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    Quote Originally Posted by gsmacleod View Post
    I have a waistcoat with pocket flaps as well and I really like the look compared to a more contemporary flapless pocket.
    I concur on that point. I have two vintage waistcoats with lower flap pockets (one with antler buttons on the flaps, one with plain buttonless flaps). I prefer that look as well, and it makes one wonder if they were intended to be worn sans jacket. Yes, it has been said that the traditionalist stance is that a waistcoat should have a jacket over it, but why would they put decorative flaps with buttons that are clearly nonfunctional if they were never meant to be seen?

    The close-ups of that tweed really show off the coarseness of the wool fibers. Given its age, I'm betting this was made from the now extinct breed (Blackface?).

    The colour is very nice indeed! You wear it well. I would never live it down if I wore such a colour, given my university affiliation. Anything resembling burnt orange is a no-no for me.

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    Absolutely stunning!
    "My beloved America, thank you for your children. If your children want to become soldiers I will train them. When they are hungry I will feed them. When they are thirsty I will give them water. When they fight for freedom I will lead them. When they are unsteady on the battlefield I will motivate them. If they die on the battlefield I will bury them. So help me God."

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    That's fantastic.

    From the evolution-of-Highland-dress standpoint the coolest thing to me are the super big pocket flaps on the jacket.

    I've seen that in Victorian photos from time to time.






    It's sort of like when a fisherman pulls in his net and there's some fish that was supposed to have gone extinct millions of years ago, flopping around and quite non-extinct. Those pockets are a window into how the skirts/flaps/tashes of the traditional Scottish doublet might have evolved.

    Jackets like these hint at a missing link between Argylls and Doublets



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    I like the coarse weave.

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    OC Richard I agree on the pocket flaps they do give a distinct look to the jacket that has gone by the wayside now. I am just glad to have it in my collection

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    Well yes Steve the two jackets are brown, but a similar shade of brown? To my eye, I think not. Nothing wrong with either for sure, in fact I like your jacket, but..........
    Last edited by Jock Scot; 4th April 19 at 01:41 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    Well yes Steve the two jackets are brown, but a similar shade of brown? To my eye, I think not. Nothing wrong with either for sure, in fact I like your jacket, but..........
    I must say I agree completely. The jacket posted by Steve looks closer to my other brown Argyll than this one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    Crikey that cloth and hue takes me back to the 1940's! Fantastic! I am not sure that any of the jackets that I saw in those days could ever be described as new and could well have started life pre 1900. Sadly that wonderfully striking russet brown is rarely, if ever, seen these days.
    USA kilts offers a tweed in what looks like a similar russet brown (herringbone in this case). The swatch is darker but I think that may be due to lighting. If I understand the code properly, it's from Marten Mills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FossilHunter View Post
    USA kilts offers a tweed in what looks like a similar russet brown (herringbone in this case). The swatch is darker but I think that may be due to lighting. If I understand the code properly, it's from Marten Mills.

    MM-CHE112.jpg
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    That looks extremely dark to me. I'm of the mind that this particular tweed colour is simply not being produced any longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FossilHunter View Post
    USA kilts offers a tweed in what looks like a similar russet brown (herringbone in this case). The swatch is darker but I think that may be due to lighting. If I understand the code properly, it's from Marten Mills.

    MM-CHE112.jpg
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    I am afraid that that sample is nowhere near the shade of brown that McMurdo and I are talking about.
    Last edited by Jock Scot; 4th April 19 at 11:42 PM.
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