26th May 12, 08:43 AM
http://www.hector-russell.com/Produc...ls.aspx?Id=416 Bottle green 100% pure new wool barathea Jacket with nickel plated buttons.
I keep having the same thought myself and at less than half price! I have one of their lovat blue tweed jackets and the quality is good. I would like to see a better photo of the jacket or visit in person to try one on.
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26th May 12, 09:07 AM
Augh, Chris, you've gone and done it now. I clicked on your link and discovered that they have a very nice day jacket in "denim blue" tweed (and a matching waistcoat). Is that the one you have? Time to start stashing cash away again.
Last edited by David Thorpe; 26th May 12 at 03:36 PM.
29th May 12, 01:13 PM
Originally Posted by Downunder Kilt
Go with tweed!
29th May 12, 02:01 PM
I have the same color tweed as zardoz from the same outlet but it's a 2 button front and has the 3button cuff and it's my new go to jacket
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1st June 12, 09:02 AM
Here's a lovely photo which clearly shows the contrast in "look" between Argyll jackets in Charcoal Grey, Archer Green, and black. The centre Drum Major's kit is very similar to the one I wore for solo piping gigs for several years, though my kilt had the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders "panel" on it rather than this gent's Black Watch "rosettes" (bows).
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1st June 12, 09:22 AM
That's our own Chukta in the middle there. He showed us how great that green jacket looks with his weathered MacLeod of Harris kilt a while back. I agree with many posters here that a green tweed would be more traditional, but if you're looking for something cooler and closer to suit weight, that's a pretty nice jacket.
Originally Posted by Chukta
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1st June 12, 10:50 AM
And the braided epaulettes look much smarter than their flat-cloth counterparts, in my opinion!
1st June 12, 11:01 AM
They certainly work well with that particular jacket, especially with the small silver buttons. Very classy indeed.
Originally Posted by creagdhubh
1st June 12, 11:16 AM
I like the look of them on tweed day jackets too, David - as opposed to the flat-cloth versions, but "to each is own," right?
Originally Posted by DrummerBoy
1st June 12, 01:04 PM
Perhaps braided epualets tip the balance slightly to the more formal side? My grey day tweed has fabric ones with staghorn buttons, but my black argyle with silver buttons has braided. I have seen both look good on a variety of jackets.
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