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    Art Fawcett VS Hall of Fame

    Lovely hat! What's the open crown height on that one?
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    Hidden placket

    Above, the coat buttoned and unbuttoned. This is the union label. Any help or opinions would be appreciated. Thanks guys.
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    Hidden placket

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    Hidden placket

    I recently came into possession of a dark blue wool overcoat with peak lapels that I think is from the thirties. The union tag looks like the '36 or '39 edition, but it is date is illegible. The buttons are hidden by a placket, which strikes me as unusual for the time period, this not being a...
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    Help needed for new work pants

    I would think something from Darcy or Old-Town might fit the bill.
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    Vintage Suitings: Discussions of, and sourcing modern equivalents, etc.

    I've finally gotten around to taking pictures of the W. Bill linen line fabric swatches from Harrison's of Edinburgh. While the 12/13 oz. linens have a decent texture and a sort of sturdy stiffness pleasantly reminiscent of vintage fabric, I do wish they were just a bit heavier. They're decent...
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    Vintage Suitings: Discussions of, and sourcing modern equivalents, etc.

    The linen certainly exceeded my expectations. It seemed pretty dense and has a decent feeling of strength and thickness to it. Comparing it to a pair of my linen trousers from the late 20's or early 30's, the W. Bill linen is definitely not quite as heavy but I was nonetheless pleasantly...
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    Vintage Suitings: Discussions of, and sourcing modern equivalents, etc.

    My budget's not quite there yet for getting custom suits made, but as part of my research in the meantime I wrote to Harrison's of Edinburgh for swatches from their P&B Universal line and their W. Bill linen line. The P&B fabrics are great, mostly around 15/16 oz., and really remind me of...
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    Show us your 'vintage inspired' suits ....

    What fabric did you use for these? They're fantastic!
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    Spear point collar shirts

    Great shirt! I think I like that fabric more than Luxire's offerings. Any chance I could get the collar dimensions from you?
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    Spear point collar shirts

    Wow, that's a huge help. Thanks, guys!
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    Ask a question, get an answer

    What are some good 30's style hats other than stetsonian and the fed iv around the 5 3/4 to 6 inch crown range? Does Borsalino make a thirties style hat?
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    Show us their suits

    When you consider that these guys were factory workers in the 1930's and compare their attire to the dreck worn by of multi-billionaires today (I'm looking at you, you Silicon Valley slobs!), it's clear modern society is doing something very wrong.
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    Ask a question, get an answer

    Last time i was in New York City I tried on an awesome high crown thirties style Stetson at JJ hat center. Looking back I think it must have been their current stetsonian model. I passed it up because the brine was wider than I wanted and the color wasn't what I wanted. Now I'm thinking of...
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    Spear point collar shirts

    And what do you guys think of twill? Also, if the fabric weight number (e.g. 2/80, 2/120, etc.) has an "s" (e.g. 2/80s) next to it, does that mean it is a "super" fabric and thus not good for a vintage style? (I hate super fabrics in suits)

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