Show off the sports coats.

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

  1. MrCairo

    MrCairo Familiar Face

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    Closer view of jacket and tie

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    In case anyone is wondering, the shades are the excellent "Cary Grant" model by Curry & Paxton (based on Cary's North by Northwest glasses).
     
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  2. Michael A

    Michael A I'll Lock Up

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  7. Metatron

    Metatron One Too Many

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    I like your style. Particularly the loden combined with that jumper. The short length and wide waistband makes me think 30s-50s.
     
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  8. Michael A

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    Thanks Metatron. I really like that jumper too. It's actually a sweater vest and is part of a set with a cardigan of the same design that is about an inch and a half longer. I thought when I found it that it might be something from the '50s, but some label sleuthing looks to place it in the '70s. Though the company that knit it dates back to the '30s. I think it will find a lot of wear paired with the Loden jacket when autumn rolls around.

    Thanks,
    Michael
     
  9. michael78

    michael78 One of the Regulars

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    Hi Chaps here are some photos of two jackets acquired a few weeks ago, the first one is a blue herringbone tailored by Alexandre Oxford Street London. It has a Harris tweed label which i think dates it to the 1950s?, would i be correct!,
    it also has 4 patch pockets.
    The second one was made by Sewell suits, anyone no of them?. The seller reckons its 1930/40s, unfortunately there is no union label to verify this. Although i have seen a similar jacket in the Lounge (i think) with the exact same pattern etc, dated to the late 30s.

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    Cheers
    Mike
     
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  10. MondoFW

    MondoFW Practically Family

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    These are two awesome coats! I envy you. I wouldn't worry about the seller miscalculating that date, by the way. The tag and cut of the jacket both say 30's/40's to me, perhaps early 40's. They're stylish jackets, wear them with pride. Did you get them off eBay? I need to expand my sport coat arsenal.
     
  11. Michael A

    Michael A I'll Lock Up

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    Both nice jackets. I really like the double breast pockets and the tweed of the first one. I have one Alexandre tailored blazer and it is a quality made piece. The Sewell, I suspect, is an orphan suit coat. If it is related to the Sewell clothing I know it was made in Georgia. The Warren Sewell company started in 1945, but the brothers had owned the mill and made clothing since 1918. So it's quite possible this dates to the 30's or early 40's. Very nice tweed on that one too. Have fun wearing them.

    Michael
     
  12. michael78

    michael78 One of the Regulars

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    Hi Bud cheers mate, yes both off the bay, struck it lucky.
     
  13. michael78

    michael78 One of the Regulars

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    Thanks Michael, your right the Sewell is orphan suit jacket, only wish I had the trousers!!!!!
     
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  14. MondoFW

    MondoFW Practically Family

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    No kidding?? I never came across these listings! This makes me wonder, am I using the wrong search keywords? I don't even know. You struck gold, nonetheless.
     
  15. Mathematicus

    Mathematicus A-List Customer

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    MondoFW, it that comforts you, I have your same problem, although in my case this is probably due to me being very picky on what I buy.
    Sizing does not help at all, as everything I find looks way big. I guess collectors and resellers have already put their hands on every 36 size in regular length!
     
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  16. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    I do love the double patch pockets. The top one looks late 50s. The bottom one looks late 40s.
     
  17. VintageEveryday

    VintageEveryday A-List Customer

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    SB peak lapel sport coat from the 80s or 90s. Apologies for the awful photo .

    Speaking of, I've seen actual corduroy sport coats from the 30s, and I've seen ones with peak lapels, but I haven't seen a corduroy with peak lapels... would wearing this be inaccurate for 20s-40s? 20180706_171033.jpg
     
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  18. MondoFW

    MondoFW Practically Family

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    Never seen an example like that from the era. Corduroy is a casual fabric and peak lapels are generally considered more formal than notched
     
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  19. Mathematicus

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    There was a brief trend in late 90s/early 2000s for single breasted peak lapel style. Mostly found in Italian designer brands. I have a grey pinstripe suit by Versace in that style and from that era - nicely and generously proportioned lapel, not the kind of castrated abortions we have seen in the last 10-15 years. And I remember Armani, Gucci and Prada examplesa as well. My father had an Armani nailhead sports coat with peak lapels; I'm pretty sure it was from Armani, judging from the enormous shoulders.
     
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  20. MondoFW

    MondoFW Practically Family

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    I know of that resurgence. I was talking about the Golden Era, never seen such a specimen that Vintage Everyday showed from that period. To be frank, I'm not a fan of the look, it's like the jacket doesn't know what it wants to be.
     

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