Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Dec 23, 2012.
Would wear the hell out of that jacket.
I hope Sissy Spacerock doesn't mind me posting this here, but this Brooks Brothers overcoat from 1911 is completely mind-blowing.
It's on ebay here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mint-Antiqu...83?pt=US_CSA_MC_Outerwear&hash=item58a2cffabf
[I think this did actually make me salivate]
^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.
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.
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.
spoo's gunna be jealous especially if you scooped it out of his turf
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 . . .
Back of shoulder and arm pitch
More natural shoulder pr0n
Felt is strong and unworn
1/4 lined, with lining on the sides
Note the lining at the bottom near the vent - must be to prevent wear when sitting?
Back vent - notice the horizontal reinforcement stitching
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!
^ I dig that suit a lot! 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!
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.
Ha, jinx you owe me a beer, Polak!
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:
Yep....1976 or later for that union tag....well until 1995 I think.
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