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Thanks!  Haha, though not intentional, the irony of rocking the Graham avatar in my last post is pretty awesome. 

 

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For real, nearly brought a tear to my eye (I've been drinking). And on a side note, I'm glad you brought back Robert Graham guy as your Avatar. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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This was also one of the things I picked up yesterday.  Warning: a VERY LONG clothing construction/history sidebar follows...though if you're at all interested in the coolness side of the tailored clothes we deal with, I think it's worth it...

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So, I've seen this jacket before on previous visits to one of my shops, and was always really temped to pick it up.  But perpetually in a rush, I didn't really look at the detailing on it until yesterday's visit.  I paid a bit more attention to it and many of the detailing features stuck out to me.  Hand finished lapels, functional cuffs with (what I think is) hand sewn buttonholes, well done internal canvassing structure, etc.  When I saw it in the store, I thought the pick stitching was machine done (which, btw, literally goes ALL along the jacket...lapels, sleeves, shoulders, back, bottom... the entire jacket), but from what I'm seeing on tuttofattoamano and after looking really closely at the stitch work, it really might be completely hand done, which is utterly insane to me considering the extent (more on that later).  So, I finally caved and bought it despite the stain (I now have a really amazing dry cleaner who I'm sure can get the stain out anyway), then got home and did some research.  I'm quite glad I did. First, pictures.


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So, some research led me, first, to A. Carceni's wiki page, which is quite glowing, and details the house's storied history, dating back to World War I era Italy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caraceni).  It did mention that the name and rights were bought at some point along the way, and that the "revised" Carceni wasn't nearly as impressive as the original counterpart.  Some additional digging led me to this (http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/noteworthy-a-caraceni/), which explains in  ancestry tree-like detail, the history of the Carceni tailoring family, which I found absolutely fascinating.  The long and the short of it is, after the original Carceni died off, his sons opened up two different fashion houses under the name, both fantastic in their own right.  Later, the sons of each (both?? Hard to tell) sons, continued the legacy, but at some point the quality of the name was...diluted.  Thankfully, it appears that the SC I own was made at one of the original houses, at the Fatebenefratelli address (good brothers??? unless my Italian really is that rusty), and is the good stuff.  Even more research led me, finally, to the aforementioned posting by the one and only tuttofattoamano blog (he's a SFer...if you haven't check him out, he does amazing work: http://tuttofattoamano.blogspot.com/), where he had nothing but glowing things to say about the construction of the piece, even calling the pick stitching I talked about earlier "some of the best finishing work I've seen", to which I'm completely inclined to agree (http://tuttofattoamano.blogspot.com/2010/05/caraceni.html).  I was glad to see that many of my thrifting-honed intuitions about the quality of pieces were pretty spot on. 




Now that I've got you deep-link divers here, I figured I'd show off a few other pieces from my "Museum of Awesome Ass Old Tailored Pieces".  Recently through thrifting, I've come to realize/acknowledge that I'm a bit of a history nerd, and almost equally an appreciator of artwork-quality handiwork.  So, along my thrifting adventures, I've come across some pieces that I had no intention of ever selling or wearing (there is one exception I'll note later), that I just had to get because of the overwhelming cool factor of them.  I think I've posted one or two of them before, but I figured I'd give them all the full treatment here in one post.


The first, and probably the most valuable (though I have absolutely zero intention of selling it) is really cool.  It's a blazer from the United States Military Academy (aka, West Point) graduating class of 1950.  Pics first:





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These kinds of things show up really infrequently on ebay, with wildly ranging prices.  That said, because of the rarity, I saw similarly dated blazers go for up to a few hundred bucks, and a cardigan sweater (granted, it was awesome as fuck) go for over a grand.  Some digging led me to this landing page for the 1950 class, which is absolutely fascinating in its own right (http://www.usma1950.com/).  The records and details that they keep on this stuff really shows how important the "West Point experience" was to many of these guys - especially since these guys entered right after World War II, when the country was in a very uncertain place.  I'm not sure if you can tell from the pictures, but the emblem is raised from the surface by at least 1/4", and is probably physically heavy when removed.  It's constructed of these amazing almost metallic-like "braids" of heavy thread or something resembling thread - it's really cool in person.  It's a gorgeous grey flannel jacket, and aside from the breast emblem is something straight out of an episode of Mad Men.  Super cool piece. 


