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PRICE DROPS! 38 CLASSIC SUITS--priced to move FAST! GRAILS! TWO & THREE PIECE SUITS. J. Press, Paul

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I have some wonderful classic suits to pass on today, including some beauties from Norman Hilton, Polo Blue Label by Corneliani, Brooks Brothers--including a vintage flannel 3/2 sack!--Southwick, and more!

As always, I offer FREE SHIPPING ON EVERYTHING IN THE USA; International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at cost!

Also as always, ALL OFFERS ARE VERY WELCOME!

Please PM with interest and offers!

1) GRAIL! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS Norman Hilton Flannel suit

This is absolutely beautiful! Norman Hilton was one of the Big Five Ivy Clothiers of Princeton, and, with Langrock, the pioneer of the "Ivy League Look". Normal Hilton joined the family clothing business--which had been established in the 1880s by his grandfather, an immigrant Russian tailor--after serving in the Navy during the Second War, and by the late 1950s had established the Ivy league look. He was the first investor in Ralph Lauren's clothing line, and one of the first makers of its clothing, but stopped making clothes for Lauren when he judged them to have strayed too far from the Ivy look that he wanted.

Norman Hilton clothes were absolutely first quality, and this wonderful suit shows why. Made in the factory at Linden, NJ, this is cut from a beautifully soft wool flannel with a lovely hand and drape in a classic grey with both pin and chalk striping. Even at first glance it is obvious that this is a very beautiful and well-made suit indeed! Cut as a rare two-button sack, this is fully canvassed and half-lined. It has a single centre vent and three button cuffs, and very natural shoulders. The trousers are flat front and cuffed. This was made expressly for (the now defunct) Marshall Fields, back when Marshall Field's was a very upscale store indeed.

It is in absolutely excellent condition,and was, of course Union Made in the USA--in Linden, NJ!

Asking just $95 > 85, or offer.

Tagged 41L. Measures:


Chest: 21
Sleeve: 26 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 17 3/4
Length: 31 3/4

Waist: 17
Inseam: 31 1/4 (+1) with a 1 3/4" cuff.








2) H. Freeman for The English Shop of Princeton 3/2 sack in grey pinstripe.

H. Freeman is one of the premier traditional suit makers in America, and The English Shop of Princeton was one of the Big Five purveyors of Ivy Style during the Golden Age, so this suit has a wonderfully classic provenance!

Cut as a traditional Ivy 3/2 sack from a classic grey pinstripe wool cloth, this is half-canvassed and half-lined. It has two button cuffs, a single centre vent, and very natural shoulder--as you would expect from H. Freeman's "Naturalaire" line! The trousers are flat front and cuffed. It was Union Made in Philadelphia, USA.

This suit has a very small snag hold on one cuff, as shown--this could readily be repaired. Because of this, though, this is in Very Good condition, and so is a bargain at just $35 > 29, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.

Tagged (vintage) 44. Measurements:

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

Waist: 17 3/4
Inseam: 29 1/2 (+1) with 1 1/2" cuff.







3) Classic Dark Grey pinstipe Gold Trumpeteer by Hart, Shaffner, Marx

A lovely classic charcoal grey pinstripe suit in a contemporary two button cut with subtle darting, this is the top of the line for HSM--the Gold Trumpeteer. Fully canvassed and fully lined, this beautiful suit has a single center vent and four button cuffs. The trousers are pleated and cuffed. This was Union Made in the USA and is in excellent condition.

Asking just $50 > 45, or offer.

Tagged 42S. Measurements:


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

Waist: 18 1/2
Inseam: 27 (+1) with 1 1/4" cuff.





4) Austin Reed suit. Traditional British Styling, Made in the USA.


