Suits - Pre 1920

Discussion in 'Suits' started by Two Types, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. Eddie Derbyshire

    Eddie Derbyshire Practically Family

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    Haha I think that's a fair point. I guess what I meant was its nice enough to dress up or dress down. I quite like stiff collars, although they can be a killer in summer. The tall double-round I got from Darcy is more comfy than the vintage ones I have.

    I don't think I could ever pull off white shoes though...

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  2. HadleyH

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    double post
     
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  3. HadleyH

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    nice TT

    Thank you for posting.
     
  4. herringbonekid

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    no problem if you're wearing white trousers.
     
  5. sergejvandervreede

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    Seriously? White shoes with white trousers? I can't imagine that looking very good. The first things that cross my mind are hospitals and swimming pools.
     
  6. fashion frank

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    Just look at any old pictures from the 30's and 40's white linen suits and white bucks were the norm for summertime to reflect the summer sun's rays.

    http://www.styleforum.net/content/type/61/id/795907/width/350/height/327/flags/LL

    http://www.trumanlittlewhitehouse.com/photo-gallery/harry-truman-photo1.jpg

    All the Best,Fashion Frank
     
  7. sergejvandervreede

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  8. HadleyH

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    I thought this was dainty ...has it been posted? hope not...the look on his face ...he already knew back then.. it was all trash that was coming....

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  9. herringbonekid

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    white shoes with white / off white suits or trousers was a Summer staple for the first half of the 20th century. tons of historic photos out there if you want to do some research.

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  10. sergejvandervreede

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    I'm not argueing the historical correctness. I'm argueing that it's not a look that I like. Historical correctness doesn't make it right or beautiful to my eyes. That last outfit would look better with tan shoes imo.
     
  11. Papperskatt

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    It's very tempting but I'm not sure as I'm low on funds. I'll send you a PM tomorrow where we can discuss it.
     
  12. herringbonekid

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    British, circa mid-late teens:

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  13. herringbonekid

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  14. Eddie Derbyshire

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    Funny era for suits I reckon. No one piece in this image seems to match the other.

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  15. Dostioffsky

    Dostioffsky One of the Regulars

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    ^Nice photo! It looks like the guy on the right is wearing something underneath his waistcoat. I wonder what that could be?

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    I spent some time recently looking at pictures of early film actors. Good fun, they are full of neat details.


    Charles Ray. Great fabric on the left and a nice tape-links collar on the right!

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    Sussue Hayakawa. First two are from His Birthright (1918). Very oddly cut jacket; huge lapels and it seems to be rather short.

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    Nice!

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    Wallace Reid

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    Robbert Harron

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    From the film Under the top, 1919

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  16. herringbonekid

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    great photos !
     
  17. herringbonekid

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    from 'The Progressive Tailor' spring, summer, 1919:

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  18. herringbonekid

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    Dosti, do the jacket / waistcoat have any labels indicating where they were made ?
     
  19. Papperskatt

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    Progressive Tailor 1917.
     
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  20. Dostioffsky

    Dostioffsky One of the Regulars

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    No, none at all...
     

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