This was my first really exciting vintage find, and is near and dear to my heart for more than a few reasons, including the fact that 1) it was also my Savile Row find, 2) it's motherfucking awesome, 3) it fits me (kinda), 4) it's the only Savile Row piece I've found from a now completely defunct maker, and 5) its provenance.  I won't go into detail on the last (I really do like to preserve the anonymity of the previous owners, so you'll note that I usually black out the names if there's anything at all identifying on the jackets), but this guy could easily be a true life stand in for those "The Most Interesting Man in the World" commercials.  Pics first:





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The jacket is from the now defunct Sandon & Co., formerly of Savile Row.  Sandon's gained its noteriety mostly as a house specializing in riding gear for both men and women, and they were well regarded for what they did with this (their pieces still demand an insane asking price on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sandon-Co-Scarlet-Red-Hunt-Coat-Small-/350275045911 and http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sandon-Co-Scarlet-Red-Tails-Fox-Hunt-Coat-Small-/350544578528?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item519e15c7e0...before you scold me for posting a current asking/non-completed listing, realize I did so only because there are, literally, no completed listings on ebay at the moment, since they just don't show up very often.  My research led me to find out that this is actually a men's riding jacket - that's why the ticket pocket is so much higher than the lower pocket - in order to make it accessible while actually mounted on a horse, and also why it has side vents.  As with the other pieces, the hand finishing is nothing short of amazing, what you'd expect from a SR piece.  Hand sewn buttonholes, lapels, hand attached collar, working cuffs (with something I've never seen before: a "faux" top button which looks to have made the sleeve assembly even more complicated - and thus, more expensive - than normal surgeon cuffs), side vents, a soft shoulder, full canvassing...all the good stuff.  Even though it's dated to 1964, this thing is eminently wearable in the pattern and styling.  It fits me - I'm going to fix a small separation on the collar attachment and get it (VERY CAREFULLY) dry cleaned, then rock this thing proudly.  




Next was also a bit of a heartbreak.  I searched everywhere for the pants for this beast hoping to find them, but to no avail.  It would have made a killer 3-piece suit.  The jacket and vest are pinstripe, so, sacrelig as separates according to the mainstream crowd, but I honestly wouldn't hesitate to rock this bold beast somehow.  Pics below.





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It is by "Cooling, Lawrence, and Wells," later known as "Wells & Sons," and later known as "Wells Tailors and Shirtmakers."  They were located at 47 Maddox Street in London, through sometime in the 1970s.  Make no mistake, these guys were no Savile Row or even off-Row tailors in terms of prominence, but this is just an overall cool piece from an interesting era in London.  It's a great heavyweight flannel type fabric with an underlying herringbone pattern and a cool yellow pinstripe.  Yeah, it has wings where the lapels should be, but it also has lots of awesome detailing features we normally associate with high quality: functional cuffs, hand sewn lapels, side vents, and a really gorgeous lining on both the jacket and the vest have an awesome lining.



This next one is pretty similar to the one above, but is more likely a sportcoat (though, who knows...the 70s were a crazy time, man).  Pics below.





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This one is awesome in its own right: it's a sicknasty pattern and fabric texture, is obviously incredibly well made, and (aside from the on the wide side lapels), the styling features are close enough to timeless that I will have no hesitation wearing it (which I will, since it fits me).  It is from Lesley & Roberts, who has an interesting and storied history.  From my research (unintentionally aided greatly by ATLJon - thanks!), it looks like they've bounced around quite a bit, from Hannover Street, to the famed Cork Street, to finally being bought up by another Savile Row house (Welsh & Jeffries).  But they definitely have the quality of all of the heavy hitters - hand sewn lapels, buttonholes, hand attached collar, and side vents to boot.  It's cool to see how high even the standard of craftsmanship was just thirty years ago, that could result in such a well made piece from a non-SR (but clearly, still crazy well regarded in its own right) tailoring house. 



And last - but certainly not least - is the oldest piece I've kept in my collection.  It's totally radtastic, but a heartbreaker because I couldn't find the pants (despite scouring and watching the store that they came out of like a hawk in the following weeks).  Pics first.