Designed in the UK, this lovely suit has a fully functional ticket pocket and a twin vent--as you'd expect from a UK styled suit! The trousers also lack belt loops, featuring instead side adjusters, for a sleeker, more fitted silhouette. This suit is cut from a lovely light grey wool cloth with traditional (for Britain) and subtle windowpane overchecking in light brown, sky blue, and berry red. It is half canvassed and half lined. The trousers are flat front and uncuffed. IUt was Made in the USA. The left sleeve's lining at the cuff has a minor repair; this could use some minor attention as the stitching wasn't the best, but this can't be seen when worn. However, because of this this suit is in Very Good condition, and hence is a bargain at just $45 > 40, or offer.

Measurements:

Chest: 21
Sleeve: 23 3/4 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 18 1/8
Length: 28 1/4

Waist: 17
Inseam: 27 3/4 (+2 3/4)








5) Charcoal Flannel Suit, for Roots.

This is a beautiful, classic suit made for Roots, the upscale store of New Jersey that used to carry a lot of tradly garments. Cut from a medium weight wool flannel with a lovely hand and drape, this is a contemporary suit with a two button front and subtle darting. It is fully canvassed and half-lined, and features four button cuffs and a single center vent. The trousers are flat front and cuffed. It was Union made in the USA and is in excellent condition.

Asking just $50 > 45, or offer--a steal for a flannel suit of this quality!

Measurements:


Chest: 20 1/4
Sleeve: 24 3/4 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 17 1/2
Length: 30 1/4

Waist: 16
Inseam: 32 (+1) with 1 1/4" cuff.








6) H. Oritsky pinstripe suit for Sal's Custom Tailors of Princeton Junction.

H. Oritsky was known as the "natural shoulder company" because of the Ivy style of the natural shoulder that it adhered to; it also made a lot of O'Connell's own-label suits. This is a lovely contemporary two button from suit, cut from a classic dark grey pinstripe wool cloth; the pinstriping is in alternating stripes of red and blue with cream. It is fully canvassed and fully lined, has very natural shoulders, a single center vent, and four button cuffs. It was Union Made in Reading, PA, USA. The trousers are pleated and cuffed. It's in excellent condition, and so a bargain at just $60 > 50, or offer.

Measurements:

Chest: 20 5/8
Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+2)
Shoulder: 19
Length: 32

Waist: 17
Inseam: 31, with 1 1/2" cuff.








7) Southwick for Paul Stuart.

A lovely, classic grey suit by Southwick for Paul Stuart, this is a contemporary model with a two button front and subtle darts. It is half-canvassed and half-lined. It has three button cuffs and a single center vent, as well as natural shoulders. The trousers are flat-front and cuffed. This was made in the USA. It has had a small repair to the seam on the left lapel, but this can only really be seen if you're looking for it! As such, it's in Very Good condition, and so just $50 > 45, or offer.

Measurements:

Chest: 19 3/4
Sleeve: 24 3/4 (+2 1/4)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 31

Waist: 17
Inseam: 29 (+1) with 1 3/4" cuff.







8) GORGEOUS Hickey-Freeman for The English Shop of Princeton flannel suit with overchecking!

This is absolutely gorgeous! Cut from a beautifully thick and luxurious flannel, the colourway and patterning of this suit are wonderful--a very very dark grey base with extremely subtle windowpane overchecking in dark chestnut; this is a truly beautiful suit, and my pictures come nowhere close to doing it justice!

Cut as a 3/2 sack with a very high lapel roll--indeed, it has just the hint of one at the top button--this is half-canvassed and fully lined. It is Hickey-Freeman's "Canturbury" model, and has four buttons cuffs and a single centre vent. The trousers are flat front and uncuffed. Made in the USA, this suit is in absolutely excellent condition, and is a steal at

just $75 > 65, or offer--a genuine bargain for a 3/2 sack flannel suit of this quality!

Tagged 42L. Measurements:

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

Waist: 18 14
Inseam: 32 (+2 1/2)








9) Princeton Clothing Company grey 3/2 sack suit

A lovely slate blue-grey lighter-weight suit in the classic Ivy Style 3/2 sack cut from The Princeton Clothing Company of Princeton, this is half-canvassed and half-lined. It has three button cuffs, natural shoulders, and a single center vent. It was Union made in the USA, and is in excellent condition. The trousers are flat-front and uncuffed.

