LuckyKat said:There are some early 50s suits that have some style, but mostly, it is all wrong & they will never match up to a 30's or 40's suit...plus, nothing can beat the huge peak lapels of the 40s, especially when its double breasted!
scotrace said:Note that JFK is carrying a hat. A sop to the hatter's union. Is Ike following his lead? Eisenhower was determined to be courteous to the incoming President, having been horribly snubbed by Truman.
I love that JFK used his jacket pockets as a sort of "what to do with my hands" prop. It detracts attention from his usually obvious bad-back stiffness. One wonders if it was a studied move.
Picard1138 said:JFK was actually hiding a small cigar in his left jacket pocket - most likely his favorite, Cuban H. Upmann petit coronas. He would smoke them on the plane, then hold it in his left pocket so as not to be photographed with it in public. You can see this in other Air Force One photos at the time, and it's mentioned in interviews with people who were around him. Apparently he would burn a bunch of holes into that pocket, and some wondered why they didn't line it with asbestos. -Max
davidraphael said:That is an incredible suit. Is it wool?
Does the cut/design have a name?
VitaminG said:Were they using wool/poly blends in the 50s?
thunderw21 said:Sold this one last year, went for cheap.
Mario said:Thank you.
Yes, it's wool but I have no idea if there is a particular name to the cut and/or design. It's still my favorite suit at the moment. I really love the color of the herringbone weave.
AlSailor said:Looks like an American 3-roll-2 sack suit.