The Thread to Display Your 1930s Suits

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

  1. Mean Eyed Matt

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    Nice suit: Congrats!
     
  2. The Necktie Guy

    The Necktie Guy Familiar Face

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    Not mine, but I think this deserves to be posted here. I really admire the details on this 1930's NRA jacket.

    Mid brown with subtle green, orange and blue flecks.

    Measurements from the original listing:
    Approximate Size: 40

    Chest Circumference: 42”

    Waist Circumference: 39”

    Shoulder Width (from shoulder seam to shoulder seam): 17 3/4”

    Sleeve Length (from shoulder seam to sleeve edge): 23”

    Back Length (from collar seam to jacket bottom): 27 3/4”

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    It was sold for $69!
     
  3. splintercellsz

    splintercellsz I'll Lock Up

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    here it is in action[​IMG]

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  4. MondoFW

    MondoFW Practically Family

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    Great catch with that jacket, Justin! The cut is superb.
     
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  5. splintercellsz

    splintercellsz I'll Lock Up

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    Thank you!!

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  6. splintercellsz

    splintercellsz I'll Lock Up

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    1930s Belt back sport coat with all the fixins'

    Color is navy blue with a subtle windowpane [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  7. Benny Holiday

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    If that beltback was any cooler, you'd have to refrigerate your wardrobe!
     
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  8. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    That is a great description, I might just steal that. My backbelt is similar, but not nearly as striking in colour.
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  9. Mean Eyed Matt

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    Have to second Benny: This piece is great - not to be beaten!
     
  10. Benny Holiday

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    Steal away GHT; your wardrobe also ought to be marked 'Kelvinator'.
     
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  11. GHT

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    Well if I'm Mr Kool, (I used the K rather than a C, as Kelvin,) then you are definitely Mr Smooth. Such compliments!
    Did you know that Kelvin as a measure of temperature takes its name from William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin?
     
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  12. Benny Holiday

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    I didn't know that. Thank you, it's always good to learn something new every day. You don't hear the Kelvin scale mentioned much in daily life, unless, perhaps, you work in the sciences.
     
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  13. splintercellsz

    splintercellsz I'll Lock Up

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    Two recent additions

    c.1930s black belted-back 3 piece. The vest is pleated as well

    c.1936 dated belted-back 2 piece [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  14. MondoFW

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    Second suit looks like something out of a period movie star's wardrobe, cool find! The jacket and trousers would look awesome as separates, but as a full suit the color and pattern are too reminiscent of the 70's in my opinion.
     
  15. michael78

    michael78 One of the Regulars

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    Hi Chaps, been a while but here's a nice suit i picked up last week, lovely worsted wool fabric in a dark blue with some fine pin strips, very subtle indeed. I'm assuming its 30s, has all the hallmarks you would expect, but the union tag is one i have't
    seen before, can anyone ID it?.
    Unfortunately the inner label has been defaced, does anyone recognise it?
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  16. Patrick Hall

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    The United Garment Workers of America used that same label more or less from the 1930s until they ceased to exist in 1994. So it's not going to be particularly helpful for dating purposes. That being said though, I'd guess your suit is from the early 30's.
     
  17. michael78

    michael78 One of the Regulars

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    Cheers Pat, that's confirms my thoughts also, any ideas regarding the inner pocket label?
     
  18. Mean Eyed Matt

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    Could it be J.C.Penneys?
     
  19. Patrick Hall

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    I'm afraid I have no idea about the label. Matt's guess is as good as any. Honestly, there were so many factories churning out suits, trying to identify that label is probably a lost cause. In any case, it's an absolutely gorgeous suit, in a stunning fabric - the kind of woven stripe no one makes any more. Just a pity that its vest got lost somewhere along the way. In any case, wear in good health!
     
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  20. Mathematicus

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    I believe it is so. Look at the second label in this website:

    https://vintagefashionguild.org/label-resource/penney-jc/

    The strokes of the first letters are identical and there seems to be the last "Co." as well.
    Given the similarity, I would be very surprised if this were not a honest J.C. Penneys late 20's/early 30s suit!
     

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