Show Us Vintage GERMAN Suits

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

  1. BlueTrain

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    I visited Berlin in 1967 and Trier year before last. When we were in Trier, I went in a department store, mainly to shop for CDs of German music. What better place? I didn't find any of the particular artists I was looking for but I saw a fair number of American recordings. There were folk outfits in the windows, like dirndls and other Trachten outfits but I didn't buy anything.
     
  2. Eddie Derbyshire

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    Hi Fastuni - I realise this is some time later now, but is the suit still available? And what kind of price were you thinking? Thanks!
     
  3. Fastuni

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    German 1930-50's leisure jacket made from green Velveton/Moleskin (cotton faux-suede). Tailor-Made.

    Zipper by "Nagel". Sz. 40-42 Long.

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  4. Dirk Wainscotting

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    Unusual piece (though maybe more common at the time). How did you date it? To me it looks like the 50s in terms of the look and silhouette.
     
  5. Fastuni

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    Well... all features are rather typical for German/European late 1930's to mid 50's. The square, padded shoulders, the silhouette/waist-nipping, the zipper-puller...
    in other words: I can't see a detail that would be totally contrary to the late 1930's.
    I concur though, that it likely is from the post-war 1940's... but that's just gut-feeling.

    I'd have to check my fashion publications from the era for early examples.

    Here is a very similar Swedish jacket from 1949:

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  6. Metatron

    Metatron One Too Many

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    I recently received this 'semi-tux' from the US.

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    According to the seller it was worn by a German man for his wedding circa the 1950s. The waistcoat has contrasting trims, but the jacket is uniformly made of the same cloth, with no contrasting satin panels, making it look less formal.
    According to Fastuni bowl buttons are indeed an indication of German provenance. Some of the other details are curious, the waistcoat having no back, but elastic straps. A later adjustment?
    I can't understand how the trousers can be a part of this suit, as they are a tiny child's size, while the jacket is a 40-41.
     
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  7. Trenchfriend

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    Oh man, this jacket!! :) Is it velours?
     
  8. Fastuni

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    Yes, trenchfriend it is a kind of Velours or Velveton... faux "Suede" made from Cotton.
    Are you interested in this jacket? It's a slim Sz. EU 50 Long.

    @Metatron

    Very curious suit!

    Perhaps the trousers were downsized by a tailor to fit a younger family member.

    I am sure it is German... nice example of 1950's evening suit... a mix between tux and black Sunday's best.


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    Here rust-brown German flannel trousers.
    Top tailor-work... but the best thing is the self-fabric belt with patented Gutos-buckle!

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  9. Mathematicus

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    Awesome trousers, Fastuni! I love single pleats :)
     
  10. Mean Eyed Matt

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    Recent acquisitions:
    1. chocolate brown 4:1 DB coat - late 40's/early 50's
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  11. Mean Eyed Matt

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    2. blue-grey 6:2 DB coat with special houndstooth/plaiting pattern - early/middle 30's (thanks to Fastuni)
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    nice bespoke work - "Massarbeit"
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  12. Mean Eyed Matt

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    Anybody seen something like this - any ideas of dating/funktion?
    Probably pre 20's working/casual jacket - dark blue wool with belt back and corozo buttons.
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  13. Mean Eyed Matt

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  14. Mean Eyed Matt

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    early/mid 30's German (?) bespoke suit - anthracite with thin teal stripes
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  15. Trenchfriend

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    Thanks for showing! :)
     
  16. Mean Eyed Matt

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    Bespoke German 3-piece SB with notched lapels - navy herringbone with white/cream rope stripes
    Would have said early 30's - but the corozo-buttons with 3 lines are later (I think Fokuli said: introduced in 1935 ???)
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  17. Patrick Hall

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    Those are lovely, Matt! I particularly like the anti-belly on the lapels on the anthracite suit, the way they almost bend IN. Really interesting look. Thanks for posting the photos!
     
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  18. Mean Eyed Matt

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    Thank you guys!
    @ Patrick: You have an eye for details! I love those lapels, too. But they look a bit different when worn - still sharp, but less "curved".
     
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  19. Patrick Hall

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    That makes sense. The effect may be partially due to the fact that the lapel seems to want to roll slightly over that top button. Regardless, two beautiful finds! Congratulations!
     
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  20. Mean Eyed Matt

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    I think that's true. And on the other hand the lapels/peaks slightly curve back to the shoulder when the jacket is "filled by the torso", whereas they're nearly flat on the hanger.
     
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