bit worked up there. [​IMG]
     
  12. velomane

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    If you got burned by Bookster (as did I) who can blame you? FWIW, I bought a jacket from Mears a little while ago and I was satisfied with the jacket and their service.
     
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  13. Gbg brouge

    Gbg brouge Senior member

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    I was about to order when I discovered that they were not shipping anything at all so that was in the nick of time. I had mail conversation with Lynne Mears and she promised to send me some swatches but they never arrived. I've sent her a reminder to see if she can sent it before Christmas.
    I've been looking att Tweed Addict also but I would like to see what Mears have to offer first and if you had a good experience that only strengthens my decision.
    Very nice jacket you got there!
     
  14. mactire

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    How narrow-minded of them.

    Here's a few geezers wearing tweed out:

    http://www.cowanssporting.co.uk/articles/dressing-the-part.html
    http://www.positiveshooting.com/EquipmentandClothesGameMain.html


    In my own experience soing bits of hiking and long walks or whatever I find wool to be far superior compared to technical fibres so I wouldn't be surprised if people do it. Mind you in the UK you have to pay for a days shooting so part of it is probably a dressing up for the day and all that.
     
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  15. mactire

    mactire Senior member

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    Who did you get these from? Look great btw.
     
  16. Roycru

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    Polo Ralph Lauren tweed jacket and Fairisle sweater vest, Brooks Brothers OCBD, Hardy Amies wool tie, and Thomas Pink pocket square.....

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  17. OlSarge

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    Not in the vast majority of N. America. You can possibly find a shooting club or two in the East or a plantation down South were dressing formally for a day in the woods isn't looked at askance but the main problem is that the thorny, briar-laden N. American landscape doesn't lend itself to that sort of thing. However, there's nothing wrong with changing into a tweed suit for dinner and reflective libations after a day's shooting. I would, however, restrict such countryside dandyism to a group of my closest friends, ones that already know what a hopeless clothing nutcase I am. They would just nod sadly and humor me in my dotage . . .
     
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  18. Ennius

    Ennius Senior member

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    OlSarge:

    Your statement is indeed funny!

    "I would, however, restrict such countryside dandyism to a group of my closest friends, ones that already know what a hopeless clothing nutcase I am. They would just nod sadly and humor me in my dotage "


    I would suggest that the hunter demographic in the US is a bit different than the UK. Hunting probably tends to be more blue collar and rural folks here in the US.
     
  19. J011yroger

    J011yroger Senior member

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    I'd wear a tweed jacket, maybe a vest too, but with brush pants and boots.

    J
     
  20. DonCologne

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    From Ebay.co.uk and the manufacturer ist http://www.tweedaddict.com/
     
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