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This is an absolutely awesome tuxedo jacket from Austin Reed, back when they actually made their pieces on Regent Street, London, from 1940.  The first thing that strikes you about this (well, me at least), is how absolutely awesome it looks despite defying the 1 button shawl lapel/peak lapel convention.  I've seen dudes almost almost get shanked for suggesting that anything other than a 1 button shawl lapel or peak lapel tuxedo is acceptable.  I know a Barathea 2/1 DB like this one is considered far more acceptable by the Brits, but SF-think ingrained in me that this jacket was basically the sign of Satan's second coming, so I was shocked when I realized how absolutely aesthetically pleasing this jacket looks.  The second thing that strikes you when you see (well, feel) this thing is the sheer weight of the behemoth.  It is a tank, and I'm fairly certain the lapels are kevlar, not grosgrain.  The heavy Barathea twill fabric is weighty, but totally awesome in how it looks when worn.  It's a commanding piece overall, and just feels like elegance.  Just like the others, all of the handiwork is top notch...it was assembled in 1940 on (what was then) the absolute upper echelon of fashion districts, and so all the handwork isn't surprising (hand attached collar, working cuffs, hand stitched pockets, the works). As a sidenote, these sleeve buttons were the most difficult I've ever encountered to unbutton, and I attribute that to the fact that there was serious attention paid to them and in threading the string around the sleeve buttons in a way that would ensure their integrity for....oh...70 years or so..of use.  


In case it's not evident, none of this is for sale, and even if this post (which took me embarassingly long to write) gets zero views or responses, it was worthwhile since sharing this all was was for my own edification.  Even though the thrifting pursuit is about money WAYYYY more often that it should or would be in an ideal world, I really do love this hobby, for things like this.  These are awesome relics of history, and each is an encapsulation of a different time.  Many of these pieces will never be replicated in the form I have them, with their masters having died off never to be replaced, or their tailoring philosophies falling by the wayside as new methods and forms come into favor.  I think it's cool stuff, and I'll continue to collect really awesome pieces like this for my own enjoyment, and really really encourage everyone else to do so.

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Amazing post! Also, congrats on the Carceni! Very nice!

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I love the Orvis outlet. When they are having end of season blowouts. Everything in the bag

AppleMark

was $19 each.
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Donegal tweed pants (next year I guess) and long sleeved tablecloths...

AppleMark
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I'm jealous! I would be very much broke if I lived near one of these. Nice buys - love the ginghams!

On a side note, I see my brag post photo of the Wigens hats/caps are the banner photo for the Thrift Thread on the side bar (on the right side of this page). Cool but confusing. So many awesome photos to pick from and that one appears.
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Any regulars want a proxy on some 28 west is dead slim 5 pocket denim? Not selvedge. $20 + shipping

PM sent (if still available)... if they are "to slim" for me and anyone else want 2nd dibs PM me fistbump.gif

 

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I love the Orvis outlet. When they are having end of season blowouts. Everything in the bag



was $19 each.
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Donegal tweed pants (next year I guess) and long sleeved tablecloths...

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NICE! Loving the shirts and the pants icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

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yeah quoting is wonky at the moment but Nataku, my closet is slowly being taken over by Orvis stuff. That and getting picky on the eBay is what I'm spending all the spoils of your and spoo's auctions on...

They don't have French cuffs, they don't have a lot of "non sporting" stuff, so there's only so far one can ride the Orvis train. But between this outlet (and the barbour across the parking lot) and the mothership in Manchester VT I've gotten so much great stuff including half my sweaters, vests, tweed jackets, my boss Col Littleton/Griffin/Orvis iPad case...like this one...60% off at Manchester...I bought this before I bought the iPad it was such a good deal, had the empty case floating around my office for months....



that col littleton company, BTW, is strange and peculiar and awesome. Weird little handmade leather goods co's all are, I guess
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I've been suffering a serious drought lately, but I haven't had a chance to get out as much as well due to a new job.

Unworn Aldens, 12.5 A/C



Minty Brooks Brothers lambswool v-neck 42


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Hello all venerable sirs. It is with utmost deference to many a gentleman in this forum thread  whom epitomize paramount sartorial elegance and honorable haberdashery, that I trepidly attempt  a competent thrift outfit. I beseech for edification your criticisms and critiques, constructive or insolent.

 

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All thrifted by me:

sport coat-Burberry London

shirt- Kiton

tie- Burberry London

square- silk made in England

pant- Ralph Lauren Polo

shoe- Bally Switzerland made in Italy

From over here, the sleeves are too short. The pants are a bit long. I personally prefer one inch break. Shirt pattern and SC pattern is too similar. I wouldn't do checks on checks. I would do...Uhhh...IDK, stripes, dots, or solids...You can't go wrong solids.

