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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron Kurtz
    Marc, did you keep the pics of that first "Holy Grail" eBay suit from way back? IIRC thhat had some stunning pleatage.

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    Did that "Holy Grail" suit jacket have pinch pleats on its front? I don't recall such a detail.

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    Boy, did it!!!. STUNNINGLY so!!!!

    I found my copies of the images. I'll upload them from work tomorrow.

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    I promised these yesterday, but here they are today. This suit was sold on eBay about 4 or 5 years ago. There was much discussion at the time as to whether it was a man's suit - there are several "feminine" features about it which created some doubt. I am convinced it is a man's suit. Didn't sell for that much either, IIRC. This was back in the day on eBay when this suit would knock you back about $300.

    Note the triple pinch pleats.





    The back of the jacket. Surprisingly conservative.



    The trousers were also covered in lovely features:



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    Now I remember!


    A tiny suit, circa 1936. Its original owner was a swimming champion or something.


    Two unusual details: the jacket's buttons were cloth-faced. (One button was missing, as I recall.) The jacket's slash pockets were "smiling" like crescent moons.


    Thanks for holding on to those photos, Baron! I lost 'em long ago.



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    these aren't pinch pleats but they're just as quirky. three darts on the outside of the jacket. 1934:



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    That sure looks like a jacket I'd love to wear! Thanks for the photo.

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    and how can a thread on pinch pleats not include this example from Mr. Chevalier which features pinch pleats on the back too !









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    Quote Originally Posted by herringbonekid View Post
    these aren't pinch pleats but they're just as quirky. three darts on the outside of the jacket. 1934:


    Interesting look. Imagine if the line of the darts had been carried over to knife pleats on the patch pockets? Not something I've seen, but something I would imagine of some 1930s designers.
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    The green sportscoat sold by Marc is truely a holy grail.


    Quote Originally Posted by Baron Kurtz View Post
    I promised these yesterday, but here they are today. This suit was sold on eBay about 4 or 5 years ago. There was much discussion at the time as to whether it was a man's suit - there are several "feminine" features about it which created some doubt. I am convinced it is a man's suit. Didn't sell for that much either, IIRC. This was back in the day on eBay when this suit would knock you back about $300.
    Oh wait. There are some pictures missing here. I bet some loungers would have downloaded them. Would you mind to upload them again for future reference please? pleeeeease!

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    Don't forget that other jacket that was sold a few weeks after Marc's. Amazing fabric and construction!




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