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Tweed suit for a costume

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by admts13, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. admts13

    admts13 Member

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    Hi everyone,
    I am going to a Downton Abbey themed party for New Years this year and am trying to find a brown tweed suit. I have looked through eBay for one in size 46 and 48 but I can't seem to find anything good in that size. I've also been looking in thrift stores but sadly my location doesn't have a large selection of suits...
    My budget is ideally <$200. I'm not looking for anything very high-end.

    Does anyone have any recommendations for where I can find something like this?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Academic2

    Academic2 Well-Known Member

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    Unless you get very lucky, the odds of finding an historically accurate tweed suit on Ebay in your size for less than $200 are slim. It's possible, of course, just not likely.

    If you live is a large city a better bet would be a theater costume rental company.

    Good luck.

    Cheers,

    Ac
     
  3. comrade

    comrade Well-Known Member

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    Check out this website from a vendor in Hamburg, Germany.
    They offer second hand traditional Biritish clothing. It's not
    exactly "period-correct", but it's close, as "country wear"
    hasn't changed much since Edwarian times.

    http://www.rudolf-beaufays.eu
     

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