Tweedpocalypse

Discussion in 'Andy's Fashion Forum' started by Flanderian, Sep 3, 2017.

  1. Flanderian

    Flanderian Connoisseur

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    Not necessarily. Side vents have always been more common in British tailoring. This is an English retailer that sells tweed jackets, though it doesn't specify if they have side vents.

    I suspect they'd be happy to respond to an e-mail inquiry if you'd like to know.

    http://www.peterchristian.co.uk/jackets-and-coats/tweed-jackets


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    Edit: OK, had a look around and found another British E-tailer. They look to have a greater variety, and at least some have side vents, as does the rather nice Magee tweed jacket pictured.

    https://www.ahume.co.uk/magee-midweight-tweed-sports-jacket-p1130


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  2. Flanderian

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  3. Adelstensfostre

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    Oh my, that last one.... Be still, be still, still my beating heart!
     
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  4. Flanderian

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  5. Adelstensfostre

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    Blimey, that shop had gone entirely under my radar. The price isn't too awful either, so perhaps a long weekend in Stockholm is in order soon....

    Thanks for the info, very much appreciated!
     
  6. Oldsarge

    Oldsarge Moderator and Bon Vivant

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    Most sports jackets that are OTR have single vents because they're easier to make. Mears will make your jacket anyway you want, I believe.
     
  7. mreams99

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    All of these beautiful tweed jackets....
    I found myself checking out tweed on eBay. I found one that I really like. (Actually I saw a lot that I liked, but I'm focusing on this one for now.) With my extra-long arms, it would need some sleeve lengthening. It looks nearly new, except the leather buttons look awful. The finish on the leather is really cracked and chipped along the edges. Is the replacement of leather buttons expensive? I'm worried that this could become expensive with alterations and button replacement.
     
  8. Oldsarge

    Oldsarge Moderator and Bon Vivant

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    Nah, replacing leather buttons is a snap. So long as the sleeves aren't surgeons' cuffs (with working button holes) the alterations should be relatively easy for a good alterations tailor. Go for it!
     
  9. Adelstensfostre

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    You don't really need an alterations tailor either, just do it yourself. I must have changed the buttons on well over a dozen jackets and waistcoats and it's hardly brain surgery.
     
  10. mreams99

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    Here is a picture. Is replacement necessary, or is there a way to touch them up?
     
  11. ItalianStyle

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    My Belvest tweed jacket has double vents... (reply to post #20).

    But then Belvest isn't a British brand, of course...
     
  12. Flanderian

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    Piece of cake! Purchase the buttons you prefer, and either sew them on yourself, or let your tailor do it for you. (Should you do the latter, ask the price. It should be nominal.)

    http://www.ascuteasabutton.com/product/JHB-60335.html


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  13. Adelstensfostre

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    I would say those are very much ripe for replacement. Touching up leather buttons is something I've never heard of and replacing buttons is so cheap and easy I'd say it's not worth thinking of.
     
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  14. Flanderian

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  15. Flanderian

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  16. mreams99

    mreams99 Active Member with Corp. Privileges

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    Thank you for your help in finding replacement buttons. I appreciate that a lot.
     
  17. Flanderian

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    You are very welcome, sir!

    It's pleasurable! When long ago I still had a tailor, I once furnished him with particular buttons for a vest I had scavenged from a worn out RTW vest. They were fox heads carved into horn. Far too nice to scrap!
     
  18. Oldsarge

    Oldsarge Moderator and Bon Vivant

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    Oh, yes. I have some horn pointing dog buttons that, should the day come, will go from one coat to the next. The coat is lovely but, oh, those buttons!
     
  19. ran23

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    Waiting for Sept. 22, Fall colours. Tweed!
     
  20. Cassadine

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    These all create a desire in me to watch Hound of the Baskervilles for some reason. Grab a walking stick and traipse through the high grass and moors. I've always relished anything reeking of British Isles country air. Probably from growing up in North Jersey made me long for fresh air. LOL.
     

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