It's TWEED Season!

Fading Fast

Connoisseur
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Love the shoulders.
 

Flanderian

Connoisseur
I used to know the name for a herringbone pattern with those kind of vertical "stripes" but have forgotten it. Do you happen to know it? And I love that jacket.

I've seen illustrations of similarly striped jackets as "sandwich stipes" though I'm at a loss of what the exact criteria are for that term to apply.


Edit: I went back and checked my archive, and the jacket is from Chipp's 1977 fall and winter catalog. The cloth is a Shetland, and the pattern is simply described as a herringbone stripe. And incidentally, they also show a swatch of the same pattern in a grey more similar to the jacket you posted.
 
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Fading Fast

Connoisseur
I've seen illustrations of similarly striped jackets as "sandwich stipes" though I'm at a loss of what the exact criteria are for that term to apply.


Edit: I went back and checked my archive, and the jacket is from Chipp's 1977 fall and winter catalog. The cloth is a Shetland, and the pattern is simply described as a herringbone stripe. And incidentally, the also show a swatch of the same pattern in a grey more similar to the jacket you posted.
Maybe "Herringbone stripe" is it, but I thought it had a more arcane name. But that's from a thirty-plus-years-ago memory when stores stocked all these Tweed sport coats and had knowledgable salesmen who could tell you their names.
 

Flanderian

Connoisseur
Maybe "Herringbone stripe" is it, but I thought it had a more arcane name. But that's from a thirty-plus-years-ago memory when stores stocked all these Tweed sport coats and had knowledgable salesmen who could tell you their names.

True enough, now you'd be lucky to find a salesman who even knew what a tweed was!
 
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Fading Fast

Connoisseur
Could it be Estate Tweed? Or perhaps Barleycorn Tweed?
I believe an estate tweed is a tweed of a particular pattern and colors unique to a specific estate and typically worn by its retainers. So while its possible it is so derived, its appearance seems more generic.

A barleycorn tweed is tweed in the pattern depicted below -


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I wasn't familiar with the term "Estate" Tweed - cool info on that.

Many years ago, I owned a gray-green barleycorn sport coat (from Gorsarts in NYC, for those who remember that wonderful store) that I wish I could re-buy today.
 

Vecchio Vespa

(aka TKI67)
I believe an estate tweed is a tweed of a particular pattern and colors unique to a specific estate and typically worn by its retainers. So while its possible it is so derived, its appearance seems more generic.

A barleycorn tweed is tweed in the pattern depicted below -


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When I think of an estate tweed it is usually herringbone with what looks like an overlay of a very wide windowpane pattern, typically on the order of three or four inches, with very fine lines and often different colors running vertically and horizontally.

 
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