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post #91 of 153
Vintage Gent:

Thumbs up on the hardcover copy of Underworld on the bookcase behind you. Good to see your good taste in clothes crosses over to reading material.
post #92 of 153
Great 30s tie, VG. It looks straight out of Apparel Arts. I've seen modern Polo ties that look just like it. Is there a label on yours?

I agree that moths love Pendleton shirts. I rarely see them in buyable condition. Just this evening, however, I found a full length Pendleton overcoat, db with belt, for my wife: $10. I don't know how old it is, but the size tag reads '10' when she's more of a 4/6 and it fit her perfectly.
post #93 of 153
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Originally Posted by AlanC
I don't know how old it is, but the size tag reads '10' when she's more of a 4/6 and it fit her perfectly.

Dress sizes ran much smaller in the old days. For example, Marilyn Monroe was a 12, but I doubt she'd be more than a 6 or 8 today.
post #94 of 153
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Originally Posted by AlanC
Great 30s tie, VG. It looks straight out of Apparel Arts. I've seen modern Polo ties that look just like it. Is there a label on yours?

There is. Capper & Capper, Chicago Detroit.



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Originally Posted by AlanC
Just this evening, however, I found a full length Pendleton overcoat, db with belt, for my wife: $10. I don't know how old it is, but the size tag reads '10' when she's more of a 4/6 and it fit her perfectly.

I know what you mean about the difference in vintage and modern women's sizes. My lovely bride is a modern 4 and a perfect vintage 10.
post #95 of 153
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For a lazy Saturday a.m., a collection of nine 40s/50s bow ties--many Wembley and one Sulka.

post #96 of 153
Excellent selection, again. I particularly like the foulard in the vertical center. The stripes are interesting as the stripes are not on the bias as most modern repp style ties.

I very rarely come across bow ties thrifting.
post #97 of 153
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Originally Posted by AlanC
Excellent selection, again. I particularly like the foulard in the vertical center.

You have good taste, Alan. That's the Sulka.
post #98 of 153
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Framed Stetson ad from the 1940s.

post #99 of 153
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Vintage 40s/50s Paris sock garters. I do wear these and would show them in an actual state of deployment, but my pale, hairy legs are the last thing anyone needs to see.

post #100 of 153
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A couple of long sleeve, 50s sport shirts. The left is rayon; the right cotton/silk.

post #101 of 153
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1940s double-breasted suit, heavy navy twill. Notice the dropped belt loops on the trousers.





post #102 of 153
Great stuff, VG, thanks for all the effort to post and share.
I love the color of that blue/gray tweed suit.
post #103 of 153
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Temps have dropped in these precincts, so a little winter gear--1960s Jantzen wool/mohair cardigan:



post #104 of 153
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This one has a wonderful story behind it. I was in the Galveston Goodwill, sifting through a pile of suit jackets when I came upon it. Immediately, I knew it was something. The cut and fabric were obviously 40s. So I picked it up and did what comes naturally to any dedicated vintage thrifter: I opened the inside pocket to gain more insight into its provenance.

And there the label read what I never would have expected to find: Hon. Jesse H. Jones. This is a man whose legacy that looms large over Houston, whose name was tightly woven into virtually every fabric of the city's economic, political and social life. In fact, at the time the suit was commissioned, Mr. Jones was both Secretary of Commerce and chairman of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation in the Roosevelt Administration. He was then one of the most powerful men in Washington, a man whose influence was surpassed only by Roosevelt himself.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Holman_Jones

The next day, I contacted a friend of mine who worked at the Houston Endowment, the multi-billion dollar foundation established by Jones and his wife. We later discovered that this was around the time Mr. Jones' granddaughter was getting married, and she believes he had it made for several of the parties that preceeded that grand event.





post #105 of 153
^ Great story, VG.
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