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    A very special tweed

    I'm pleased to share a couple of photos of my new to me tweed Argyll and waistcoat. The garments were built in 1934 by Wm Anderson & Sons and I'm very pleased with the quality. The waistcoat has some nice features including a vertical button hole for a pocket watch fob and hidden pockets behind the scallopped flaps. The vintage leather buttons are quite something to behold in person as well.

    I had to have it cleaned to remove the considerable tobacco smell and have it tailored to fit me, but I'm very happy with it now. Sorry about the shadows, but trees and the sun are what they are!

    Cheers!



    Natan Easbaig Mac Dhòmhnaill, FSA Scot
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    “Yet still the blood is strong, the heart is Highland, And we, in dreams, behold the Hebrides.” - The Canadian Boat Song.


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    Absolutely fabulous. I really do love the pocket watch button hole. I had to have one put in when I had my Scottish Wildcat Tartan kilt suit. I really am looking forward to seeing it in person when all this social distancing is over. Well done.

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    Oh, I do like that!

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    Nathan-

    That looks fabulous. The watch chain hole is a classic touch, but everything about this ensemble is first rate.

    I also really like your house!

    Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingandrew View Post
    Nathan-

    That looks fabulous. The watch chain hole is a classic touch, but everything about this ensemble is first rate.

    I also really like your house!

    Andrew
    Thank you!
    Natan Easbaig Mac Dhòmhnaill, FSA Scot
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    “Yet still the blood is strong, the heart is Highland, And we, in dreams, behold the Hebrides.” - The Canadian Boat Song.

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    Top shelf Nathan!
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    That’s a fantastic tweed where did you find it? I presume that it was a little big so you could tailor it smaller?
    Slainte David

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    That is simply grand!
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    That is fantastic!

    The vertical hole is as likely, perhaps more likely, to have been used for a pocket watch strap.

    Nowadays we think chains but straps, leather or satin, were as/more popular than chains in the 1930s.

    I have two waistcoats, both bespoke, with those vertical holes, for my pocket watch with leather strap.
    Proud Mountaineer from the Highlands of West Virginia; son of the Revolution and Civil War; first Europeans on the Guyandotte

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Dubh View Post
    That’s a fantastic tweed where did you find it? I presume that it was a little big so you could tailor it smaller?
    Slainte David
    I got it from Newfanglednatty. I let down the sleeves about an inch and a half and took in the waist a little.
    Natan Easbaig Mac Dhòmhnaill, FSA Scot
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