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TweedyDon

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STUNNING!

Pair of beautiful Custom-tailored tweeds, cut from gorgeous Zegna cashmere.


3) Custom-tailored Zegna Cashmere Tweed jacket with Bracken and Chestnut overchecking.

c. 38, 40S. Measurements:

Chest: 20 1/2
Sleeve: 23 1/2 (+2)
Shoulder: 17 3/4
Length: 29

This jacket--and its brother, which will be posted next--are absolutely gorgeous!

Made by Brothers Preta (a very old-school family-owned Italian custom tailors in Fairlawn, NJ) this gorgeous jacket is cut from absolutely exquisite Zegna cashmere from Inner Mongolia. This fabric is cashmere as it used to be--thick, soft, and luxurious, not the thin stuff that is so plentiful in mall stores today.

The patterning and colouring of the cloth do full justice to its quality--a wonderful base of brown and dark rich cream in a twill weave, with a wonderful Autumnal overcheck in rich chestnut and bracken. This cloth is truly beautiful--my pictures don't do it justice at all!

The quality of the jacket also does justice to the cloth. Cut as a contemporary two-button jacket with subtle darts, this is replete with handwork throughout. It is unvented--in Flusser-approved style--and features two deep patch pockets on the front. It is fully canvassed, and fully lined, and is a bargain at just

$65, or offer, boxed, shipped, and insured in the US. International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at cost!







4) Custom-tailored Zegna Cashmere Tweed jacket in flecked mossy herringbone, with Dark Berry Red and Sky Blue Overchecking

Measurements:

Chest: 20 1/2
Sleeve: 23 1/2 (+2 1/4)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 28 3/4

This jacket--and its brother, which has just been posted--are absolutely gorgeous!

Made by Brothers Preta (a very old-school family-owned Italian custom tailors in Fairlawn, NJ) this gorgeous jacket is cut from absolutely exquisite Zegna cashmere from Inner Mongolia. This fabric is cashmere as it used to be--thick, soft, and luxurious, not the thin stuff that is so plentiful in mall stores today.

The patterning and colouring of the cloth do full justice to its quality--a wonderful base of mossy-green herringbone flecked through with dark lichen, with a beautiful overcheck in dark berry red and sky blue. This cloth is truly beautiful--my pictures don't do it justice at all!

The quality of the jacket also does justice to the cloth. Cut as a contemporary two-button jacket with subtle darts, this is replete with handwork throughout. It is unvented--in Flusser-approved style--and features two deep patch pockets on the front. It is fully canvassed, and fully lined, and is a bargain at just

$65, or offer, boxed, shipped, and insured in the US. International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at cost!







 
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TweedyDon

Connoisseur
4) ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!

Camelhair Tweed Jacket, woven in Scotland!

c. 42, 44. Measurements:

Chest: 22 3/4
Sleeve: 26 1/2 (+1)
Shoulder: 19 3/8
Length: 32

In absolutely immaculate condition, this gorgeous camelhair jacket is cut from a beautifully soft barleycorn camelhair (woven in Scotland) with a lovely dark cream and light honey overcheck. This is a truly beautiful jacket!

It is cut as a contemporary two button jacket with subtle darts. It is fully canvassed and fully lined, and has a single center vent. All of its buttons are leather-covered and metal-shanked.

This was Union made in the USA by Guildhall Clothes for Ratcliff & Schwartz, the now-defunct traditional clothiers of Harrisurg, Pa..

This jacket is in immaculate condition; I suspect that it has never been worn! It does have a small weave fault on the front if you know where to look; this does NOT present as a flaw, but some of the honey-coloured cloth was woven slightly outside the stripe for an inch or so. Again, you're unlikely to see this unless you know just where to look--I've included pictures!

Asking just $49, or offer, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA. International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at cost.










5) BEAUTIFUL Harris Tweed Jacket

In Blue-Charcoal Barleycord with Overchecking!

Tagged 40L (c. 40, 42). Measurements:

Chest: 21 3/4
Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+ 1 1/2)
Shoulder: 19 1/4
Length: 32

This is another gorgeous Harris Tweed! Made recently for the British store Marks & Spencer this is a truly lovely Harris tweed! The base is a wonderful Royal Blue and Charcoal grey barleycorn weave, accented with subtle flecks of cream, and with an overcheck in slate grey and berry red. This is a really beautiful and versatile jacket!

