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post #1276 of 1318
Nate, thanks for the link to that Lobb restoration thread, it was a joy to read and very helpful too. You did a great job. Now I know what to do when I find some old Lobbs in my size in a charity shop!

I wonder how many threads like that are lurking on the forum, I'd love to read about other vintage restoration projects. If anyone has subscribed to some in the past perhaps this would be a suitable place to share links?
post #1277 of 1318
Well worth watching this selection of archive footage on Peal:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSh5g0nz5rk
post #1278 of 1318

Levi Strauss wool coat (late 1930s-early 1940s).

 

 

 

 

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mid-century Europe by way of Japan

 

1950s French moleskin work jacket with Boro patches and sashiko stitching

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1950s Belgian military bag with boro and sashiko detailing

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1950s Swedish military long shirt

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Originally Posted by nate10184 View Post



Can anyone help me date/size these old Peals? I believe the numbering inside would indicate they were made by Edward Green. I've seen some Peal bespoke examples that have a royal warrant, but never on a rtw shoe. The one in these reads:

 
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By Appointment

Bootmakers to the late King George V

Peal & Co Ltd

Made in England for Brooks Brothers




I've handled my fair share of vintage bespoke shoes and the finish level of these is as good as anything I've ever seen. Leather quality is incredible and looks brand new (which is amazing given how old these must be). Can anyone tell me:

 

  1. When these would have been made? George V died in 1936, do you think they could date to that era?
  2. What size they are? Numbering would indicate 9.5B but not sure if that is UK or American sizing (being sold by BB).
  3. Any way to know what last these are on?



Thanks for the help.





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Wow, those are absolutely beautiful.

post #1283 of 1318
Beautiful Peals. They pre-date 1965. Size is 952 or 9 1/2 B, UK sizing. The Peal rtw models were made by EG from 1965 until the late 70s or so. I believe yours were made in the original Peal workshop. They supplied BB with rtw models as early as 1936.
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Originally Posted by well-kept View Post

Beautiful Peals. They pre-date 1965. Size is 952 or 9 1/2 B, UK sizing. The Peal rtw models were made by EG from 1965 until the late 70s or so. I believe yours were made in the original Peal workshop. They supplied BB with rtw models as early as 1936.

Thanks for the info.
post #1285 of 1318
Here's a relatively ancient Polo Ralph Lauren, done in a coarse tweed. Gun Club Check, patch pockets, 3/2 roll - even before the internet!





post #1286 of 1318
That's sweet. I love Polo, of every vintage.
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Me too. Those early Polo tweeds are always awesome.

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Originally Posted by Orgetorix View Post

That's sweet. I love Polo, of every vintage.

I've been pondering if I should give Polos a chance, but is the quality worth hunting for them? Are vintage Polo jackets and suits fused or unfused, from great or average cloths, with high armholes or not? Which factories have made for them in the past? I dislike paying for designs alone if the quality is so-so.
post #1289 of 1318

the oldest polo tailored stuff is made by Norman Hilton and it's sweet, i dunno about canvassing but the fabric and build are extremely sturdy, really just fine outerwear. Look for the interior tags with RALPH LAUREN in all caps, although some of the later label stuff might also be made by Hilton i just take it as i see it lol. i like the really coarse tweeds but haven't really come across any worsted vintage suiting.

 

there was a period of us-made tailored stuff (after Hilton but before Italy/Corneliani) that i'm not as big a fan of but the early tweeds are really fantastic and i've been seeing more of them available lately.

post #1290 of 1318
In the eighties I wore Norman Hilton tweeds and worsteds.
Bulletproof fabrics with character. I also wore a lot of Chipp
through the early 2000s some of which was reputed to have
been made by NH. I had a few couple of Polos, but for some
reason Polo never really fit me that well.
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