OH MY GOD! That suit is amazing. I love it. Buy it if you can. what is your size?
Havn't heard from Art, though He's probably busy.
England is going to be awesome! I'm probably going to pack my Curlee Clothes suit, because it's heavier in weight than the previous suit that I posted about. I am debating whether to just bring my 35mm camera with black and white film (for my photography class) or to bring a digital camera as well!
Actually, I just saw a taupe dbl-breasted suit with belted back on a site for an awesome price and doesn't need too much alteration, but my wallet can't handle the overload lately, considering I just bought 2 sets of cufflinks, a bunch of ties, and 4 new shirts in just the last month. Oh well...I think that taupe suit would be my perfect Howard Hughes suit if I could get a pair of Keds Triumphs, but my wallet can't handle that right now...so maybe I'll find another perfect suit in the future.
My main dilemna at the moment is which hat to wear! Gray or brown...Akubra or vintage? I think I should only bring one to keep my baggage down.
Also, does anyone know how Art is? He hasn't replied to my e-mails of late. Does anyone know if he is still in Oregon attending to family?
It's authentic 1940's vintage, too. What I'm looking for is actually what Jack Nicholson wore in Chinatown. I think it was a belted back with inverted pleat in the back. That look is so intriguing. It's almost like an open wound in the skin of the jacket. I'd think it would be a nuissance for practical wear, though. The pleat would probably get snagged on things, like the back of a picture frame.
EDIT: I just looked at the site again. It's just for the jacket, it doesn't include pants. It's still a beautiful jacket, but due to money constraints I'll probably pass on it. If money was no issue, I would get it just for the sweet Norfolk belted back. So awesome.
HEY! TRY AND FIND A WAY TO GET THAT SUIT!!! THOSE ARE DRYING UP!
Don't Pass on it if you don't have too! Borrow some cash and do what ever you can to buy that suit! Because in the next few years they will not be so ez to find. Once these are all bought up, you will have the hardest time finding any at all period!
Don't pass this up my friend! Get it! Specialy if it's at a good price! These things can go for 300 to 400 bucks! Double breasted ones are even harder to find!!!
And about the pleats getting cought on things? What are you thinking? The only thing those pleated belted back coats need is a good pressing once in a wile.
GO GET THAT SUIT!
PS. You say it's just the coat, that's fine! You can wear that with a dark pair of pants! Blue, black, dark gray, even a pair of ivory pants would work! Summer time all the way man! Get it!
Just popped an e-mail to them. I might take another look in the piggy bank and see if I can muster enough for a last buy.
Now THATS the way a suit is supposed to fit!