It is cut as a contemporary two button model with subtle darts. True to its British heritage it has twin vents; it is also fully lined, and features metal-shanked buttons.

It is in absolutely excellent condition, and is a real bargain at just $45, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA. International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at cost!





 

TweedyDon

Connoisseur
6) VINTAGE Heavyweight Harris Tweed Jacket.

Made in England by Albion.

Size c. 36, 38. Measurements:

Chest: 19 1/2
Sleeve: 24 1/4 (+1 1/4)
Shoulder: 16 3/4
Length: 28 3/4

This is wonderful! Cut from classically heavy Harris Tweed in brown herringbone this jacket likely dates from the 1960s. It was Made in England by Albion, and retains its lovely interior Albion label (featuring the Rose of England) as well as its vintage Harris Tweed label.

Cut as a two-button model with darting this has three front patch pockets with lapped seams. It has a single rear vent, and features the traditional British single-button cuff. naturally, all of the buttons are leather-clad and metal-shanked. It is fully lined and fully canvassed.

This jacket is a vintage jacket, and so it does have some minor patina. There is some minor sagging and fraying to the two interior pockets' top edges, but this won't be seen when worn. The interior country or original label is also frayed. This jacket could also use a press and dry clean! As such, it is in Very Good condition, and a bargain at just $32, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA. International inquiries welcome!







7) BEAUTIFUL Nick Hilton of Princeton tweed jacket.

c. 38, 40L. Measurements:

Chest: 20 3/4
Sleeve: 26 (+2)
Shoulder: 19 3/4
Length: 32 1/4

Union Made in the USA for Nick Hilton of Princeton--the successor to Norman Hilton--this lovely jacket is modeled after a traditional British hacking jacket, with a three button front and twin vents.

The tweed is lovely--beautiful soft wool in autumnal browns and mossy green in a classic houndstooth pattern.

The jacket is fully canvassed and fully lined, and apart from a very small mark on one lapel which blends with the tweed is in excellent condition.

Asking just $39, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.







 

TweedyDon

Connoisseur
8) Huntington 3/2 sack jacket in classic grey herringbone tweed!

Tagged 46R, but this is closer to c. 40, 42. Measurements:

Chest: 21 3/8
Sleeve: 24 3/4 (+2)
Shoulder: 19 3/4
Length: 30 1/4

This is lovely! Made by Huntington, one of the classic Ivy clothiers, this is a traditional American 3/2 sack jacket in classic grey herringbone tweed--a staple of any classic wardrobe. So, if you don't yet have one of these jackets, now's your chance to grab one!

This is half-canvassed and half-lined, and has three cuff buttons. It has a single center vent, and was, of course, Made in the USA.

I have noted to myself that this might have a small blemish on the label; I couldn't see this clearly even in bright sun, and now can't see it at all indoors, but I'm assuming it's there and just very faint! This could also do with a dry-clean and a press. As such, it is conservatively in Good/Very Good condition, and so a bargain at

just $29, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA! International inquiries welcome, with shipping at cost.





9) Vintage Harris Tweed jacket in charcoal herringbone with vertical stripes.

Made in Holland!

Tagged 40R. (Closer to 38, 40S). Measurements:

Chest: 20 1/2
Sleeve: 24 1/4 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 17 1/8
Length: 29

Despite their less than Ivy name the Dutch company "Alexander's Wide World of Fashion" used to make some very nice, serviceable Harris tweed jackets--and this one is no exception!

Cut from a dark charcoal herringbone Harris tweed which features the classic Harris vertical striping in chestnut and blue, this is a contemporary two button jacket with single vent. It is fully lined, and has single button cuffs; the buttons are all leather-clad and metal-shanked and are developing some lovely patina.

The jacket could use a dry clean and a press to freshen it up, and so it is in Very Good condition, and a bargain at just $32, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA. International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at cost.





 

TweedyDon

Connoisseur
10) GORGEOUS London Bespoke Jacket made by L. G. Wilkinson, of 11, St George Street, London.

