Harris Tweed sportcoat:dating??

Discussion in 'Suits' started by moustache, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. moustache

    moustache Practically Family

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    I received this slightly used Harris Tweed jacket from eprey for the pittance of $4. In fact the shipping costs more than the jacket.
    I will show it off tomorrow at work i think.

    Is there a way of dating the jackets??Maybe with the serial number??


    JD

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    The ever present label!!

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  2. Hemingway Jones

    Hemingway Jones I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Not that I know anything about Harris Tweed...

    ... but that serial number has to refer to something and it's proabably the loom.

    However, judging by the lapel and the lable, I would say it is very contemporary. It is identical to the ones I have bought in the last three years.

    As a matter of fact, I have that jacket! There's pictures of me in it around here somewhere.
     
  3. Fletch

    Fletch I'll Lock Up

    I would never wear Harris tweed on a date. I'd sweat too much. :D
     
  4. Your jacket is from around 1980.


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  5. moustache

    moustache Practically Family

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    Thanks

    Thanks Marc.That gives me a good idea as to how to date the others in my collection.

    JD
     
  6. Hemingway Jones

    Hemingway Jones I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    BAsed on what, Marc, the Force?
    ;)
     
  7. :) Based on the the collar stance; the lapels' width; the gorge; the setting of the shoulders; the width of the pocket flaps; and the number and placement of the front panel darts. Also, over the past 20 years I've seen and handled literally thousands of suits and sportcoats from all eras, and have learned to date them fairly accurately.

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  8. aVenir Fashions

    aVenir Fashions New in Town

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    Hello, this is something I can answer. The 'serial number' on the Harris Tweed labels identifies the crofter that wove the cloth. All numbers are associated with a person/organization that makes the fabric for HT. The number can only give you the earliest time period of the article, not the exact date.

    The majority of newer HT fabrics are woven for one particular company that owns over 95% of the industry
     
  9. Hemingway Jones

    Hemingway Jones I'll Lock Up Bartender

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    Excellent! That's what I was looking for.;)
     
  10. Viviene

    Viviene Vendor

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    JD,

    You can contact The Harris Tweed Authority by email through their website. They can tell you approximately when that weave was loomed and who it was loomed for. I have several jackets I picked up for my shop and I contacted them to find out just that. They were extremely helpful. You will need to provide that registration number. :) I posted this prior to reading the post above. Sorry about that but they were very, very helpful!
     
  11. moustache

    moustache Practically Family

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    Thanks you!


    Thanks so much to all of you for your help.I will most certainly try the above noted suggestions!!

    Best regards,

    JD
     
  12. VintageEveryday

    VintageEveryday A-List Customer

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    image.jpeg image.jpeg Any ideas how old this is?
     
  13. Tiki Tom

    Tiki Tom One Too Many

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    Dan Brown, eat your heart out.
     
  14. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Top jacket looks fairly recent to me, early '80's, the tweed material itself may well be older, but that pattern is very 80's to my eye.

    The brown one underneath is 1960's
     

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