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The Official Vintage Clothing and Accessories Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. barrelntrigger

    barrelntrigger Senior member

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  2. JackFlash

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    Found a BB sack 3/2 roll POW suit this weekend. Pics forthcoming. Somehow, it fits me perfectly, and I'm a very hard fit at 38L. Construction on the suit is astounding: blows modern day BB out of the water. This thing is mint and, wait for it, from 1942.
     
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  4. IRKSM

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    spoo's gunna be jealous especially if you scooped it out of his turf
     
  5. JackFlash

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    Sorry for the poor iPhone pictures. I'll throw together a fit pic one of these days. I'm a slim 38L and despite being a sack, the fit is spot on. Natural shoulders, 2/3 roll, flat front, big cuffs . . .

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    Best for last - so we've all seen pants with slant pockets, normally offset from the seam that travels vertically up the pant - look how the seam actually follows the slant of the pocket!
     
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  6. Coal_Mining_Polak

    Coal_Mining_Polak Senior member

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    ^ I dig that suit a lot! :slayer: It's not from 1942 though, that's just a code. The blue 346 label started in the 70's, look for the Amalgamated Textile Workers tag. Regardless, it's a killer suit - 38 L is a bastard to find. A well-tailored sack will fit even better (IMO) than a darted jacket, don't believe the dart hype!
     
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  7. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    If you ever outgrow that BB, holla atcha boy.

    However though, I dont think the 1942 on the label signifies the year of production. I have a similar one that says 1952 on it, but was made in the 70s.
     
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  8. SpooPoker

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    Ha, jinx you owe me a beer, Polak!
     
  9. JackFlash

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    Oops. Yeah, I thought the blue 346 was a lot more recent, and certainly the suit doesn't look like it's from 1942. Here is the tag:

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  10. capnwes

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    Yep....1976 or later for that union tag....well until 1995 I think.
     
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  11. quotientspace

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    I guess if anyone come across a chrome button like this,

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    And some boots to go with it (different guy though)

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    Also an Orvis tweed that had a pretty (old old?) label and some holes. Im going to use it as a barn coat.

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  12. capnwes

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  13. SpooPoker

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  14. quotientspace

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    ah capnwes, my secret hope was that you had some in your button bin.
     
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  15. capnwes

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    I have a lot, but none of those. I will keep an eye out at the local antique shops.
     
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    I think I like that Brooks more than the Savile Row stuff. That Dege jacket is pretty sweet though.
     
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  17. Coal_Mining_Polak

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    ^ Stole the words out of my mouth... why are the gorges so low on that English stuff? P.S. Spoo, you still owe me a Coke since ya jinxed me!

    Not your typical Continental Sharkskin suit, this one is raw silk - what a fabric! 44 Long (gasp!)
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  18. capnwes

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    Odd... I grabbed two of those the other day. One in Ivory and one in Beige, from the mid 50's

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    And also this Midnight Blue Shadbelly Tux from 1935

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    Oh, man...those tails are gorgeous.
     
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    From the 50's & HEAVY! In pretty mint condition!! [​IMG] Spoo

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