It is hard to think of anything more classic than getting married in a 3-piece tweed herringbone suit.
The blonde herringbone suit that you see here was designed for a customer who wanted to flavor his wedding with a bit of the old West.
In particular, he wondered whether we couldn’t make him a suit that recalled Paul Newman in his heyday. A Butch Cassidy and Sundance suit.
The next suit also has a similar flare. This piece is cut in an amazing chestnut fabric, flecked with orange.
The final drawings show the latest iteration of our tweed suits. This time in a green wool/silk Donegal tweed flecked with yellow and red. The details on this suit are somewhat different. A cuffed trouser and patch pockets make for a sport’s suit right out of 1930’s Ireland.
Our Tweed 3-Pc suits, like all of our suits, are fit using muslin mock-ups of the pieces which we cut in your size and send to you to guarantee fit.
Contact A.J. — email@example.com — to get started designing a piece for your wedding or any occasion.
We did not make the blue herringbone jacket. But we wish we had!
Sometimes Lianna and I go vintage hunting to look for interesting old details to use on garments.
We also like to collect vintage buttons from worn out garments, and frequently use vintage buttons on our coats.
This tweed herringbone jacket is exactly what I was looking for. I wanted a sport coat that was large enough to wear over a sweater (not usually recommend) so I could wear it when taking winter walks.
But what really caught my attention was the pockets. The jacket has three flap pockets, each with the same uniquely curved shape.
This style of pocket appears on some jackets from the early 20th century and then on some sportcoats from the 1970s.
The grey pinstripe suit and vest is a suit that we eventually made using this style of pocket. Overall the suit has a retro/vintage look, but it doesn’t really recall any one period as it borrows many little known details to create something new.
Tweed is amazing stuff. Even a simple tweed often has four or five colors, and this one is no exception. Threads of black, burnt orange, olive green and blue all make up the weave of this fabric.
The jacket also has a line of top-stitching that runs along the lapels and ends a couple inches into the hem. This detail really makes the lapel pop.
The last pics are of a piece that we are calling the Irish Gardener Vest. It is another tweed, this time a wool silk donegal tweed in forest green with flecks of red, yellow, and black.
We did make this piece, but we based it almost exactly on a vest from the 1930s. This piece is also well pocketed, with four functional welt pockets. Note the line of top-stitching on the fronts here also. Really a great detail for a tweed fabric.
We can get tweeds in every color, in every type. Just let us know what you are looking for and we will send swatches.