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Double Diamond Gusset?

JennieRage

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Hello everyone. :)
I acquired a vintage 3 piece double breasted suit the other day and will need some help dating it please.
I will post pictures later as I am rushed for time but for now maybe someone would please explain part of the pant assembly to me.
Thank you. :)
 

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JennieRage

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Not sure how to edit my post. Had to put the original picture into an editing app to make the file size smaller but forgot to crop out the duplicated part on the bottom.
Here is the fixed version.
In case the picture isn't clear - there is a tiny diamond gusset right about the main one. It is quite small and I don't see how it would add enough more room in the pants to make it worth the effort of adding it.
 

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Dirk Wainscotting

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Sometimes it's a way of cutting the fork when the cloth is too narrow to accommodate the width of both pattern pieces (the fork of the undersides can be long for some people/sizes. It's also a way of saving cloth in cheaper production.

The other possibility is an addition at a later stage of the making to add extra 'stride' room. This is only likely if the suit was made-to-order, bespoke (or however you want to call it).
 

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