Asking just $50 > 45, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 21 3/4
Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+2)
Shoulder: 17 3/4
Length: 30 3/4

Waist: 18 1/4
Inseam: 30 (+3)








10) J. Press "Presstige" lighter weight grey 3/2 sack suit

A listing of classic suits wouldn't be complete without an offering from J. Press! From Press's "Presstige" line this is a contemporary two button model with subtle darting. Cut from a lighter-weight wool cloth in classic grey, it is half-canvassed and fully lined, and features a single center hook vent. It has three button cuffs. The trousers are flat front and uncuffed. Made in the USA, it is in excellent condition.

Asking just $60 > 50, or offer.

Measurements:


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

Waist: 17 1/4
Inseam: 28 1/4 (+3)








11) ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! Ralph Lauren Polo Blue Label Suit by Corneliani


SOLD

This is absolutely gorgeous! Not to be confused with the standard Polo line, Ralph Lauren's Polo Blue Label is Made in Italy by Corneliani, and has all the quality that you'd expect from clothing tailored there.

This suit is absolutely gorgeous.

Cut from Super 100's virgin wool cloth in a beautiful Glen Plaid in a medley of browns, brackens, and chestnuts, this features peak lapels and a three button front. As befits the formality of its lapels the jacket is unvented--in Flusser-approved style!--half-canvassed and fully lined. It has a functional ticket pocket, which is still partly basted shut. The lapels and the placket feature pick stitching. The trousers are pleated and cuffed. This suit is in beautiful condition, except for a small weave flaw on the back shoulder, as shown; this was only noticed by me when I was measuring the shoulders are so payng close attention to that area, and was likely there since new. Otherwise, this suit is in absolutely excellent condition. It was Made in Italy.

Asking just $65, or offer--a steal for a Corneliani suit!

Tagged 48R; meas
ures:

Chest: 24 3/4
Sleeve: 24 (+2)
Shoulder: 19 3/4
Length: 31 3/4

Waist: 20 3/4
Inseam: 27 1/2 (+1) with 1 1/4" cuff.










12) OLD SCHOOL Jos. A. Banks CLASSIC 3/2 sack in charcoal with overchecking

Forget the current iteration of Jos. A Banks--that's Hyde, while this is Jeykll!

The days when Jos. A. Banks rivaled and often surpassed Brooks are gone, but the older Banks pieces carrying the red label--like this one--or the even older black script label are easily a match for Brooks' old-school "Makers" line, and are much better quality than much of contemporary Brooks today.

This suit is no exception to that rule, being a classic 3/2 sack in the true Ivy fashion. It's also wonderfully unusual in that while it presents initially as a standard charcoal suit with conservative cream pinstriping, closer examination reveals that it also has horizontal pinstripes in dark berry red, giving it on close inspection a lovely British windowpane appearance. It is half-canvassed and half-lined; it has a single centre vent and the traditional two button cuffs. The trousers are flat front and cuffed. It was, of course, Union Made in the USA. You could easily mistake this for being a Brooks or Press, and it's in excellent condition. A steal at just $45 > 40, or offer.

Measurements:

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

Waist: 17
Inseam: 31 3/4, with 1 1/2" cuffs (+0).








13) H. Freeman for The English Shop of Princeton 3/2 sack grey pinstripe in flannel!

The grey pinstripe suit is a wardrobe staple, and the 3/2 sack version is the Ivy wardrobe staple--so if you don't have one yet, now's your chance!

This was made in Philadelphia by H. Freeman for The English Shop of Princeton. It is cut from a wonderful mid-weight grey pinstripe flannel with a beautiful hand and drape. It is a 3/2 sack with a lovely fluid lapel roll; it is fully canvassed and half-lined. It has three button cuffs and a single center vent. It has lovely natural shoulders. The trousers are flat-front and cuffed. It was, of course, Union made in the USA. It's in absolutely excellent condition!

