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MAJOR DROPS! SUIT, JACKET, TUXEDO MEGATHREAD! $16 to $45! Brooks Bros., Norman Hilton, H. Freeman, T

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    As always, everything has FREE SHIPPING in CONUS, and ALL OFFERS ARE VERY WELCOME!

    Please PM with interest and OFFERS!

    1) BEAUTIFUL Corbin 3/2 sack suit, made for The English Shop of Princeton

    This is beautiful! Cut from wonderful pinstriped charcoal cloth, this beautiful, classic suit is cut as a 3/2 sack. It features three button cuffs, a lovely lapel roll, a single centre vent. It is half-canvassed and half-lined. It was Made in the USA by Corbin, one of the great trad. clothiers--and one that is often overlooked, although it's close to my favourite! The trousers are flat-front, cuffed, and feature suspender buttons. This suit is in excellent condition.

    This was made for The English Shop of Princeton, which was one of Princeton's Big Four Ivy menswear stores--now all gone apart from Hilton!

    Asking just $55 > 45 > 40, or offer.

    Measurements:


    Chest: 22 1/4
    Sleeve: 26 1/8 (+2)
    Shoulder: 19 1/2
    Length: 31 1/2

    Waist, laid flat: 17 3/4
    Inseam: 31 1/2 (+1/2) with 1 1/2 cuff.

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    2) Brooks Brothers Makers suit. Classic miniature herringbone 3/2 sack.


    SOLD

    Another absolutely beautiful suit, this is cut as the classic 3/2 sack by Brooks Brothers. The cloth is a lovely dark grey miniature herringone with a very, very very subtle vertical russet stripe running throughout. This is half-canvassed and half-lined. It features a single center vent, three button cuffs, a lovely lapel roll, The trousers are flat front and cuffed. This suit was Union made in the USA, and is in absolutely excellent condition!

    Asking just $50 > 40 > 35, or offer.

    Tagged a 43, this measures:


    Chest: 23 1/2
    Sleeve: 25 (+1 3/4)
    Shoulder: 18 1/4
    Length: 31 1/2

    Waist (flat): 19 1/2
    Inseam: 29 (+1), with 1 1/2 cuff.

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    3) Normal Hilton Dark Grey 3/2 sack

    SOLD

    Another lovely trad. suit! This is from Normal Hilton, and is a lovely 3/2 sack. It is half-canvassed and half-lined, has a center vent, three button cuffs, and a lovely lapel roll. The trousers are flat front and cuffed. This was made in the USA. It is in excellent condition, except for a very small hole on the calf of one of the trouser legs--this is very hard to find even if you know it's there, but, because of this, I'm asking

    just $25 > 20 > 16, or offer.

    Tagged a 44L, this measures:


    Chest: 23
    Sleeve: 25 (+1 3/4)
    Shoulder: 18 1/2
    Length: 32

    Waist (flat): 20
    Inseam: 28 1/2 (+1 1/2), with 1 1/2 cuff.

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    4) Made in the USA Anderson-Little Almost-Glen Plaid suit

    SOLD

    This is a lovely suit, that would be ideal for a chap starting out--or as an everyday go-to suit! Cut in a contemporary (but NOT fashion forward) style of subtle darting and two button closure, this suit is almost but not a dark grey glen plaid, being a crosshatch pattern with a lovely subtle overchck of dark red and dark blue. If this was a 40L, it wouldn't be here! This is half-canvassed, fully lined, and has a single center vent. It was made in the USA. The trousers are pleated and uncuffed. It is in absolutely excellent condition, and a steal

    NB: I have found a small hole on the front of the trousers, so this suit is NOW FREE--just pay $15 for shipping costs in CONUS!

    Tagged 40R, this measures:[/B]

    Chest: 20 1/2
    Sleeve: 25 (+1 1/2)
    Shoulder: 18 1/4
    Length: 30 1/2

    Waist (flat): 15
    Inseam: 29 + 2

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    5) Brooks Brothers Makers Glen Plaid 3/2 sack

    SOLD

    This is beautiful! Cut from a mid-grey glen plaid cloth, this has a subtle blue overcheck that adds an attractive blue tinge to the cloth. Cut as a 3/2 sack, this has a lovely lapel roll, two button cuffs, a single center vent, half-canvassing, and half-lining. The trousers are flat front and uncuffed. It was made in the USA, and is in excellent condition.

    Asking just $40 > 35, or offer.

