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    1939 dated British suit in Vintage Showroom, Seven Dials

    The Vintage Showroom in Seven Dials has a fantastic 1939 dated British 3-piece suit. Jacket seems about a size 40, trousers probably around 36 waist. Legs seems long-ish. Brown diagonal weave fabric. Absolutely stunning. 550

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    Not exactly cheap. I can imagine it being rather nice, their stock tends to be good.
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    It's an astonishing suit.

    The trousers have a teens-20s style belted back waistband.

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    at that price i'm glad it's too big for me.

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    Yeah, it's a bit steep as that store tends to be. They're much more reasonable at markets/fairs, though.

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    Baron, there was an excellent blue DB there last year for about 320... did you see that one ?
    if i remember correctly it was Barker's of Kensington label; the only example of that shop i've seen. i was tempted but it was too short in the arm. the trousers also had a cinch back.

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    You know, this one might be Barker's, too. I don't remember the DB one you mention. I probably saw it though - I'm a relatively regular caller.

    Mint Vintage has closed down, I see. I thought they might, as they had steep discount on all their German 30s suits at the end of last year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by herringbonekid View Post
    if i remember correctly it was Barker's of Kensington label; the only example of that shop i've seen.
    I keep seeing loads of Barker's morning suits, a shop in Crystal Palace always seems to have them turning up (not that I am particularly interested in formal wear). I wondered if they might have been a formal outfit worn by Barker's staff at one time?
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    Mmmm, just a tad too steep for me there Gents. Thank goodness!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Baron Kurtz View Post
    You know, this one might be Barker's, too.

    i saw this suit today; it's not a Barkers, it's a tailor's label (can't remember the name unfortunately).
    i thought the Barker's blue DB one from last year was a sharper suit. i think the price on this one is down to the confirmed '39 date being inscribed on the label, and maybe also the larger size.

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