Asking just $65 > 59--a bargain for a 3/2 sack in flannel from one of the premier American suit makers!

Measurements:


Chest: 21 7/8
Sleeve: 25 1/8 (+2)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 30 1/2

Waist: 18 7/8
Inseam: 29 (+1) with 1 1/2" cuff.









14) Classic Contemporary British Suit!


This is lovely! Made for the British retailer Marks & Spencer's "Autograph" line, this is cut as a traditional British suit from classic grey wool cloth with subtle chestnut chalkstriping. It features a fully functional ticket pocket, twin rear vents, a two button front with darting, and two button cuffs with finished buttonholes. It appears to be half-canvassed, and it is fully lined in a complementary patterned lining. The trosuers are flat front and uncuffed. This was Made in the UK, and is in excellent condition.

Asking just $50 > 45, or offer.

Tagged 44S, this measures smaller:


Chest: 21
Sleeve: 22 3/4 (+2)
Shoulder: 18 1/2
Length: 30 1/4

Waist: 18
Inseam: 28 3/4 (+2)








15) Sidi Double Breasted Suit made for Selfridges of London


SOLD

Made in Italy by Sidi for Selfridge's of London--whose flagship store on Oxford Street was opened in 1909, and is the second largest store in the UK--this is a lovely example of a classic double-breasted suit. Cut from a lighter-weight wool cloth in dark navy Glen Plaid with a beautiful complementary chestnut and Royal Blue overcheck this lovely jacket features peak lapels and a twin vent. It is half-canvassed and fully lined, and has a 4 by 2 front closure. The lapels and placket feature pick stitching. The trousers are pleated and uncuffed. This is in excellent condition!

Asking just $50.

Measurements:


Chest: 20 3/4
Sleeve: 26 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 18 1/4
Length: 31 1/4

Waist: 17 3/4
Inseam: 32 3/4 (+1 1/4)










16) Contemporary Brooks Brothers charcoal grey suit.

Another wardrobe classic, this is a contemporary charcoal grey suit with a two button closure and darting. Union made in the USA, this is half-canvassed and fully lined. It has a single centre vent and four button cuffs. The trousers are pleated and cuffed. This is in absolutely excellent condition.

Asking just $50> 45, or offer.

Tagged 44S. Measurements:


Chest: 22
Sleeve: 22 1/2 (+1 1/2)
SHoulder: 19 1/2
Length: 29 1/2

Waist: 18
Inseam: 26 (+1) with 1 1/2" cuff.








17) H. Freeman charcoal pinstripe 3/2 sack for The English Shop of Princeton

This is wonderful!! A classic 3/2 sack in charcoal pinstripe made in Philadelphia by H. Freeman for The English Shop of Princeton, this is fully canvassed and fully lined. The pinstriping on this is beautioful; alternating stripes of cream, and then intertwined red and blue, which gives a purple impression at first sight--please see the close-up! It has four button cuffs, very natural shoulders, and a single center vent. ALthough this is a true 3/2 sack it has a very high lapel roll! The trousers are flat front and cuffed. This is in absolutely excellent condition.

Asking just $50 > 45, or offer.

Tagged 38R. Measurements:


Chest: 20 3/4
Sleeve: 24 (+2 1/2)
Shoulder: 17 5/8
Length: 30

Waist: 17 3/4
Inseam: 28 1/2 (+1), with 1 1/2" cuff.








18) BEAUTIFUL Paul Stuart "Classic" suit in Glen Plaid

A beautiful suit cut from mid-weight cloth in a classic cream and white Glen Plaid pattern with a complementary windowpane overcheck in berry red this is cut as a contemporary two button front model with subtle darting. It is both fully canvassed and fully lined, and features a single center vent and four button cuffs. The trousers are pleated and cuffed. This was Union Made in the USA, and is in excellent condition.

