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SOLD JUST $75, shipped in USA! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS Norman Hilton Flannel suit. c. 41L.

SOLD JUST $75, shipped in USA! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS Norman Hilton Flannel suit. c. 41L.

This is absolutely beautiful! Norman Hilton was one of the Big Five Ivy Clothiers of Princeton, and, with Langrock, the pioneer of the "Ivy League Look". Normal Hilton joined the family clothing business--which had been established in the 1880s by his grandfather, an immigrant Russian tailor--after serving in the Navy during the Second War, and by the late 1950s had established the Ivy league look. He was the first investor in Ralph Lauren's clothing line, and one of the first makers of its clothing, but stopped making clothes for Lauren when he judged them to have strayed too far from the Ivy look that he wanted.

Norman Hilton clothes were absolutely first quality, and this wonderful suit shows why. Made in the factory at Linden, NJ, this is cut from a beautifully soft wool flannel with a lovely hand and drape in a classic grey with both pin and chalk striping. Even at first glance it is obvious that this is a very beautiful and well-made suit indeed! Cut as a rare two-button sack, this is fully canvassed and half-lined. It has a single centre vent and three button cuffs, and very natural shoulders. The trousers are flat front and cuffed. This was made expressly for (the now defunct) Marshall Fields, back when Marshall Field's was a very upscale store indeed.

It is in absolutely excellent condition,and was, of course Union Made in the USA--in Linden, NJ!

Asking just $75, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA

Tagged 41L. Measures:

Chest: 21
Sleeve: 26 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 17 3/4
Length: 31 3/4

Waist: 17
Inseam: 31 1/4 (+1) with a 1 3/4" cuff.

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