Originally Posted by ATLnoob
Bespoke Tailored Southwick SC, houndstooth, patch pockets, dated December 1930
. Needs some work but I'm sure I will too if I make it to be 83 years old.Ye Olde Southwick (Click to show)
Not to throw cold water on this (b/c that Southwick is the shit), but something doesn't seem to add up about the date.
1) Robert Kirk, Ltd. was a predecessor store to Cable Car Clothiers. According to the website, RK, Ltd. didn't exist until 1939. It was even in their motto (""San Francisco's British Goods Store Since 1939.") I'll add, though, that CCC appears to have been founded in 1946 or so, so the jacket is almost certainly made in or around this time period, just not sure about 1930. http://www.cablecarclothiers.com/our-company/history.html
2) Southwick was founded in 1929, but doesn't appear to have been called Southwick at that time. Apparently, the initial store was called Grieco Bros., and it was located in Massachusetts. http://www.southwick.com/history
Not sure what to make of the date on the jacket versus the company histories. Anybody know how to reconcile the two?