Gieves & Hawkes RTW thrift find - opinions?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by misterbowles, Sep 12, 2008.

  1. misterbowles

    misterbowles Senior member

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    May 7, 2004
    Burlington, VT
    Came across this Gieves & Hawkes navy pinstripe suit today at a hospital thrift store... Must have belonged to a sartorially savvy doctor. Definitely RTW, but not sure of the vintage, even though the styling is quite contemporary. Slightly heavy flannel two button, double-vented, flat-front/plain finished trousers, with an average gorge, button stance, and lapel width. I'm an off the rack 44R, and this suit is labeled 48L; but the the shoulders fit perfectly, and the skirt length is fine. But, the sides of the jacket will need to be taken in, the sleeves taken up, and the waist and seat of the trousers brought in. For $15, $100 or so in alterations is still a steal... Anyone familiar with these labels? I don't know if it's a Chester Barrie-made suit, or done by another contractor for G&H. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. adagio

    adagio Senior member

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    Jun 2, 2008
    Congrats great find. I believe that all Gieves & Hawkes RTW is actually made by Wensum, and has been for a few years. Not sure when Wensum started making for them though. I also believe that Hickey Freeman used to do a RTW range for G&H just for the US. Why not post some images of the manufacturers tag inside the pocket. Someone may recognise the various codes?


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