Asking just $60 > 50, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 20 1/2
Sleeve: 23 1/2 (+2)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 30

Waist: 17 1/4
Inseam: 28 1/2 (+1), with 1 1/2" cuff.






19) CLASSIC Grey Pinstripe 3/2 sack suit by Corbin

Corbin is one of the great American clothiers, and this lovely suit shows why! Cut from mid-weight wool cloth in grey with taupe-cream pinstriping, this is a 3/2 sack with a very high lapel roll--just a hint of a curl to indicate that this is not a three button jacket. It is half-canvassed and half-lined, and features three button cuffs. It has natural shoulders and a single center vent. The trousers are cuffed and flat-front. Please note that this appears to have been taken in along the back center seam by about 1/4"; this does not affect either the appearance or wear when worn, but does mean that this is in Very Good condition, and hence just $45 > 40. It was, of course, Union made in the USA.

Measurements:

Chest: 22
Sleeve: 26 1/2(+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 30 1/2

Waist: 18 1/2
Inseam: 30 3/4 (+1/2), with 1 1/2" cuff.






20) GRAIL! Vintage Polo Ralph Lauren Double Breasted Suit in Grey Flannel

This is absolutely gorgeous! Cut from a wonderfully heavy and luxurious flannel with a terrific hand and drape, this suit shows why Ralph Lauren rose to prominence for his English-inspired tailoring--and why Norman Hilton broke with him, for this is very much an Anglo-inspired jacket, rather than one that follows the American Ivy League Style. The cloth is wonderful, and the cut of this jacket does full justice to it. Cut as a classic double breasted jacket with a six button front and two button closure, this features peak lapels and twin vents; it is also darted.. It is fully canvassed and fully lined; the trousers are pleated and cuffed. This is the sort of suit that a former RAF officer would wear to a country house weekend after the War!

This was Union made in the USA, and is in absolutely excellent condition.

Asking just $75 > 65, or offer, for this beauty.

Measurements:


Chest: 21 1/4
Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+2)
Shoulder: 18 1/2
Length: 31 1/8

Waist: 16 3/4
Inseam: 30 (+1) with 1 3/4" cuff.





21) Vintage "Devonshire" Glen Plaid suit

A lovely and unusual suit in a glen plaid that's a medly of brown earth tones with Royal blue overchecking, this is half-canvassed and half-lined. It has a single center vent, three button cuffs, and was Union made in the USA. The trousers are flat front and cuffed. This is in Very Good/Excellent condition (I am always conservative rating vintage items!), and is a bargain at just $35 > 29, or offer.

Measurements:

Chest: 20 1/2
Sleeve: 24 3/4 (+2)
Shoulder: 17 1/4
Length: 30 1/2

Waist: 17
Inseam: 30 (+0) with 1 3/4" cuff.







22) Ermenigildo Zegna Double Breasted Suit

This is absolutely beautiful! Fully canvassed and fully lined, this cut from a beautiful Zegna cloth that's a complex weave of charcoal grey and Royal blue, presenting as mid-grey on first appearence and only revealing the blue tones on close inspection. This is then accented with pinstriping in cream and tan, for a truly sophisticated cloth, as befits a Zegna suit.

The cut of the suit does full justice to the cloth; it is a classic double-breasted suit with a 6/2 button configuration. The peak lapels and placket are accented with pick stitching throughout. It is ventless, in Flusser-approved style, and it has three button cuffs with finished buttonholes. The trousers are pleated and cuffed.

This is in excellent condition, and is a bargain at just $65 > 55, or offer.

Measurements:

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

Waist: 17 3/4
Inseam: 30 1/4 (+1) with 1 1/4" cuffs.








