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Yep, that was my thought as well.  I don't think it's satin, so I'm guessing it's a (quite outlandish!) suit jacket....which means even more that I need to find those damn pants, haha. 
 

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This. Also, you mentioned patina, which is true, but you want the leather to be healthy enough to last and develop some patina. It is skin, afterall.
Only a Dinner Jacket if the lapels are satin or grosgrain. They look on my monitor to be the same material as the rest. Also, the buttons would not be standard buttons, which they look like on my monitor. Then again, on my monitor it almost looks olive! Anyway, I think you have a suit coat there, so seek out the trousers. (Looks like Nat beat me to it.)


 

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Yep, that was my thought as well.  I don't think it's satin, so I'm guessing it's a (quite outlandish!) suit jacket....which means even more that I need to find those damn pants, haha. 

The plain buttons are no indication, I'm afraid; it was very common for British dinner jackets of that era to have simple black horn buttons with a raised rim. I must admit, from my monitor, it looks as though the lapels are a different fabric from the rest of the jacket, and I would have said a grosgrain with a fairly pronounced horizontal rib - is that the case? If so it is definitely a dinner jacket. You should certainly try for the trousers, but in my experience dinner jackets are often, for some reason, separated from their trousers. I hope you find them. That said, black barathea of that era is easier to find a match for than many fabrics. As to Austin Reed, many British men's clothing retailers started off offering at least a bespoke or made-to-measure option, not excluding Burton's. Indeed, Austin Reed still offers one.
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Alright, so I just picked up something quite interesting.  I've been getting killed at work and haven't had time to thrift at all, so I stopped for the first time since Friday and found this, which immediately struck me as really nice and relatively modern looking.  

 

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Then I look inside and see this:


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Wow.  Definitely did not expect that this jacket was nearly 50 years old!!  it's in amazing condition for its age.  There are no moth holes at all on the exterior (2 tiny ones in the lining), the only place that has a little bit of wear is one of the shoulders, and one of the hand sewn button holes has unraveled, but otherwise it's in very nice shape. But most perplexing to me is how modern it looks!  Aside from the 3-buttons, nothing screams ancient about it...it's double side vented, has reasonable width lapels, etc.  So my question is, can I get ANY info on this.  It's definitely got all the hallmarks of a well made bespoke SR piece, but I've never heard of the SR maker so they're obviously (probably?) no longer around.  Anyone got any info?  Also, is this an orphaned suit jacket or an SC?  I'll check tomorrow for the pants, but I didn't see them on a quick glance tonight.  More pics below of the craftsmanship. 


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That's a handsome jacket. I think that you said the dinner jacket was made for the same person? If so it is interesting to note that they could afford to move their custom from Austin Reed in the 1940s to Savile Row in the 1960s! I haven't tracked down much information about Sandon & Co; they feature, I'm sure, in Richard Walker's Savile Row Story, but they aren't in the index and the only reference I have found is to them offering (along with Poole's to make cheap uniforms for troops in the Boer War, thus taking them back to at least 1900). However, I believe they were a well-respected firm, albeit long defunct or merged by 1988. I used to own a 1927 tailcoat made by them, which was very good. With the coat and the possible dinner jacket, you have some nice pieces - well done!
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Meltonian shoe stretch spray. You spray inside, and walk around until dries. if not enough repeat the process. It will fit like a glove following this. Very comfortable. Just did it to Ferragamos I bought from Nataku. Worked great, got lots of compliments.


You have made my day, sir!

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The plain buttons are no indication, I'm afraid; it was very common for British dinner jackets of that era to have simple black horn buttons with a raised rim.

This I did not know. Thanks for the education.
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Can someone tell me what the reach through pockets that let you get into your pants pockets through a coat are called? I'm trying to list a nice Harris Tweed overcoat I found and I can't remember what they're called, and google searches have been fruitless. Thanks!

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This I did not know. Thanks for the education.