THE OLDEST FAMILY-OWNED BESPOKE TAILORS IN LONDON!

c. 42, 44. Measurements:

Chest: 22
Sleeve: 26 (+2)
Shoulder: 18 1/2
Length: 30

Founded in 1919, L.G. Wilkinson has occupied the same premises at 11, St George Street since 1924. It still operates today, as it the oldest family-owned bespoke tailoring business in London. Unlike many London tailors--including some on Savile Row--Wilkinson's cuts all of its cloth and makes all of its garments on the premises, in the traditional way, rather than measuring its customers and outsourcing the work to non-British tailoring companies. This does mean that Wilkinson's jackets are more expensive than many of their rivals'--but the fact that they continue to flourish shows that their clients appreciate the value of a truly British tailoring firm, and the continuance with tradition that it represents.

This jacket is a testament to the exceptionally high quality of the tailoring that you can expect from a true London bespoke tailor. Cut from a lovely sort wool cloth in traditional Glen Plaid in black and cream with crimson windowpane overchecking--this wonderful jacket is, of course, both fully canvassed and fully lined. Cut as a traditional British three button jacket with darting it features simply tons of handwork throughout--even the buttonholes are sewn by hand, and are, of course, all fully functional. It has a twin vent, and all of the buttons are a lovely dark natural horn.

As befits a bespoke garment this has plenty of attention to detail; the pocket flaps are lined with the same wool felting as the collar, for example, rather than with the same material as the lining. This jacket was completed on the 12th January, 1979--but given its utterly classic cut it could have been made last week.

This is a truly beautiful jacket, and is a bargain at just $59, or offer.







 
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TweedyDon

Connoisseur
11) Briggs of Providence Comfy Plaid Jacket.

Made in the USA. Designed in Great Britain by Hardy Amies.

c. 40, 42. Measurements:

Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 18 1/2
Length: 29 3/4

Originally sold by Briggs of Providence--the upscale clothier for all of Rhode Island--this lovely heavy winter plaid jacket is a medly of slate-blue, browns, and creams. It is a current two button jacket with darting and twin vents. The buttons are all leather-clad metal-shanked football buttons. It features two hacking pockets--true to its British heritage, like the twin vent--and is half-canvassed and half-lined. It has some minor loose stitching in the lining, and so is in Very Good/Excellent condition. It was Union made in the USA.

Asking just $29, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.








12) CLASSIC BARLEYCORN HARRIS TWEED JACKET WITH SUBTLE STRIPING!

BEAUTIFUL, MADE IN THE USA.

c. 40, 42. Measurements:

Chest: 21
Sleeve: 24 1/2
Shoulder: 18
Length: 30

This is a lovely, classic Harris tweed in the relatively rare barleycorn pattern, with classic Harris vertical striping in russet, golden wheat, and sky blue. This is a contemporary two button front jacket with subtle darts; it has three button cuffs, and all of the buttons are leather-covered, metal-shanked football buttons that are perfect with tweeds. The jacket is half-lined, and has a single center vent. It was Made in the USA, and is in excellent condition.

Asking just $29, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA. International inquiries welcome, with shipping at cost.





 

TweedyDon

Connoisseur
13) CLASSIC Harris Tweed Jacket from DiTorio's of Pennington, NJ

c. 38. Measurements:

Chest: 20
Sleeve: 25 (+2 1/4)
Shoulder: 17 1/4
Length: 29 1/2

This was originally sold by DiTorio's of Pennington, NJ--an extremely trad. clothier, now long gone, that catered to the more rurally inclined trads of neighbouring Princeton. Pennington itself is a beautiful pre-Revolutionary War small town; the cemetery on Main Street is bounded by a wall that British troops exercised their horses over in 1775, and Frederick Forsyth set the start of his novel Avenger in Pennington, as embodying classic small town America.

This jacket embodies the wares that were offered by DiTorio's. Cut from a very sturdy, heavier-weight Harris Tweed of a heft that gave Harris its worldwide reputation and is now increasingly rare, this is a lovely classic grey herringbone that is accented with classic Harris tweed vertical stripes in chestnut brown and sky blue. It appears to be half-canvassed, and it is half-lined. It features a single center vent and three button cuffs. It was Made in the USA, and is in absolutely excellent condition--the top breast pocket is still basted shut!

Asking just $35, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.









