The Thread to Display 1950s Suits

Discussion in 'Suits' started by resortes805, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. resortes805

    resortes805 Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,019
    Location:
    SoCal
    Use this thread to display your 1950s suits.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  2. Johnny J

    Johnny J Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,070
    Location:
    Panama City, Florida
    1953 Custom made by National Tailoring Co. This is a 4 piece suit: Coat, Vest and 2 pairs of pants. 1 pleated and 1 flat front.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2011
    Tommy-VF51 and bespokewrinkles like this.
  3. thunderw21

    thunderw21 I'll Lock Up

    Messages:
    4,044
    Location:
    Iowa
    That's really nice.
     
  4. Johnny J

    Johnny J Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,070
    Location:
    Panama City, Florida
    Thanks. Just got it in today. Still need to take in the sleeve's a little bit and waist from the pants. Looks like the original owner hardly wore this suit cause up close it looks new.
     
  5. Nick D

    Nick D Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,166
    Location:
    Upper Michigan
    My two full '50s suits:

    Stovel & Mason tailors, London, 1955 (this belonged to a rear admiral in the Royal Navy)
    [​IMG]

    1950s Montague Burton gray flannel three piece
    [​IMG]
     
  6. resortes805

    resortes805 Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,019
    Location:
    SoCal
  7. Chasseur

    Chasseur Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,495
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Finally a thread I can post in, since all my vintage suits are from the 1950s...

    Some great suits already posted by you guys.

    I've posted these in the British suits thread, but thought they would be good to show off in this thread as well:

    1955 Anderson and Shepard 3 piece in Lovat Blue tweed. Easily the nicest suit I own. I need to take better photos of this one and put them in the tweed thread...

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    1954 Austin Reed 3 piece double breasted. Made in fabric that is similar to the striped fabric for morning dress trousers. The trousers and waistcoat on this one are my favorites and I've used them for modern tailors to recreate for me with some good results.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    W. Evans and Sons (I think the label was cut away) bold look look/wide boy styled suit. Wonderful heavy blue fabric and the pattern is small squares with yellow/orange, and other colors. One of the only vintage suit that fit me with no alternations.

    [​IMG]

    This has wonderful trousers...

    [​IMG]

    These next two might be early 1960s rather than late 1950s but I'll post them anyways:

    Burton heavy blue 3 button. Forgive the ham and cheese with this photo...

    [​IMG]

    Scot Square de Lux suit, light weight blue/black striped fabric, sharp looking "Continental style" (or at least I like to think so...) that I picked up for a song...

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2011
  8. Mario

    Mario I'll Lock Up




    [​IMG]
     
  9. Chasseur

    Chasseur Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,495
    Location:
    Hawaii
    A couple more of the Scot Squire de Lux suit:
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Lights

    Lights Familiar Face

    Messages:
    85
    Location:
    North of Wilmington, NC
    You guy's are looking really sharp.
     
  11. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

    Messages:
    10,562
    Location:
    Bozeman, MT
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Chasseur

    Chasseur Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,495
    Location:
    Hawaii
    I like that one Dinnerman!
     
  13. Flat Foot Floey

    Flat Foot Floey My Mail is Forwarded Here

    Messages:
    3,220
    Location:
    Germany
    German suit from 1957. I sold it some months ago.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  14. RobStC

    RobStC A-List Customer

    Messages:
    371
    Location:
    Edinburgh, Scotland
    Me too!!!!!
     
  15. Chrome

    Chrome One of the Regulars

    Messages:
    252
    Location:
    Hyvinkää, Finland
    I believe this is fifties western suit, it has '49 union label with red numbers and I think that label was use in the fifties

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Patrick Hall

    Patrick Hall Practically Family

    Messages:
    541
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Gents,

    A few things I didn't snap pictures of - the pants have a watch pocket on the right front side, double pleats, and dropped belt loops. suspender buttons are sown inside the waistband. The trousers are secured by a simple snap button closure, and a zipper. Jacket is petal-lined, and it looks like the sleeves have been altered to accommodate the larger cuffs of modern shirts. All relevant jacket details are photo documented. Moved into this thread from "Show Us Your Suits" based on a recommendation from Enigma. His confident belief that the suit's from the early 50's is good enough for me!

    -PMH

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Chasseur

    Chasseur Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,495
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Some of your might have seen the following thread in the vintage finds forum.
    http://www.thefedoralounge.com/showthread.php?61370-Super-c.-1950-SUIT-44-R


    Well I got a couple of suits from the same estate sale. The measurements are almost perfect for me except the inseam being about 1 inch too small. But that is an easy fix, so I did some bidding battles to win more.

    All nice 1950s by Hickey Freeman mostly for Saks. Quality made with lots of hand stiching, and similar features: slight roped shoulders, three buttons, forward/British pleats, suspender buttons and dropped belt loops, watch pocket, etc.

    Early 1950s blue three piece made by HF for FR Tripler and Co.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    1950s brown two piece in the earlier thread:
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Chasseur

    Chasseur Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,495
    Location:
    Hawaii
    HF and Saks continued:

    Late 1950s two piece in dark gray herringbone.
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    The pockets are rather interesting on this one:
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  19. Chasseur

    Chasseur Call Me a Cab

    Messages:
    2,495
    Location:
    Hawaii
    Not the best photo of either me or the suit... but...

    Late 1950s Oxxford tweed suit:

    [​IMG]
     
    Tommy-VF51 likes this.
  20. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

    Messages:
    10,562
    Location:
    Bozeman, MT
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.