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1920s suits

Discussion in 'Suits' started by Flat Foot Floey, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

    AFAIK we don't have a thread for 1920s suits so here it is.
    Early 1920s Gabardine suit, not mine.:

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  2. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

    And please add pictures of YOUR 1920s suits or scans to this thread. I want to put the makers of the new great gatsby movie into shame. Oh wait...they alread did it themselves.

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  3. who's is the first suit ?
     
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    (the two scans above are both from Montgomery Ward 1922)
     
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  5. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

    An old friend showed this on facebook. I don't even know if it is his suit but I asked if I can use the pictures...because I knew you would like it ;)
     
  6. i love everything about it apart from the fabric... which is more a personal thing; gabardine works on some but not on me !
     
  7. My 1926 dated suit.
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  8. A couple of American sportscoats you've all seen before. I was digging around in my stuff and came across a suit that's pretty old, which I'll photograph this weekend.

    Probably ealry side of middle 20s, Hart Schaffner Marx:

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    Unknown date. Joseph & Feiss:

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  9. German, pre-1930, that I sold quite a while ago. Unknown actual date. Silk covered buttons throughout the jacket. This was made of the most beautiful luxurious soft melton-type fabric. really gorgeous stuff, it was.

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    That upturned rear pocket detail:

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    Nice stitching to the side seam pockets:

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  10. sounds (and looks) like doeskin.
     
  11. You mean an actual skin of an animal, or a fabric that's called the skin of an animal, like they use for hunting waistcoats? This is certainly not the former!!
     
  12. no, not real doe... just a smoother, finer version of melton, still felty, slightly glossy.;)


    i think these 1926 trousers (mine) are the same fabric:

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  13. Nice. Yes, that looks like the same stuff.
     
  14. as most of you know, around 1925-6 suits were already beginning to transition into the wider legged, broader shouldered silhouette of what would become the archetypal early 30s look, but this is surprising....


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    ... a catalogue page from 1926 and the 'jazz suit' is still there (!) described as 'popular Broadway jazz model', only now it has 'bell bottoms' instead of the narrow straight legs of it's more youthful 1919-23 roots. it looks bizarrely out of step with the rest of it's more conservative cousins. note that other trousers are available in medium and wide (20"). truly a transitional moment.
     
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  15. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Whoa. Really a strange mix. Like a stage costume between all the other "normal" suits. The low buttoning of the waistcoat makes it look like formal wear too.
    BTW I started to watch a Harold Lloyd box set. :D But all the movies are only from 18-21 [huh] Still no narrow trousers for me ;)

    Here is another suit. Not mine. Dated 1923.
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  16. you've caught the 20s bug though, i can tell.
     
  17. 1920s British ads and catalogue images are few and far between. here's one from 1923:

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  18. We'll see about that. (Resistance is futile!)
     
  19. scotrace

    scotrace Head Bartender Staff Member

    My grandfather, right about 1920.


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    And the famous Jazz Suit:


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  20. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Cool pictures of your grandfather, scotrace. Thank you for sharing. What are they holding in the third picture? Ping pong balls on strings?
    Somehow the pictures in the Jazz Suit thread survived.
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    And also this great scans shared by Dinerman:
     

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