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I love the Orvis outlet. When they are having end of season blowouts. Everything in the bag

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AppleMark

 



was $19 each.
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Donegal tweed pants (next year I guess) and long sleeved tablecloths...

AppleMark
AppleMark

drool.gifNeed to google closest Orvis Outlet Store.

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Hello all venerable sirs. It is with utmost deference to many a gentleman in this forum thread  whom epitomize paramount sartorial elegance and honorable haberdashery, that I trepidly attempt  a competent thrift outfit. I beseech for edification your criticisms and critiques, constructive or insolent.




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All thrifted by me:
sport coat-Burberry London
shirt- Kiton
tie- Burberry London
square- silk made in England
pant- Ralph Lauren Polo
shoe- Bally Switzerland made in Italy

Looks like this might have gotten lost in the the last few posts, so I'll offer some pointers, although, I'm by no means an expert. You're on the right track, and I dig what you got going on here. First off, the jacket sleeves are a smidge too short. The shirt pattern is too close in scale to the pattern of the jacket, maybe a solid color shirt would work better. And the same goes for the tie, maybe just a solid navy blue? Overall, I like it, it just needs a little tweaking.

Edit: That sport coat is shuweet!

Double edit, looks like Barrel beat me to it. Although, I don't think you really need to fuck with the break on the trousers. devil.gif Maybe a touch, but I don't think anybody outside of SF will really notice the difference.
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Big shout outs to CesarC for an excellent trade! I now got another tweed plus a crazy ass patched Donegal tweed waist coat! Gonna rock the shit out of it until I get arrested by the fashion police or the SF Troll, which ever comes first!!!

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Looks like this might have gotten lost in the the last few posts, so I'll offer some pointers, although, I'm by no means an expert. You're on the right track, and I dig what you got going on here. First off, the jacket sleeves are a smidge too short. The shirt pattern is too close in scale to the pattern of the jacket, maybe a solid color shirt would work better. And the same goes for the tie, maybe just a solid navy blue? Overall, I like it, it just needs a little tweaking.

Edit: That sport coat is shuweet!

Double edit, looks like Barrel beat me to it. Although, I don't think you really need to fuck with the break on the trousers. devil.gif Maybe a touch, but I don't think anybody outside of SF will really notice the difference.

 

To that I'll add that the sport coat looks, to me, to be just a bit big (everywhere but the sleeves). Together with the break in your pants it makes it look a bit like you're wearing a taller person's clothes. Maybe hem to slight or no break? It might mesh a bit better with the dandyish look of the fit as well.

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Hahaha, everything is stamped made in England, even the horn, so I think it's all original. That being said, I removed it along with the reflectors, cause those are for pussy's. biggrin.gif The only changes I'm going to make is replace the handlebar with a straight riser and some black grips and black cable housing. I can't get down with those back swept bars. Probably going to put a nice brown Brooks saddle on it too. As it's for myself, I'm not too concerned with making a few adjustments. biggrin.gif And maybe a plastic pink basket on the front. mwink[1].gif

Edit: the topical rust is coming off really easy and the chrome is polishing up nicely!

You're right about the cable housing.
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This was also one of the things I picked up yesterday.  Warning: a VERY LONG clothing construction/history sidebar follows...though if you're at all interested in the coolness side of the tailored clothes we deal with, I think it's worth it...

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So, I've seen this jacket before on previous visits to one of my shops, and was always really temped to pick it up.  But perpetually in a rush, I didn't really look at the detailing on it until yesterday's visit.  I paid a bit more attention to it and many of the detailing features stuck out to me.  Hand finished lapels, functional cuffs with (what I think is) hand sewn buttonholes, well done internal canvassing structure, etc.  When I saw it in the store, I thought the pick stitching was machine done (which, btw, literally goes ALL along the jacket...lapels, sleeves, shoulders, back, bottom... the entire jacket), but from what I'm seeing on tuttofattoamano and after looking really closely at the stitch work, it really might be completely hand done, which is utterly insane to me considering the extent (more on that later).  So, I finally caved and bought it despite the stain (I now have a really amazing dry cleaner who I'm sure can get the stain out anyway), then got home and did some research.  I'm quite glad I did. First, pictures.


