Show us your suits

Discussion in 'Suits' started by Matt Deckard, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. Patrick Hall

    Patrick Hall Practically Family

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    New suit, would welcome any dating suggestions. There was a receipt in the pocket from 1937, that I am fairly sure was NOT for the suit. The length of the waistcoat, the shape of the lapels, the slanting breast pocket, the backwards facing shoulder seam, and the fancy fabric make me think late 1920s.


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  2. Papperskatt

    Papperskatt Practically Family

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    Nice suit! Awesome fabric. :thumb:
     
  3. Metatron

    Metatron One Too Many

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    Lovely. Late 1920s-early 1930s?
     
  4. esteban68

    esteban68 Call Me a Cab

    Very nice indeed!
     
  5. Rabbit

    Rabbit Call Me a Cab

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    Very nice suit, Patrick. What a fabric! The cut looks like early 30s to me. The liner is rayon, isn't it? That would fit.
     
  6. Two Types

    Two Types I'll Lock Up

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    Very interesting fabric. Where did you find the suit?
     
  7. Fading Fast

    Fading Fast

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    Fantastic suit and in incredible shape. Is it all wool as it almost looks to me like an early blend as if something else is woven in with the wool? And great fit, especially with today's skinny suit trend you would fit right into a modern business setting.
     
  8. Patrick Hall

    Patrick Hall Practically Family

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    Ah yes, I'd forgotten about the switch to Rayon linings/vest backs circa 1930. The lining is most definitely rayon, so that settles it. Early 30's it is. Thanks Nik.

    Thanks TT! I plucked it from ebay, actually. The thrifting possibilities in Texas aren't great, so I'm forced to stalk the Internet.

    Suit feels like wool, I think it's just an interesting weave that includes lovely light blue and red accents.

    Thanks for your dating expertise gents!
     
  9. Benny Holiday

    Benny Holiday My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    That's a stand-out weave in the fabric! Nice fit too.
     
  10. SteveAS

    SteveAS Practically Family

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    Ditto!
     
  11. Claudio

    Claudio Vendor

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    mohair and wool mix (not vintage)
     
  12. Belted back, formerly owned by Disney Studios. Back of jacket has been taken up; appears to be about a 46.

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  13. No pants? :p
     
  14. Claudio

    Claudio Vendor

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    Ciao Widebrim - it's grey with fine pin stripe (mohair-wool mix); ineed looks blue in the lower foto
     
  15. smoothsailor

    smoothsailor One of the Regulars

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    very nice suits Claudio, thanks for sharing
     
  16. Grazie, Claudio. Very nice looking.
     
  17. No, no pants, but I've got a couple of Loungers already interested in buying it...
     
  18. I bet :p
     
  19. Retro Spectator

    Retro Spectator Practically Family

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    I put this suit together. Nothing here is vintage, except for my grandfather's tie clip. The pants are Aris Allen black slacks. The jacket is a new Arrow herringbone suit jacket. I also got a grey fedora, but I will post pictures of it tomorrow. :D

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