Discussion in 'Men's Clothing' started by Betelgeuse, Apr 19, 2013.
norfolk? half belt? crazy english lining? storm collar? action back?
Two button, yes and yes. 4 button cuffs. Par for the course on my tweedish stuff.
Was kind of a spur of the moment call. I just has planned on checking out some tissue, but fuck it.
Please post pic of the horse and hounds as well.
I’ve owned a lot of tweed jackets over the years, of varying weights and densities. I think I’ve come to understand some of the different characteristics- such as Donegal versus Harris. But I’ve never really seen a tweed primer on the different tweed houses and their pros/cons. Does such a thing exist or can one of you outline it here?
Despite my hatered for the author, this is not a bad introduction for the beginner:
I see your hatred for the author and I raise you a photograph of the supercilious owner of The London Lounge embedded in the text.
Nice. Loud, but nice
That Blue P&H Donegal is beautiful, I've been meaning to do it for years. Not sure it would work as just a jacket though, only as a suit, which has put me off 'pulling-the-trigger'.
If you hang around here enough you will find loud is my raison d'etre.
Loud tweed is one of life’s great pleasures, imho
Lovely tweed. Jacket or suit. Horses for courses. YMMV
Now that is not loud, innit?
It may be shit irl, but S&M’s untweed looks hot here:
Those are verrinice. I miss tweed
I have a faux-tweed (light cashmere-silk) SC like that one. Very flexible.
That gun and then Donegal is nice, though I still like the light Moon untweed I posted a few weeks back - at least for my climate. Here is one of their MtM Harris jackets:
The tissu looks beautiful, but that is one bumfreezer of a coat!
Gun check untweed in the wild (aka: I’m a Little Tea Pot):
Alright, I had enough. You just teased me to kop a vintage Harris tweed jacket off the Bay. Has many chances to fit like crap so not sure I will keep it (rtw, not respoke, I'm not a big timer like you guys), but who knows...
Said was often seen wearing Tweed.
Naturally. And a Rolex Day-Date. Though this is certainly my favorite coat of his. I love how he tones it down here with the roll neck (or with a V-neck jumper as above), though I must admit that the PS is too British/toffee for my taste.
The jois of thrifting..
This jacket came with this repair on the elbow (I was aware of it before buying) but I wonder what your views are on putting an elbow patch in there or just leave it be
Leave as is. Gentlemanly thrift. See Prince Charles shoes..
Sure the jacket was well loved. i noticed a couple of reweaving spots plus the repair.
Here's a forward fitting for a tweed thing I'm having made. Bit snug round the chest but that's being fixed. I'm okay with having great tits anyway. Tissue is Moons.
You’ve got a bumfreezer right there!
Needs an extra 2" length min.
Gotta agree that looks short. Beautiful color.
I almost picked up this Saxony tweed beast today. Belted action-back, extremely heavy tweed. No context to wear it in, of course, and I'd feel too much like an Austrian hunter even if I did.
Good call. Bellows pockets on a giacca are a pain in the ass. Had one once and never again.
It's certainly a short jacket - but I'm also a very short man. The 'correct' length kinda drowns me. Although I don't have Craptom's stature, I do at least have an 'obscure seat' so there'll be no freezing.
I would have said the same, but it is keeping in with the current style of short jackets. Also handy with a Barbour as the jacket isn't exposed at the bottom.
You are saying this as if it were bad thing!
Does the photo reflect actual color, or is it actually a darker shade closer to Loden, perhaps? This is probably wishful thinking on my part. . .
It's fairly accurate.
I agree that it's a bit short - even if you're a bit short, I still think that the jacket would benefit from being a bit longer. As long as the front is cut away at the bottom, it will still look good at the front and will also look sensible at the rear.
I also think that the buttoning point is a bit too high and that it would benefit from being a bit lower.
Then again, I'm not a tailor, so I could be entirely wrong!
Current style's junk ymmnv.
We'd have to look at a full body picture to judge. If he's short with stumpy legs sure a short jacket and high buttoning point would benefit him. How short is too short depends on the physique.
There are enough second hand tweeds around to avoid those with repairs. I would definitely put leather patches on.