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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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    Spear point collar shirts

    Good call. They have quite a few dobby and end-on-end patterns. I'm sure this is a total newbie question, but are end-on-end and oxford suitable to wear with suits?
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    Spear point collar shirts

    I got a shirt I love from Luxire and I'm ordering two more. I know there's much hatred directed (and rightfully so) at the over-abundance of plain white or blue poplin shirts in modern apparel by vintage aficionados, but as I'm so low on shirts I feel I need at least one white and one blue...
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    Stetson in Los Angeles

    The newer 30's style high crowned Stetsons look really good, especially since the arrival of Matt Deckard at Stetson. Does anyone know of a good place to buy them in the Los Angeles area? There's a hat shop in Pasadena that has a bunch of Stetsons but they are awful and don't look anything like...
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    Darcy's or Old Town Clothing? What are your experiences?

    I was thinking modern shirts like Brooks Brothers. I know what you mean about the trendy slim shirts with too high armholes; I absolutely can't abide being in one of those. Wow those look great. It's possible my neck size as compared to my body size just didn't line up for those, but I've...
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    Darcy's or Old Town Clothing? What are your experiences?

    That's what I was expecting and hoping for, but even the armholes were low, I mean crazy low...more so than on modern shirts. My understanding from reading on FL is that vintage shirts came in both fitted and blousey versions but that even the blousey cuts had fitted shoulders and armholes. Am I...
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