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    It does have hybrid elements: interior pocket looks British stye, as does trouser lining, trouser buttons and waist closure. But, if I remember correctly, the pocket flap shape is more Germanic looking and I would have expected the trouser pockets to be on the side seam if it was British.

    Also, what about the shoulder shape? It's hard to tell from the photo but it appears to have a very straight line whereas German suits often have a different shape (going up towards the sleeve - but I can't remember exactly when that shape changed).

    Doesn't really matter, all that counts is that it looks bloody nice (especially with my old tie).
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    TT, not all British trouser pockets were cut on the side seam. here's a pair of CC41's that are angled forward:



    and here's another atypical pair (also CC41) with two waist buttons and a similar (to Fastuni's) pocket flap shape:

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    I have a pair of Finnish trousers that have tunnel loops and slanted side pockets.
    That's why I was thinking about a Scandinavian background.

    TT, regarding the shoulder shape.
    In German fashion the periodization is roughly:
    1933-1936 hollow shoulders (like a slight "pagoda")
    1937-1940 very straight shoulders (sometimes angled upwards slightly)
    After 1941 it became fashionable (per tailoring periodicals) to have them slope down slightly like a shallow roof.
    But that didn't become widespread until after the war.

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    Czech sportcoat.
    Likely early 1950's - tailor-made in Budweis.
    Rather stiff, but smooth surfaced, heathered camel-colored wool twill.

    Welted pockets and short double vents. Fishmouth lapels pressed to the middle button.

    I have yet to finish the let out sleeves.










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    Nice and unusual! Looks like a practical option for mild weather.
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    It looks like wool covert cloth.
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    I find the short vent very strange; can't really see the practical use for it.
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    Fashion isn't always practical.

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    Those short vents seem to have been very common in the late forties and early fifties on British tweed jackets.

    And yes, it does look like covert cloth.

    The jacket has an odd, and quite distinctive look. The hip pockets look like they are cut on an angle. I had expected that Czech tailors would use the same interior pocket arrangement as seen on German suits. But that is more like a British interior pocket.
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    Yes, the pockets have a slight angle.
    German jackets sometimes have interior pockets made in the "British manner" (sans fabric tongue that is).
    This Czech sportcoat differs from British jackets insofar that is has interior chest pockets on both sides - like the Germans.

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