Next in the "show us your" line, I ask for French vintage suits. I'll start it off with a stonker!
This is made of the heaviest fabric I've ever encountered. Very much an overcoat weight fabric. And a very basic, but lovely pattern in a nice colourway. The trousers feature a buckle back. Typical french hook fastening to the top of the fly closure. I think this one is quite early. Early 30s? Difficult to tell without labels, but the original tailor's box looks old. From a small-ish town in the Pyrénées. From the days of single-digit telephone numbers …
Last edited by Baron Kurtz; 08-01-2012 at 05:58 AM.
That is fantastic - and rather like a more modern suit I have, produced in a New York tailoring shop.
A sense of the fundamental decencies is parcelled out unequally at birth. - Fitzgerald
great suit Baron. owing to an unfortunate deficiency in the French suit area i'm unable to add any items to this thread.
I hope BenStephens sees the thread. He has a wonderful 1920s French belt back suit. Made for some kind of aristocrat, I think. I know he's also had quite a bit of luck in France and Belgium. I never seem to find anything on trips to the Continent, though.
I have another couple bits and pieces hanging around - there were quite a few sellers in London markets had a flood of french gear a couple years ago - still pretty scarce stuff, though, to find in decent condition. An awful lot of wrecked French gear on the market.
[EDIT] Let's not restrict it to suits. Anything tailored is good for this thread (i.e. to keep it separate from workwear).
Wallonie or Flanders? … Just kidding.
Yes, I think Belgium's close enough. Certainly far too small a country for it's own thread. Just like I imagine it would be fine to put Austrian or Swiss suits (for example) in the German thread.