    Tagged a 42S; Measurements:


    Chest: 22
    Sleeve: 22 1/4 (+2)
    Shoulder: 19
    Length: 28 3/4

    Waist (flat) 18 1/4
    Inseam: 26 3/4 (+3)

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    6) Brooks Brothers Makers Beautiful Autumnal Brown Glen Plaid 3/2 sack suit

    SOLD

    This is wonderful! Cut from a wonderful and rare autumnal brown glen plaid cloth, this beautiful suit is a 3/2 sack. It is half-lined and half-canvassed, features a single center vent, two button cuffs, and a lovely lapel roll. The colourway is also wonderful--a beautiful medley of russets, chestnuts, and barks! The trousers are flat front and uncuffed. This was Made in the USA, and is in excellent condition.

    Asking just $45, or offer.

    Tagged 42S; Measurements:

    Chest: 21 3/4
    Sleeve: 22 1/2 (+1 3/4)
    Shoulder: 18
    LengthL: 29 1/4

    Waist (flat): 18
    Length: 26 1/4 (+3)

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    7) Brooks Brothers Makers "Brooksease" Charcoal pinstripe 3/2 sack

    This is a beautiful suit! Cut from a lovely charcoal grey pinstripe cloth, this is a classic 3/2 sack. Half-canvassed and half-lined, this has a single center vent, two button cuffs, and a lovely lapel roll. The trousers are flat front and uncuffed. This was made in the USA, and is in excellent condition.

    Asking just $45 > 40 > 35, or offer.

    Tagged 42S; Measurements:


    Chest: 22 1/2
    Sleeve: 23 (+2 1/8)
    Shoulder: 19 1/4
    Length: 29

    Waist (flat): 19
    Inseam: 25 3/4 (+3 1/4)

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    8) SUPERB H. Freeman 3/2 sack for The English Shop of Princeton!

    SOLD

    This is wonderful! Cut from a beautiful grey cloth in miniature herringbone, this suit is a classic 3/2 sack with a lovely lapel roll. Made for The English Shop of Princeton--one of the great Ivy menswear stores, now long gone--this is from H. Freeman of Philadelphia, one of the great trad. clothiers. A beautiful double whammy! This is fully canvassed and half lined, and features three button cuffs and a single center vent. The trousers are flat front and uncuffed. This was Made in the USA, and is in excellent condition.

    Asking just $40, or offer.

    Measures:


    Chest: 21 3/4
    Sleeve: 22 1/2 (+3 1/4)
    Shoulder: 18 1/2
    Length: 29 1/2

    Waist (flat) 18 1/2
    Inseam: 26 1/2 (+2 1/2)

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    9) Brooks Brothers "Brookease" 3/2 sack

    SOLD

    A lovely suit is that wardrobe staple, solid gray. This is a classic 3/2 sack, with three button cuffs and a single center vent. It is half-canvassed and fully lined. The trousers are flat-front and uncuffed. This was Made in the USA. This suit is in excellent condition, except that the trousers ahve two very, very small holes, in the places shown. These would be easy fixes for even a decent dry-cleaner tailor, but because of these this is

    only $25 > 19, or offer.

    Tagged a 42R, and measures:

    Chest: 22
    Sleeve: 24 (+2)
    Shoulder: 19 1/2
    Length: 301/4

    Waist (laid flat): 17 1/2
    Inseam: 29 (+1 1/2)

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    10) Huntington Poplin 3/2 sack Suit

    SOLD

    This is lovely! Dark navy, 3/2 sack, with lower patch pockets, lapped seams along the sleeves and down the back, a single center hook vent, two button cuffs, pleated and cuffed trousers--and Made in the USA! It is fully lined. This is also half-canvassed, and in absolutely excellent condition. This is a really, really beautiful summer suit, and a steal

    at just $50, or offer.

    Tagged a 42R, this measures:


    Chest: 22 1/2
    Sleeve: 25 (+1 3/4)
    Shoulder: 18 3/4
    Length: 30 1/4

    Waist: 18
    Inseam: 29 (+1) with 1 1/2 cuff.

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    11) BEAUTIFUL Classic navy blazer--filled with handwork!

    This is simply lovely! Absolutely packed with pick stitching and handwork, this beautiful blazer appears custom made. It is darted, has a two botton front, and twin vents. It is half-canvassed and fully lined, and features lovely silvery metal buttons on cuffs and front. This does have teo minor flaws--two small scuff marks/water stains, on the right sleeve (noticeable) and right lapel (nt noticeable) Because of these this blazer is in Good/Very Good condition only, hence

    asking just $20 > 16, or offer.

    Measurements:


    Chest: 22
    Sleeve: 24 (+2 1/2)
    Shoulder: 18 1/4
    Length: 31

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    12) STUNNING Donegal Tweed by Magee--Made for Mullarney Bros. of Co. Sligo!

    This is absolutely STUNNING!! Cut from handwoven Donegal Tweed, this wonderful jacket is a serious rarity, being both a three-buttoned tweed, and a handwoven Dongela that's a puppytooth.. with a fantastic colourway, being a slateblue and peat black puppytooth flecked with gorse yellow, moss and forest greens, pumpkin orange, and berry red. This Donegal easily rivals the more complex Harris tweeds, and is both striking and subtle. A really wonderful tweed, with great texture and a fantastic colourway! It was woven by one D. Hood, who has signed it.

