Show us your suits

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

  1. Dlaniger

    Dlaniger Call Me a Cab

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    Great find! Very interesting details on that one. 70’s vintage?


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  2. Dlaniger

    Dlaniger Call Me a Cab

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    Looks like a nice piece of material. I like the pattern. You decked it out. Great hat and accessories.



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  3. Michael A

    Michael A I'll Lock Up

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    Thanks D. My guess would be late 60s into the 70s, but I'm no expert on dating. I can't really find any info on the maker's label and there is no union label, no content label and no country of origin label, so I'm mostly guessing.

    Thanks,
    Michael
     
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  4. 1mach1

    1mach1

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    A favorite of mine. Works great with the mustard color shirt!
     
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  5. Michael A

    Michael A I'll Lock Up

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    Thanks Harv. I think I'll like this one very much, if I can take care of a couple of issues. I was pretty happy with the shirt match too. I need to find another one in that color as I've shrunk out of the neck fit in this one.

    Thanks,
    Michael
     
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  6. Michael A

    Michael A I'll Lock Up

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    I picked up this Hunter Haig Seersucker Suit yesterday.
    [​IMG]DSCN1753 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    I'm guessing it dates to sometime during the period that Palm Beach owned that trademark.
    [​IMG]DSCN1754 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    The jacket is fairly long and has a low button stance. It's a regular so I'm guessing the design was meant to be long.
    [​IMG]DSCN1755 crop by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    On the other hand, the pants are rather on the short side. Ha ha. If I take the cuff out and the old hem I can add maybe can maybe get a bit over 2 1/2 inches more length. I'm getting to the point where I don't care any more though, and may just leave them short. Very comfortable hot weather pants, extremely light weight fabric.
    [​IMG]DSCN1752 by Michael A2012, on Flickr
    Have a good evening,
    Michael
     
  7. LarryF

    LarryF New in Town

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    Found this great Muse's suit at a thrift store yesterday for a whopping $4.50! There's no manufacturer label, only the label from Muse's and a tag in the collar that says it was made in the USA. It's a two-button, year-round weight wool, light gray with a faint blue and gray pinstripe. Muse's was THE place for men of style, elegance and means in Atlanta to buy their clothes. Being a native Atlantan, I'm always on the lookout for vintage items from that store. I have a Muse's cashmere blazer and a couple of ties as well, all that have been thrifted.

    I've not been able to find any information on Muse's labels that would allow me to date their stuff but my guess is this is probably 1980s. (the Muse's hanger shown is something I already had that was just waiting for a Muse's suit to put it to good use, notice the different text for the logo. That's the most common logo and the one that was on their sign downtown, which is why I think this suit is a latter offering).

    They didn't survive past the early 90s, sadly. The Muse's building downtown is now loft apartments.

    This suit ended up being a perfect fit for me. I may have to have the trousers taken in a bit but otherwise it's ready to wear.


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  8. 101 Pathfinder

    101 Pathfinder A-List Customer

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    I picked up this beautiful double breasted for $40![​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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  9. fabiovenhorst

    fabiovenhorst One Too Many

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    Ricardo Almeida three piece suit
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  10. fabiovenhorst

    fabiovenhorst One Too Many

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    A vintage bespoke db suit in navy blue. Light weight fabric.
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    Another vintage double breasted suit. A heavier wool fabric. 9E62C467-4797-4416-A3CA-125661A239C2.JPEG
     
  11. 101 Pathfinder

    101 Pathfinder A-List Customer

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    Not vintage but a nice Saville Row single button double breasted look with classic British styling.[​IMG][​IMG]


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  12. 225sam

    225sam New in Town

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    This is my favorite suit I wear whenever I find the occasion. I paired it with purple and would love to hear any opinions on the outfit.
     

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  13. fabiovenhorst

    fabiovenhorst One Too Many

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    Another gray db suit
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  14. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Got yourself a good looking summer suit there, Michael. Seersucker is perfect for warm weather and the colour of that suit lends itself quite easily to a variety styles. Open neck shirt, the way you are wearing it, cravat, bow tie or neck tie, such a versatile suit. There is a way to lower the trouser hem without loosing the cuffs, but unless you are as talented as my missus I would leave it to someone who knows how to.
    Pinstripe or chalk stripe, both have that air of refinement about them and that suit is a perfect example of refinement.

    Savile Row suits, renowned the world over, superb cut, classic style. Which Savile Row tailor? Let me guess, Gieves & Hawkes.
    That's a rare beautiful suit in plain grey. You wear it well, compliments to you.

    Sorry this photo is recycled but some of you might have missed it previously. Some years ago I came across a photo of my father in his demob suit. (All British servicemen were given an outfit of clothes after they were demobilised following WW2.) It was the first time that I had seen Dad's suit and this would have been about three years after his death. So taken was I with his suit that I asked my tailor if he could replicate it. And replicate it he did, right down to the material and pattern, made me choke the first time that I saw it.
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  15. Dreamofgilgamesh

    Dreamofgilgamesh A-List Customer

    Oh what a lovely photo that is, you both look spanking.
     
  16. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    A kind compliment, thank you. It did make laugh though, I wonder if others know of the context of spanking in this case?
     
  17. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Does anyone have a Zoot suit? The longer length of the jacket was a reincarnation of the Edwardian Frock Coat. Later, in the 50's, here in the UK, the style was ressurected once more by teenagers, that came to be known as Teddy Boys. Teddy being the colloquial term for Edward, so the Edwardian Frock Coat was now a Teddy Boy Jacket.
    Here's my Zoot Suit, when this was taken at a heritage railway line, I didn't realise that the full length of the jacket wasn't in view. Fortunately, there's another shot that gives the full details.
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  18. fabiovenhorst

    fabiovenhorst One Too Many

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    My Ricardo Almeida suit. Wool+cashmere bled, a very soft fabric with a subtle herringbone pattern.
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  19. fabiovenhorst

    fabiovenhorst One Too Many

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    Late 90s wool suit
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  20. SGTROCK

    SGTROCK Familiar Face

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    Best dressed for Murder Mystery dinner 46420083_2184922021830037_932395914872487936_n.jpg 46301021_2184926731829566_459656836061069312_n.jpg
     

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