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    THIS IS THE REASON MEN CAN'T FIND UNIQUE SUITS...

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWA:IT

    In the words of Sean Connery:

    "Oh it breaks the heart."
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    Tell me Daniel my good man, where would you begin on a new suit, post 1940's? I haven't the time to bargain hurt, custome made, tailor? What about you Wildroot? Grateful
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    That is Matt Deckard's suit that was tailored for him. Contact him about having suits custome made. If you don't mind lightweight modern fabrics there is this option:

    http://www.mycustomtailor.com/fabrics.php?styleID=7636

    although I don't believe any Lounger has purchased that exact suit.

    Hope this helps.

    Dan

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    What a shame. Though it makes sense in the course of the wartime efforts. I recently found a local shop that had eluded me. The guy who runs it also owns one in Boston. I asked him where he found the older garments, and he said most came from the 'northeast'. I guess he didn't want to reveal his sources. He did say he has a friend who makes vintage clothing for the movie industry! I asked if he sold that attire and he said 'sometimes'. I am trying to get in touch with this guy but so far nothing.

    Chad

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    Great pattern, though, for the gals.
    Oh, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars.

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    I'm tempted to buy this pattern just to make sure no one actually tries this today...


    *deep breaths
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    If I promise not to put it to use, but only to collect - will you not buy it?
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    Well you're friends with Lauren so that means I know where you live...

    SO GO AHEAD!!!

    In all honesty it is actually a really great pattern. I haven't seen many around.
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    I haven't seen any in pattern form. Just books or articles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Riser
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...e=STRK:MEWA:IT

    In the words of Sean Connery:

    "Oh it breaks the heart."
    It is sad, but it was probably done for a good reason. Most likely, in the name of patriotism. These scans are from a book I have called the Singer Make-over Guide. My copy is copywritten 1943 and 1944. It gives many suggestions on how to re-use, repair and re-style clothing so you aren't out buying clothes or material during the wartime shortages. Here are 2 pages...

    http://community.webshots.com/myphot...ecurity=zgfyGH

    http://community.webshots.com/myphot...ecurity=SuEAUt

    The book is great for the vintage clothing collector (but I promise not to use it to destroy any men's suits . In fact, I'm learning to re-weave so I can repair them). It shows some really creative repairs that allow me to buy damaged vintage items and repair them to period style. And you can get some great deals on things with tears or stains. It also has ideas for updating older styles, kids clothes, and household linens.

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