14) Basketweave Harris Tweed from The Princeton Clothing Company
c. 40. Measurements:

Chest: 21
Sleeve: 26 (+2 1/4)
Shoulder: 17 3/4
Length: 31 3/4

Like Langrock, The English Shop, Ballot, and Hilton The Princeton Clothing Company specialized in classic Ivy Style clothing--which naturally included Harris Tweed. This lovely jacket is cut from classic basketweave Harris tweed in a mixture of browns, creams, and slate grey. It is cut as a contemporary two button jacket with subtle darts, and has a single center vent. It is half-canvassed and half-lined and has very natural shoulders. The buttons are classic leather-covered and metal-shanked football buttons. Made in the USA this could use a dry-clean and a press to freshen it up; it also has a small tear to the lining by a corner of a pocket, as shown. It is thus in Good/Very Good condition.

Asking just $25, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.







 

TweedyDon

Connoisseur
15) J. PRESS 4/3 JACKET

POSSIBLY THE ONLY ONE LEFT IN EXISTENCE!




This is an EXTREMELY rare jacket!

c. 40, 42L Measurements:

Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 26 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 18 1/4
Length: 32 3/4

Not only is this the first 4/3 jacket that I have ever seen in person, but I've also never even seen pictures of these jackets posted anywhere in the trad. blogosphere or on forums. (The closest anyone has come has been Ivy Style who in 2009 posted a picture of one that was featured in a J.Press ad from 1952.) This leads me to believe that this might be the first original 4/3 jacket to have surfaced in many years.... And while it's unlikely to be the ONLY surviving original 4/3 jacket in existence it's certainly one of the very few that are left.

In any case, this is certainly rarest mainstream model of jacket around. (York Street tried to revive this cut in 2009, but their execution was terrible, and it deserved the swift death it received.) This is not that surprising. J. Press introduced this as the "Four Button Odd Coat" in 1952, and while it is unknown how long this model was sold for it's unlikely to have continued past 1955. This was, after all, the 1950s, and innovation in jacket cut was frowned upon by the clientele of places such as Press and Brooks.

Yet Press wasn't really trying to innovate, so much as attempting to appeal to the memories of the flamboyant Jazz Age with this coat reminiscent of the Victorian-inspired jackets of the 1920s. With the war just over, and prosperity beckoning, wouldn't this be just the time to wear clothing popular on college campuses during the Gilded Age? It seems that the answer to this was no..... Ivy Style was in the ascendant, and while it hadn't yet solidified into the 'curriculum" of clothes that were "right" 3/2 sacks were de riguer..... and the 4/3 didn't last.

This explains the extreme rarity of original jackets today. Produced only by Press, and in a very limited run, few have survived the last 65 years to be wearable today.

That's a pity, for, as this example shows the 4/3 sack when done well combines the timeless quality of the 3/2 sack with additional insouciance. Although Press suggests that this be worn as a 4/3 with the lower button undone it seems better as a 4/2 jacket, with only the third button done up; this not only reflects its 3/2 ancestry but also adds extra interest to the collar roll.

This particular example is cut from tapestry patterned tweed in a nod to the more innovative tweeds of the 1920s; the colourway is peat and bark brown. It has a twin vent--appropriately given its heritage--and two button cuffs with faux buttonholes--again, a nod to the Victorian English riding jacket that lay in its ancestry. It also features two leather elbow-patches--although these are likely to have been after-market additions. This jacket was half-canvassed, and was, of course, Made in the USA. It is also fully lined.

The tweed shell is in very Good condition, needing only a press and some minor attention to a couple of weak threads on the shoulder. The lining, however, has some minor frays in the body, and some tearing and disassembly under the arms. This could either be replaced, or, more economically, patched by a competent dry-cleaner tailor. Given the condition of the lining this jacket is in Good condition overall.

As I mentioned above, it is possible that this is the only original 4/3 sack in existence. However, since I purvey clothing, and not museum pieces, this is still very competitively priced at just $35, OR OFFER, boxed and shipped in the USA!


 

TweedyDon

Connoisseur
16) GORGEOUS Corneliani Autumnal Tweed.

Retail c. $1675.
Here? $65, shipped in the USA!

Tagged EU 54L (US 44L) this measures:

Chest: 22 1/2 (+1 1/2)
Sleeve: 26 (+ 1 1/2)
Shoulder: 20 1/4
Length: 32 1/4

This is absolutely beautiful! Made in Italy by Corneliani, this is cut from beautifully soft virgin wool with a wonderful hand and drape. The cloth is a wonderful autumnal Glen Plaid--perfect for Fall and Winter, and the transition into Spring.

