Reproduction Suits & Jackets?

Discussion in 'Suits' started by sola fide, Mar 22, 2018.

  1. sola fide

    sola fide One of the Regulars

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    While searching the internet, I discovered http://www.prohibitionclothing.com which had some beautiful action back sport coats. I have sent numerous emails with no response. Is http://www.prohibitionclothing.com still in business. I have been corresponding with Stuart aka Chester Cordite and Gary aka Mapledoram about suits. I really desire the 30s action back style, but being 5,5' with short legs, Chester's suits might be too long. Mapledoram is the 40s, but I might go that way. Suggestions or ideas appreciated.
    Michael
     
  2. Mathematicus

    Mathematicus A-List Customer

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    I am not really keen of casual/country clothing (vintage or not) so I'm not an expert with belt-backs and action-backs. However, you may check with the company SJC (Simon James Cathcart) which makes good reproductions of Golden Era sport clothing (and much more) in a lot of sizes. I think action back sports suits have been planned, if not even already produced.
     
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  3. Guttersnipe

    Guttersnipe One Too Many

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    In addition to SJC, take a look at Chester Cordite, also out of the UK.
     
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  4. sola fide

    sola fide One of the Regulars

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  5. Anthony_Eden

    Anthony_Eden New in Town

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    I know Magnolia http://www.magnoliclothiers.com/ is doing action back too, and I am longing for it (to get something a bit like Wooster at the countryside...). Has anyone try them to assess the quality and cut? Best,
     
  6. Guttersnipe

    Guttersnipe One Too Many

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    Magnoli Clothiers' cloth selection could use work. He tends to use lighter weights that aren't particularity evocative of original vintage pieces.
     
  7. sola fide

    sola fide One of the Regulars

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    thank you, i have visited that site from someones list on here, nice
     
  8. Mathematicus

    Mathematicus A-List Customer

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    I agree with you. I have seen a Magnoli Clothier's jacket time ago and while I liked the styling (though maybe a bit aggressive) I wasn't very impressed by the cloth, way too light even for a modern fall-weight suit. They appear to use cashmere blends, which add the impression of heft but they are very prone to wrinkling and wearing fast.
    Also, but this may be a reflection of the fact the jacket belonged to their RTW line, I found that they cut a somewhat deep armhole, which does contribute to a boxy appearance.

    On the contrary, I am aware of the fact that SJC uses vintage-weight fabrics.
     
  9. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    Just a big list and some info on repro makers out there
    https://deckardsguide.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/menswear-repro-roundup/

    This goes into belt backs. SJC changed their design after reading this and thanked me. I have a few friends that have their beltbacks and might post a few shots with their updated design soon. Chester Cordite has a pretty good look when it comes to their details. Quite post war.
    https://deckardsguide.wordpress.com/2017/11/01/placement-and-proportions-for-the-belt-back-suit/

    And here are some details shots of repro suits I've had made to my specs and often patterns.
    https://deckardsguide.wordpress.com/2017/10/20/you-should-know-better-and-so-should-your-tailor/
     
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