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So, some research led me, first, to A. Carceni's wiki page, which is quite glowing, and details the house's storied history, dating back to World War I era Italy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caraceni).  It did mention that the name and rights were bought at some point along the way, and that the "revised" Carceni wasn't nearly as impressive as the original counterpart.  Some additional digging led me to this (http://www.gentlemansgazette.com/noteworthy-a-caraceni/), which explains in  ancestry tree-like detail, the history of the Carceni tailoring family, which I found absolutely fascinating.  The long and the short of it is, after the original Carceni died off, his sons opened up two different fashion houses under the name, both fantastic in their own right.  Later, the sons of each (both?? Hard to tell) sons, continued the legacy, but at some point the quality of the name was...diluted.  Thankfully, it appears that the SC I own was made at one of the original houses, at the Fatebenefratelli address (good brothers??? unless my Italian really is that rusty), and is the good stuff.  Even more research led me, finally, to the aforementioned posting by the one and only tuttofattoamano blog (he's a SFer...if you haven't check him out, he does amazing work), where he had nothing but glowing things to say about the construction of the piece, even calling the pick stitching I talked about earlier "some of the best handiwork I've seen", to which I'm completely inclined to agree (http://tuttofattoamano.blogspot.com/2010/05/caraceni.html).  I was glad to see that many of my thrifting-honed intuitions about the quality of pieces were pretty spot on. 




Now that I've got you deep-link divers here, I figured I'd show off a few other pieces from my "Museum of Awesome Ass Old Tailored Pieces".  Recently through thrifting, I've come to realize/acknowledge that I'm a bit of a history nerd, and almost equally an appreciator of artwork-quality handiwork.  So, along my thrifting adventures, I've come across some pieces that I had no intention of ever selling or wearing (there is one exception I'll note later), that I just had to get because of the overwhelming cool factor of them.  I think I've posted one or two of them before, but I figured I'd give them all the full treatment here in one post.


The first, and probably the most valuable (though I have absolutely zero intention of selling it) is really cool.  It's a blazer from the United States Military Academy (aka, West Point) graduating class of 1950.  Pics first:





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These kinds of things show up really infrequently on ebay, with wildly ranging prices.  That said, because of the rarity, I saw similarly dated blazers go for up to a few hundred bucks, and a cardigan sweater (granted, it was awesome as fuck) go for over a grand.  Some digging led me to this landing page for the 1950 class, which is absolutely fascinating in its own right (http://www.usma1950.com/).  The records and details that they keep on this stuff really shows how important the "West Point experience" was to many of these guys - especially since these guys entered right after World War II, when the country was in a very uncertain place.  I'm not sure if you can tell from the pictures, but the emblem is raised from the surface by at least 1/4", and is probably physically heavy when removed.  It's constructed of these amazing almost metallic-like "braids" of heavy thread or something resembling thread - it's really cool in person.  It's a gorgeous grey flannel jacket, and aside from the breast emblem is something straight out of an episode of Mad Men.  Super cool piece. 


This was my first really exciting vintage find, and is near and dear to my heart for more than a few reasons, including the fact that 1) it was also my Savile Row find, 2) it's motherfucking awesome, 3) it fits me (kinda), 4) it's the only Savile Row piece I've found from a now completely defunct maker, and 5) its prominence.  I won't go into detail on the last (I really do like to preserve the anonymity of the previous owners, so you'll note that I usually black out the names if there's anything at all identifying on the jackets), but this guy could easily be a true life stand in for those "The Most Interesting Man in the World" commercials.  Pics first:





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The jacket is from the now defunct Sandon ">As with the other pieces, the hand finishing is nothing short of amazing, what you'd expect from a SR piece.  Hand sewn buttonholes, lapels, hand attached collar, working cuffs (with something I've never seen before: a "faux" top button which looks to have made the sleeve assembly even more complicated - and thus, more expensive - than normal surgeon cuffs), side vents, a soft shoulder, full canvassing...all the good stuff.  Even though it's dated to 1964, this thing is eminently wearable in the pattern and styling.  It fits me - I'm going to fix a small separation on the collar attachment and get it (VERY CAREFULLY) dry cleaned, then rock this thing proudly.  




Next was also a bit of a heartbreak.  I searched everywhere for the pants for this beast hoping to find them, but to no avail.  It would have made a killer 3-piece suit.  The jacket and vest are pinstripe, so, sacrelig as separates according to the mainstream crowd, but I honestly wouldn't hesitate to rock this bold beast somehow.  Pics below.





