Show Us Vintage GERMAN Suits

Discussion in 'Suits' started by Marc Chevalier, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. Metatron

    Metatron One Too Many

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    Nice one. I think I have seen this one before. It was roughly my size but I forgot about it. :rolleyes:

    Btw I kind of like those 'almost matching' combinations. Quirky. Probably too quirky/subtle for tailors to bother with it after the trend passed.
     
  2. Patrick Hall

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    Great find Fastuni. Really like that windowpane check.
     
  3. Fastuni

    Fastuni Call Me a Cab

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    Some great photos from the Leipzig trade fairs during the early GDR era:

    1955 Suit... typical for the time with overly roomy jacket. But otherwise still very 1940's!
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    1953 sportcoat.

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    1953 winter sportswear. That zipped jacket is killer!

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    1953 stack of overcoats... where is my time-machine?

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    1956 sportcoats... here it gets slowly out of my preferred time-frame. But look at that sportcoat with zipped pockets!
    Lovely.

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  4. Fastuni

    Fastuni Call Me a Cab

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    German 1930's sportcoat with belt back and scalloped yoke.
    Made from soft dark green Loden.
    Size US/UK 38 Regular. Write me if interested.

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  5. Mean Eyed Matt

    Mean Eyed Matt Practically Family

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    Hallo everybody!
    Following the FL since some weeks, today I joined. So this is my very first post in here and I have to say, it's amazing to see all these fantastic suits, ties etc. I love your sportcoat, Fastuni. You gonna sell it?
    Within the next days/weeks I'll try to share some of my clothes to get your opinion.
     
  6. Fastuni

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    We look forward to see your postings of clothes.
    The green sportcoat is two sizes too small for me, so here is your chance.

    I wrote you a Message via the "Conversation" option (there should be a red icon with a number at the "Inbox" in the right corner of your desktop).
     
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  7. Broccoli

    Broccoli One of the Regulars

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    My latest suit could be an addition to this thread, since it is my favourite thread after all. It's a very standard, typical Swedish workhorse marengo three piece. I am very fond if the sleeve pitch here. It has all the nice features such as bunny ears, velvet lined vest watch pocket, vest inner pocket, coat inner pocket "tounges", etc. No labels of course :)
    I did let down the cuffs, should I make french ones?

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  8. Trenchfriend

    Trenchfriend I'll Lock Up

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    Nice!!
     
  9. Mean Eyed Matt

    Mean Eyed Matt Practically Family

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    Great suit!
    I really like these sharp lapels: gorgeous!
     
  10. Two Types

    Two Types I'll Lock Up

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    I've not checked in here for a while, so it's good to see that the German/continental suit thread is still so healthy!
     
  11. Fastuni

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    Lovely suit, Broccoli!
     
  12. Patrick Hall

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    Those lapels are stunning Broccoli. That is one impeccable suit.
     
  13. Mathematicus

    Mathematicus A-List Customer

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    What a wonderful roll, Broccoli! And excellent cloth!
     
  14. Dirk Wainscotting

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    Have to say I was diverted by the female presence behind you...
     
  15. Broccoli

    Broccoli One of the Regulars

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    Thanks everyone! I may have some more suits for this thread that I also may contribute with. We don't have enough european clothing here! I have a beltback somewhere that I could post. I just need to change its buttons.

    Thank you and yes, the cloth is typical for these suits. Basically this is Swedens most common type of suit, and also my favourite type. The fabric is pretty much resistant to wear!

    My apologies, I tried cropping her out! They must be drawn towards the suit.
     
  16. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    if there's enough fabric, i would.
    agree with the others RE the great lapels.
     
  17. Metatron

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    Fastuni, wonderful coat, I am a firm advocate of combining a 'drab' fabric with a fancy cut. Love that loden. I will save the pics for the day when I have a coat made.

    Broccoli, what a hot suit. Perfect for special occasions.
    I agree on going for French cuffs. No one will tell them apart from proper ones without close examination, and that wide trouser leg will benefit from it.
     
  18. Mean Eyed Matt

    Mean Eyed Matt Practically Family

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    Here is what i got today:
    A pair of black trousers originally belonging to a black structure stripe "afternoon & evening" suit like it was shown some posts ago.
    Just the cuffs don't match a evening suit?!
    All the details look like "typical German tailoring" - as I read in this thread - although it has been modified at the inner back (narrowed).
    With about originally 21 cm width (cuffs) this cloth seems to be rather 50's than 30's to 40's - is that correct?

    Unfortunately jacket and waistcoat are lost, but it was a good price... ;)

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  19. Fastuni

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    The cuffs are perfectly normal. Some had them, some didn't.
    Many so called "rules" were often nothing more than fashion recommendations that most people didn't bother with.
    They are indeed from an early 1950's evening suit or "Sunday suit" - they were cut like normal street suits, but were usually black, charcoal or marengo (black-white mix).
     
  20. Mean Eyed Matt

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    That's good to know - so I already learned anything about continental tailoring ;)
    What do you think: is there any possibility to complete an outfit with these trousers?
     

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