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Discussion in 'Vintage Finds and Deals' started by Baron Kurtz, May 29, 2011.

  1. Ah, yeah, that sounds right, though they have had a few Norfolk type jackets.. Do you recall that it was difficult to be definitive about age? I remember thinking it was early, and benstephens pooh-poohing the idea, suggesting that the style and materials changed so little that it could be any time before the 60s.
     
  2. herringbonekid

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    yes, i couldn't tell when it was made, but there was something 30s-40s about the linings.
     
  3. That's what I thought. I know we're talking about the same jacket. I just can't remember if that's the on that's still in the shop.[huh]

    bk
     
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    Its not poohpoohing, its just I like to be different;). I am not sure it was that early, there was something about it that made me feel it was a little latter. However, it was a lovely jacket, and could well be 40s.

    Ben
     
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    I went in there today ... if you think it's crowded and disorganised now, you should have seen it a few months ago! Last time they had some decent bits and pieces but i couldn't reach it. This time, i could reach it and it was all rubbish.
     
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    I went into Levinsons today:

    BK did you see the white flannel Bukta shorts? They were in very small sizes (29 and 30 inch waists). Very nice, but way too small for me! They had them marked as 1950s but they could have been 1930s (from my brief view and with my inexpert eye). There was also lots of vintage underwear and undershirts etc.

    They also had a very interesting jacket: lightweight sports jacket, pleated patch pockets, looking to me exactly like the elusive 1930s belt-back. But alas no belt. They said it was from Meakers of Piccadilly. I was also rather surprised to open up the jacket and find it had a man-made lining and from the inside looked to be 1950s/1960s.

    For anyone interested in unusual militaria, they also had a selection of 1940s blue British Army hospital jackets (they were part of a three piece suit worn by wounded soldiers when convalescing.

    P.S. I found that 1930s German brown leather overcoat in the Vintage Basement. It would not have been something I would normally buy, but it fitted me and was just £10. I felt I had to buy it.
     
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    I was in there today - they did have a Norfolk jacket. It was made/sold by a company called 'Edwards' (I'm sure that was the name). The font on then label looked to me to be straight out of the 1930s. In good condition.

    But I was shocked when i saw the prices of their Tootal scarves: most were £65 and some were £75. Yes they were in good condition, but Ebay is full of good quality Tootal scarves at way lower prices. I suppose they sell them to tourists who just see them as beautiful scarves.
     
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    Its funny, to me it is the label that makes me think it is latter!

    It is a lovely jacket though, and could well be early. I was in there on Saturday. However, do not take my word, I missed a wool mark label in a flat cap :eek:
     
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    Whilst I thought the label looked early, the hanging loop (at the back of the neck) looked much more modern to me. Although, admittedly, I don't know much about them - it just looked sort of thin and synthetic and without the stiffness I would expect in an older suit.

    So, all we have established is that none of us have got a clue really.
     
  10. One too many Daiquiri's at The Savoy, Ben!!
     
  11. Ben and I went to Portobello Market and then Camden Lock on Friday. He must have tried on the jackets of 4-5 suits, and some overcoats and tweed jackets, all from 30s-40s. And a lovely pair of trousers. And to a man they were all size 42 and above. A beautiful plain dark brown 3-piece suit in that shop called 282 on Portobello Road north of the Westway must have been a 44 at least. The trousers were, as a guesstimate 36W x 33L. The stuff was dotted around a whole bunch of shops and stalls.

    The big stuff is out there!
     
  12. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Fascinating. How are the avarage prices for this items (suits, sportcoats)?
     
  13. the average would probably be about 45-60 for a sportscoat. Suits all over the place. The trousers were cheap, but not cheap enough to ris being unable to resell.
     
  14. Rokit Seven Dials - At least 5 1930s and 1940s American leather jackets in sound condition. Some black, some brown, with original plaid wool or cotton liners and all in size 36-38. £95 each. Most have replacement main zippers, sadly. The only one that has its original zipper is size 35 and slightly but obviously and visibly damaged (so I didn't buy it). The same store has many overcoats priced at £40 or so. There is also a Lee brand Stratoliner clone from the early 50s in size 7 1/8 for £20.
     
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    I saw a rather nice Barkers double breasted, belted overcoat in a very heavy tweed (I think it was a Harris?). I think it was only about £35 (or maybe £45?). No sign of mothing. Not sure of the size, but I'm guessing it is around 38, maybe a 40. I'd guess 1930s or 1940s.
    It was in a shop on Chruch Rd in Crystal Palace (possibly called 'Bambino'). I've going to be in the area in the next few days. If anyone wants me to check out the coat, and get full measurements etc and maybe a photo.
     
  17. Fastuni

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    TwoTypes:

    If it is not too much of a hassle for you, I'd be grateful if you could check the coat again.

    38/40 wotuld be about my size... as long as it is not black/charcoal I certainly would be interested.

    Thanks and Best Regards! :eusa_clap
     
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    "wotuld"=would :rolleyes:
     
  19. Two Types

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    My pleasure. I will check it tomorrow, and post a photo if possible.
     
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    Thanks!
     

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