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the_imperialist

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Strictly not a suit, but German sport coat from Fastuni
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Fastuni

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Sharp lapels. Looks not too 50'ish, but solidly 40's style-wise.
You might check the trouser seams whether they have been narrowed to go with fashion.
 

the_imperialist

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Sharp lapels. Looks not too 50'ish, but solidly 40's style-wise.
You might check the trouser seams whether they have been narrowed to go with fashion.

Thanks Fastuni. The lapels was what drew me to it - I'm not sure if it is usual (certainly the first time I've noticed it), but I can feel stays in the construction of the lapels to help keep its shape!

I've checked with trouser seams and there are no seam allowance to indicate they have been taken in (unless they cut off the excess).

I saw the blue 3pc you listed yesterday - hope you find a good home for it - its certainly a lovely example of 40s German tailoring. The snaps on the lapels are a fantastic feature.
 

Fastuni

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That's the real deal! Love the fabric and that fancy-pattern high-quality lining material on bespoke German suits.
 

the_imperialist

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Wow! Great suit Matt - certainly looks similar in cut and fabric, even down to the waistband lining. Would be cool if it was made by the same tailor.
 

Mean Eyed Matt

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That's what I was thinking:
the same tailor!?
That would be really interesting!
Unfortunately we won't find out.

There are certainly no labels in your suit, imperialist?
Do you know where it comes from?
When it arrives, we should compare details again.

What I've already noticed:
The dart on the chest of your jacket is straight down
(as usual in the 30s I think),
on mine a little sloped backwards (older cut?).
 
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the_imperialist

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Sorry for the absence - the suit arrived a while back, but I've been taking my time getting the sleeves let down. Will post detailed pictures as soon as possible.

On another note, a very hard to resist offer came up - a zippered 3/4 belt sport coat. The fabric reminds me of the belt back Rudie shared a couple years back (though not as nice as - this one is missing all the pleated details).

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Mean Eyed Matt

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Really wonderful, Fastuni! Great fabric and the cut is even better:
Apart from the back I especially like such lapels with the rounded corners.
The best thing I've seen in a long time...
 

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