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Burgos de Madrid - Teba Jacket


Forget the Spanish Armada — It's History

It's been a few years since the Spanish Armada tried to invade England. Relations have not always been good in the intervening years, but I think it's safe to say that the two countries are now on friendly terms. Just don't try and invade again, eh?

I do my bit to help cement this alliance by unflinchingly enjoying Tweedy's Madrid whenever I can.

Next time in Madrid I will be suitably accompanied by a Teba jacket from Burgos of Madrid. I'm hoping I won't be too hot in the tweed fabric. I think it's starting to warm up over there now.


It's not showing in the pictures, but this type of unlined and unstructured jacket has shirt-style buttoned cuffs, so can be easily dressed down with a polo shirt for the day.

It works just as well with a shirt and tie (and plate of rabo de toro) in the evening. Don't worry about wearing country cloths in town over there — perfectly acceptable.



Comments

  1. I have been wanting one of these for such a long time, looks great! I hope to get mine at the end of April

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    1. Thanks Anon. Maybe you could take a photo and it could be a Readers Tweed?

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  2. Another lovely and very traditional place for Bespoke Tebas is the tailor Justo Gimeno in Zaragoza. As far as I know, good friend and collaborator of Burgos Madrid.

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    1. Gracias Francisco. I need to look him up. Best wishes, Tweedy

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  3. How does the quality of Burgos Madrid tebas compare with the more expensive Bel y CIA version?

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    1. Thanks Anon. Francisco has provided some excellent advice in a follow up comment. Best wishes, Tweedy.

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  4. Hello! Bel is a venerable institution for Tebas. I have a couple of them more than ten years and they are in pristine condition. They proclaimed themselves as the first Teba makers ( as a kind of shooting garment made for the earl of Teba). In my opinion, there is no great differences between Bel and Burgos, at least in those aspects that could be important for judging the quality of a garment such as fabrics, buttons, fit, level of handmade job etc. To be honest I find none of them as truly bespoke but I find remarkable differences between what we might call "Barcelona" style vs "Madrid" style. In that way I would prefer the Burgos garment, but in both cases you will get the best that the garment can give. I hope I have been helpful and regret about my bad English. Regards.

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    1. Thanks Francisco. I can't comment on the Bel Teba. I like the fit of the Burgos though. Machine-stitched, but made with care and attention, it makes for a very elegant cardigan/jacket hybrid. Best wishes, Tweedy.

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    2. Just a thought, Francisco. If you have photos showing your Bel y CIA (or other) Tebas similar to the ones above, it would be great to share with our readers. Best wishes, Tweedy.

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    3. Thanks! Will be my pleasure! I will do it during next week. Even more than that, I would like to share with you and your readers a little experience about Tebas. Some years ago (certainly before the crisis) I was customer of Henry Poole Tailors, and as I wanted to own a truly bespoke Savile Row version of the Teba, I sent my Bel y Cia garment to Joshua Byrne, now running Byrne and Burge tailors but then cutter at Henry Poole. Along with the garment, I sent to him a little explanation of its beginning and evolution from a country garment to a more urban one, so he could create his own interpretation. The result was a little work of art, made in navy cavalry twill, with similar pattern and fit as the original but with that indefinable touch of dignity conferred by all the excellent level of handmade job why which Savile Row is world famous. So, if you find it well I will include some photos of both garments, so readers could compare the details between them. Thanks again. Francisco.

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    4. Hello Francisco, i posted the original comment on this thread. Do you know if Justo Gimeno can produce a made to measure Teba, and then post the final garment to UK?

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    5. Hello. I regret the delay in response. Indeed Justo GImeno make MTM Tebas, and I suppose there will be no problem to sending them to the UK. I think you will need one fitting, so two trips will be needed. Another amazing possibility is to provide Mr. GImeno with your own fabrics. So for a little bit more you can have a very special Teba made in Fox Flannel fabric (For example). Of course would be advisable to discuss the details by phone before undertaking the job. Please let me know if any help would be needed. Regards.

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    6. I speak some Spanish, but not enough for a telephone discussion. Do you know if they can speak English if i was to telephone.

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    7. Please contact me at camiseriaburgos@gmail.com
      I can deal with English

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