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1939 dated British suit in Vintage Showroom, Seven Dials

Discussion in 'Vintage Finds and Deals' started by Baron Kurtz, May 5, 2012.

  1. 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

  2. Two Types

    Two Types I'll Lock Up

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

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

  4. at that price i'm glad it's too big for me.
  5. Yeah, it's a bit steep … as that store tends to be. They're much more reasonable at markets/fairs, though.

  6. 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.
  7. 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.

  8. Two Types

    Two Types I'll Lock Up

    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?
  9. PADDY

    PADDY I'll Lock Up Bartender

    Mmmm, just a tad too steep for me there Gents. Thank goodness!!!

  10. 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.
  11. Do I remember correctly that the top of the waistband had some sort of piping?

  12. yes, the raw edge is covered with twill cotton as sometimes seen mainly on older evening trousers.
    don't get me wrong Baron, it's a great suit... i just found the jacket a bit plain, but i think you have more love for the notch lapel than me. i'm more of a peaked lapel freak.

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