The Thread to Display Your 1930s Suits

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

  1. Rabbit

    Rabbit Call Me a Cab

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    1937 (US)

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    c.1936-38 (US)

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    late 30s (US)

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  2. She'sgotcurves

    She'sgotcurves New in Town

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    Rabbit,
    I love the look you give "your suites" I am too healthy to pull off the look, unless I am a bad guy lazy gangster "helper" that has added 35 pounds, you fill the suites good
     
  3. Mean Eyed Matt

    Mean Eyed Matt A-List Customer

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    The texture and pattern of that pink one's fantastic! I'm jealous again ;)
    Great fitting, as always...
     
  4. Dirk Wainscotting

    Dirk Wainscotting A-List Customer

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    Quite excellent, especially the three-piece. The blue step lapel has a bit of shine on it; did someone previously go a bit mad with the iron?
     
  5. Hap Hapablap

    Hap Hapablap One of the Regulars

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    I've been in search of vintage 30s suits for about 15 years – in stores and online – and have yet to find a decent one, especially due to my small stature (which everyone erroneously assumes would be helpful). Curious where in God's name everyone finds a piece like any of these, let alone a dozen of them.
     
  6. Claudio

    Claudio Vendor

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    Truly stunning suits and overall ouitfits Rabbit - love them all!


    (a smile would defenitely be a plus)
     
  7. VintageEveryday

    VintageEveryday A-List Customer

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    where do you guys find these things??? I know there's literally no hope of finding one in a size 46r with 40X31 pants but I haven't even seen ONE garment with anything older than a 1949-1961 union tag in any thrift shop I've ever been to.
     
  8. Luftwaffles

    Luftwaffles One of the Regulars

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    Late 30s-early 40s midnight worsted
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  9. thunderw21

    thunderw21 I'll Lock Up

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    Found this one yesterday, sold it today!

    Belted back, patch pockets, 3-piece. Be still my heart. Unfortunately too small for me. Beautiful condition. '36 union tag.

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  10. Mean Eyed Matt

    Mean Eyed Matt A-List Customer

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    DB belt back with a great fabric: This one's perfect!
    Would have taken it, too... ;)
     
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  11. Michael A

    Michael A I'll Lock Up

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    Oh man, I don't even want to hear what size it is. That is sweet.

    Michael
     
  12. willyto

    willyto One Too Many

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    Just don't tell me it was a size 40 with 34 pants.

    That suit is a beauty.
     
  13. thunderw21

    thunderw21 I'll Lock Up

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    It wasn't, otherwise I would have kept it. ;-)
     
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  14. Patrick Hall

    Patrick Hall Practically Family

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    in such good condition too. Amazed that these "holy grail" items are still out there in the wild to be found. Great find! congratulations!
     
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  15. VintageEveryday

    VintageEveryday A-List Customer

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    This thread has been instrumental in my quest to alter modern suits to mimic the styles of '30s ones, but where on earth do you guys find these vintage ones?? I'm sure you've seen me ask something similar, but the results are lacking when i search for one even on ebay.uk, where most of these seem to hail from. I have yet to see one in person, let alone one in my size. it's as if everyone who breathed back in the 1930s-1940s was a size 38 and smaller. Were there no 46 and up gents back in the day? Surely there must have been.
     
  16. Mathematicus

    Mathematicus A-List Customer

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    VintageEveriday, I'm a size 36 but today I struggle a lot more to find suits from that era.
     
  17. VintageEveryday

    VintageEveryday A-List Customer

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    Really? The great majority of my fellow lounger's suits seem to be that size! Surprising! Then again, seeing as how I've never found one, I wouldn't /really/ know. Heck, the oldest vintage thing with lapels I even own is a 50s overcoat (which isn't even A real overcoat on me. Too-tight to wear with a suit under, so I pair it with a high neck sweater)
     
  18. VintageEveryday

    VintageEveryday A-List Customer

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    Really? The great majority of my fellow lounger's suits seem to be that size! Surprising! Then again, seeing as how I've never found one, I wouldn't /really/ know. Heck, the oldest vintage thing with lapels I even own is a 50s overcoat (which isn't even A real overcoat on me. Too-tight to wear with a suit under, so I pair it with a high neck sweater)
     
  19. thunderw21

    thunderw21 I'll Lock Up

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    A beautiful '30s suit I picked up recently. Amazing fabric pattern and it's in pretty much perfect condition. It doesn't get much better than this.

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