BOTH SIDES OF THE TWEED! - Show us your tweed suits, sport coats and pants

Discussion in 'Suits' started by Mario, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Yesterday, on a little afternoon-walkaround, my tweedcoat was bitten by an "Weimaraner"-dog. First, I thought, it was on the arm (my hands were secure, in the pockets!), but there was no visible damage and I thought, the coat overcame it easily. I wasn't really angry, and didn't confront this young guy.
    I was going on, circa one kilometre, looked again and again on my coat and then, I saw it, down behind the right pocket!

    And my advantage is that little town! The chance, to meet the young guy or THIS dog again, is not that little! I just have to stand often and long as possilble at that area, with this "dog-walk". And if they appear, I will just take their adress and let the guy photograph the damage on my coat with his mobilephone, so that he can show it to his responsibles.
    And after the repair, I will send them the bill! First try, the unbureaucratic way.

    Good luck, that the damage is on this unconspicious position, down behind the pocket! And good luck, that it's just a mass-market-coat!
     
  2. stratcat

    stratcat One of the Regulars

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    My wife is going through that with me at the moment. I'm trying to dress well with shirts, ties, sports coats etc. My wife has, a few times commented that the shirt I'm looking at is "just like my Dad would wear". At 46 years old, I'm embracing my middle age, my wife is fighting it all the way, ha ha.
    Thanks for the link TB.

    Not wanting to upset any dog owners here, but some dog owners really annoy me. You may love your animal, it may love you. But letting it jump up at me saying "don't worry, he's friendly" is not on. And don't get me started on my neighbours who just throw theirs out into their garden to bark, yap and howl all day. Sometimes it's like living next door to a dogs home.
    Anyway, I hope you get a good outcome on this TF. Tweed can often be darned quite well without being too obvious.
     
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  3. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    "Tweedaholic" is great! :D

    But, it seems, that the clustery kind of tweed/twill will ever be my favorite. I don't know why.

    Seeing all the typical herringbone-ones, but it still bores me.The popular houndstooth (actual in Germany!!) is classy, really nice and I would probably buy one, if I would see a tasty one, around wintercoats, not jackets.
    But, the clustery-tweeds (or Donegal-types) are just so yummy, kind of sporty, grey stoney-rough and just beautiful, to me. I don't know why, exactly. And I just like Anthrazit.
     
  4. Fastuni

    Fastuni Call Me a Cab

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    Rust-colored Harris Tweed... probably British tailored - but could be German. The label indicates mid-1940's to 50's.
    Classical 1930-40's cut, though. Fits me perfectly. I replaced the leather buttons with German corozo buttons.

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  5. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    So nice!
     
  6. Benproof

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    I think Aero have some of the same rust coloured tweeds if you're looking for matching trousers.

    I like the vintage buttons - not sure what the old ones are made of, a bit like knurley leather fashioned into a button showing individual variations with a 3-d profile. Your jacket is amazing for its age!
     
  7. Benproof

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    "But, the clustery-tweeds (or Donegal-types) are just so yummy, kind of sporty, grey stoney-rough and just beautiful, to me. I don't know why, exactly. And I just like Anthrazit."

    Any recommendations? I'm looking for the same muted dark charcoal or lead pencil too. I found a few Donegal types, which said nothing about the wool's origin from Donegal....and then "Made in Egypt"...!
     
  8. Luis

    Luis One of the Regulars

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    wish it was colder here in Texas longer. Tweeds are great. So jealous.
     
  9. Dirk Wainscotting

    Dirk Wainscotting A-List Customer

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    Even here in North-West Europe it's not even been cold enough to wear tweed, apart from the odd day. Last Friday it was cold enough, but today (25th of January no less) it was warm enough to potter about in the garden with no coat..9-10 degrees celcius.
    I started a tweed jacket for myself last October, hoping it would be needed by now. The reasonable weather since then and now has discouraged me and it is still unfinished: sleeves basted but not sewn, lining not even prepared..

    I haven't worn an overcoat once in the last 10 months.
     
  10. Luis

    Luis One of the Regulars

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    Wow, you think it would be cold enough. I am always ready to throw on my tweeds when it dips below 45F over here. It's not many times though. I try to share the love with all my jackets and coats but the joy is short lived here. It's tough to when the wife just wants to stay in when its too cold. I see it as a chance to go waltz around in my wool attire haha.
     
  11. bespokewrinkles

    bespokewrinkles New in Town

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    Some H&S Sherry Tweed sportcoats. Around 10-11 ozs. In the coastal regions of Southern California, these can be worn three seasons out of the year...as long as you stay out of the sun.
     

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  12. Metatron

    Metatron One Too Many

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    The buttons work nicely with that jacket Fastuni. Is it normal to pay about £1 per corozo button? I haven't found them anywhere cheaper than that.
    But if that is the norm, I plan to invest in a few for projects.

    Bespoke, nice jackets, I respect designers who manage to make their tailoring look modern, but more timeless than trendy. I am happy to see skinny lapels gradually go out of fashion.
     
  13. Fastuni

    Fastuni Call Me a Cab

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    I buy only vintage buttons (corozo, plastic, horn etc.) for much less per piece.
    Check ebay&Co. or fleamarkets for old stocks of buttons.
     
  14. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Germany, -13°C, a few days ago. No problem for my tweedcoat.
     
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  15. MrCairo

    MrCairo Familiar Face

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    Tweed jacket in brown herringbone; grey herringbone tweed overcoat and vintage shades, cause the sun is out. Oh, and even the pocket square is tweed(ish).
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  16. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Smart as hell!
     
  17. MrCairo

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    Cheers!
     
  18. MrCairo

    MrCairo Familiar Face

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    Same in Romania last week. The mighty tweed did its work and kept me safe.

    By the way, very sorry to hear about the dog-inflicted damage to your coat. In the neighborhood where I live, there are also many people with dogs that are not always on a leash, and sometimes there are additional stray dogs to boot, and I always worry for my trousers!

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  19. Benproof

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    Lovely! Perfect setting with the snow. That's impressive amount of snow too compared to our mere drizzle..
     
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