Worsted Tex 1962-1969

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  1. rros

    rros Member

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    Hello all, is there anyone here familiar with this men's clothing style? What are the chances of finding a tailor who can cut jackets/suits this way? Is there such a thing as "blueprints/models" one can get his/her hands unto to make these jackets? Like old manuals... or my only hope is a time machine? As you may guess, I am not sure what I am talking about :)
     
  2. Hayward

    Hayward Senior member

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    My understanding is that this was a brand, not necessarily a style.

    Check out reruns of The Odd Couple. They supplied Tony Randall's suits.
     
  3. rros

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    Thanks. Yes, a brand. House of Worsted Tex. I guess a picture would have been better to describe the style independently of the brand:

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  4. TonyThe Tailor

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    This was an alternate brand for 'Botany 500' by Daroff & Sons of Philadelphia, my father was a designer there during that time and I have the old patterns and specs which I use to make my own collection with.
    If there were 2 stores in a city, one carried Botany and the other WorstedTex. Daroff went belly up in the early 70's and the labels were sold off in bankruptcy.

    During this time they also made the suits for the television shows Bewitched and Get Smart.
     
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  5. rros

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    Tony, when you say you have the old patterns and specs... what does this exactly mean? And thank you for the interesting information.
     
  6. ANGEL SANCHEZ

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    Hello! Tony:

    I do not know how old are you, but you say that your father worked for Daroff right? I remember that on 1967 i visited
    this factory in downtawn Philadelphia and I had a short meeting with the person in charge of designing, I don´t remember
    his name but i think that had italian origin, He was who invented the pressing machine "Collar Master",, in those times a revolutionary
    way to give the correct anatomic shape to collars. One of the most important hidden secrets of the insuperable quality
    of Men´s Suit "Botany 500".
    If you are your son or maybe relative of him, congratulations , this quality up till now, even Zegna has not been reached.
     
  7. tonythetailor

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    You met with Michael Mutlese, Daroff's head of manufacturing, who invented the "Korrect Kollar" machine, which revolutionized the ready made clothing industry. My father was Joseph Paranzino, Mutlese's right-hand man and pattern maker. I learned my trade at his knee starting when I was 9, I am now 47.
     
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  8. TonyThe Tailor

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    You met with Michael Mutlese, Daroff's head of manufacturing, who invented the "Korrect Kollar" machine, which revolutionized the ready made clothing industry. My father was Joseph Paranzino, Mutlese's right-hand man and pattern maker. I learned my trade at his knee starting when I was 9, I am now 47.
     

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