The Thread to Display 1950s Suits

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

  1. brendanm720

    brendanm720 One of the Regulars

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    Thanks, Patrick!

    I'm pretty pleased with it.
     
  2. guitarmasta12

    guitarmasta12 A-List Customer

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    I think this is from the late 50s. Not to sure though. New to suit dating. Here are some photos.

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  3. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    That variant of the union tag, with the (R) in the lower left corner, dates it to after 1962.
     
  4. guitarmasta12

    guitarmasta12 A-List Customer

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    Okay. And i'm guessing it would make sense to be just around 62' from the wider lapels? I noticed some styles didnt really change till at least a few years after the change of the decade. It really looks like an older style for that decade to be honest.
     
  5. guitarmasta12

    guitarmasta12 A-List Customer

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    Oh and do you think there is a possibility that this is an older suit that was stamped with this union tag at a later time than when it was made? I have heard this with hats before.
     
  6. brendanm720

    brendanm720 One of the Regulars

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    That suit looks pretty nice. I like the fabric.

    I'd say it was probably from the later 60s or even early 70s... The early 60s had the really skinny lapels.

    Usually, it's the other way around... The shop would use up its older tags before opening up the new ones, so usually you'll see newer suits with older tags.

    Dinerman is more versed in the union tag than I am. He may have more info.
     
  7. Dinerman

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  8. guitarmasta12

    guitarmasta12 A-List Customer

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    Ok. It looked good with my 40s fedora. It looks very 40s in the style of the lapel which is why I bought it. The looks is what I went for but the catch is the zipper was metal in the pants. I know for a fact that the 70s had plastic so figure 62 to 68
     
  9. guitarmasta12

    guitarmasta12 A-List Customer

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    Yeah I'm still getting the basics of dating suits. I'm very good with hats
     
  10. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    Hart Schaffner & Marx Eton Flannel

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  11. Fastuni

    Fastuni Call Me a Cab

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    1952 Clipper-Craft medium-weight tweed suit with multi-color flecks.
    Marked Size 39. Has been extended at the back seam to fit a Size 40 Regular
    Enough inlay in sleeves and legs for a 40 Long.
    Will go to the "Classified" section for sale.
    PM me if interested.

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  12. Dinerman

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    Stallion Clothes
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  13. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    Sold by McCracken Bros of Bozeman, MT. Interesting and unusual with the almost square cutaway, and extremely slanted interior breast pockets.

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  14. Dinerman

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    1950 dated Batch Tailoring Company
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  15. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    Blue '50s suit
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  16. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    Brown Double Breasted

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  17. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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  18. Dinerman

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    Early 1950s Miller
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  19. Dinerman

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    Courier Cloth
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  20. Dirk Wainscotting

    Dirk Wainscotting A-List Customer

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    This is very true. I came back from work early a few weeks ago and passed a 2nd hand shop on my way to the supermarket. In the window there was a wedding dress and a morning coat. It was not a very good example, but inside on the rack between the bagged-out old coats was a nice morning coat made for Moss Bros: fully canvassed and hand-padded with a partial quilted lining. Just 10 euros, I snapped it up and it fits well. It has one of their old outer labels and the inner has the telephone number as: 'Temple Bar 4477', a system made obsolete by the mid-1960s.

    They also had an evening dress coat, also fully canvassed etc, for 12 euros, which didn't fit but I still should have bought it. Dinner jackets are all over the place.
     

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