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Full Norfolk Jacket: Bookster Tweed Jacket Returns to Market

Chicago Daily Observer 30 July 2014 2 Comments

The good folks at Bookster, Tweed Jacket are back in business!  After a year out of circulation, some of the world’s great tweeds, plaids and twills are again available for purchase via Tweed-Jacket.com.  Bookster has been a great friend to the Chicago Daily Observer over the last 8 years or so, and we welcome them out of hibernation.

Need a Norfolk Jacket?  Three Piece Tweed Suit?  Riding Suit?  Where else but Bookster?


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Here is what Bookster is all about:

We are passionate about the clothes we sell. Sadly, many of the great British tailoring companies have closed, and those that remain tend to have their items produced in large quantities offshore, in places not known for quality menswear.

Our experience has shown a high demand for classic, high quality vintage items in interesting cloths and patterns.  Customers appreciate both the quality of workmanship and cloths that are difficult to find these days. Additionally, these styles of clothing are becoming harder to find, as many are no longer produced. Larger sized vintage items in particular are exceedingly rare; this is completely at odds with the needs of many of today’s customers.
These were all things that started us thinking about creating our own range of traditional British clothing. We decided to begin with predominantly tweeds, in styles and of a quality that would delight anyone seeking the best. These garments are made for you with bespoke options to select, such as individual back and sleeve lengths, waist fittings, working cuff buttons, and other special touches you would normally find only with face to face Bespoke Tailoring.

We then set ourselves specific goals:

  1. The clothing MUST be produced in England, to the highest standards, by craft tailors and carefully overseen by ourselves
  2. We would only use the best British cloths.
  3. We should cater to the widest possible range of sizes, including specific personal requirements such as sizing and fitting.
  4. We would offer made to measure clothing with multiple bespoke options.
  5. Last but not least, the items must be affordable and be suitable for both Town & Country use.

Having finally attained these goals, after much thought, planning and research to find a tailor capable and sympathetic with our views, we launched the Bookster Original range on our eBay site, Bookster1UK in early 2007.

A traditional hacking style jacket with 3 button front has always been a popular choice for our vintage customers,  so we developed the Bookster Original Tweed Hacking Jacket to start.  To compliment this we offer matching waistcoats, traditional cut trousers and breeks to create a complete suit choice.

We had hoped for a good response, but were astonished at the demand, with orders (and reorders) coming from far and wide. And here we are today, delighted that you are visiting to view our proud offerings.  We have always listened to our customers very carefully and will be introducing other styles of garments based on what our customers demand.

Way to go Bookster!  Great to have you back in business.


  • A. Klausman said:

    Far from being “in hibernation:”, Bookster folded last year taking with them a lot of their client’s money. That they’re back is NOTHING to be thankful for.

  • John Maynard Krebs said:

    Looks like they are back in business with new owners. Businesses come and go all the time, but the classic style is what remains the same.

    I wish them well, and look forward to ordering from them again.


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