    The jacket does the tweed justice, too. Made by Magee, the main maker of Donegal tweeds, in Ireland, this is a rare three button jacket, featuring side vents and three button cuffs. It is half canvassed and fully lined, and the tweed is a wonderful substantial weight. This relaly is a fantastic jacket for the Fall, Winter, and early Spring!

    Asking just $60 > 50 > 45, or offer, boxed and shipped in CONUS.

    Measurements:


    Chest: 22 1/2
    Sleeve: 23 1/2 (+1 3/4)
    Shoulder: 19 3/4
    Length: 31 1/2

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    13) BEAUTIFUL Southwick 3/2 sack--dark grey glen plaid!

    This is stunning! Cut from a wonderful dark grey glen plaid cloth that features a very subtle forest green overcheck, this lovely suit is a 3/2 sack cut, and is both fully canvassed and fully lined. It was, of course, Union made in the USA, and features a single centre vent and three button cuffs. The trousers are pleated and cuffed. It does have some minor, minor shine from pressing on the sleeves, but otherwise is in absolutely excellent condition. As such, this is a steal at

    just $50 > 45 > 40, or offer.

    Tagged a 43, this measures:


    Chest: 22 1/2
    Sleeve: 23 1/2 (+1 1/2)
    Shoulder: 19
    Length: 30 3/4

    Waist: 19 1/2
    Inseam: 28 with 1 1/2 cuff.

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    14) Brooks Brothers Makers Brown 3/2 sack suit.

    SOLD

    This is very, very nice indeed--and if you don't have a brown suit in your wardrobe yet, why not? A lovely 3/2 sack in a flannel-esque cloth, this was custom made in 1994. It has the classic two-button cuffs, a single center vent, a lovely lapel roll, and a half-lining. The brown colourway is wonderful--rich and earthy, with the very hint of damson in its depths. No "farmer brown" suit here! The trousers are flat front and cuffed. This was Made in the USA, and is in excellent condition, although it is slightly rumpled from shipping to me.

    Asking just $50 > 40, or offer.

    Measurements:


    Chest: 22 1/4
    Sleeve: 24 1/4 (+1 3/4)
    Shoulder: 19
    Length: 30 3/4

    Waist: 18 1/2
    Inseam: 29, with 1 1/2 cuff.

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    15) Lovely, classic, brown herringbone tweed! Made in Canada.

    SOLD

    This is a very, very nice tweed! Cut from classic brown herringbone, this features a very subtle blue vertical stripe throughout, that can be hardly seen except of close inspection. Made in Canada, this is half-canvassed and fully lined. It has a standard two buttn front, subtle darts, and three button cuffs. It's in excellent condition. And I'm asking

    just $17, for a half-canvassed tweed--or offer!

    Measures:


    Chest: 25
    Sleeve: 25 (+2)
    Shoulder: 20 1/2
    Length: 30 1/2

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    16) Classic Trad Green Hardwick Blazer

    SOLD

    This is a lovely trad. fall staple! Half-canvassed and fully lined, this Hardwick was Made in the USA. It has a single vent, brass-colored buttons, two button front, and subtle darts. It's in excellent condition.

    Excellent value at just $20 > 18, or offer!

    Tagged a 43R, this measures:


    Chest: 23
    Sleeve: 25 1/2
    Shoulder: 19 3/4
    Length: 32

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    17) Velvet Tuxedo

    The last tuxedo offering from the AAAC member whose closets yielded up the two jackets, above, this lovely velvet dinner jacket/tuxedo is features satin peak lapels, covered buttons, a single button closure, likely half-canvassing, jetted pockets, and a single vent. It is also fully lined, 100% cotton, and in excellent condition. This is also the top of the line for Banks, and so is comparable to Brooks' offerings. If you'd like a velvet dinner jacket, and this is your size, GRAB IT!

    Asking just $60, or offer.

    Tagged a 44R, this measures:


    Chest: 22 1/2
    Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+1 1/2)
    Shoulder: 19 7/8
    Length: 31 3/4

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    18) RECENT Fumagallis Shawl Collar Tuxedo

    ignore the name this is beautiful! Half-canvassed and fully lined, this features a wonderful, classic shawl collar, jetted pockets, singe button closure, and covered buttons. It is also ventless, in Flusser-approved style. The trousers are pleated, and feature interior buttons for suspenders. This is in absolutely excellent condition, and is a steal at

    just $35 > 30 > 25, or offer.

