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Discussion in 'Suits' started by Matt Deckard, Aug 17, 2006.
That spearpoint shirt looks suspiciously like a 'Signum' model?
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?
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.
Personally, I think it looks great. Now, on the hat issue... I don't think black would be your best option.
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?
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
Doesn't that union label point to the 70's?
It points to after 1962.
oh yeah I missed that little R tha makes a big difference. making it a suit jacket from after 1962
Have I put this one up?
Not mine anymore and regret selling it.
1950s Cream with black fleck
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.
The blue suit jacket I posted on page 93 is like the one you mentioned, late '40s specs with a small vent.
Just picked this up thrifthing
A great score for me
1935? It looks like it's from 1955, I guess this one of those rare exceptions in terms of jacket specs.
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
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.
Exactly my feelings about it.
great jacket !
to me it looks about as timeless a cut as it's possible to find.
I'd expect a 1950s jacket with two buttons to have a significantly lower button stance, wouldn't you?
Here's another American sports jacket:
It has the 1949 Union label:
The fabric is a lovely warm reddish brown:
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.