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Eagles Clothes - Defunct Brooklyn Suitmakers


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Nov 28, 2009
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Just today at the Salvation Army I came across a three-piece nailhead suit in my size (unusual-- I'm a 36!) labeled from a brand called Eagle Clothes. The tag reminded me of something and I picked it up for twenty dollars. On the way home on the subway I realized why when I spotted this from my traincar:
There's a giant, abandoned steel sign that I've been seeing here in Brooklyn since I was a kid and never knew a lick about it. It's been decaying for at least twenty years, too damn heavy and sturdy to get rid of. Aside from this blogpost (which is pretty exhaustive on the history of the brand, granted)-- http://vanishingnewyork.blogspot.com...e-clothes.html --there doesn't seem to be any information on the label. Does anyone know anything about the deceased suit plant that twenty years ago operated not more than twenty minutes away from Martin Greenfield? The cut is a little dated but the shoulders are right for me, so the rest should be fixable. The question is if it's worth taking to the tailor to put into wearable condition. The fabric feels really great to my relatively untrained hand but I don't know if that means quality. The lapels are a little wide-- 3 3/4" inches. I don't know if that can be cut down but it's almost an inch wider than my widest ties. I'll upload pics soon-- mainly I wanted to find out if anyone else had any insight or experience with the goods from Eagle Clothes.

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