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post #871 of 1163
Picked this beauty while visiting the parents. Saks Fifth Avenue, Heavy Belted Tweed Overcoat. Not sure about the age but def qualifies for vintage happy.gif Size 46 R


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post #872 of 1163

NOS with tags madras from Langrock, the legendary Princeton campus shop (more pictures). Nice article from Bruce Boyer on Langrock here. Both pairs have found good homes. Wish I could have taken pictures in better light. 

 

I don't know about you, but this is why I thrift. 

post #873 of 1163
Custom cut Navy Blazer, dated 1971. Done a woven hopsack wool or wool-blend. It's very assertive, a little too much for my tastes. Hacking pockets and ticket pocket are very cool as is the red paisley lining. The elusive 36 Short!





post #874 of 1163
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Originally Posted by cpmac7 View Post

Picked this beauty while visiting the parents. Saks Fifth Avenue, Heavy Belted Tweed Overcoat. Not sure about the age but def qualifies for vintage happy.gif Size 46 R


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Interesting that it does not have the "Prussian" collar typical of Balmacaan coats which it is.

Note the collar on this coat:

http://www.oconnellsclothing.com/product.php?productid=19381&cat=263&page=3
post #875 of 1163
Bespoke Sportcoat, cloth was sponged in 1927, so its older than that:

post #876 of 1163
Found by me and my partner the other day: vintage 1940s ladies anorak. Deadstock with shop tag still attached. Love the Harrington G9 details.


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post #877 of 1163
Two '40s suits proxied by Nataku - one blue, one gray. Relatively rare larger size - both are 42/43R. Most suits from the '40s and before are like 38 or smaller.

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post #878 of 1163
Nice org! For personal wear or for your collection or what?
post #879 of 1163
^ Those are both gorgeous! There's no maker, high-end or otherwise, that shapes lapels like that anymore. nod[1].gif I hope that you''re going to wear those both! Though, I have to disagree about older suits being size 38 or below, if that were true I'd have a full closet by now. biggrin.gif
post #880 of 1163

Well, Charlottesville coughed up one piece of clothing, but it's pretty awesome. 1930s dinner jacket; I think it's about a 42 S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For J. D. Kelhzg? Who knows.

 

 

Here's a listing from when the store first opened, in 1908, on East Main Street. I assume the Church Street location was bigger:

 

(third listing in "Around the city")

 

http://fultonhistory.com/Newspaper4/Amsterdam%20NY%20Daily%20Democrat%20and%20Recorder/Amsterdam%20NY%20Daily%20Democrat%20and%20Recorder%201906%20Aug-1907%20Feb%20Grayscale/Amsterdam%20NY%20Evening%20Recorder%20and%20Daily%20Democrat%201906%20Aug-1907%20Feb%20Grayscale%20-%200104.pdf

 

And a story from 1944 when he retired after 39 years as a tailor (the story says he moved into the Church Street location in about 1924):

 

http://fultonhistory.com/Newspaper4/Amsterdam%20NY%20Daily%20Democrat%20and%20Recorder/Amsterdam%20NY%20Daily%20Democrat%20and%20Recorder%201944%20Jun-Oct%20Grayscale/Amsterdam%20NY%20Daily%20Democrat%20and%20Recorder%201944%20Jun-Oct%20Grayscale%20-%200361.pdf

post #881 of 1163

Cross post from Thrift Thread....

 

I'm thinking that is probably just J.D. Kellogg

post #882 of 1163

John Kellogg it is! I'm falling down the rabbit hole on this one.

 

In 2007, you could have bought the guy's family mansion for $450k, provided you wanted to live in upstate New York: http://www.uslister.com/listings/property/single-family/21562333.html

 

John D. Kellogg (or John Kellogg, Jr.), the grandson of the Water Commissioner and a linseed oil baron, was born in 1876. I can't find much on John D., but his grandfather was a big deal, apparently, and John Jr. followed his grandfather and his father into the family business. And John Jr. registered for the draft for WWI at the ripe old age of 42.


The family's big deal status makes sense because it must have cost a bit of money to buy a bespoke dinner jacket in the midst of the depression. 

 

If this guy ever wore the jacket, I can't tell.

 

 

 

 

 

 

post #883 of 1163
^^^^so cool !!!!!
post #884 of 1163
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John Kellogg it is! I'm falling down the rabbit hole on this one.

In 2007, you could have bought the guy's family mansion for $450k, provided you wanted to live in upstate New York: http://www.uslister.com/listings/property/single-family/21562333.html

And John Jr. registered for the draft for WWI at the ripe old age of 42.


The family's big deal status makes sense because it must have cost a bit of money to buy a bespoke dinner jacket in the midst of the depression. 

If this guy ever wore the jacket, I can't tell.

Very cool. Couple of things:

1. That house is the shit.

2. When WWI started, every able bodied man was required to register for the draft (and even non-able bodied men). Mt great grandfather was well into his 50's when he registered for this...no way in hell would he have been called up.

3. Back then, "bespoke" wasn't what it is today. Many department stores offered what we call today "tailored clothing", which meant just that...you picked out your stuff and it was cut and made for you based on your measurements. Almost like some of the modern day cheaper MTM outfits that are around today. Also, every small town (and neighborhood in big cities) had tailoring shops where many men had their clothes made in return for bartered goods. Even doctors bartered for their services at this time. My great grandfathers two brothers were such people, one in Bensonhurst in Brooklyn, and the other in Bradford, PA.
post #885 of 1163
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Very cool. Couple of things:
 

 

Awesome. Thanks.

 

I've emailed the Amsterdam history museum to see if I can get some more info (or if they want it).

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