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This one is awesome in its own right: it's a sicknasty pattern and fabric texture, is obviously incredibly well made, and (aside from the on the wide side lapels), the styling features are close enough to timeless that I will have no hesitation wearing it (which I will, since it fits me).  It is from Lesley width: 500px; height: 750px;" width="500">
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This is an absolutely awesome tuxedo jacket from Austin Reed, back when they actually made their pieces on Regent Street, London, from 1940.  The first thing that strikes you about this (well, me at least), is how absolutely awesome it looks despite defying the 1 button shawl lapel/peak lapel convention.  I've seen dudes almost almost get shanked for suggesting that anything other than a 1 button shawl lapel or peak lapel tuxedo is acceptable.  I know a Barathea 2/1 DB like this one is considered far more acceptable by the Brits, but SF-think ingrained in me that this jacket was basically the sign of Satan's second coming, so I was shocked when I realized how absolutely aesthetically pleasing this jacket looks.  The second thing that strikes you when you see (well, feel) this thing is the sheer weight of the behemoth.  It is a tank, and I'm fairly certain the lapels are kevlar, not grosgrain.  The heavy Barathea twill fabric is weighty, but totally awesome in how it looks when worn.  It's a commanding piece overall, and just feels like elegance.  Just like the others, all of the handiwork is top notch...it was assembled in 1940 on (what was then) the absolute upper echelon of fashion districts, and so all the handwork isn't surprising (hand attached collar, working cuffs, hand stitched pockets, the works). As a sidenote, these sleeve buttons were the most difficult I've ever encountered to unbutton, and I attribute that to the fact that there was serious attention paid to them and in threading the string around the sleeve buttons in a way that would ensure their integrity for....oh...70 years or so..of use.  


In case it's not evident, none of this is for sale, and even if this post (which took me embarassingly long to write) gets zero views or responses, it was worthwhile since sharing this all was was for my own edification.  Even though the thrifting pursuit is about money WAYYYY more often that it should or would be in an ideal world, I really do love this hobby, for things like this.  These are awesome relics of history, and each is an encapsulation of a different time.  Many of these pieces will never be replicated in the form I have them, with their masters having died off never to be replaced, or their tailoring philosophies falling by the wayside as new methods and forms come into favor.  I think it's cool stuff, and I'll continue to collect really awesome pieces like this for my own enjoyment, and really really encourage everyone else to do so.

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This is one of my favorite posts ever. Bravo. 

+1. Great work. Thanks for sharing your treasures.

I hope this post inspires others in the same vein. This is way more enjoyable than "Here is everything I found today; will be on eBay shortly."
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drool.gifNeed to google closest Orvis Outlet Store.

check it

but watch the site for their tent sales/warehouse sales. The effing "homecoming" or whatever they called their free food-n-beer and multiple tent sale at Manchester Vt mothership last spring (live bands there, too, which I think disturbed the old dudes' fly tying, happening concurrently) was the greatest. thing. ever. but I can't figure out when this year's is at their Web site. They also have huge sales at their outlets around 4th of July where they practically pay you to take stuff away
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drool.gifNeed to google closest Orvis Outlet Store.

check it

but watch the site for their tent sales/warehouse sales. The effing "homecoming" or whatever they called their free food-n-beer and multiple tent sale at Manchester Vt mothership last spring (live bands there, too, which I think disturbed the old dudes' fly tying, happening concurrently) was the greatest. thing. ever. but I can't figure out when this year's is at their Web site. They also have huge sales at their outlets around 4th of July where they practically pay you to take stuff away

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check it

but watch the site for their tent sales/warehouse sales. The effing "homecoming" or whatever they called their free food-n-beer and multiple tent sale at Manchester Vt mothership last spring (live bands there, too, which I think disturbed the old dudes' fly tying, happening concurrently) was the greatest. thing. ever. but I can't figure out when this year's is at their Web site. They also have huge sales at their outlets around 4th of July where they practically pay you to take stuff away

I can attest to the sickness of this man's Barbour SC that he showed up in when we went thrifting together. Pure sechs.
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check it

but watch the site for their tent sales/warehouse sales. The effing "homecoming" or whatever they called their free food-n-beer and multiple tent sale at Manchester Vt mothership last spring (live bands there, too, which I think disturbed the old dudes' fly tying, happening concurrently) was the greatest. thing. ever. but I can't figure out when this year's is at their Web site. They also have huge sales at their outlets around 4th of July where they practically pay you to take stuff away

Thanks! Awhhhhh none in CA! censored.gif

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I can attest to the sickness of this man's Barbour SC that he showed up in when we went thrifting together. Pure sechs.

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