    Measurements:


    Chest: 22 3/4
    Sleeve: 28 1/2 (+2 --just in case you are deformed and need this extra!)
    Shoulder: 22 1/4
    Length: 33 1/2

    Waist (laid flat): 21
    Inseam: 33 (+ 2 1/4)

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    19) VINTAGE 1962 Shawl-collar Tuxedo from Raleigh Haberdasher of Washington, DC!

    SOLD

    Raleigh's was one of the Trad bastions of DC, being a high-end family-owned haberdasher's until it was sold in 1984. This tuxedo dates from its heyday, having been cut and built in the USA (where else? RED CHINA?! Not in 1962!) in 1962. It is a beautiful example of tradly formal tailoring; a wonderful, swooping shawl collar, which features a buttonhole for one's boutonniere, jetted pockets, no vent, and a half-lining. It is half-canvassed. The trousers are subtly pleated, and feature interior buttons for suspenders. This is simply terrific, and is unmistakely a 1960s Trad tuxedo--Ralph Lauren would kill for this level of authenticity!

    It does have a couple of minor flaws, as shown. There's a very, very small pinprick hole in the bottom right hand corner of the front of the jacket, which I only found on second inspection, in bright light. This would be an easy fix for a dry cleaner tailor, or else could be ignored. The lapels have a hint of the start of a fray right at the edge at the bottom. Both give this jacket a wonderful patina, and a hint of tradly insouciance! Overall, then, this is conservatively in Very Good condition.... especially considering its age! Clearly, good clothes really do last if properly cared for.....

    Given its provenance, and condition, this is a steal at just $30 > 26 > 22, or offer.

    Tagged a 39L, this measures:

    Chest: 21 1/2
    Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+1 3/4)
    Shoulder: 18 1/2
    Length: 32 1/4

    waist: 16 1/2
    Inseam: 30 1/2 (+2 1/1)

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    20) AN IVY LEAGUE BEAUTY! Shawl collar from The English Shop of Princeton.

    No listing of Ivy league formalwear would be complete without an offering from The English Shop of Princeton--and so here one is! This is an Ivy Classic--a beautiful shawl-collar tuxedo from one of the Big Four of Princeton's Ivy league clothiers. And what a shawl collar--lovely and narrow, this was the height of cool in around 1963, which is the era this jacket dates from. This is cut so beautifully and classically that it could slide from a stuffy cocktail party at the President's House (the real President, of Princeton University, not some suspect politician...) to a jazz dive with ease.... as no doubt it did! Fully canvassed and fully lined, this has a single vent, two button cuffs, flapped pockets, and covered buttons. It's in wonderful condition, with the exception of some minor fraying at the back of eh collar, on the inside, as shown, and some discoloration to the interior label. As such, this is in overall Very Good condition.

    This would be PERFECT worn with tartan trews for a tradly holiday look... which is how I wear my own TES c. 1965 shawl collar!

    Asking just $27 > 25 > 22, or offer--a steal for an American Ivy classic!

    Measurements:


    Chest: 21 1/2
    Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+1)
    Shoulder: 18 3/4
    Length: 31

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    21) ANOTHER IVY CLASSIC! Shawl-collar tuxedo from a Dartmouth clothier!

    If Princeton is the well-groomed preppy of the Ivy campuses, Dartmouth is the slightly tousled cousin, with a hip flask of bourbon in a coat pocket and Bean Boots under the cuffs of the tux..... But you wouldn't guess it from this Ivy beauty, which is as lovely as its TES cousin, above. Made for the Dartmouth University outfitters James Campion, this beauty has the same narrow shawl collar lapel as the TES tuxedo above; however, this is that rarity, a sack cut tux, and features uncovered buttons, and tradly two button cuffs. It has flapped pockets and a single button closure. Did I mention that it's a sack tux? The cloth is slightly heavier than the more refined tuxes, above, and is perfect for a slightly unheated house in a NH winter--who needs heat when you have bourbon, after all? This jacket is a wonderful tradly item, and would be perfect with tartan trews! It has a very, very faint scuff to the lapel, and is an older tux, so conservatively it's in Very Good condition. It was Union Made in the USA.

    Asking just $25 > 22, or offer.

    Tagged 44L, but runs small; Measurements:


    Chest: 21 1/2
    Sleeve: 26 (+1 1/2)
    Shoulder: 18 3/4
    Length: 30 7/8

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    22) Hickey-Freeman Customized Shawl Collar Tuxedo--from 1975!

    This is absolutely beautiful! In excellent condition, it's a shock to realise that this tuxedo is from 1975; it could easily have been purchased yesterday. Fully canvassed and half-lined, this has flapped pockets, a single center vent, a single button closure, and four uncovered cuff buttons. It's in absolutely excellent condition, and was, of course, Made in the USA.

    A steal at just $25 > 22, or offer.

    Chest: 23
    Sleeev: 26 (+1 1/4)
    Shoulder: 19
    Length: 32 1/2

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