Cut as a contemporary two-button model this is darted and unvented. It is fully canvassed and fully lined, and has four button cuffs. It is in absolutely excellent condition!

The nearest Corneliani jacket I can find on Saks' website retails at $1675, so how about $65, shipped? That's over $1,600 off retail! :)







17) Dark Charcoal Harris Tweed

Tagged 42L; closer to a 44R. Measurements:

Chest: 22 3/4
Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+ 1 1/2)
Shoulder: 19 3/4
Length: 31

Cut from wonderful Harris Tweed in a dark charcoal herringbone pattern that's flecked with pumpkin orange, gorse yellow, berry red, and moss green, this lovely jacket is a contemporary two button model with darting. It has a single center vent and it is fully lined. the buttons are all leather-covered metal-shanked "football" buttons.

This is in Very Good/Excellent condition and is a steal at just $29, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA!





 

mhj

Senior Member
Shirts, Shirts, Shirts Size 17/34

Blue Lands End Hyde Park OCBD
From the olden days before they shortened the collars

1 blue and 1 white (it is a standard white, looks ecru in the photo) Jos Bank OCBD
Also with great collar rolls

All new, never worn, some still in plastic bags.

Prefer to sell all 3 together. Asking $60 including shipping to CONUS.

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TweedyDon

Connoisseur
18) Land Rover Gear Tweed Jacket

Tagged 41R. Measurements:

Chest: 22
Sleeve: 25 1/4 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 19 1/2
Length: 30 1/2

Capitalizing on the current love of all things "heritage" Land Rover has collaborated with several clothing manufacturers to produce "Land Rover Gear"--a Land-Rover themed twist of classic clothing.

While most of these products were utterly forgettable, some stood out as Land Rover occasionally had the sense to collaborate with real clothing companies, rather than those that just placed logos on sweatshirts and fleeces. One of the most notable of these collaborations was that Land Rover had with Barbour.

While this isn't a Barbour x Land Rover tweed, it IS an extremely well-made and beautiful jacket, Made in Canada. True to its British heritage by way of Land Rover this is inspired by a traditional hacking jacket, with a three button front, darts, and a wonderful moss-green base with (extremely!) subtle overchecking in Royal Blue, cream, and chestnut.

Is is unvented, fully canvassed, and fully lined, with four button cuffs. It is in absolutely excellent condition; the two exterior pockets are still basted shut!

Despite being made for Land Rover this is a *real* tweed jacket, and so is a bargain at just $39, or offer, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA.

PS: If you're interested in Land Rovers, one of the best defences of them as city vehicles is given in Iain Banks' novel *Dead Air*!







19) AS IVY AS IT GETS!

Harvard Coop. Harris Tweed. 3/2 sack.

Tagged 42L. (Could also be 40L). Measurements:

Chest: 21
Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+2)
Shoulder: 17 1/2
Length: 32 1/2

This jacket is about as Ivy as it gets! originally sold by The Harvard Coop (the official university store of Harvard University), this is cut as a classic 3/2 sack jacket from grey herringbone Harris Tweed.

This is about as Ivy as it gets!
:)

The jacket has a lovely liquid lapel roll, and the buttons are all metal-shanked, leather-covered buttons the colour of burnished chestnut--perfect for grey herringbone tweed! As you'd expect, it has very natural shoulders. The jacket is half-canvassed and half-lined, and is in excellent condition except for a small professional reweave about 6" below the shoulder one the left-hand sleeve.

This was, of course, Union Made in the USA.

Asking just $45, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.











 

TDWat

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
Brooks Brothers Makers 3/2 Roll, Three Patch Pocket Blazer

Measures 38R/40R (but tagged 37R)

Measurements
Chest: 20"
Sleeve: 23.25"
Shoulder: 18"
Length: 31.25"

***SOLD*** shipped to continental USA

This is probably as close as you can get to the archetypal trad blazer. Made in the USA by Brooks Brothers, this blazer is navy with gold "Golden Fleece" buttons. It is a 3/2 roll sack suit, half lined and half canvased, and has triple patch pockets and swelled edges. The fabric is a medium-weight wool twill, which (given the half lining) makes for a good year-round jacket.

