Show us your British suits

Discussion in 'Suits' started by avedwards, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    another Burton's, CC41 labelled suit i sold recently:

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  2. Fastuni

    Fastuni Call Me a Cab

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    Please tell me it wasn't a size 40-42 L.
     
  3. Mathematicus

    Mathematicus A-List Customer

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    Relax, Fastuni, it was a 36 regular :) I remember the auction, I was thinking about placing a bid but I have a similar one. Great suit, however, and went for a relatively low price.
     
  4. stephena310

    stephena310 One of the Regulars

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    I am new to the lounge, (mostly for hats), but I just discovered this thread.....Though I am not sure if my suits "count" as "vintage, though all are at least 30 years old, still, all my shirts and suits (with the exception of the occasional italian Brioni), professionally I always wore suits, or at least a sports coat.......

    And always subscribed to the immoral words of the famous talent agent and founder of the worlds largest and most successful talent agency.....William Morris, whose mantra in business was "Always think yiddish, but dress British !"
    Huntsman; Kiilgore & French; Chester Barrie, Austin Reed, Gieves & Hawke, Aquascutum, Hardy Ames, Burstow & Logsdail, Mark Stephen Marengo, Daks and Assur Trunbull! I will have to resize the pics as all others seem to be to large !
     

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  5. Fastuni

    Fastuni Call Me a Cab

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    Aquascutum sportcoat from the late 1940's with a loud check pattern.


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  6. Mean Eyed Matt

    Mean Eyed Matt A-List Customer

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    Nice one, Fastuni! Lovely shape/cut; and a very interesting pattern: reminds me of a 60's jacket... Or the other way round ;)
     
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  7. Dirk Wainscotting

    Dirk Wainscotting A-List Customer

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    Ha! That loud checked number is excellent. I'd wear it immediately. There's not much chance of being upstaged by anyone.
     
  8. Hunt49

    Hunt49 New in Town

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    Now that's a tasty jacket @Fastuni Ticket pockets and everything is fantastic about this jacket


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  9. Patrick Hall

    Patrick Hall Practically Family

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    I believe that's what they call a gunclub check? A real beauty. Great find Fastuni!
     
  10. 1mach1

    1mach1

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    Love it!
     
  11. Rabbit

    Rabbit Call Me a Cab

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    1938 British bespoke 3-pc peak lapel alternating pinstripe suit by Kenneth Hardie

    Looks like a 38 date on the tailor's label, but the cut is older, in the fashion of the early 30s with short, slightly flared skirt/ hourglass waist.

    It's about a size 36-37; now in the Classifieds.

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    Anthony Eden wearing one of his favoured peak lapel 3-piece suits, some of which are cuffless.

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  12. Dirk Wainscotting

    Dirk Wainscotting A-List Customer

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    Apart from the waistcoat back falling apart it's a pretty excellent example. Much better without permanent turn-ups.
     
  13. Rabbit

    Rabbit Call Me a Cab

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    The rear seam of the weskit is an easy fix.
     
  14. Patrick Hall

    Patrick Hall Practically Family

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    That suit's a beauty Nik. Were the trousers longer, I'd be taking it off your hands in a second.
     
  15. Rabbit

    Rabbit Call Me a Cab

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    There is actually more like 2" to let out the out/inseam, but there is a short section near the inseam where the hem is cut off shorter than that, hence the 1" in the listing. This could be circumvented by adding a triangle piece to that spot. It's on the inside of the trouser leg, too.
    But the question is if the jacket sleeves are long enough for you. The cuffs are original and there is 2" of excess tucked away.
     
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  16. Mathematicus

    Mathematicus A-List Customer

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    Really beautiful suit, Rabbit. Sadly way short for me, along coat body too.
     
  17. Metatron

    Metatron One Too Many

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    Hot suit, Rabbit.
    Fastuni, fantastic sports coat, I like the clean cut combined with the loud fabric.
    It's also a welcome reminder in days of vintage droughts that the nicer 70s-90s jackets can work quite well combined in a 40s look.
    Another example is this jacket from a 1940s Greek movie:
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    Relatively modest, slightly roped shoulders, two buttons, balanced cut, flapped pockets. it could almost be a conservative 70s, 80s or 90s jacket. In other words, classic.
     
  18. L.deJong

    L.deJong Familiar Face

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    Looking at the 'brands' you have a taste for luxury.
    I certainly want to own a real bespoke suit from Savile row;)
    But I'm still a student, so I have to wait a 'little' longer.
     
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  19. Mathematicus

    Mathematicus A-List Customer

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    I have recently acquired an almost identical sports coat, likely from 50s. Here's a quick picture (it's not a summer piece!)
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    It fits immaculately except sleeves, which needed to be lengthened a bit.
     
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  20. Metatron

    Metatron One Too Many

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    I love a good pow check. Is it a monochromatic scheme?
     

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