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    let's look at vintage check tweed

    Why not?

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    And something a bit different. Would this be called "glen plaid"?

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    Richard,

    An excellent tour through some early tweed jackets, and the occasional kilt too.

    This one looks to be from the inter-war years. Do you know who it is?

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    Who is this and/or where did you find the picture?

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    it's extremely interesting because of the kilt and sporran which are both pat of the uniform of the Glasgow Celtic Society from c1880. The eagle on the cantle is clear, as are the blox-pleats and one of the MacKenzie ribbons of the kilt.

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    Its a shame we don't see more of it(older patterned tweeds) these days. Brings back fond memories of the older generation that I grew up with, along with the combined smells of pipe tobacco, cigars, gun powder, peat bog and whisky/gin/port/brandy that seemed to cling to the tweed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    Its a shame we don't see more of it(older patterned tweeds) these days. Brings back fond memories of the older generation that I grew up with, along with the combined smells of pipe tobacco, cigars, gun pookay with itwder, peat bog and whisky/gin/port/brandy that seemed to cling to the tweed.
    Aye it does cling to the tweed, I was looking for my Peterson pipe the other day and found it and some tobacco in the inside pocket of one of my vintage Argyll jackets. I'm sure the smell is there to stay, and I'm okay with that. Having said that I do love my circa 1930's Argyll in a herringbone tweed with leather buttons, the quality is far superior to what is out there today, if you don't mind picking out the occasional horse hair.

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    ...and spats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pbutts View Post
    ...and spats!
    Some, but not many in my experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    Its a shame we don't see more of it(older patterned tweeds) these days. Brings back fond memories of the older generation that I grew up with, along with the combined smells of pipe tobacco, cigars, gun powder, peat bog and whisky/gin/port/brandy that seemed to cling to the tweed.
    The 'classic' smell of older Harris tweed was due the use of Crotal as a dyestuff. It imparts a particular musky odour that is hard to beat. Unfortunately, it's hard, if not impossible, to find in modern tweed because the dyes are all artificial. Iím fortunate to have a jacket made from cloth dyed, spun and woven by the late Marion Campbell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by figheadair View Post
    The 'classic' smell of older Harris tweed was due the use of Crotal as a dyestuff. It imparts a particular musky odour that is hard to beat. Unfortunately, it's hard, if not impossible, to find in modern tweed because the dyes are all artificial. Iím fortunate to have a jacket made from cloth dyed, spun and woven by the late Marion Campbell.
    Yes; I've noted sadly, that my current Harris tweed jacket doesn't have the musk of my originals when I was younger. Okay then, when I was young.
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    Brings back fond memories of the older generation that I grew up with, along with the combined smells of pipe tobacco, cigars, gun powder, peat bog and whisky/gin/port/brandy that seemed to cling to the tweed.
    I'd add three more: the smoke of a wood fire, machine/gun oil, and worked leather. They all seem right together. Alas, my wife has never understood why I like that smelly old wool jacket.
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