It's TWEED Season!

ran23

Super Member
In the low 50's outside, I found a Ralph Loren Chaps Brown Glen Plaid SC that fit great. I was wearing British Tan Khakis and Navy Tie at the time, nice look.
 

Flanderian

Connoisseur
Latest addition. :biggrin:

Magnificent tweeds! :thumbs-up:

Please pardon my ignorance. But in the 3rd and 4th pictures (maybe the 2nd), are those wool ties?

I'm pretty new here. I've seen wool ties, and I think they look great. I just keep wondering when and with what they could be worn. Now I see.

"And the blind shall see, and the lame walk!" ;)

If you're referring to the four ties in my OP, they're all wool! Wool ties can be of many varieties, tweed, flannel, knit and challis are four traditional and handsome varieties. And they offer a rough gradation of formality running from tweed, knit and flannel about the same, then challis, ranged from most rustic to least. Tweed looks best with country cloth, knit and flannel do well there also, but can be used to dress down worsted if they're not too rustic, and challis goes well with country cloth too, but does just as well with twills and unfinished worsted.
 
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jpgr

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
"And the blind shall see, and the lame walk!" ;)

If you're referring to the four ties in my OP, they're all wool!

I WAS referring to the OP. Those are fantastic! I go to bed tonight knowing more than I knew this morning. It's a good day!
 

Flanderian

Connoisseur
Rare lattice pattern tweed made up by B&Tailor. Don't know if it's made from vintage or contemporary cloth. The only clothier I've seen do rare traditional tweed patterns such as lattice and diamond in contemporary cloth is Paul Stuart. So mills evidently are willing and able to duplicate these historic tweeds if there is sufficient demand. Though London Lounge may have commissioned some as well, come to think of it.

https://bntailor.tumblr.com/post/150672952588/for-btailor


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Tempest

Honors Member
...rare traditional tweed patterns such as lattice and diamond...
I have never seen this basketweave-looking lattice. I did see a diamond tweed coat at a Goodwill once and was heartbroken when it was too small for me. Given my diminutive size, this was further evidence that it was likely half a century old or more.
In finding the above link (btw - diamond tweed cloth is available new! tempting), I see that another rare tweed pattern is keystone, which seems to be a slight variation on houndstooth.
 

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
That is one handsome looking suit. Cut, color, texture, pattern, drape - Stacey's mom has got it going on.

Love the shoulders too.
 

Flanderian

Connoisseur
Saw this and thought of you Flanderian! ;)
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Not a typical color, but beautiful none the less!


Thank you! That's a beautiful tweed. :thumbs-up:

I love the color, and know from experience that teals tend to flatter me. But I don't know if I could wear a whole suit of it. Though I'd love the jacket as an odd jacket.

And I should add, I love the cut here! Among the nicest I've seen.
 

Flanderian

Connoisseur
I'd imagine tweed pants would be very itchy, but the tweed trousers look nice. ;)

I have two pair of tweed trousers, a Donegal and a herringbone. Both are 1/2 lined to the knee, and though I'm sensitive to itchy cloth, I experience no problems wearing them.
 
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