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TWEEDFEST PART I! Sizes 38 - 52. Custom Made Norman Hilton 3/2 tweed, Orvis 3/2 sack in Harris Tweed

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    The first of my tweed offerings for this season... and there are some absolute beauties here, including an Alpaca tweed, a custom-made heavy tweed from Norman Hilton, an Orvis Harris tweed, vintage and contemporary Harris tweed, and several lovely vintage tweeds, including 3/2 sacks!

    As always, I offer FREE SHIPPING ON EVERYTHING IN THE USA; International inquiries are welcome, with reduced shipping available!

    Also as always, ALL OFFERS ARE VERY WELCOME!

    Please PM with interest and offers!

    1) LARGE Orvis Harris Tweed 3/2 sack.

    Absolutely beautiful! Cut from a classic brown and cream herringbone tweed, this beautiful jacket is a high-roll 3/2 sack. It features a single center vent and is fully lined. It has three-button cuffs; all of the buttons are the classic metal-shanked and leather-covered football buttons that pair so well with Harris tweed. This jacket was Union Made in the USA for Orvis, and is in absolutely excellent condition.

    Asking just $49.

    Tagged 52L, but please see measurements:


    Chest: 24 1/2
    Sleeve: 27 (+1 3/4)
    Shoulder: 21 1/4
    Length: 32 1/2

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    2) BEAUTIFUL and RARE Plaid Harris Tweed Jacket in superb condition!


    This is absolutely wonderful--and extremely rare! Muted plaid Harris Tweeds are extremely rare, and this is an absolutely wonderful example. being a beautiful medley of autumnal earth tones, in chestnut, conker, bracken, and slate. My pictures really do NOT do this gorgeous tweed justice at all!

    This jacket is a contemporary two-button model with a single centre vent and a full lining. It is in absolutely superb condition; I believe that it has never been worn, as the basting thread in the front pockets is still present, although it has been cut for use. This jacket was made by Jos. A. Banks--although you'd never be able to tell this from its beauty!

    Asking just $49

    Tagged 48R. Measurements:


    Chest: 24 3/4
    Sleeve: 25 3/4 (+1 3/4)
    Shoulder: 22
    Length: 31 1/2

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    3) GORGEOUS Custom Made Normal Hilton 3/2 sack--with working surgeon's cuffs!

    Made in November 2014 for Dr. Tim Hosea, the US National Rowing Team physician.

    This is a simply GORGEOUS tweed jacket!

    Made in November 2014 for Dr. Tim Hosea, the US National Rowing team physician and Harvard graduate, this jacket is practically new, for Dr. Hosea wore it very, very sparingly before it came to me.

    It bears repeating that this is a simply gorgeous jacket. Custom Made by Normal Hilton in Princeton, this is cut as a 3/2 jacket with a beautifully fluid lapel roll. It is not, however, a sack, as it subtly darted--a wise move given that the heft of the tweed would make a sack very shapeless. (This is no lightweight jacket, but a medium-heavy tweed; tweed as it should be!) As this is a custom-made jacket it is absolutely beautifully made; it is fully canvassed, and fully lined in a gorgeous wine-red lining that's a perfect complement to the tweed. It also features surgeon's cuffs that are fully functional for all four of the cuff buttons. ALl of the buttons on the jacket are blonde horn.

    The tweed does full justice to the craftsmanship that went into this jacket. It is absolutely wonderful; a dark brown and dark slate herringbone, with mossy overtones, and, best of all, perhaps the most subtle windowpane overchecking I've seen, in autumnal bracken, that almost but not quite blends into the herringbone base. This was fiendishly difficult to photograph, and so my pictures DO NOT DO THIS TWEED JUSTICE AT ALL! Please DO pay attention to the close-ups of the tweed, where the bracken overcheck can just be seen!

    This jacket is in absolutely superb condition, and cost well into the four figures when new. As such, this is an absolute bargain at just $95, or offer.

    Measurements:

    Chest: 23
    Sleeve: 26 1/4 (+2 1/2)
    Shoulder: 19 1/2
    Length: 33

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    4) RARE Alpaca Tweed!

    SOLD

    This lovely jacket is made in the USA from Peruvian Alpaca, which means that it is wonderfully soft with a lovely hand and drape. The tweed is a lovely classic herringbone in alternating rich dark brown and charcoal grey; perfect for the cooler months! A contemporary two button model, this is half-canvassed and half-lined with a single center It has three button cuffs, with all of the buttons being leather covered, metal shanked football buttons. This is in absolutely excellent condition--the two front pockets are still basted shut! (Indeed, one of the interior labels has been removed, which usually indicates that this is donated deadstock from a major upscale retailer.)

    Asking just $45.

    Measurements:


    Chest: 20 1/4
    Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+1 3/4)
    Shoulder: 17 1/2
    Length: 30 1/4

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    5) Classic Herringbone Harris Tweed from Brooke and Deane.

    This is a lovely, classic Harris tweed jacket! Cut from a traditional broken bone grey herringbone Harris Tweed the cloth of this jacket features the classic Harris vertical striping in light blue and autumnal bracken. Cut as a contemporary two button model with subtle darting this is half-canvassed and half lined. It has a single centre vent, and three button cuffs--all of the buttons are leather-clad, metal-shanked football buttons. This jacket was Made in the USA, and is in Very Good/Excellent condition--it has the start of some rubbing at the edges of the interior pockets!

