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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.

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    I am afraid that that sample is nowhere near the shade of brown that McMurdo and I are talking about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
    I am afraid that that sample is nowhere near the shade of brown that McMurdo and I are talking about.
    Exactly Jock, the jacket I have is also very difficult to photograph but the colour is unlike any tweed I've ever seen before including my mid-century brown Harris Tweed.

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    I sent a photo of the label to Tim at House of Labrahn and in no time at all came back with the following information:

    Samuel Duncan, tailor and army clothier,
    39 Frederick street ; Lived at a house, 12 Jordan Lane.
    Listed in the post office directory books 1894-1905

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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 really posted it as an example of a tweed colour which, as you said, dates back to the 1940s and is probably no longer available. No suggestion of any resemblance to the style of McMurdo's other than a similar, older material and shade.

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    Outstanding find McMurdo! It looks to be in excellent condition for being over 100 years old!
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    Quote Originally Posted by EdinSteve View Post
    I really posted it as an example of a tweed colour which, as you said, dates back to the 1940s and is probably no longer available. No suggestion of any resemblance to the style of McMurdo's other than a similar, older material and shade.
    I am sorry about that Steve. Although from memory, I am not at all sure that I said what you have said I said.

    I was born in 1940 so that is as far as my memory goes, I did say, in my first post in this thread, that I recall seeing that hue and that type of cloth at about that time and I did say that I doubted that any jacket that I saw was new and I also said that I thought some of the jackets that I saw could well have started life before 1900. It was that shade of cloth that McMurdo’s new acquisition has that I was meaning,not a post 1940 hue that might well compare with your jacket. Any way, I am sorry if I have not been as clear as I intended.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jock Scot View Post
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    I am sorry about that Steve. Although from memory, I am not at all sure that I said what you have said I said.
    Absolutely no need to apologise, Jock, and in fact it should probably be me for not making myself clear in the first place.

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    I thought this might help clear up the matter 1940's tweed & 1900 tweed


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