Overall the blazer is in really good shape, but it needs to be dry cleaned. I've included pictures of some smudges and dirt on the jacket. I'm pretty confident that all of the external spots will come out with dry cleaning, but I realize this is a risk. Thus, if you buy this jacket and get it dry cleaned, and the external spots don't come out, you can return it to me and I'll give you a full refund of the purchase price.






This is a spot inside the back of the coat:


Some dirt on the shoulder:

 
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TDWat

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
Barbour Quilted Vest/Zip-In Liner, Olive Green

Men's Size 40

Measurements
Chest: 22"
Length: 28.5"

***SOLD*** shipped to continental USA

This can be worn separate, as a vest, or it can be zipped into most Barbour waxed jackets to add another layer of warmth. I found that extra layer particularly helpful when wearing a waxed jacket in sleet or snow as Barbour waxed jackets aren't particularly warm on their own. Two layers of insulation also works much better to block wind than the single waxed layer.

Note that this is the quilted version of the vest, not the fleece version (which looks similar from the outside). Here's a link to this version for sale new: https://www.countryattire.com/barbo...ip-in-liner-olive-green-mli0001gn92-a855.html




 
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DoghouseReilly

Senior Member
A few shirts tonight. $20 each.

LE Super-Pinpoint; a heavy pinpoint they offered a few years ago. It is what a Hyde Park is to an average oxford. Pink uni stripe. 15.5x36



Old BB blue oxford, 16x36
Old BB pink pinpoint, 15.5x35



Old BB bengal stripe, 15.5x36

LE Viyella (old 55 wool/45 cotton blend), medium tall



White RL polo, classic fit, small



Not sure if this will fly here or not...
Gant Rugger "slub madras", short sleeve, medium

LE No Iron Twill Highlander twill, 15.5x36



We went casual at work, so there will be more to come. A few suits (38L), slacks and some other items. Stay tuned.
Dropping to $15.

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TweedyDon

Connoisseur
TWEEDFEST 2018 CONTINUES!

20) GRAIL!! Vintage Langrock 3/2 sack in Rust-bracken tweed!

Tagged 42L. Measurements:

Chest: 21 3/4
Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+ 1 3/4)
Shoulder: 18 1/2
Length: 31

As everyone reading this knows, Langrock was THE Ivy clothier of The Golden Age of Ivy Style; indeed, so prominent is Langrock in the history of Ivy that even its labels are now collectible!

I'm thus very pleased to offer this gorgeous vintage Langrock tweed!

Cut as a 3/2 sack with a very high roll lapel, this is cut from seriously heavyweight tweed; you won't need a topcoat while wearing this! Although this appears to be a solid tweed in beautifully autumnal rust-bracken, this is actually a very very subtle herringbone weave.

The jacket features flapped patch pockets, two button cuffs, and a single centre vent. It is half-canvassed and half-lined. All of the buttons are leather-covered, metal-shanked football buttons.

This jacket was, of course, Union made in the USA. It is in excellent condition, except that it has had its cuff buttons replaced at odd intervals, so they do not match. But this is no problem at all, as I can have a complete set of four new matching cuff buttons attached at no charge if you wish, including the current buttons with the jacket!

Asking just $69, or offer, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA for this absolutely gorgeous Langrock tweed!







 

TweedyDon

Connoisseur
21) VINTAGE Princeton University Store 3/2 Sack by Deansgate

c. 40, 42. Measurements:

Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 24 (+2)
Shoulder: 18 3/4
Length: 31 1/4

This is a lovely, classic, vintage 3/2 sack! And it has a lovely Ivy provenance, having been made for Princeton University Store by Deansgate!

Dated "Jan. 18, 1980" this is cut as a classic 3/2 sack jacket in lighter-weight brown herringbone tweed--a staple of the Ivy wardrobe! It is half-canvassed and half-lined, and features a single center vent. It has two button cuffs, and all of its buttons are leather-covered metal-shanked "football" buttons, as is appropriate.

Given that it is approaching its 39th birthday this jacket is in excellent condition! However, it is a vintage piece, and I'm very cautious with their grading, so this is in Very Good condition, and a steal at just $35, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.








