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Looking for a tweed coat

(29 Posts)
Youcanstayundermyumbrella Thu 05-Oct-17 17:08:46

I need to replace my falling apart tweed coat. I bought it years ago in a sale and can't really spend more than £200. It's an old-fashioned swing coat single breasted style. I haven't seen anything like it full stop, and the traditional tweed places are out of my price range. Any inspired ideas? Ebay doesn't have what I want but this would be great if cheaper:

Floisme Thu 05-Oct-17 17:38:02

You will probably hate me but I've just found a Harris Tweed coat in a charity shop. I'm not posting to brag - I had drawn a blank everywhere else but had a hunch I might get lucky in a small market town so we took a day trip and there it was.

Also (sorry if you know this already) those towns usually have at least one country clothing store and some of them, I have discovered, are pure treasure caves. In one of them I tried on a men's tweed overcoat in XS. It was a bit big on the shoulders but otherwise fitted (I'm normally size 8-10) and I was seriously thinking of buying and getting it altered. It cost £250 - a bit over budget but I thought it was a very good price for 100% wool. I'm sorry I can't remember the brand but it was Irish - possibly Dubarry or Jack Murphy.

I had also been also tracking the Uniqlo JW Anderson range in case one of the tweed coats got returned and I've seen a couple come up but they're being snapped up quickly.

Toast also have a lovely one but it's about £350 - but will come down in the sales if any left.

I love a bit of tweed and I hope you find something.

Youcanstayundermyumbrella Thu 05-Oct-17 18:48:34

Thanks. I don't hate you (much) given the effort you've clearly put in quite a bit of effort!

Charity shops so far have offered nothing, and I only have three here, but I do keep checking.

Floisme Thu 05-Oct-17 19:30:23

I know - I'm a very jammy bastard indeed. I doubt I'd have found anything like that round here if I hadn't widened my search.

Do they have 'vintage' / pre-loved weigh and pay sales anywhere near you? I've found Harris Tweed jackets there a couple of times and they often have a much bigger range of men's coats too.

Youcanstayundermyumbrella Thu 05-Oct-17 19:31:11

Nope. We're very lacking in that sort of thing. I rely on eBay.

pamplemoussed Thu 05-Oct-17 21:12:52

check out the great tweed coat from Uniqlo's new JWAndersen range.. [[ Link]]

Youcanstayundermyumbrella Thu 05-Oct-17 21:42:03

Not keen on those sleeves, and also not available in my size. There's some fun stuff though.

TweedAddict Thu 05-Oct-17 22:01:35

Joules have a nice long tweed at the moment

Floisme Thu 05-Oct-17 22:06:42

Another poster got that coat and said those sleeve ties were detachable.

Is this joules one any good? A bit over budget

Joe Browns sometimes has tweedy stuff.

Youcanstayundermyumbrella Thu 05-Oct-17 22:17:32

Joules one isn't flared. My hips demand flare.

Youcanstayundermyumbrella Thu 05-Oct-17 22:19:37

Some lovely stuff in Joe Browns but so cheap! Is it decent quality?

Holland00 Thu 05-Oct-17 22:23:05

Possibly not enough shape?

Youcanstayundermyumbrella Thu 05-Oct-17 22:25:43

No, not quite enough. Also a bit too checked. Too much of a pattern and the coat wears me I find.

IveGotBillsTheyreMultiplying Thu 05-Oct-17 22:33:08;q=Tweed;q1=Women's;q2=Coats+%26+jackets;x1=secondarycatt_1;x2=secondarycatt_2;showall=products;spp_s=productcreationdate;msortt_shops=FirstMadeLive;

Always worth a try...

Holland00 Thu 05-Oct-17 22:33:43

I know what you mean, the one you posted is lovely, really nice tailoring.

Youcanstayundermyumbrella Thu 05-Oct-17 22:38:19

I didn't know Oxfam was online. Thank you. None of those is what I want but I can keep an eye on it.

I am mourning my dead coat more and more.

Floisme Thu 05-Oct-17 23:11:31

It'll be out there somewhere, have faith.

I don't normally buy secondhand stuff online but I'm tempted by that Aquascutum reversible coat on the Oxfam link. I really like classic, old school Aquascutum. I think it's nicer than Burberry.

Sorry I don't know what Joe Browns quality is like.

Floisme Fri 06-Oct-17 09:55:24

This M&S is another one I looked at. It may be the wrong shape for you although I'm sure I remember it being more fitted that it looks in the pic. I liked the style but the fabric felt quite thin and I wanted something sturdier.

RatherBeRiding Fri 06-Oct-17 10:03:02

Bit over budget but rather nice!

RatherBeRiding Fri 06-Oct-17 10:13:11

Floisme Fri 06-Oct-17 10:27:19

I used to laugh at House of Bruar before I had my tweed epiphany. Now they've stopped sending me their catalogue so the laugh's on me. The styling is shocking but I bet some of it's great in real life

mrssmiling Fri 06-Oct-17 11:23:13

This is in budget...

FlaviaAlbia Fri 06-Oct-17 11:40:31

I love that Mrssmiling

This is a great thread, I love tweed grin

Youcanstayundermyumbrella Fri 06-Oct-17 12:38:58

Thanks for all the links! The ideal coat would have the shape of the Peter Oan collar minus the collar. Or the style and price of the country attire without the check. And the last one is lovely but double breasted I find a pain.

I'm going to hunt on those sites though to see if the perfect coat is hiding.

Youcanstayundermyumbrella Fri 06-Oct-17 12:40:27

If this were slightly cheaper...

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