23) H. Freeman 3/2 mid-grey sack suit with narrow pinstriping

Another lovely classic suit from H. Freeman, this is a classic 3/2 sack in mid-grey with narrow cream pinstriping. It has a very high lapel roll, but the curve at the top buttonhole is lovely and liquid, showing this to be a true 3/2 jacket. This is fully canvassed and half-lined, with a single centre vent and two button cuffs. The trousers are flat-front and uncuffed. It's in Very Good/Excellent condition; it could use a dry clean to freshen it up, and then it will be in excellent condition! It has very natural shoulders. It was Union made in Philadelphia, USA.

Asking just $45 > 40, or offer.

Tagged 44L, but measures closer to a 44R:

Chest: 22 1/4
Sleeve: 24 3/4 (+ 2 1/4)
Shoulder: 18 1/4
Length: 30

Waist: 18 1/2
Inseam: 25 (+3)








24) BEAUTIFUL Brooks Brothers "Golden Fleece" Double Breasted Suit

This is absolutely beautiful, as befits Brooks Brothers' top of the line "Golden Fleece" offerings! This is a beautiful double-breasted suit with a 6 button front and two button closure. It is fully canvassed and fully lined. It is ventless, in Flusser approved fashion, and features two button cuffs and beautiful peak lapels. The cloth is a lovely lighter-weight wool in midnight blue with cream pinstriping. The trousers are pleated and cuffed. This was, of course, Union made in the USA, and is in Very Good/Excellent condition; there is some *very* minor pilling on the interior of the lapels, which will vanish with its first dry clean and could never been seen when worn.

Asking just $65 > 55, or offer.

Tagged 41L. Measurements:


Chest: 21 3/4
Sleeve: 25 (+2)
Shoulder: 19 1/2
Length: 32 1/2

Waist: 16 1/2
Inseam: 32 (+1) with 1 1/2" cuff.







25) Brooks Brothers "Makers" Classic Grey Suit in All-Season Flannel

SOLD

A beautiful, classic, contemporary two-button front jacket with subtle darting by Brooks Brothers "Makers" line, this is cut from all-season dark grey flannel with a wonderful hand and drape. This is half-canvassed and half-lined, and features a single center vent. It has three button cuffs. The trousers are pleated and cuffed. This suit is in excellent condition, except for some very minor surface blemishes on the jacket, as shown--these will likely brush off, but will certainly come out with dry cleaning with ease. This was Made in the USA.

Given the usual cost of all-season flannel suits in this standard colour, this suit is a bargain at just $65 > 55, or offer.


Tagged 44R; measurements:


Chest: 22 3/4
Sleeve: 22 1/2 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 20
Length: 31

Waist: 19 3/4
Inseam: 26 1/2 (+2)








26) BEAUTIFUL Vintage Armani Double Breasted Suit. Made in Italy!

Dating from the time when Armani was King, this beautiful double-breasted suit shows just why his garments--the real ones, from the main line Made in Italy, rather than all of the diffusion lines that followed--were so desirable. Made in Italy--as it should be--this is cut from a lovely lighter mid-weight dark, dark grey cloth that's accented by roped cream chalk striping. It has peak lapels, jetted front pockets, and a 4 button front with a single button closure. It is fully canvassed, and fully lined. It is unvented, in Flusser approved style. The trousers are cuffed and feature box pleats on the front.

This suit is classic Armani from its heyday, and in is Very Good/Excellent condition--it's only slightly rmnpled from storage, which will be fixed with a dry clean, and has had a small repair to the lining, as shown.

This is lovely, and a bargain at just $50 > 45, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 20 3/4
Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 19 1/2
Length: 29

Waist: 16
Inseam: 33 3/4 (+1) with 1 1/4" cuff.






27) Palm Beach suit in glen plaid.

The patterning and colourway of this suit are lovely; a light brown based glen plaid with striping in burnt orange, chestnut, and sky blue. Cut as contemporary two button jacket with darts, this has a single centre vent, is half-lined, and features its original period-correct buttons. The trousers are flat front and uncuffed. This was Made in the USA, and is in Very Good/Excellent condition, only because the zipper is a little tight!

