Show off the sports coats.

Discussion in 'Suits' started by Matt Deckard, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Deuce

    Deuce New in Town

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    That spearpoint shirt looks suspiciously like a 'Signum' model?
     
  2. phebus

    phebus One of the Regulars

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    Hi, I went to the thrift store this weekend looking for a vintage sport coat. I only found one that had a union label and it fit me pretty well. I knew from researching labels that it was the '62-'76 version. After further research I figure it's no older than 1971 because it's got a care label. Anyway, I was hoping that it was at least in the 1960's but I really like the color and pattern so I think I'm gonna hang on to it. What do you guys think? Would you be caught dead in it?


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  3. phebus

    phebus One of the Regulars

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    Oh, one more thing, I purchased a black fedora through ebay. I suppose the black hat with this mostly brown coat wouldn't work very well? I would some day like to add a gray hat to my collection for versatility, but would that even work, or would I need a brown hat? I've never been very good with matching clothes.

    Thanks!
     
  4. mimesis2nemesis

    mimesis2nemesis One of the Regulars

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    Personally, I think it looks great. Now, on the hat issue... I don't think black would be your best option.
     
  5. phebus

    phebus One of the Regulars

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    Thanks. I was afraid of the hat issue. Can I even get away with gray, or is a brown hat my only option with the brown coat?
     
  6. DamianM

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    This is a suit jacket from the late 1950s early 60s

    Personally I don't like to get these because they look very odd without the slacks

    I skip these when I see them here and there
     
  7. phebus

    phebus One of the Regulars

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    Doesn't that union label point to the 70's?
     
  8. Rudie

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  9. DamianM

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    oh yeah I missed that little R tha makes a big difference. making it a suit jacket from after 1962
     
  10. DamianM

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    Have I put this one up?

    Not mine anymore and regret selling it.

    1950s Cream with black fleck

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  11. reetpleat

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    There was a style in the late 40s early 50s that had a vent like this. It was typically east coast, ivy league, and done in this loos sack suit style, often with vest and pants. It threw me a bit when I came across one. Everything said late 40s like this suit jacket, but it had a vent more like an early 60s. I happened to notice a post by a certain former FLer who shall not be named, who mentioned. I went and looked and sure enough, the jacket was from a Princeton tailor that specialized on students.
     
  12. GoldenEraFan

    GoldenEraFan One Too Many

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    The blue suit jacket I posted on page 93 is like the one you mentioned, late '40s specs with a small vent.
     
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  13. DamianM

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    Just picked this up thrifthing
    A great score for me


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  14. GoldenEraFan

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    1935? It looks like it's from 1955, I guess this one of those rare exceptions in terms of jacket specs.
     
  15. DamianM

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    It's a simple jacket with a slight angled chest pocket, very heavy thick ribbed tweed with slight specks all throughout.

    It has shape unlike the 50s boxy cuts

    Reminds me of this one
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  16. reetpleat

    reetpleat Call Me a Cab

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    Sweet. Be sure and note, while it says New York, I think this came from a shop in New Haven Conneticut. Look in the upper left corner. Yup, Yale. Doesn't get much more Ivy League than that. Hence, the vent in the back. I suppose that is the same Jpress. Although probably owned by a Japanese conglomerate now.
     
  17. DamianM

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    Exactly my feelings about it.
     
  18. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    great jacket !

    to me it looks about as timeless a cut as it's possible to find.
     
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  19. Rudie

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    I'd expect a 1950s jacket with two buttons to have a significantly lower button stance, wouldn't you?
     
  20. Two Types

    Two Types I'll Lock Up

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    Here's another American sports jacket:

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    It has the 1949 Union label:
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    The fabric is a lovely warm reddish brown:
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    It is the ideal jacket for spring - except that we aren't having a spring this year. It's still snowing here in south London.
     

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