Show Us Vintage GERMAN Suits

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

  1. the_imperialist

    the_imperialist One of the Regulars

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    Great finds Fastuni! Showing off the best of German styling right there - never thought I'd say this, but between the two I think the western yoke suits the belt back aesthetic even better than the 'normal' one.
     
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  2. Fastuni

    Fastuni Call Me a Cab

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    The scalopped yokes and saddles, so popular in German tailoring, elements often associated with "Western style" in the US, are frequent features also of the alpine Trachten style. They were more common also in Anglo tailoring before WW1.
    It has a certain playfulness and ornamental quality to it IMO.

    The arches may also reflect a somewhat architectural take on tailoring.
    Which reminds me of this 1930s German ad:
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    Rough translation:
    "The own home everyone needs at most!

    I construct suits with wonderful facades for all gentlemen. My suits can look dignified like a court building, flirtatious like a pleasure palace or solid, durable and indestructible like the Chinese Wall. I am confident to satisfy every gentlemen with my clothes-architecture, which accomodates every need and possibility. I ask to honor me with your orders."
     
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  3. Metatron

    Metatron One Too Many

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    I love that because it describes in a whimsical fashion what I actually love about vintage clothing. Now in so many cases it's 'here's a some black polyester to wear to an interview'
     
  4. the_imperialist

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    It's been a while, but finally got a decent photo of myself in a lovely double breasted I got from Fastuni a while back. 20210103_112334-01.jpeg
     
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  5. Mean Eyed Matt

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    Great picture of a great outfit, Wayne!

    Unusual (for me) is the combination
    of stripes and checks on the suit & tie with the shirt;
    but I find this arrangement quite exciting and inspiring.

    Not to mention: the gray Homburg is a classic
    with the dark blue pin/chalk stripe suit!
     
  6. Fastuni

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    Ah, finally. What a lovely outfit and perfect fit. :)
     
  7. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    As tastefully put together as ever. A smashing suit!
     
  8. Fastuni

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    1930's - 40's suit made from sturdy medium-weight wool in granite grey with wine-red stripes.
    Size US/UK 38/40 Long(ish).

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    Jonathan Haart New in Town

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  10. Fastuni

    Fastuni Call Me a Cab

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    Some interesting tidbits from 1938 tailoring periodicals:

    Who would't love such a showcase box for fashion pictures?

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    Popularizing the low buttoning 4x1 DB with long lapels, showing more of the shirt. The text recommends this type for taller men.

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    Also a glance across the ocean. Presentation of fashion "novelties" from the US ("Men's wear").

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  11. the_imperialist

    the_imperialist One of the Regulars

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    IMG_20211105_141914_110-01.jpeg IMG_20211105_141914_292-01.jpeg Hopefully breathing some life back to this thread with a late 20s German piece. I absolutely adore the brown suiting and lapels of this period.
     
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  12. Mean Eyed Matt

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    It's gotten really quiet around here - overall in the suit threads.
    So a special thanks to you, Wayne, for the reanimation
    with this wonderful outfit - Everything just fits. Great!
     
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  13. Mean Eyed Matt

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    Actually, I should also post a few additions here,
    but unfortunately time is always quite short at the moment.
    Therefore, here is only a hat photo already posted this week,
    but it shows at least the rudiments of my German 30s 3-piece
    in grey herringbone with great peaked lapels:

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  14. the_imperialist

    the_imperialist One of the Regulars

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    Brilliant Matt - perfectly excuted and lovely German peaked lapel 3 piece - would love to see more pics.
     
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  15. Mean Eyed Matt

    Mean Eyed Matt Practically Family

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    I promise you, Wayne, that more pictures will follow.
    But for now, here's just another chest shot with today's 2-piece suit
    - proabely early 30s in charcoal with turquoise green and textured stripes
    and - like the last one - with great peak lapels
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