22) GRAIL! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS Vintage 3/2 sack for The English Shop of Princeton

Tagged 42L. Measurements:

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

This jacket is so wonderful it's hard to know where to begin!

Perhaps with its most obvious feature: The absolutely;y beautiful cloth that it is cut from! A wonderful Glen Plaid in the subdued dark forest and loden greens that are so evocative of classic menswear of the 1950s and 1960s (and that are almost never seen today), accented with lighter creamy-brown overchecking, this is a truly beautoful cloth.

The jacket does it full justice. Made for The English Shop of Princeton--one of the Big Five Ivy clothiers in Princeton during The Golden Age--this is cut as a classic 3/2 sack. It is half-canvassed and half-lined in a dark blue-green that perfectly complements the tweed exterior. It has a single rear vent, and two button cuffs. It has very natural shoulders.

All of its buttons are the original 1960s buttons; indeed, with the exception of some minor collar creep (easily fixed) this jacket is in absolutely excellent condition,so much so that it's hard to believe that this is an original early 1960s Ivy jacket!

It was, of course, Union Made in the USA.

A jacket of this quality, in this condition, is rare indeed--and so this is a true bargain at just $49, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.









 

TweedyDon

Connoisseur
23) Cheeky 1970s Tweed!

c. 38, 40S. Measurements:

Chest: 20 1/2
Sleeve: 24 1/8
Shoulder: 18 1/2
Length: 29 1/2

If you know menswear well you'll know immediately what decade this jacket was from--and if you know menswear very well you'll also be able to guess what sort of person originally bought this!

The slightly wide lapels and the scalloped pocket flaps place this in the 1970s.... But that the lapels are not too wide and the scalloping more an echo of a British hacking jacket than a deliberate fashion statement places this jacket as one that was bought by someone more used to classic clothing, who was making a tentative foray into the 1970s.

Let's hope that he retreated quickly... But he didn't make any egregious errors with this jacket! While most 1970s items that veer towards the fashionable are rather garish, this little gem is more cheeky--there's something very appealing about its knowingly moving towards being fashionable but not quite being willing to commit!

This means that this is utterly wearable today! It's also very versatile, with a lovely striped tweed of dove grey, petrol blue, and berry red accent stripe. It is a two button model with very subtle darts, a single rear vent, and two button cuffs.

It was Union made in the USA, and is in excellent condition!

Asking just $29, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.








24) GORGEOUS Corneliani 3/2 Tweed Jacket With Twin Vents.

Tagged EU 58R (US 48R), this measures closer to a 46.

Chest: 23 1/8
Sleeve: 26 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 20 1/4
Length: 32 1/8

This is Corneliani's "Easy"model, and it's very well-named--this is clearly a very comfortable jacket to wear!

Cut as a 3/2 jacket with subtle darts, this has a twin vent. It is half-canvassed and fully lined; the lining is lovely, being striped in shades of brown to complement the rich autumnal brown of the tweed exterior.

Made in Italy--of course!--this jacket is in absolutely excellent condition.

Asking just $49, or offer, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA. International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at cost.







 

TweedyDon

Connoisseur
25) GRAIL! Stunning Cashmere 3/2 sack.

Dated November 4, 1960.



Made By "Rogers Peet x Marston"!

I have information about both Rogers Peet and Marston on my Facebook page, WaterhollowTweed!

Tagged 42L. Measurements:

Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+2 1/4)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 31 1/2

This is absolutely gorgeous, and in simply incredible condition!

Long before companies realized the marketing advantages of collaborating with "heritage" menswear brands ("Land Rover x Barbour", "Levis x Filson", and so on) there was a groundbreaking collaboration between Rogers Peer--the preeminent upscale department store of New York City--and Marston, its West Coast equivalent.

Although this collaboration was not heralded with press conferences at hooplah--neither the old-money Rogers Peet nor the civic-minded George Marston would have even considered something so vulgar--the wealthy denizens of San Diego did take notice when they saw in the labels of the clothing they were considering not just one, but two, of the most prominent names in upscale retail. And what cool Californian wouldn't want something from Rogers Peet in their wardrobe--especially when visiting the actual store wouldn't be at all easy, or cheap!

This jacket is one of the few surviving items from that historic collaboration... and given its incredible quality both Rogers Peet and Marston's would be proud that its survived to show the quality of their joint wares.

