//SOLD//1930s/40s TWEED SPORTSCOAT FOR SALE//SOLD//

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by Baron Kurtz, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. Well, next up to the chopping block is this beautiful tweed sportscoat from the Carson Pirie Scott company in Chicago. These guys were really high end in their day. This one has some storage dust that needs to be cleaned off, but it's just surface dirt and cleans up easy - the other stuff i've sold from this estate had the same dirt, and it all cleaned. Here're the measurements:

    Chest: ~22.5-23"
    Waist: ~20"
    Shoulders: ~19"
    Length: ~31.25"
    Arm: ~25.5"

    3 button front SB notch lapel, seems to like to roll from the waist button. Patch pockets at the hips and on the right chest. As you can see from the pics, it is a large-scale herringbone pattern with white and dark brown flecking. Strangely for the era it has a vent in back, but images from this era often show this as a feature of sports coats. But the most remarkable thing about this one is the fabric. Amazingly soft for the era. Most wool from 30s/40s jackets is hard and scratchy - not this stuff. Plush and soft. Really beautiful.

    Front, back, and side views:

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    It has this great feature at the lapel (can't remember what it's called). A flap of fabric with a buttonhole that can be worn out like this:

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    Or tucked away out of sight like this:

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    And how do we manage it? Well, there's a button on the underside of the collar to which this flap fastens to either tuck it away (left), or you can fasten it over to the other side of the collar in bad weather (right). Mostly on modern jackets these things are non-functional. This one is fully functional:

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    Skeleton lined in peach-coloured satin:

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    As always, PM me for pricing etc. First come, first served, though one member (you know who you are) does have first refusal on this one. Don't let this deter you, there's no guarantee that he wants it.

    bk
     
  2. slicedbread

    slicedbread A-List Customer

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    You're the one that was winning all those others suit that that person listed....I got a houndstooth with blue windowpane :)
     
  3. And passing on for a very small profit . . . Dontcha love it when things are that badly listed? Actualy those auctions weren't so bad, i've seen much worse . . . like a certain German suit we won't mention.

    bk
     
  4. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    serious fleckage !

    i wish it was a bit smaller.
     
  5. Vintage Betty

    Vintage Betty My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Great jacket

    Absolutely beautiful. Someone will be lucky to get it.
     
  6. Well, I wish it were A LOT smaller.

    bk
     
  7. slicedbread

    slicedbread A-List Customer

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    Lol, yes, at least this seller knew what era it came from...But it was pretty terrible considering it was listed in the wrong place. More power to us though, huh?

    I, too, wish the houndstooth that I got fit me...It fits my dad quite well though! and the blue windowpane is just awesome in the sun...
     
  8. DOUGLAS

    DOUGLAS My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I love your clothing BK. I wish You had some in my size for sale.
     
  9. I like my clothing too. I've been very lucky in my time in the US. I am fully prepared for a severe barren patch upon returning to Blighty.

    bk
     
  10. slicedbread

    slicedbread A-List Customer

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    Is this suit NOT "harris tweed" ??? If so, perhaps that accounts for the different feel of the weave...
     
  11. herringbonekid

    herringbonekid I'll Lock Up

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    Barren Kurtz ?
     
  12. cookie

    cookie I'll Lock Up

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    Tweed Flecker

    What is the actual size Baron? Is that what they call rolled lapels?
     
  13. No, not Harris tweed, but then the vast majority of tweed is not Harris tweed. This is just made of a tweed woven from very soft wool.

    I guess so. And the size seems to be about 39-40 R i would think, given the measurements.

    bk
     
  14. Orgetorix

    Orgetorix Call Me a Cab

    The flap on the lapel notch is called a throat latch.
     
  15. And the "oatmeal tweed" sportcoat is now mine: throat latch and all.


    I'm pretty sure that it will fit me. When it arrives, I'll play fashion model and post photos on the Lounge.


    Thankee, BK! :eusa_clap

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  16. MAGNAVERDE

    MAGNAVERDE New in Town

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    Wow, Baron, now that's my idea of a jacket. The great fabric reminds me of an ancient tweed overcoat I have that came from Richman Brothers, which I only remember as a mall store that was so cheesy that I never even went inside, but which must have--at some point in the distant past--had some really nice stuff. Anyway, the combination of coarse, gutsy weave & soft hand will get me every time, and my only disappointment is that back in the days when I wore close to this size, everything of this speriod that I could find seemed to be built for much larger guys, and now that I could finally fit those clothes I used to see, all I come across is stuff cut for my old build.

    The moral, of course, is if it's too big, buy it anyway--and wait.
     
  17. as Marc says, this is sold.

    All told, yes, Richman Bros. were pretty good back in the day.

    bk
     

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