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TRAD JACKET & TUXEDO CONSOLIDATION MEGATHREAD! Harris Tweed, Donegal Tweed, Bespoke cashmere, more!

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I have several beautiful jackets to pass on today, including a wonderful Harris Tweed from Landau's, a beautiful Donegal, and a very rare unstructured tweed 3/2 sack from Italy!


Please PM with interest and offers!

NB: All of these jackets were due to be bumped, and appear here with drops! This thread consolidates several otehr threads, for ease of browsing.

1) Pendleon Basketweave Tweed--with patch pockets and elbow patches!


This is a lovely jacket! A lovely basketweave in shades of grey and cream, this features patch pockets, suede elbow patches, a single centre vent, and football buttons. It is fully lined, and was made in the USA. It is in excellent condition, except for one flaw--the former owner decided to write his initial in marker pen in the interior, under one pocket! Because of this, I'm asking

just $16 or offer.

Tagged a 44, this measures:

Chest: 23 1/2
Sleeev: 24 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 20 1/4
Length: 30 1/2

2) BESPOKE Cashmere Twill (?) Jacket with working surgeon's cuffs!


This is wonderful! made by Robert Tailor in 1980 at The Mandarin Hotel in the British Crown Colony of Hong Kong, this jacket carries no fabric content tag, but it's almost certainly thick, heavy cashmere twill... extremely soft and luxurious, with a wonderful hand! It has fully functional surgeon's cuffs, a wonderful custom paisley lining, and a single back vent. The colourway of the fabric is wonderful--a wonderful, rich dark chestnut and peat black, that my pictures utterly fail to capture! This is in excellent condition.

Asking just $22, or offer.


Chest: 21 1/4
Sleeve: 25 (+1)
Shoulder: 17 1/2
Length: 28 1/2

3) STUNNING Donegal Tweed by Magee--Made for Mullarney Bros. of Co. Sligo!

This is absolutely STUNNING!! Cut from handwoven Donegal Tweed, this wonderful jacket is a serious rarity, being both a three-buttoned tweed, and a handwoven Dongela that's a puppytooth.. with a fantastic colourway, being a slateblue and peat black puppytooth flecked with gorse yellow, moss and forest greens, pumpkin orange, and berry red. This Donegal easily rivals the more complex Harris tweeds, and is both striking and subtle. A really wonderful tweed, with great texture and a fantastic colourway! It was woven by one D. Hood, who has signed it.

The jacket does the tweed justice, too. Made by Magee, the main maker of Donegal tweeds, in Ireland, this is a rare three button jacket, featuring side vents and three button cuffs. It is half canvassed and fully lined, and the tweed is a wonderful substantial weight. This relaly is a fantastic jacket for the Fall, Winter, and early Spring!

Asking just $32, or offer, boxed and shipped in CONUS.


Chest: 22 1/2
Sleeve: 23 1/2 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 19 3/4
Length: 31 1/2

4) BEAUTIFUL Harris Tweed from Landau's of Princeton!

Landau's of Princeton is one of my favorite stores--they carry a lovely selection of lodens, tweeds, and Scottish woolens, and are invariably friendly and pleasant. I highly recommend a visit if you're ver in Princeton!

This jacket is a lovely example of what they offer. The tweed is a lovely patterning and colourway; a lovely rare barleycorn weave in charcoal, slate grey, and Royal blue, all of which are beautifully and subtly heathered together. The jacket is a contemporary two-button front, with subtle darting and four button cuffs. It is fully lined, half-canvassed, and has a single centre vent. It is in excellent condition!

Asking just $36, boxed and shipped in CONUS, or offer.

Tagged a 42L, this measures:

Chest: 21 3/4
Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 19 1/4
Length: 31 1/4

5) BEAUTIFUL Cashmere and Wool herringbone jacket

This jacket is cut from a wonderful cloth that's a mixture of cashmere (10) and wool (90) and that was woven in Italy. It has a wonderful hand and drape, and the colourway is beautiful--a classic grey and cream herringbone, with petrol blue and manilla orange flecking throughout--a wonderfully complex and subtly colorful combination!

The jacket is subtly darted, with a three button front and jetted pockets. It is also unvented, in Flusser--approved style, and fully lined. It appears to be half-canvassed. I have the full provenance of this jacket, and it was only worn to be tried on. It comes complete with its original spare buttons and fabric swatch in their unopened packet. This is, of course, in excellent condition.

Asking just $42, or offer.

Tagged a 43L, this measures:

Chest: 22 1/2
Sleeve: 26 1/2 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 20 1/2
Length: 33

6) RARE Italian 3/2 tweed sack!

This is a wonderful rarity--if it's your size, grab it! Made in Italy, this is a 3/2 sack jacket--but a very, very unstructured one, combining Italian tailoring with an American classic style. It is quarter-lined, and unvented, in Flusser-approved style. It has a lovely lapel roll, and the pockets are flapped. It features three button cuffs, and appears to be half-canvassed.

There's no fabric content on the tweed, but it's extremely soft, so I wouldn't be surprised if it was either shetland or possibly even a wool-cashmere blend. What is certain is that the colouring and patterning is wonderful--a lovely dark forest green-brown herringbone, flecked throughout with blue, burnt orange, red, cream, and brown. It was made in Italy.

This is in excellent condition.

Asking just $40, or offer.


Chest: 23
Sleeev: 24 1/2 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 20 1/4
Length: 30 3/4

7) Lovely Nailhead Camelhair with Windowpaning by Thos. David. Horn buttons!

