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    Quote Originally Posted by Flat Foot Floey View Post

    1940? 50s?
    Looks very 50's to me. I can literally see uncle Eberhardt/Franz/Alfons/you-name-him dancing to Ted Herold or Peter Kraus, boasting a shiny 'schmalztolle' and shoes with 'Kreppsohle'...
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    Ok. Thanks. It is heavy padded on the chest and shoulders. I makes me feel very manly. Made me think of the bold look but I don't know if the had it in europe too.

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    Many vintage German suits tended to be rather drab. This pretty straightforward DB suit here is in dark gray as well with the inevitable white pinstripes but there is a nice little touch to it with its red pinstripes. I like them.

    Seems to me that many German tailors had a penchant for wide waistbands.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Flat Foot Floey View Post
    Ok. Thanks. It is heavy padded on the chest and shoulders. I makes me feel very manly. Made me think of the bold look but I don't know if the had it in europe too.
    Looking at that jacket I can literally see uncle Eberhardt/Franz/Alfons/you-name-him dancing to Ted Herold or Peter Kraus, boasting a slicky 'Schmalztolle' and shoes with the ubiquitous 'Kreppsohle'...
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    Not to muddy the waters too much, but here's a Greek suit. I'm looking for photos of my German and Belgian.










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    @ Mario: Please delete this picture from my brain. Thanks

    Back to topic.

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    Short jacket skirt. The sleeves are longer than the body of the jacket.


    Sharp peak lapels. Lapel gorge is false- peak lapel is sewn to the collar.


    Slanted shoulder seams


    Selvedge in inside pockets, like on the Greek suit.


    Prima buttons


    Hand-stitched collar


    The large buttons on the front match these sleeve buttons. All are silk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dinerman View Post
    Short jacket skirt. The sleeves are longer than the body of the jacket.
    The sleeves on the black suit I wear in the first post are just as long as the jacket skirt. I will take them in a bit because they are too long for me. Never happened before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dinerman View Post
    Slanted shoulder seams
    Slanted shoulder seams are a feature I've seen on many old German jackets.

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    The stripes in the pockets are from the fabric selvedge.

    The slanted shoulder seam was ubiquitous on suits in general during that period, and the farther back you go the more slanted they were.
    Last edited by Qirrel; 02-15-2012 at 02:56 PM.

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