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Vintage formalwear


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Sep 19, 2010
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I need some advice. I've been fortunate to have inherited some amazing formal wear from my family..vintage '30's and '40's , I believe. One is a complete Tuxedo..the other is a Morning Suit and last but not least is a Full-Dress..tailcoat, trousers etc. Included are several stiff, detachable wing collars. All are pristine , almost new condition. My question is as follows: The only items missing are the tunic shirts and I want to acquire the shirts in order to complete these outfits. I'm positive that the tunic shirts for 1. Black tie Tux, 2.Morning suit, and 3.Full-Dress White Tie are all different. I've asked everywhere and no one knows what I'm talking about. Can someone please help ? I want to keep the shirts consistent with the '30's. Thank you !!


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May 10, 2005
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"I've asked everywhere and no one knows what I'm talking about. Can someone please help ? I want to keep the shirts consistent with the '30's. Thank you !! "

"Everywhere"? I do not know which precincts you inhabit.. Around the Inns of Court
tunic shirts are about as common a tie dyes at Venice Beach. Personal note: my dad had
a tux from the thirties which came with a hard front pique shirt for studs. If I recall correctly,
it was not a tunic but had buttons below the stud portion of the shirt front.
For tunics see below:

( may not be tunic)
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