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    Quote Originally Posted by thunderw21 View Post
    Some of us still do.
    Let's see, there's you and Fletch and............well, I'm sure there are others....

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    I really do like your style as well, Badger! Your suit is SHARP! I really like the gre & black w/ a brown overlay check pattern!
    I seem to have acquired quite a serious fever... and the only cure is more hats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron Kurtz View Post
    Red. Your monitor colour settings might be on the blink?
    I meant the undercheck is navy (or is it?) not the overplaid. The overplaid looks like a nice, soft red on my monitor.
    Who says the golden era has to be tasteful and dignified?

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    It looks like a really deep Navy to me. Here is a better shot.

    I seem to have acquired quite a serious fever... and the only cure is more hats!
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    undercheck - Yes, it's a very very deep blue.
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    Hey guys, as promised my newest suit:


    I had a good laugh when Splintercellz posted his newest suit, because it seems like mine is almost an exact copy/repro of his. I'm fairly certain this suit is a 70's does 40's/30's affair for a few reasons. Check those awesome wide lapels!


    The very NOT golden era looking label, albeit from a very venerable company whose existence predates this country, in fact. Made in Korea, too. Here you can see the fabric weave fairly well. I was pleasantly surprised to find it's actually a fairly heavy weight of fabric, much heavier than anything you'd find off the rack nowadays.


    And the full lining, which I understand is indicative of modernity. Still, I rather like it. How much did I pay for this natty little 70's number you ask? 7 bucks at the local thrift store.

    It had a broken button on the sleeve and needed to be let out in the chest ever so slightly. Originally it had a very significant flare on the trousers and plain hems, but there was a ton of extra fabric on the hem, so I had the tailor take out some of that excessive flare and put some cuffs on there. I really like the result.
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    Yes and no on the full lining. It's used in modern suits as a labor saving measure (it eliminates the need for lots of internal finishing work, since internal seams aren't visible).

    That said, full lining wasn't completely unknown in the 30s/40s. I own a tuxedo and a suit -- both German from the 30s -- as well as a 40s suit, all of which are fully lined.

    Interestingly, full lining wasn't a sign of poor quality either. For example, that tuxedo I own is a bespoke piece which has the same amount of internal finishing work as if it were showing. According to the tailor that altered for, there's not even a single machine stitch in the whole tux. Similarly, the 40s suit was made by a locally well know (long defunct) custom tailor who was popular among SF's affluent Jewish community in the 40s and 50s (again, according to my aged tailor).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guttersnipe View Post
    (again, according to my aged tailor).
    I love talking to the old-timers....in any field.

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    VERY nice Gin! I really like the pattern! Fits you perfectly!
    I seem to have acquired quite a serious fever... and the only cure is more hats!
    Best Wishes,
    Justin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guttersnipe View Post
    Yes and no on the full lining. It's used in modern suits as a labor saving measure (it eliminates the need for lots of internal finishing work, since internal seams aren't visible).

    That said, full lining wasn't completely unknown in the 30s/40s. I own a tuxedo and a suit -- both German from the 30s -- as well as a 40s suit, all of which are fully lined.
    As far as I know full lining was rather the rule than the exception for German suit jackets.

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