1920s Mail Order Catalog suit measurements

Discussion in 'Suits' started by FilmNoir88, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. FilmNoir88

    FilmNoir88 New in Town

    Hello all,

    I remember years ago reading a thread on here about how some mail order catalogs in the 1920s required a number of precise measurements for a mail order suit - more than just the usual chest, arm length, neck, etc of today. I believe it was something like 20 different measurements to assure the "perfect fit."

    Does anyone have a copy of such advertising or know the exact measurements?

    I'm writing a short story about an old fashion tailor so I want him to rattle off the measurements as sign of his experience and professionalism.

  2. Nobert

    Nobert Practically Family

    In the Maine Woods

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