Although there is no fabric content listed this is clearly cashmere--and not the thin stuff so widely available in malls today, but the seriously soft and luxurious cashmere of the middle of last century. And the patterning and colourway are just as remarkable as the softness of the cloth; a wonderful shepherds' check in peat black, midnight blue, with chestnut accents. beautiful--and utterly mid-century.

The jacket does full justice to the cloth. Cut as a 3/2 sack with an exceptionally elegant lapel roll, this is half-lined in striped lining to complement the cloth, and is fully canvassed. It has a single center vent. It also has three patch pockets--all of which are fitted with center reverse pleats, both for function and style.

Naturally, this jacket was Union Made in the USA.

less naturally for a jacket that was made on November 4th, 1960, this is in incredible condition. I am very conservative in grading vintage pieces, and so would never call one Mint--but this comes very close, and is in absolutely excellent condition. It was clearly worn sparingly, if at all.... Maybe it was even bought as a souvenir of the Peet x Marston collaboration.

One thing that is bittersweet is the date--November, 1960. Within a year of this jacket's being finished and sent West Marston's was no more.

This is a true Grail item--but one that is utterly wearable. A contemporary jacket of this quality would retail on the secondary market for quite a bit; a jacket with this history far more. So, it's hard to price this... But since my approach here has always been to price items so that even I, a very frugal buyer, would be very pleased with the bargain, how about just $75, or offer, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA?

A piece of sartorial history for less than the cost of a used recent jacket from Brooks on the 'bay! :)







 

TweedyDon

Connoisseur
26) LOVELY Harris Tweed jacket in grey and cream "broken bone" herringbone, with lilac and sky blue striping.

c. 40. Measurements:

Chest: 21
Sleeve: 24 3/4 (+1 1/4)
Shoulder: 18 1/2
Length: 30

This is lovely! Cut from a lovely grey-and-cream broken bone herringbone Harris tweed shot through with vertical stripes of lilac and sky blue, this is a truly beautiful jacket!

It is cut as a contemporary two-button model with subtle darting, and is half-lined. It has a single center vent, and all of the buttons are metal-shanked, leather-covered football buttons. It was Made in the USA, and is in excellent condition.

Asking just $35, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.








27) CLASSIC Harris Tweed jacket in bracken and slate-grey basketweave.

c. 42, 44. Measurements:

Chest: 22
Sleeve: 25 3/4 (+1 1/4)
Shoulder: 19
Length: 31 1/2

Cut from a lovely classic basketweave Harris tweed in bracken and slate grey, this is a contemporary two button jacket with a half-lining, half-canvas construction, and a single center vent. All of its buttons are leather-covered, metal-shanked "football" buttons.

It was, of course, made in the USA, and with the exception of a quarter-sized water spot on the lining of the shoulders it is in excellent condition.

NB: Please note that the jacket does NOT have a mark on the label; that's just a shadow!

Asking just $35, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.





 

TweedyDon

Connoisseur
26) LOVELY Harris Tweed jacket in grey and cream "broken bone" herringbone, with lilac and sky blue striping.

c. 40. Measurements:

Chest: 21
Sleeve: 24 3/4 (+1 1/4)
Shoulder: 18 1/2
Length: 30

This is lovely! Cut from a lovely grey-and-cream broken bone herringbone Harris tweed shot through with vertical stripes of lilac and sky blue, this is a truly beautiful jacket!

It is cut as a contemporary two-button model with subtle darting, and is half-lined. It has a single center vent, and all of the buttons are metal-shanked, leather-covered football buttons. It was Made in the USA, and is in excellent condition.

Asking just $35, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.








27) CLASSIC Harris Tweed jacket in bracken and slate-grey basketweave.

c. 42, 44. Measurements:

Chest: 22
Sleeve: 25 3/4 (+1 1/4)
Shoulder: 19
Length: 31 1/2

Cut from a lovely classic basketweave Harris tweed in bracken and slate grey, this is a contemporary two button jacket with a half-lining, half-canvas construction, and a single center vent. All of its buttons are leather-covered, metal-shanked "football" buttons.

It was, of course, made in the USA, and with the exception of a quarter-sized water spot on the lining of the shoulders it is in excellent condition.

NB: Please note that the jacket does NOT have a mark on the label; that's just a shadow!

Asking just $35, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.





 
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