What are you wearing today??

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by moustache, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. Christopher Scoggins

    Christopher Scoggins New in Town

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    That is a really great jacket! Good find!

    Here's what I wore today:
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    Everything is modern, but the jacket, tie, and jewelry. The tie and jewelry are of a newer vintage. The jacket, however is a golden age, I think. Hard to tell, there isn't any union tag of anything like that. The labels it does have read "Andre Villard, Paris" and "38R." The patch pockets, lack of vents, and lapels say forties to me. What do you guys think?
     
  2. countryclubjoe

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  3. avedwards

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    The low button stance and size label (uncommon on pre-1960s jackets) suggests 1970s jacket to me. Like a lot of '70s jackets it is cut in a classic style, and well combined by you.
     
  4. Christopher Scoggins

    Christopher Scoggins New in Town

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    I had that sinking feeling. Oh well, I still like that jacket. Thanks for the compliment.
     
  5. Fastuni

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    I would actually go with 50s for the sport coat. 70s sport coats and suit jackets usually had vents and narrower shoulders.
    Also the very low button stance and silhouette (50s V-shape vs. 70s A-shape) suggests 50s to me.

    Alternatively it may be a clasically cut 1980s or early 90s jacket, but passing off very well for 50s.

    Please show some interior photos ( also of all labels) in the suits thread.
     
  6. Christopher Scoggins

    Christopher Scoggins New in Town

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    The plot thickens. I will be sure to do that. Thanks, pal-o.
     
  7. Tommy

    Tommy One of the Regulars

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    that's a good look. I like navy and white/cream myself.

     
  8. karl_merrick

    karl_merrick New in Town

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    Hello, this is my first post here. I am still working my way around the interface although I have been an observer here for a while. Today I am wearing-
    Light brown herringbone trousers,
    White heavy cotton shirt with classic collar,
    40's tweed brown tie,
    Dark brown/maroon/almost oxblood heavy brogues,
    Light brown double breasted jacket.
    All topped off with beautiful mother of pearl cufflinks and tiepin,

    Once I eventually work out how to upload pictures quickly to the threads I will show off some of my clothes- until then I am glad to have finally joined your wonderful community.

    Karl Merrick
     
  9. 1mach1

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    Lookin' good, seeee. :D
     
  10. HamilcarBarca3

    HamilcarBarca3 One of the Regulars

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  11. Christopher Scoggins

    Christopher Scoggins New in Town

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    Nice Norfolk! That fabric looks fantastic!

    Went thrifting today. Here's what I acquired. An Italian 3-button 55/45 silk/wool blend sports jacket from 1973. Not true vintage, but I fell in love with the smooth super-comfortable feeling of the fabric and I dig the cut. I think it could easily pass for an earlier vintage. The only real issue I have with it is that it's a little big on me, but it can be easily taken in. The best part of this jacket was easily it's price: a whopping $5.
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    What do you guys think? Did I do good?
     
  12. countryclubjoe

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  13. Mr Badger

    Mr Badger Practically Family

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    My DJ pard Louie and I were spinning hep wax at the Bath in Fashion Vintage Clothing Fair yesterday... here I am clutching my 1940s Astatic D-104 mic, and behind the machine I call 'Phonohenge'... had on my vintage Hong Kong-tailored country three-piece, a cream Adam of London spearpoint shirt, 1940s silk burgundy with silver flecks necktie, tan basketweave & brown croc Stacy Adams 'Madison' shoes, and a chestnut John Halifax 'Hannay' velour fedora (shame nobody told me there was a bit lump of fluff stuck to the crown!)...

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  14. Two Types

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    Mr Badger,

    is that the short from the shop in London? (I think you posted pics a few months back) Didn't you have some problems with it at the time? I just wondered how it's wearing.
     
  15. Two Types

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    I think you've got a good balance of colours etc. It's a subtle combination with the pink of the tie looking just right. That's a nice jacket for 1973!
     
  16. SteveAS

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    Looking good, gentlemen, and nice score, Christopher; that jacket is very classic in cut, to my eye.
     
  17. Papperskatt

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    Here's a pic of me from last week, in the pre 1910 suit that I bought from Fastuni a couple of months ago.

    The tie are of unknown vintage, but probably british '40s. The shoes, shirt and cap are modern. I would've preferred a solid navy cap, but this is the only one that I own. A red tie had also been more fitting to the occasion (socialist May 1st demonstration), but oh well.

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  18. Fastuni

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    Wonderful! Really glad the suit fits and suits you.

    Quite an irony to wear Kaiser Wilhelm brace buttons on May 1st workers demonstration! Did the buttons turn upside down? :p
     
  19. HamilcarBarca3

    HamilcarBarca3 One of the Regulars

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    Very, very cool! I love the jacket!!


    This is what I wore yesterday, a 40s? JC Penney suit with red pinstripes :)

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  20. HamilcarBarca3

    HamilcarBarca3 One of the Regulars

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    Looks great, man! I think you did good for that price.

    Nice look, sir. I like the narrow brim hat.

    Nice pattern on the suit. Very cool outfit.
     

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