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1950s Suit Photos

repeatclicks

Practically Family
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Hi All,

I need a bit of help. I took this suit in to have it altered:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl...72822&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_5219wt_1167

Its a 38R, I wear a 36R. The shoulders of the suit are 3/4 of an inch too wide on either side.

My tailor is going to take the shoulders in (yeah, tricky I know, but they specialize in vintage tailoring), and suggested I raise the hem of the jacket. I dont want to raise it more than an inch, otherwise the proportions will start to look odd.

I need any of you who own mid 50s suits to send post up photos, either from Wards and Sears catalogs, or you wearing them. I need to show my tailor how a 50s suit should look, and get them to match it for me.

I saved a few of FL'er Kools photos as his clothes are meticulously tailored, but anything helps!

Thanks!
 

thunderw21

I'll Lock Up
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4,044
Location
Iowa
This one is early to mid-'50s.

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kools

Practically Family
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680
Location
Milwaukee
I saved a few of FL'er Kools photos as his clothes are meticulously tailored, but anything helps!

I'll pass the word on to Joe the Tailor for his meticulousness.

Most of mine are late '40s suits, but yeah, I do have a few up to about '55.
 

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