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The suit from the Deutsche Demokratische Republik. 1980s, I guess.
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michael78

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Farace

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My partner once bought from an estate shop in Rhode Island a pinstripe navy wool suit that had belonged to Humphrey Bogart. Reportedly, Bogart had a summer place in eastern Rhode Island or nearby Massachusetts. Tonight I decided to try it on. It would fit really well if I were to lose some weight. Not too bad regardless. Apologies for the two-day growth of beard; I meant the photos to be taken tomorrow, but Lorain decided to take them now.

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AvavanBlythe

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love this suit Michael, would it be 40s?

Thanks Michael. It's possible it's 40s. There are no marks in it at all, so I think it was made by a local tailor sometime in the past.

Michael

My gut says late 40s. While I own patterns for female suits, there's still a similarity in tailoring flavor. I have a very specific taste in 40s tailoring. I'm comparing it to the cut that [I see here], on the left.
 

Feetlebaum

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I got this one at a local Goodwill. I found the three pieces all separated, in the pants/jackets/vests sections of the store. It was an exciting feeling putting it all together, and it felt even better when I found out that it fit! It's wool, made by Hart Schaffner & Marx. Tag says it was made December 22nd, 1977. I think the wide lapels make it look similar to a 1930s style suit. Would anyone agree? I'm curious to hear thoughts. I'm hoping I can use a late 20th-century suit to pull off an early 20th-century look.
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Don Pelon

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I got this one at a local Goodwill. I found the three pieces all separated, in the pants/jackets/vests sections of the store. It was an exciting feeling putting it all together, and it felt even better when I found out that it fit! It's wool, made by Hart Schaffner & Marx. Tag says it was made December 22nd, 1977. I think the wide lapels make it look similar to a 1930s style suit. Would anyone agree? I'm curious to hear thoughts. I'm hoping I can use a late 20th-century suit to pull off an early 20th-century look.
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Looks good on you man. A lot of those 70's era suits (when they weren't made of horrible polyester) had quite a lot of recycled 1920s-1930s influence in them- wide lapels, three piece etc. Films like the Great Gatsby and Chinatown I think were quite influential on menswear at the time. The key when thrifting is to find the ones with quality fabrics!
 

VelahrnDaoine

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Michael A

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Thanks! I am very fond of it. The suit was made by a Polish tailor and master cutter, Józef Błoński

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The lining is 100 % silk from Błoński stock, the outer fabric is https://www.magee1866.com/en/Brown-Salt-and-Pepper-Flecked-Donegal-Tweed/m-12760.aspx
Looks great. Very nice cut and lovely fabric. I'm a big fan of the plain weave Donegals.

Michael
 

VelahrnDaoine

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Great fabric an nice cut - very 20ish with the long silhoutte.

That's exactly was in my mind - to recreate silhouette of '20 slim "jazz suits".

But in my opinion the jacket isn't long. It is normal! Modern "fashion" jacket of Zara of H&M are just short, too short, they don't even cover your buttocks completely. Longer vintage jackets looks more natural and follow natural proportions of human body.
 

Mean Eyed Matt

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That's exactly was in my mind - to recreate silhouette of '20 slim "jazz suits".

But in my opinion the jacket isn't long. It is normal! Modern "fashion" jacket of Zara of H&M are just short, too short, they don't even cover your buttocks completely. Longer vintage jackets looks more natural and follow natural proportions of human body.

I completely agree with you, but as a wearer of various 30s suits,
where even the jacket does not always cover the bottom, I still say "long". ;)
 
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