- May 18, 2009
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BALLOT of PRINCETON 3/2 SUMMER SACK SUIT
This is that Ivy rarity--a classic 1960s Wash-and-Wear 3/2 sack suit in absolutely, possibly unworn, excellent condition!
Cut from a striking yet versatile glen plaid with the classic black and cream colourway with a burgundy overcheck, this suit was Union-Made in the USA by Danton's, expressly for Harry Ballot--one of the Big Four Ivy clothiers of Princeton in the Golden Age of the "Ivy League" look, of which only Hilton (the most fashion-forward of the four) survives. Cut as a classic 3/2 sack with a lovely lapel roll, this suit has the traditional two-button cuffs, a half-lining, and a single vent. It has very natural shoulders. The trousers are flat-front and cuffed.
This is, please note, a "Wash and Wear" suit, beloved of the 1960s Ivy set for summer wear, and this was clearly worn little if at all--it still has the original "stiffness" to the fabric which used to indicate that one's suit was still very new! I'm afraid that I don't have the full provenance of this item--I acquired it by way of my alumni association's network--but judging by the cloth it is possible that it's never been worn. What is certain, though, is that it's in absolutely excellent condition, and
an absolute steal at just $75 > 60 > 45, OR LOWER OFFER, boxed and shipped in CONUS! International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at cost.
Chest: 20 1/8
Sleeve: 24 (+2 1/2)
Shoulder: 17 1/4
Waist 9laid flat): 16 1/4
Inseam: 30 3/4 (+1/2) with 1 3/4" cuffs.
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