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Tweeds for sportcoats: which ones to pick?

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Since you've all been so helpful with my previous two threads on flannels and double-breasted suits, I thought I might stir up some more discussion about tweeds for sportcoats. On Monday I'm going to pick three of these tweeds (the one on the far left has already been made-up):



I'm pretty settled on picking the two other cloths on bolts; the question really comes down to which of the two non-patterned cloths to pick from (the two in the swatch books). The blue one is a Porter & Harding Thornproof; I have no idea what the greenish-brown one is. But for what it's worth, I thought the greenish-brown one had a nicer hand.

Any other ideas? Other tweeds to think about?
 

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I think it is impossible to make a bad choice in a tweed.

Something in Porter's could be from several sources: they're all good.

Ask to see a P&H Glenroyal. 430 grams, so lighter than the Thornproof. I think the Glenroyal is as light as one can go and still get that tweedy goodness.


- B
 

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No suggestion at all, just wanted to say that the brown one with the red overcheck is AMAZING!
 

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Originally Posted by voxsartoria
I think it is impossible to make a bad choice in a tweed.

Something in Porter's could be from several sources: they're all good.

Ask to see a P&H Glenroyal. 430 grams, so lighter than the Thornproof. I think the Glenroyal is as light as one can go and still get that tweedy goodness.


I'll keep that in mind. You know, to be honest, I didn't even pay attention to the weights of the cloths. I wind up not knowing anything about any of the cloths I pick.

Originally Posted by Mark from Plano
No suggestion at all, just wanted to say that the brown one with the red overcheck is AMAZING!

Yeah, it may be my favorite. It has some green in it too, if I recall.
 

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I think we have similar skin tones and hair and I just don't like how these colors look on us, or rather I think blue colors look better. I have a few sportcoats in a similar color to the second one and it never looks as good as my blues or even dark greys.
 

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I really like the ones on the bolts. I tend not to like bluish tweeds, though, so I'd go for the greenish-brown.
 

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Originally Posted by mafoofan
the question really comes down to which of the two non-patterned cloths to pick from

Why would you get a non-patterned tweed jacket? I feel like a tweed jacket demands pattern. That way, they go with your solid but mottled trousers. What would you wear a non-patterned jacket with? Patterned trousers? How many pairs of patterned trousers do you own?

I dunno, I am just building my wardrobe right now, but I don't envision getting a solid odd jacket for at least the next 6 jackets.
 

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Originally Posted by Mildly Consumptive
I dunno, I am just building my wardrobe right now, but I don't envision getting a solid odd jacket for at least the next 6 jackets.

The (solid) navy blazer is the quintessential odd jacket, usually the first one purchased and the most versatile.
 

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Originally Posted by LabelKing
How about a tweed double-breasted suit?

That is very intriguing, but so very unuseful as well. Maybe 10 years and 20 suits later.

Originally Posted by AlanC
The (solid) navy blazer is the quintessential odd jacket, usually the first one purchased and the most versatile.

I have one, but I'm always reluctant to wear it. Gets boring. I liked the blue tweed because it's sort of a more interesting subsitute.
 

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Originally Posted by LabelKing
How about a tweed double-breasted suit?

I had one and want another.
 

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I prefer the greenish-brown.
 

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