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YET MORE TWEEDS! RARE Harris Tweeds, MADE IN ITALY Brooks Bros. 3/2 sack, Vintage 3/2 sacks, Dormeui

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I have yet more wonderful tweeds to pass on today--including some WONDERFUL and rare Harris Tweeds, some lovely British tweeds, some cut from Dormeuil cloth, and more!

As always, I offer FREE SHIPPING ON EVERYTHING IN THE USA; International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at cost.


1) SPECTACULAR and RARE Harris Tweed!

This is a wonderful jacket, and if it was just a bit smaller there's no way that it would be here, as I love the more unusual yet classic Harris patterns. Cut from a lovely traditional weight Harris Tweed, the patterning and colourway of this jacket are both wonderful. The base is a traditional and classic cream, slate grey, and peat black houndstooth; this is overlaid with windowpane overchecking in russet, the colour of bracken in late autumn. This really is a beautiful jacket!

It's a contemporary two button model, with subtle darts. It has three button cuffs. All of the buttons are traditional the traditional metal-shanked, leather-covered buttons that go so well with Harris--here, they're a lovely shade of rich chestnut that complements the overchecking perfectly. The jacket is half-canvassed and half-lined, and has a single centre vent. It was Union Made in the USA--and is in absolutely excellent condition!

Asking just $50, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.


Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 26 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 31 3/4

2) MADE IN ITALY SIlk-Linen-Wool Brooks Brothers Tweed 3/2 sack Jacket--with PATCH POCKETS!

This is absolutely wonderful! Made in Italy, this is cut from a cloth that's a blend of silk, linen, and wool, which gives it a wonderfully soft hand and a beautiful drape. The cloth is a miniature herringbone in a lovely classic shade of blue that's just a touch lighter than navy--David Hume would approve of this, and wouldn't consider this description to be "missing" anything at all! ;)

The jacket itself is beautifully cut as a classic 3/2 sack with a wonderfully liquid lapel roll, as you'd expect from Italian tailoring. It has patch pockets--highly desirable, and increasingly rare--which feature lapped borders. The center back seam is also lapped, and terminates in a single hook vent. This jacket is half-canvassed and fully lined. It is in absolutely excellent condition, and is steal at just

$50, or offer.

Tagged 43L, this measures:

Chest: 22
Sleeve: 28 1/8 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 19 1/2
Length: 32 1/2

3) Classic Tweed, cut from Dormeuil cloth!

This is a lovely understated tweed! This is made from cloth from Dormeuil, a French clothiers that has been in business since 1842. Dormeuil cloth is easily some of the best in the world, although whether its quality justifies its exceptionally high cost (higher than other superb fabrics, such as those by Holland & Sherry) is a matter for debate. Of course, the original cost of this fabric won't concern you since this is appearing here... But it does indicate that this is an exceptionally nice jacket indeed!

The Dormeuil cloth from which this jacket is cut is lovely; a miniature check in autumnal shades of chestnut, bracket, moss green, and tan, this is a very versatile jacket indeed. Made by Austin Reed, there's no country of manufacture listed, but judging by the twin vent it's either England, or, judging by the three button cuffs with no faux buttonholes, the USA. In either case, the quality of the tailoring is excellent; it's half-canvassed and fully lined, and has a contemporary two button front with subtle darting. It's in absolutely excellent condition, and given the quality of both the cloth and the tailoring is a steal at

just $40, or offer.


Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 27 1/2 (+ 1 3/4)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 32 1/2

4) VINTAGE 3/2 Tweed Sack in a beautiful and striking plaid!

Judging from the Union label this dates from the late 1960s, and was made for Macy's--back when Macy's was a store you'd want to buy clothing from, as it was still selling classic Made in the USA items... Like this wonderful 3/2 sack tweed! (Try finding a 3/2 sack at Macy's now, half a century after this little gem was first purchased....) While this is unapologetically a plaid tweed, it's not a bold "blanket" plaid, and so could readily be worn by anyone in any situation where tweed is appropriate. And the plaid is lovely; string, but not overwhelming, and a lovely medly of autumnal russets, brackets, peat black and tan.

The jacket itself is a classic 3/2 sack with two button cuffs. It is half-canvassed and half-lined, with a lapped center seam and a hook vent. It has very natural shoulders. 'm very conservative at grading vintage jackets, reserving "Excellent" for those that are NOS or close to it, and so this is in Very Good/Excellent condition. It was, of course, Union made in the USA, and is a bargain at

just $40, or offer.


Chest: 20 3/4
SLeeve: 24 3/4 (+2)
Shoulder: 17 5/8
Length: 29 5/8

5) CLASSIC HARRIS TWEED, sold by "Scotland by the Yard"!


I featured the interior label from this jacket on my Facebook page, WaterhollowTweed, earlier this week, lamenting the decline of humorous interior labels such as this one--who could fail to like a store that specializes in Scottish items, with a focus on menswear, called "Scotland by the Yard"? ;)

The appeal of this jacket doesn't solely like in its interior label, of course. The fabric is a lovely classic dark charcoal herringbone. The jacket is half-canvassed and fully lined, and was Made in the USA. It is a contemporary two button front model, with three button cuffs. All of the buttons are the classic metal-shanked football buttons that are the perfect complement to Harris tweed. This jacket is in absolutely excellent condition!

Asking just $45, or offer.

Tagged 42R. Measurements:

Chest: 22
Sleeve: 25 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 20
Length: 30

6) Barleycorn HARRIS TWEED from Princeton University Store.


This is a lovely barleycorn Harris Tweed, one of the rarer weaves, in a lovely colourway that's a medley of dark blues, lighter blues, and various shades of grey. (Although there are NOT 50 here.) It's an absolutely beautiful fabric; my pictures really don't do it justice at all.

This was made for the Princeton University Store, so its Ivy credentials are impeccable. It's half-canvassed and half-lined, and is a contemporary two button front model with subtle darts. It has a single centre vent and three button cuffs; the buttons are metal-shanked football buttons of the sort that are perfect for Harris. This was Made in the USA. It's in excellent condition except for the small rub frays at the interior pocket. It's a bargain at

just $40, or offer.


Chest: 23
Sleeve: 25 1/4 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 20 1/4
Length: 31



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