1940 Spring/Summer Mont. Ward suits

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  1. thunderw21

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    When belted backs still ruled. Green also seemed to be the color that year.
    Enjoy.

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    More coming! ;)
     
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    Check out the beltless pleated back on suit D.

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    I'll take both of the white jackets in 38R, please.

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    And that's it, unless I upload the boy's and young men's suits...
     
  15. DOUGLAS

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    Pretty amazing. Thanks for the fashion show
     
  16. Matt Deckard

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    Now that i see what they sell I'm pretty upset that they went out of business.
     
  17. Wonderful, wonderful thread, Thunder ... top notch!

    Thanks so much! :eusa_clap

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  18. PADDY

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    Lovely!!

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  19. Feraud

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    Great. Thanks for posting the images.
    Reference threads like this one deserve to be made a sticky!

    This one is stylin'. Available with an optional vest.
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  20. Fletch

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    The Forties begin

    Notice that shoulders are nicely broad - not yet the swaggering football pads of postwar opulence, but billowed and shaped full.

    Note too that the lapel - in some SB models only - is broadening and the notch moving further down. As it does, the jacket buttons move closer together, with the middle button hitting ever-so-slightly lower.

    Many suits retain a 30s look, however, sparer thru the chest and shoulders, with more sewn detail like welts and beltbacks. The style even jumps the shark a bit with a pleated jacket front - which must have been merciless on men with a soft middle.

    Finally - it is amazing to notice the variety in ready-to-wear tailoring from one merchandiser. One is reminded that labor was cheaper than cloth then.

    Will, you've hit one out of the park today!
     

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