- May 18, 2009
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This is absolutely beautiful--a true Ivy Grail! Not only is this a tweed three piece suit, but it has all of the Ivy desiderata. First, it's a tweed three piece suit--and the tweed is wonderful, a subdued dark grey broken bone herringbone with a subtle sky-blue vertical stripe throughout. This is versatile enough for both country and office wear. The jacket is cut as a 3/2 sack, with the appropriate two button cuffs--and the build quality is wonderful. It is fully canvassed and half-lined; it has a single centre hook vent. Moreover, not only is the back seam lapped, but both side seams are as well--a true testament to the quality of this jacket. The lapel roll is beautifully liquid--and it also has flapped patch pockets!
The trousers are flat front--and they too have lapped seams down the sides. They are, of course, cuffed. The vest has four fully functional front pockets and a back adjuster. This suit was, of course, Union Made in the USA during the Golden Age of Ivy Style. This was--and is--an absolutely beautiful set of clothes!
It does have some (very) minor issues. First, it could do with a dry clean to freshen it up--as you would, too, if you'd been in storage for the better part of three decades! Second, it is missing the button on the back trouser pocket--an easy and cheap fix. Finally, it has some surface schmaltz on the corner of the left cuff--this should be removable by your dry cleaner--and the zip on the trousers is a little stiff. (This could either be replaced, or else rubbing with a lead pencil might help it move more fluidly. Replacement would be an easy cheap job for your dry cleaner, though.) As such, this is in Very Good condition, and so is a steal at
just $75, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.
I'll also include a current Brooks Brothers hanger!
Tagged 43L for the jacket, and 38L for the trousers,but recall that this is a vintage jacket, and so the contemporary measurement would be closer to 40/41R for the jacket and 36/30 for the trousers:
Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+2 1/4)
Shoulder: 18 3/4
Inseam: 29 7/8, with 1 3/4" cuff, and 1 1/4 to let down.