    This is just $35.

    Measurements:


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

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    6) CLASSIC Charcoal Herringbone Harris Tweed!

    A charcoal herringbone Harris tweed jacket should be in every man's wardrobe, and so if you don't have yours yet this is your chance! This is a very recent example of this classic, and is in absolutely excellent condition--it was clearly worn very sparingly, if at all. It's a contemporary two button front model with subtle darts; the cuffs have four buttons in a complementary grey. This jacket is half-canvassed and fully lined, and features a single center vent. It was originally sold by Jos. A. Bank, but, like the plaid above, this should NOT put you off--this is a very nice jacket indeed!

    Asking just $45

    Tagged 44R. Measurements:


    Chest: 23 1/2
    Sleeve: 24 (+1 3/4)
    Shoulder: 19 3/4
    Length: 31

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    7) WONDERFUL vintage Harris Tweed from diTorio's of Pennington, NJ.

    Pennington, NJ, found fame in Frederick Forsyth's novel, *Avenger*, where it was accurately described as a classic Revolutionary War small town, inhabited mainly by old-money families who preferred its quiet to the bustle of nearby Princeton. DiTorio's used to be THE classic old-money clothier of Pennington, specializing, like Langrock, in the Waspy Anglophile Ivy look. Like Langrock, DiTorio's is long gone, but some of its wares occasionally surface from the cedar closets that they have been carefully stored in--and this Harris Tweed jacket is a lovely case in point!

    Cut from a wonderuflly complex and rare Harris, the cloth of this jacket is not merely the lovely and classic broken bone herringbone that Harris is well known for, but broken bone with a twist--some of the vertical bands of birdseye that make up the broken bone bands that alternate with the herringbone proper are woven in a lovely blue-slate that complements the grey of the herringbone. This also features the classic Harris vertical striping, here in subtle English mustard--this is a truly lovely tweed! This is also "Ultra" Harris tweed--which I believe was, at the time, slightly lighter-weight and softer Harris that the hairy and heavy Harris that was the standard of the time.

    The jacket itself is a contemporary two button model, with three button cuffs and subtle darting. It is half-canvassed, half-lined, and features a single center vent. This has the old-school Harris tweed Orb label, and was, of course, Made in the USA.

    This is in excellent condition--the breast pocket is still basted shut!

    Given its provenance, condition, and quality this is a steal at just $45, or offer.

    Measurements:


    Chest: 20 1/2
    Sleeve: 25 (+2)
    Shoulder: 18
    Length: 29 1/2

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    8) WONDERFUL 1960s Vintage 3/2 tweed sack hacking jacket!

    SOLD

    This is a wonderful example of a cross between a classic Ivy League 3/2 sack, and an English hacking jacket! Jackets with this particular configuration were rare even when they were being made, and represent a particular era in American clothing--the time when Ivy Style was still ruling the roost, with the 3/2 sack jacket as its centerpiece, and the time when traditional British style was permeating the staid Ivy League, as an acceptable nod to Swinging London, while retaining the country-house look of England that was the cousin to the Wasp style.

    This jacket is a lovely example of this blending of styles. The lapel exhibits a lovely fluid 3/2 roll, while the two front pockets are slanted hacking pockets; the right-hand side also sports an ornamental ticket pocket flap, style details borrowed from English hacking jackets. The jacket has a twin vent and subtle darting--more British details! It does, however, have two-button cuffs, as you'd expect on an Ivy league jacket, and very natural Ivy shoulders.

    The cloth is also classically 1960s, being a subdued sheperd's check in muted tones of blacks and forest and moss greens--a subtle colourway hardly seen outside the 1950s and 1960s. The lining is wonderful--a classic 1960s geometric pattern in greens and blues that complement the tweed.

    This jacket is also in Very Good/Excellent condition--I'm very conservative in rating vintage pieces, and this does have a small ink stain in the lining, as shown! It was, of course, Union Made in the USA.

    Asking just $39, or offer,for this stylistic gem!

    Measurements:


    Chest: 21
    Sleeve: 24 1/2 +(1 3/4)
    Shoulder: 17 1/2
    Length: 30 1/4

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    9) BEAUTIFUL Basket Weave Harris Tweed

    SOLD

    Basketweave Harris Tweeds are becoming increasing rare, and this is a lovely example, being a mixture of browns, blacks, and tans. This is a contemporary two-button model with subtle darts; it is half-canvassed and half-lined. It has three button cuffs and a single center vent. It was Made in the USA, and is in excellent condition. It has very natural shoulders!

    Asking just $40.

    Measurements:


    Chest: 21 1/8
    Sleeve: 26 1/2 (+2)
    Shouldr: 17 3/4
    Length: 32 1/4

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    10) CLASSIC Grey Herringbone Harris Tweed--with PATCH POCKETS!

    This is lovely--a classic grey-blue herringbone with the ever-desirable patch pockets! A contemporary two button model, this has subtle darts and a single center vent. It is half-lined and appears to be half-canvassed. It has four-button cuffs, and was Made in the USA. It's in excellent condition, and

    a bargain at just $40!

    Measurements:


    Chest: 22
    Sleeve: 25 3/4 (+1 3/4)
    Shoulder: 18 3/4
    Length: 31 1/2

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