The Official Vintage Clothing and Accessories Thread

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

  1. SpooPoker

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    Would wear the hell out of that jacket.
     
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    ^That overcoat should be in a museum, it's truly bizarre to see the year "11" on a clothing item and realize that it's 1911. :slayer:


    It's still hot out there - ultra-lightweight and perfect 60's-cut Saks Fifth Avenue "University" Steel Blue-Gray suit. 3/2 roll, sack...etc. 40 R.

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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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    spoo's gunna be jealous especially if you scooped it out of his turf
     
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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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    More natural shoulder pr0n

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    Felt is strong and unworn

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    1/4 lined, with lining on the sides

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    Note the lining at the bottom near the vent - must be to prevent wear when sitting?

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    Back vent - notice the horizontal reinforcement stitching

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    Split waistband

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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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    ^ 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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    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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    Ha, jinx you owe me a beer, Polak!
     
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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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    Yep....1976 or later for that union tag....well until 1995 I think.
     
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