Show us your suits

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

  1. Claudio

    Claudio Vendor

    Messages:
    377
    Location:
    Italian living in Spain
    Cashmere top, tweed bottom, Alpaca coat, calf skin brogues, vintage fedora 25659255_1768310599880000_3624907915417991968_n.jpg
     
  2. HamilcarBarca3

    HamilcarBarca3 One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    201
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    This is possibly one of the most bold suits I will own. Not yet completed but almost done.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  3. MondoFW

    MondoFW Practically Family

    Messages:
    852
    Wonderful fit on this suit! But for me, I wouldn't wear the full suit, maybe just the jacket. A little too bold for my liking.
     
  4. 1mach1

    1mach1

    Messages:
    15,256
    Location:
    Arlington, Virginia
    Very nice Claudio!

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G930A using Tapatalk
     
    Claudio likes this.
  5. Michael A

    Michael A I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    5,899
    That is a brilliant suit. Fantastic fabric choice. Great design.

    Michael
     
  6. Michael A

    Michael A I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    5,899
  7. Claudio

    Claudio Vendor

    Messages:
    377
    Location:
    Italian living in Spain


    NIce suit, seems to fit you well. It is bold but if you can pull it off, you'll be fine. Maybe a bit heavy weight for Texas? Also, the styling (half belt, pleated back, pleated pockets, double breasted waistcoat) is a bit over the top for the specific check design (too much happening), and so details could get lost amongst the checks. But over all lovely suit, congrats!
     
  8. Michael A

    Michael A I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    5,899
    I picked up this Botany 500 3 piece yesterday at the local Goodwill.
    [​IMG]DSCN9751 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    I think I need to shorten the sleeves and pants a bit and the pants have a slight flare I might remove. I think mid-60s is the era.
    [​IMG]DSCN9753 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    [​IMG]DSCN9754 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    Not sure what the fabric is, could be poly blend, could be silk blend. Seems to be fully canvassed.
    [​IMG]DSCN9759 by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    Patch pockets
    [​IMG]DSCN9757 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    Seems like a good spring color

    Have a good one,
    Michael
     
    Shibumi, LarryF, PeterB and 2 others like this.
  9. MondoFW

    MondoFW Practically Family

    Messages:
    852
    I know the feel. I'm desperately trying to find vintage summer wear, more specifically a 30's-40's summer weight suit. Most of my nice clothes accommodate late fall/winter, sadly. Is this tweed suit of yours 1940s?
     
    Michael A likes this.
  10. Michael A

    Michael A I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    5,899
    Vintage summer wear does seem to be harder to find. Once it's much above 70 I'm too hot even in a short sleeve shirt most of the time.

    I think the suit is 40s or very early 50s, but it has not tags or labels at all to help date it.

    Michael
     
    MondoFW likes this.
  11. Michael A

    Michael A I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    5,899
  12. Michael A

    Michael A I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    5,899
    Unknown age labeled Lazarus Store for Men
    [​IMG]3-31-2018 Today's Clothes by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_7713 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    Chocolate brown herringbone wool with teal and gray pinstripes
    [​IMG]IMG_7715 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_7719 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_7754 by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    [​IMG]IMG_7734 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    Seems like it's the time of year to wear a bunch of 3 piece suits again.

    Have a great Saturday, unless you already have other plans,
    Michael
     
  13. Dlaniger

    Dlaniger Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,699
    Location:
    Philadelphia PA
    Wow just found this thread! I should have known. That is a drop dead gorgeous suit. Very well appointed and the perfect color. You have it matched up beautifully! 5 stars on that one, Michael.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    Michael A likes this.
  14. Michael A

    Michael A I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    5,899
    Thanks D. I think that one was one of my earliest purchases after I dieted off some excess waist material. On me, not the suit. Now that you know about this thread I hope we can see you posting some examples from your fine collection. Here and on the Sport Coat thread.

    Thanks,
    Michael
     
    Dlaniger likes this.
  15. Michael A

    Michael A I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    5,899
  16. Mathematicus

    Mathematicus A-List Customer

    Messages:
    378
    Location:
    Coventry, UK
    Very nice pattern. However, trousers look way short to me!
     
    Michael A likes this.
  17. Michael A

    Michael A I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    5,899
    That they are. That's why my afternoon project will be letting them down. Fortunately they have 2 1/2" turned up inside. Whether that is enough, the jury is still out.

    Michael
     
    Mathematicus likes this.
  18. Mathematicus

    Mathematicus A-List Customer

    Messages:
    378
    Location:
    Coventry, UK
    I think that amount should be widely sufficient; 1.5 to 2 inches will do the job!
     
    Michael A likes this.
  19. Michael A

    Michael A I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    5,899
    How's this?
    [​IMG]DSCN0117 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    [​IMG]DSCN0116 small by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    [​IMG]DSCN0118 by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    I had to sew on a hem facing and use basically all of the cloth that was available to get this length. I'm not real fond of the material I chose to use for the facing, but lessons learned.

    Michael
     
    1mach1, MondoFW, PeterB and 1 other person like this.
  20. Michael A

    Michael A I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    5,899
    Found this Donegal tweed 3 piece last week.
    [​IMG]DSCN1052 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    [​IMG]DSCN1050 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    [​IMG]DSCN1049 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    Fairly substantial cloth. Late '60s? Made under a label I had not heard of, PdC International Collection. Seems to be canvassed. Pleated patch pockets. No pleats at the belt, but shaping via 5 darts.
    [​IMG]DSCN1043 by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    [​IMG]DSCN1044 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    Didn't think I would get to wear this til fall, but a cool day let me get a days wear and some photos for reference while deciding on what I want to try for alterations.
    [​IMG]DSCN1036 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    [​IMG]5-12-2018 Today's Clothes by Michael A2012, on Flickr

    Have a good weekend,
    Michael
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.