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#1 Nishijin

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 08:23 AM

Hello everyone,

I am trying to find some keepers tweed, planing to use it for an equestrian coat. I am looking for the real stuff, heavy weight, indestructible. I found some good covert cloth in Paris, but it is still to light.

I found some tweed sold as keepers tweed on the Harris Tweed Shop, but everything is with an overcheck :
http://www.harristwe...roof-index.html

I am looking for some lovat-colored solid tweed, as this one :
http://www.brocklehu...t__225.00_.html

Does anybody knows of a mill who makes some ? Or a cloth merchant ?

Thank you,
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 09:44 AM

I am far from being an expert, but I would look into J.G. Hardy (Alsport: http://www.hfwltd.co...p?b=jgh&c=2&p=1), W. Bill, or P & H ( http://www.lbd-harri...collection.html ).

Good luck.
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 10:22 AM

Thanks Frog, but at 590g max, those are far too light :sorry:

The stuff I'm looking for is around 725g per meter (24oz !), and must be thornproof (and bulletproof, I guess).

In fact, I might have found myself since I asked... I've been looking for weeks, I just had to ask here to find an answer by myself a few minutes later :pinch:
http://goldencheese....epertwieed.aspx

I never heard about this mill, I guess I'll have to ask them for some samples.
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Posted 21 January 2010 - 07:47 PM

This migth be of some interest:

http://web.mac.com/g..._775_grams.html
John G. Hardy's PATTERN No. 2449 is a heavy Keepers Tweed (22oz and very close weave)
or the Butt of Lewis Tweed with about 400 grms per metre for the 75/78 cm wide cloth ( http://www.cutterand...hp?showtopic=69 )

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 08:40 PM

This migth be of some interest:

http://web.mac.com/g..._775_grams.html
John G. Hardy's PATTERN No. 2449 is a heavy Keepers Tweed (22oz and very close weave)
or the Butt of Lewis Tweed with about 400 grms per metre for the 75/78 cm wide cloth ( http://www.cutterand...hp?showtopic=69 )

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The Butt of Lewis tweed, though a bit heavy, is very soft and definitely not thorn proof!

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 10:40 PM

John G. Hardy's PATTERN No. 2449 is a heavy Keepers Tweed (22oz and very close weave)


I have to agree, this is prolly the closest thing to what you want. It's not cheap, but if made well will last a 100+ years

Another option is to use a heavy weight Melton, especially one that has been waterproofed.
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Posted 22 January 2010 - 11:17 AM

Another good source of heavy tweeds is this one:

http://www.tweedshop...weed_Cloth.html

It's not keeper's tweed, but some of it is heavy (7-800g). I've not seen the cloth in person however.
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Posted 24 January 2010 - 08:20 AM

Hello everyone,

I am trying to find some keepers tweed, planing to use it for an equestrian coat. I am looking for the real stuff, heavy weight, indestructible. I found some good covert cloth in Paris, but it is still to light.

I found some tweed sold as keepers tweed on the Harris Tweed Shop, but everything is with an overcheck :
http://www.harristwe...roof-index.html

I am looking for some lovat-colored solid tweed, as this one :
http://www.brocklehu...t__225.00_.html

Does anybody knows of a mill who makes some ? Or a cloth merchant ?

Thank you,
Nishijin.

In my opinion , Johnstons makes the most authentic Thornproof Gameskeepers Tweed . Also W. Bill used to but I dont know now . What is left in the OLD Allsport book is good . Not the new one . As I say --Johnstons of Scotland is truely Fine goods ..
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Posted 24 January 2010 - 08:35 PM

In my opinion , Johnstons makes the most authentic Thornproof Gameskeepers Tweed . Also W. Bill used to but I dont know now . What is left in the OLD Allsport book is good . Not the new one . As I say --Johnstons of Scotland is truely Fine goods ..


I think that W. Bill have some tweeds in their London shop/warehouse, whether inbolts or in books, I do not know, which are not found anywhere else. I do not know if, as an end-customer, one will be admitted, but I would recomend asking your tailor to take you there and see what they have.

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Posted 27 January 2010 - 07:16 AM

Bookster (tweed-jacket.com) offers a 700gm keepers tweed but the website does not identify the source and will not allow me to link to the pages.

Edited by Bishop of Briggs, 27 January 2010 - 07:31 AM.


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Posted 28 January 2010 - 06:38 PM

Well, thank you everyone !

I know very well the tweed choice from Bookster (I love what they do).

I will check with Johnstons, and will try to contact W. Bill (or plan a trip to London to visit them, which would be better indeed ! :Thinking: )
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Posted 20 February 2012 - 05:32 AM

I've just seen I never gave follow-up to my question...

I found what I was looking for at H.E.Box. They have exactly what I asked, in two colors (one slightly greener than the other).
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