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The Official Tweed Appreciation Thread

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

  1. Satmoche

    Satmoche Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I am looking to purchase my very first tweed jacket and I would need some advice please.
    I saw this Hardy Amies jacket on eBay for 36£ and I would like to know if you think that it is a nice purchase.
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  2. MrSmith

    MrSmith Well-Known Member

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    is it 100% wool? do you like the fabric pattern and cut? e.g. lapels,gorge,vents etc. if so, buy it. if not, plenty to choose from on ebay right now
     
  3. rodaman

    rodaman Well-Known Member

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  4. rodaman

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  5. rodaman

    rodaman Well-Known Member

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    I know it needs to be on..but let me know your thoughts.
     
  6. Snoogz

    Snoogz Well-Known Member

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    That one is VERY nice. I love the details on it. Half Norfolk Style with Belt, 2 vents is good, can't tell if it has action back pleats. Triple patch pockets is a nice touch, throat latch (functional?), elbow patches, and bellow hip pockets, but no buttons on them. Still nice details, and something I love in my tweeds.
     
  7. rodaman

    rodaman Well-Known Member

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    The latch is just a detail with no function. It's great to get a thumbs up from such an expert on tweed such as yourself!
     
  8. ojaw

    ojaw Well-Known Member

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    I have a functional latch on my hybrid hacker, would recommend if you live in a cool climate!
     
  9. meister

    meister Well-Known Member

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    what would this look like as a suit?
     
  10. LeviMay

    LeviMay Well-Known Member

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    I assume very similar, but with pants.
     
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  11. David Reeves

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    I actually think in a three piece suit it would be more effective, sort of looking like something out of Blade Runner.
     
  12. DavideMiguel85

    DavideMiguel85 Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a new tweed sports jacket last week and just wanted an opinion on something. My other tweeds are mostly Harris and so are quite coarse fabrics, hard wearing.

    This one is a "Lovat" tweed, which I'd never came across before. It feels very soft, like surprisingly so. It's described as "Super 80S Lambswool".

    Should I be more careful with this one? Will is stand up to wear like my Harris tweed?

    The stitching and overall fit is surprisingly good for off-the-rack!
     
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  13. EFBenson

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  14. mattcritchlow

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  16. rodaman

    rodaman Well-Known Member

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    My sport coat is slightly snug in the chest area. How feasible is it to let it out?
     
  17. cpmac7

    cpmac7 Well-Known Member

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    Tweed vest, just in time for the winter (summer joke :hide: )

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  18. DavideMiguel85

    DavideMiguel85 Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking to add a bespoke jacket to my collection, can anyone recommend somewhere in the UK? A quick search took me to "intweed" but they don't seem very helpful / don't answer their emails.
     
  19. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Well-Known Member

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    This is a strange question. Any bespoke tailor can make you a tweed jacket. The questions are how much you want to pay (and whether you really mean 'bespoke' or 'made to measure' whether in person or online) and what kind of style you are looking for - because house styles vary dramatically.
     
  20. culverwood

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