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Dude. My Mom called. From the 70's. She wants her couches back.

Couple weeks back I passed on trou equally offensive in standard red Campbell tartan plaid, and a sofacket in a tartan I can't recall. Regrets. * Le Sigh*
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Damn Wes I was just thinkin about that jacket and thought I may have missed an update on it.  Cant wait for u to hear back from BB. 

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Just heard back from Brooks Brothers again. Their merchandising records only go back to the early 50's, and from the pics of the label it seems the coat was made in '39, but they can't be 100% sure. Would have been so much nicer if the guy had written the date out.

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The issue with me for a lot of these FU plaid coats of the 70s is that construction is often poor; specifically, they have stiff fusing. This detracts from the pleasure of wearing a coat.

Around the turn of the decade (60s into 70s) fusing seems to have entered middle-market coat production in a big way.

I don't know if these coats were stiff to begin with, but now, 40 years later, they very much are (the chemical composition changes, just like the glue binding old paperback books). Some labels resisted fusing, Polo for example, but a lot of the stuff from long-gone labels or independent mens' shops succumbed to the economy of the practice.

The stiffness of canvassing is a fairly subjective assessment, and even fusing is hard for some sellers to detect even if they know what it is, so for this reason I have grown wary.
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The issue with me for a lot of these FU plaid coats of the 70s is that construction is often poor; specifically, they have stiff fusing. This detracts from the pleasure of wearing a coat.

Around the turn of the decade (60s into 70s) fusing seems to have entered middle-market coat production in a big way.

I don't know if these coats were stiff to begin with, but now, 40 years later, they very much are (the chemical composition changes, just like the glue binding old paperback books). Some labels resisted fusing, Polo for example, but a lot of the stuff from long-gone labels or independent mens' shops succumbed to the economy of the practice.

The stiffness of canvassing is a fairly subjective assessment, and even fusing is hard for some sellers to detect even if they know what it is, so for this reason I have grown wary.

I agree. You even have to watch out for it with stuff from the better makers - I have a sack jacket that's fully canvassed, but the patch pockets are lined with a fusible, and it has started to bubble. If it gets much worse, it's going to make a nice jacket unwearable.
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XPost from thrift thread - Minty DB Overcoat from Chipp, union label dates it to 1949-62

 

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^ Gawjus.
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While I was on my vacation, I went to an awesome eatery called Sketch Bistro. There were a ton of vintage decor.

 

Check it out.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnuixSkHQFs

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Here's a treasure I found yesterday. Fits me (38 R) though at 31" length it's straying into LONG territory. If it doesn't work for me I know a 38 from Chicago who frequents this forum who might find some use for it. biggrin.gif

3-roll-2, unvented. Immaculate condition.
Dated Oct '69 from T.W. Simpson & Sons, 29 E Madison St. Chicago, IL.
Considering the date, I probably should have used a skinnier tie for the photos.
I'm dying to know what took it 45 years and 1500 miles for me to find it here in Western Canada.









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^^^^Nice, although, 31 inches is a bit long for me too I'm afraid. confused.gif
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^^^^Nice, although, 31 inches is a bit long for me too I'm afraid. confused.gif

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One of my most favorite finds ever. Southwick x Paul Stuart porcelain lined tuxedo, mint condition, probably 1961 or so I think. About a 38S.

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One of my most favorite finds ever. Southwick x Paul Stuart porcelain lined tuxedo, mint condition, probably 1961 or so I think. About a 38S.

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What a beauty! Was this from a consigner or did you dig it out from up state?

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What a beauty! Was this from a consigner or did you dig it out from up state?

Dug this up myself nod[1].gif
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