Asking just $35 > 29, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 20
Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 17 1/2
Length: 29

Waist: 17 3/4
Inseam: 29 1/2 (+ 2 1/2)








28) H. Freeman 3/2 sack suit in classic charcoal grey with pinstriping for The English Shop of Princeton


This is a true beauty! Made by the esteemed firm of H. Freeman for The English Shop of Princeton--one of the Big Five Ivy clothiers in Princeton during the Golden Age of Ivy Style--this beautiful suit is a classic 3/2 sack with a lovely high lapel roll. It is cut from dark grey wool cloth with classic pinstriping and a lovely hand and drape. It is half-canvassed and half-lined, and has a single center vent. The trousers are flat-front and cuffed. This was Made in Philadelphia, USA. It is in excellent condition.

Asking just $60 > 50, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 21 3/4
Sleeve: 23 1/2 (+2 1/2)
Shoulder: 18 1/8
Length: 29 3/4

Waist: 19
Inseam: 27 3/4 (+1) with 1 1/2" cuff.

Please note: This is a SUIT, and NOT an odd jacket; my apologies for omitting the picture with the trousers!








THREE PIECE SUITS

A three-piece suit should be at the centerpiece of every classic wardrobe, but, alas, they are becoming increasingly rare. So I'm very pleased to be able to offer six beautiful three-piece suits today--including a NWOT Zegna cloth grey pinstripe in cashmere and wool, a 1956 tweed three-piece with reversible vest, a gorgeous and classic Southwick navy pinstripe 3/2 sack, and more!

[B29) GRAIL! NWOT Grey Pinstripe, Handtailored in Italy from Zegna cashmere & wool cloth.


This is absolutely gorgeous! Tailored from beautiful Zegna cashmere-wool cloth in classic grey with a cream pinstripe this beautiful and rare three piece suit was hand tailored in Italy. The jacket is cut with a three button front--although this is far more of a British-inspired traditional three-button jacket than a fashion-forward approach--and subtle darting. It has four button cuffs with kissing buttons, and a twin vent--another nod to its British styling. The jacket is fully canvassed, and fully lined in Bemberg. The vest has a five button front and two functional lower front pockets--these are both still basted shut. It has a waist adjuster at the rear. The trousers are pleated and uncuffed.

This beautiful suit is NEW, WITHOUT TAGS. It even comes complete with its original hanger! As such, it is in absolutely perfect condition.

Asking just $115 > 95, or offer--likely around 10% of its original retail!

This is tagged 42. Measurements:

Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 26 1/2 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 18 1/2
Length: 32 1/2

Waist: 17 3/4
Inseam: 34 1/2 (+3)

Vest width: 20 1/4
Length: 27










30) 1956 3/2 Sack Tweed Three Piece Suit with Reversible Vest!

I have full provenance on this suit! It was purchased in 1956 in Scranton, PA for a graduating High School senior before he headed off to Princeton University; it was in his possession for the rest of his life, carefully stored in a cedar closet once he graduated from Princeton.

That this suit is now over 60 years old is a testament to how well well-made clothing can hold up if it is treated well, for this suit is still perfectly wearable in 2017--it needs no babying at all. It is cut from mid-weight tweed in a wonderful and classicially 1950s heathery tweed in a medly of dark forest and moss greens. The jacket is a classic 3/2 sack, with a lapped center seam down the back and a single hook vent. It has two button cuffs, and wonderfully narrow mid-century lapels. It is half-canvassed and half-lined in a beautiful 1950s geometric lining in colours that complement the tweed.

The vest is fully reversible; it could either be used as a vest cut from the same tweed as the jacket and trousers, or else it could be reversed so that it presents as an odd vest in a loden green that's the perfect complement to the rest of the suiting. The vest has two functional front pockets, and the back is constructed from the same patterned material as the jacket lining. The trousers are flat front and cuffed.

