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    Quote Originally Posted by Phong Van Lee View Post
    This is nothing for the fancy contryside picknick, but I think it could be used unscrupulously on my oil spitting 1927 AJS......

    It should about fit me and the price is not extraordinarely high, but what do you all think, is it a sin to wear down a vintage piece????
    I consider 750 gbp a lot of money and wouldn't like to see this beautifil suit wear out or getting stained by oil.
    It is also a german suit But who am I to tell you what to do with the stuff you buy. It is your decision.

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    In living colour:


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    Great suit Mr. Chevalier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TCMfan25 View Post
    Great suit Mr. Chevalier.
    Thank you kindly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Chevalier View Post
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    Looking good, the tie works really, really well IMHO, perhaps socks of a similar colour?

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    Quote Originally Posted by esteban68 View Post

    ... IMHO, perhaps socks of a similar colour?


    Funny you should say that. The original plan was to wear a pair of1920s knicker socks (see below), but I couldn't get them in time for last Saturday's event:







    Plan "B" was to get hold of a pair of lovat blue kilt socks that would match my lovat blue wool necktie. Unfortunately, L.A.'s one and only kilt store was out of lovat blue socks:







    Plan "C" was to find a pair of beige long socks with flecks of lovat blue and orange (among other colors). Luckily, American Apparel had 'em. Apparently, they were good enough for the Prince of Wales too:


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    CC41 WWII suits

    Hello,

    Some great British suits on here!

    This is a CC41 Hepworths suit that I wear quite often for gigs and work. Style on rations! Fantastic, hard wearing fabric, even the moths won't eat it!





    I have five of these 1940s suits in total. I love the blue pinstripe fabric. I've included a swatch showing a comparison between several subtly different pinstripe designs.



    Here's a nice drawing from Montague Burtons 1938 catalogue:



    I have the whole catalugue, I will upload it all at some point!
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    Some great pinstripes there. It interesting all the subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) pinstripe variations there used to be compared to what we commonly see today.
    "His modest resources meant that he could dress no more than reasonably well, but he did so with a kind of faded elegance that ignored the dictates of fashion... the overall effect was of someone frozen in time, indifferent to the new fashions of the agitated age he was living through. The truth is that he took pleasure in this, for obscure reasons that perhaps even he could not have explained."
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Elizans View Post
    I have the whole catalugue, I will upload it all at some point!
    please do. that looks like a great resource !

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