You're very welcome; I can bore on for hours* about vintage clothing if given a prompt, so thank you for giving me the opportunity!

*oops - channelling my wife for a minute there
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Absolutely fascinating stuff!!  Yeah, the donor definitely had no trouble with money.  I looked him up and he was quite a successful guy.  Anyhow, thanks a bunch for the info, it's really interesting stuff.  I get such a kick out of the history of this kind of stuff.  
 

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The plain buttons are no indication, I'm afraid; it was very common for British dinner jackets of that era to have simple black horn buttons with a raised rim. I must admit, from my monitor, it looks as though the lapels are a different fabric from the rest of the jacket, and I would have said a grosgrain with a fairly pronounced horizontal rib - is that the case? If so it is definitely a dinner jacket. You should certainly try for the trousers, but in my experience dinner jackets are often, for some reason, separated from their trousers. I hope you find them. That said, black barathea of that era is easier to find a match for than many fabrics. As to Austin Reed, many British men's clothing retailers started off offering at least a bespoke or made-to-measure option, not excluding Burton's. Indeed, Austin Reed still offers one.
That's a handsome jacket. I think that you said the dinner jacket was made for the same person? If so it is interesting to note that they could afford to move their custom from Austin Reed in the 1940s to Savile Row in the 1960s! I haven't tracked down much information about Sandon & Co; they feature, I'm sure, in Richard Walker's Savile Row Story, but they aren't in the index and the only reference I have found is to them offering (along with Poole's to make cheap uniforms for troops in the Boer War, thus taking them back to at least 1900). However, I believe they were a well-respected firm, albeit long defunct or merged by 1988. I used to own a 1927 tailcoat made by them, which was very good. With the coat and the possible dinner jacket, you have some nice pieces - well done!


 

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Size on these bad boys?

10 C :/
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Stumbled upon this handsome devil a few days ago. I guess I should take up Yachting now...

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Can someone tell me what the reach through pockets that let you get into your pants pockets through a coat are called? I'm trying to list a nice Harris Tweed overcoat I found and I can't remember what they're called, and google searches have been fruitless. Thanks!

Pass-through pockets?
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Pass-through pockets?



+1

 

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Pass-through pockets?
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+1

 


Thanks!

 

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Is lining work like this typically hand done? I've noticed a few suits at the GW with this pick-stitching on the linings but I don't know it's easily fakeable or any reliable indicator of quality.
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Is lining work like this typically hand done? I've noticed a few suits at the GW with this pick-stitching on the linings but I don't know it's easily fakeable or any reliable indicator of quality.

It's easily done not easily imitated. It does, however, take time and therefore is mainly featured on high quality garments with a price to match.
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Is lining work like this typically hand done? I've noticed a few suits at the GW with this pick-stitching on the linings but I don't know it's easily fakeable or any reliable indicator of quality.

 

From Hart Schaffner Marx, their "Gold Trumpeter" line will include the gold pick stitching. This sport coat retails for $550. In the stores, there is also gold thread in the shoulder seams to differentiate the Gold Trumpeter line (they also produce full suits and separate trousers in Gold Trumpeter)
 

 

Gold Trumpeter Black Blazer

HSM Gold Trumpeter Black Blazer
 

Gold Trumpeter - This model elevates the luxury of the Hart Schaffner Marx brand. World class piece goods are used exclusively in all Gold Trumpeter garments. Trim details such as wing facing in the coat and gold pick stitching are the hallmarks of the Gold Trumpeter garment.

American Classic Fit - Traditional silhouette with hand set sleeves to provide a natural shoulder and a floating canvas chest piece to maintain structure
  • Single Breasted Jacket with Center Vent
  • Classic Two Button Silhouette with Notch Lapel
  • Besom Pockets
  • Mid-Weight Fabric - Perfect for Year-Round Use
  • 100% Wool
  • Made in USA
  • Dry Clean Only

 

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