Kevin's WeddingIt is hard to think of anything more classic than getting married in a 3-piece tweed herringbone suit. Kevin open
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.
Chestnut Tweed Open
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.
Irish Gardener SketchOur 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.
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Here are some pictures of a suit that Lianna and I designed awhile back. I wanted to make a suit that was similar to Victorian seaside and reefer suits, but that had a slightly more updated and modern fit.
The fabric I ended up choosing was a silk matka. This tweedy raw silk fabric (blended in this case with wool and viscose) had a herringbone weave and the look was just right for a seaside style suit but was also something that I could wear on the right occasions all year round.Suit Matka Suit
For the lining, I chose an Asian brocade, which was in keeping with the Victorian theme and style of the suit but also had a “fun and casual” feel to it.
The styling of this suit is unique in so many ways. The button-through pockets, especially the button-through breast pocket, were details that I hadn’t seen on suits newer than the 1930s. The high square notched collar was also something that I hadn’t seen on any modern suits.
The inspiration for some of these features was the white reefer suit pictured at the right. This suit is in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum (and is featured in this book).
Most double-breasted suits today have peak lapels (and I am not sure how this convention started) but the notch lapel on this suit is both thoroughly Victorian and rather mod (I can almost, but not quite see this suit as a product of 1960s London).
This is the type of project that we do best. A piece steeped in historical reference but also modern. A piece that will quickly be recognized as a product of thought, design and taste.
Notched-Collar Double-Breasted Seaside Suit
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Montgomery Wards Tweed BlazerWe 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.Crop Tweed Blazer
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.

Retro 1970s Style Suit

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.

Irish Gardener Vest

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.