This is lovely, and a perfect jacket for Spring! Cut from wonderfully soft camelhair, this jacket is a beautiful charcoal nailhead, with a lovely windowpaning overcheck in russet and blue, which manages to be both subtle and bold at the same time--not an easy combination to pull off!

The jacket is a standard two-button front jacket, with subtle darting. It features four button cuffs--and I believe that all of the buttons are horn. The jacket is fully lined, and half-canvassed, and features a single center vent. It was made in the USA, and is in excellent condition.

Asking just $42, or offer, shipped in the CONUS--the buttons alone are worth this!


Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 26 3/8 (+2 1/4)
Shoulder: 19
Length: 32 1/4

8) BEAUTIFUL Kevin & Howlin Donegal Tweed.!

This is beautiful! Cut from a rare and lovely checkerboard tweed in black, mustard, and slate grey. Made by Kevin & Howlin of Dublin, this is darted, fully lined, and has dual vents. It has single button cuffs, as is standard in older UK firms, and was Made in Ireland.

This does has several small holes throughout, some of which are shown, but this are hard to see owing to the complexity of the tweed. As such, this jacket is just in Good condition, and hence is just $15, or offer.


Chest: 21 3/4
Sleeve: 26 1/2 (+2)
Shoulder: 19 3/4
Length: 31

9) CLASSIC basketweave Harris tweed


This is a lovely, clasic tweed! Cut from a tweed with lovely earth tones of slate grey and brown, this is single vented, half-lined, and half-canvassed. It also has leather-covered metal-shanked football buttons. It's in excellent condition, and was Made in the USA.

Asking just $23, or offer.


Chest: 19 3/4
Sleeve: 25 (+1 1/4)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 30

10) BEAUTIFUL Scottish Polo tweed!

This is wonderful! Cut from a wonderful Scottish barleycorn tweed in dark brown, with flecks of berry red, gorse yellow, and turf green, this wonderful jacket is half-canvassed and fully lined It was made in the USA, and has a single vent. It also has lapped seams down the centre back, and along the sleeves. It has some loose stitching in the lining at the vent, and is slightly rumpled from storage, and so is conservatively in Very Good condition.

Asking just $30, or offer!


Chest: 20 1/2
Sleeve: 23 1/2 (+2)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 30 1/2


1) Velvet Tuxedo

The last tuxedo offering from the AAAC member whose closets yielded up the two jackets, above, this lovely velvet dinner jacket/tuxedo is features satin peak lapels, covered buttons, a single button closure, likely half-canvassing, jetted pockets, and a single vent. It is also fully lined, 100% cotton, and in excellent condition. This is also the top of the line for Banks, and so is comparable to Brooks' offerings. If you'd like a velvet dinner jacket, and this is your size, GRAB IT!

Asking just $45, or offer.

Tagged a 44R, this measures:

Chest: 22 1/2
Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 19 7/8
Length: 31 3/4

2) AN IVY LEAGUE BEAUTY! Shawl collar from The English Shop of Princeton.

No listing of Ivy league formalwear would be complete without an offering from The English Shop of Princeton--and so here one is! This is an Ivy Classic--a beautiful shawl-collar tuxedo from one of the Big Four of Princeton's Ivy league clothiers. And what a shawl collar--lovely and narrow, this was the height of cool in around 1963, which is the era this jacket dates from. This is cut so beautifully and classically that it could slide from a stuffy cocktail party at the President's House (the real President, of Princeton University, not some suspect politician...) to a jazz dive with ease.... as no doubt it did! Fully canvassed and fully lined, this has a single vent, two button cuffs, flapped pockets, and covered buttons. It's in wonderful condition, with the exception of some minor fraying at the back of eh collar, on the inside, as shown, and some discoloration to the interior label. As such, this is in overall Very Good condition.

This would be PERFECT worn with tartan trews for a tradly holiday look... which is how I wear my own TES c. 1965 shawl collar!

Asking just $20, or offer--a steal for an American Ivy classic!


Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+1)
Shoulder: 18 3/4
Length: 31

3) ANOTHER IVY CLASSIC! Shawl-collar tuxedo from a Dartmouth clothier!

If Princeton is the well-groomed preppy of the Ivy campuses, Dartmouth is the slightly tousled cousin, with a hip flask of bourbon in a coat pocket and Bean Boots under the cuffs of the tux..... But you wouldn't guess it from this Ivy beauty, which is as lovely as its TES cousin, above. Made for the Dartmouth University outfitters James Campion, this beauty has the same narrow shawl collar lapel as the TES tuxedo above; however, this is that rarity, a sack cut tux, and features uncovered buttons, and tradly two button cuffs. It has flapped pockets and a single button closure. Did I mention that it's a sack tux? The cloth is slightly heavier than the more refined tuxes, above, and is perfect for a slightly unheated house in a NH winter--who needs heat when you have bourbon, after all? This jacket is a wonderful tradly item, and would be perfect with tartan trews! It has a very, very faint scuff to the lapel, and is an older tux, so conservatively it's in Very Good condition. It was Union Made in the USA.

Asking just $20, or offer.

Tagged 44L, but runs small; Measurements:

Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 26 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 18 3/4
Length: 30 7/8

28) Hickey-Freeman Customized Shawl Collar Tuxedo--from 1975!

This is absolutely beautiful! In excellent condition, it's a shock to realise that this tuxedo is from 1975; it could easily have been purchased yesterday. Fully canvassed and half-lined, this has flapped pockets, a single center vent, a single button closure, and four uncovered cuff buttons. It's in absolutely excellent condition, and was, of course, Made in the USA.

A steal at just $22, or offer.

Chest: 23
Sleeev: 26 (+1 1/4)
Shoulder: 19
Length: 32 1/2



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