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    Thanks for posting those photos! nice suit in the first shot.

    I haven't posted much here lately, so here is a collection of shots:

    The Testament of Dr Mabuse
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    Being that it is early 1930s, there are still some slimmer trousers to be seen.




    The main character in his poor days, probably with a 1920s jacket:


    Later with a modern suit (early 30s). Rather classic.




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    Note the spats, and apparently the same striped suit jacket as in the last shot worn with flannels:






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    (Frank Capra, featuring Ronald Colman):




    Two of the main characters wear these 'safari' shirts, with apparently cavalry twill flat fronted trousers. Topped off with a sport coat.
    stylish expedition wear!






    Gabardine sports jacket with military pockets:




    And a swing belt back with a long central vent:
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    Dr Mabuse is full of great clothes. That striped waistcoat always stuck in my mind.
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    The Cairo/Igoe Gang

    This photo was taken in Dublin, supposedly around 1919/20, and allegedly shows the so-called Cairo Gang, a group of British intelligence officers that was based in Dublin and whose task it was to identify, hunt down and kill alleged IRA members during the Irish War of Independence - a job at which they were obviously pretty good - to a point. Turning the tide, Michael Collins' "Squad" managed to wipe out a substantial number of British intelligence operatives including most known members of the the Cairo Gang (so called because they used to hang out at the Cairo Cafe at 59 Grafton Street, Dublin) in what would turn out to be one of the most devestating blows to the British occupation forces in Ireland, on 21 November 1920, a day that would become known as Bloody Sunday (Black and Tans and Auxiliaries later that day retaliated by opening fire at a crowd of civilian spectators watching a Gaelic football match at Dublin's Croke Park, killing fourteen, including one player of the Tipperary team). It has been argued that the photo doesn't actually show the Cairo Gang but its successors, the Igoe Gang, another group of intelligence officers (led by Eugene Igoe, an Irish-born Catholic from Mayo) that attempted to replace the Cairo Gang after the events of Bloody Sunday.

    So much about the rather grisly story of the photo. Now take a look at the guys (especially that all-dominating figure at the center of the photo)...



    Maybe I should have posted this photo over at the Cap Faction and/or the 1920s Suits thread rather than here?
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    if that's a group of intelligence officers they certainly do a good job of imitating a criminal gang.

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    My thoughts exactly. The photo could have been taken from the Thugs Like Us book.

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    One of Gary Cooper's jackets, owned by a collector:



    http://www.collectingclassichollywoo...irley%20Temple

    and a rather distinctive suit worn by a German priest:

    http://www.deutschefotothek.de/documents/obj/89000882
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