This suit is in Very Good/Excellent condition. It could use a dry clean and a press, and the jacket has a tiny weave fault on the front, as shown--this is just the size of a pinhead and I wouldn't have seen it had I not been looking very, very closely at the buttons it is close to! (If you wish, I can have this rewoven for $10--but it could just as readily be ignored.) There is also the very start of a fray at the corner of one of the interior pockets, as shown.

This suit was, of course, Union Made in the USA, and is a bargain at just $65 > 55, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 20 3/4
Sleeve: 23 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 29

Waist: 18
Inseam: 25 3/4 (+1) with 1 3/4" cuff.

Vest width: 18 1/2
Length: 24 1/8










35) Tweedy Three Piece Suit by Evan Picone.

SOLD

This is a very nice everyday three piece suit in a lovely medly of autumnal browns. The jacket is a contemporary two button model with darting and four button cuffs. It is unvented, in Flusser approved style, and fully lined. The vest has four functional pockets on the front and a waist adjuster at the back; the trousers are cuffed and pleated. This was Made in the USA, and is in excellent condition.

Asking just $35, or offer.

Tagged 42R. Measurements:


Chest: 21 5/8
Sleeve: 24 (+1 3/)
Shoulder: 19 1/2
Length: 30 1/2

Waist: 16 3/4
Inseam: 28 1/4 (+1 3/4) with 1 1/4" cuff.








36) LOVELY Three Piece Tweed suit in Barleycorn

SOLD

Cut from a lovely light wheat-brown barleycorn tweed the jacket of this suit is a contemporary two button model with subtle darting. It is half-canvassed and fully lined, and has a twin vent and three button cuffs. The vest has a four button front and two functional front pockets as well as a rear waist adjuster. The trousers are flat front and uncuffed.

This lovely suit was Union made in the USA. With the exception of some very small white marks by the hem of the lining, as shown, this suit is in excellent condition.

Asking just $45, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 20 3/4
Sleeve: 26 (+2 3/4)
Shoulder: 18 1/4
Length: 31

Waist: 18 1/4
Inseam: 30 1/2 (+4)

Vest width: 18 1/4
Length: 26.








37) GRAIL! Southwick 3/2 sack Three Piece Suit in navy with cream pinstriping.

SOLD

This is absolutely gorgeous! Made by Southwick, one of the great American clothiers, for Roots, this is a classic navy three-piece suit with traditional cream pinstriping. Cut from mid-weight wool cloth, the jacket of this suit is a 3/2 sack with a lovely lapel roll. It is half-canvassed and half-lined, and features a single centre vent. It has three button cuffs, and the lapel roll is lovely and fluid. The vest has has four function front pockets and a six button front, as well as a rear waist adjuster. The trousers are flat front and cuffed.

This suit was, of course, Union made in the USA.

With the exception of the loose stitching around the interior label--a flaw that will be repaired before shipping, although not using the original gold thread--this is in excellent condition.

A three piece 3/2 sack suit in navy pinstriping is a true Grail item, and so this is a steal at just $85 > 75, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 20 1/2
Sleeve: 25 (+2 1/4)
Shoulder: 18 1/4
Length: 32

Waist: 17 5/8
Inseam: 30 (+1) with 1 3/4" cuff.

Vest width: 20 5/8
Length: 26 1/4








38) MADE IN FRANCE Classic Grey Three Piece Suit

SOLD

This is a lovely, classic grey three piece suit! Made in France, it is cut as a contemporary two button front model, with subtle darting. It has a twin vent, and four button cuffs with finished buttonholes. It is half-canvassed and fully lined. The vest has a five button front and two functional front pockets; it also has a rear waist adjuster. The trousers are uncuffed and have a flat front. Apart from a laundry mark on the lining of one one the pockets of the pants this suit is in absolutely excellent condition.

Asking just $50, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 21
Sleeve: 25 3/4 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 18 1/4
Length: 30 1/4

Waist: 18 1/4
Inseam: 30 1/2 (+2 1/)

Vest width: 20 3/4
Length: 25 1/4





 

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