Show us their suits

Discussion in 'Suits' started by Matt Deckard, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. Feraud

    Feraud Bartender

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    True. However, I would not want the Loungers to think it take snazzy dressing to cut it. A few gorillas and "down and outers" are needed to have a well rounded group. ;)
     
  2. The guy with the lovely creature is unknown to me, although I've seen that photo often. It's from the early 1970s, believe it or not.


    The shadowy guy in the huge-lapelled polo coat is none other than a young Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.

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  3. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    Some really good pics in there guys
     
  4. Matt Deckard

    Matt Deckard Man of Action

    I need a higher waistband
     
  5. Vintage Betty

    Vintage Betty My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Hello Gents!

    Thought all your handsome fellas could use a shake and stir. ;)

    Here's another suit from my collection. I honestly don't remember when I got it - 5, 10, 20 years ago? It's fantastic gaberdine from the 1930's and I've never worn it! I'm looking for buttons, and just posted a classified.

    I also have the skirt, but it was hanging up so nicely from the cleaners that I decided to leave it alone.

    Back to your usual single and double breasted suits....

    Vintage Betty

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  6. MK

    MK Founder Staff Member Bartender

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    I am shaken, not stirred.
     
  7. Vintage Betty

    Vintage Betty My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    oooooo!
     
  8. Alan Eardley

    Alan Eardley One Too Many

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    DB waistcoat

    I just bought a Gieves and Hawkes grey DB waistcoat in a charity shop in Glastonbury of all places for 4GBP. No suit to go with it but it will do for morning wear. First one I have ever seen... in a charity shop.

    Alan
     
  9. slacker

    slacker New in Town

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    throw me a bone here fellows
     
  10. Feraud

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    It looks like they are going for the Vegas Rat Pack look.
    I would skip the thick crepe soled desert boot with the suits and keep it old school. Narrow lapel suit, thin tie, dress shoe.
     
  11. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    Bump

    this thread may have gone unnoticed to new members. it's a thread to post photos of inspirational and/or unusual suits of the first half of the 20th century as worn by the famous or not so famous.

    here's Humphrey Bogart in a prince of Wales DB, and Edward G Robinson in something much stranger (1937):


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    (p.s. this photo should be bigger. if anyone knows how to prevent photos appearing here smaller than they are in photobucket, please PM me)
     
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2012
  12. Flat Foot Floey

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    Great idea. I didn't notice this thread before.

    Nat Gonella

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  13. Flat Foot Floey

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    Bela

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    PS: Short clip from "the black cat" (1934) with this suit. Terrifying overacting^^
    [video=youtube;ST712qE6h68]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ST712qE6h68[/video]
     
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  14. Mario

    Mario I'll Lock Up

    I certainly wouldn't buy a car from Mr. Karloff...yet I would gladly relieve him of his suit jacket. ;)
     
  15. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    the 1920s is pretty much my vintage-muse-decade now; the years between the 'jazz suit' and the beginning of the wider legged broader shouldered suit...1922 - 27.
    i think it was watching a 9 DVD box set of Harold Lloyd a year and a half ago that turned me on. the soft narrow shoulders, narrow flat front trousers worn off the shoe, the jazzy collegiate sweaters with bow ties, jazzy tweed fabrics... i love all of it !


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    (p.s. these photos should be bigger. if anyone knows how to prevent photos appearing here smaller than they are in photobucket, please PM me)
     
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  16. You want them bigger? They seem pretty big on my monitor - certainly good enough to see all the detail you're describing/highlighting …

     
  17. Gene

    Gene Practically Family

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    Seen anything like this before????

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  18. Tomasso

    Tomasso Incurably Addicted

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    Yes.
     
  19. Gene

    Gene Practically Family

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    Okay....
     
  20. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    yes ! they're only 60% the size they are in my photobucket account.
    please, a bartender, help me out here (via PM)

    back to suits...
     

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