This vintage suit was made in the 1940s and was sold by Penney’s under their Town Clad label. It’s an off the rack suit, tailored to fit a tall man, with material added to the lining to facilitate the long sleeves and no cuffs to the pants to handle the long inseam.
This vintage suit was made by Clipper craft clothes. It is gray on gray pinstripe with a two button front and peak lapels. It appears to have never been worn and the pockets are still basted shut.
Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-1/2″
This vintage suit was made in 1941 by the Scotch Woolen Mills, a Chicago, Illinois based tailoring company. The suit has a typically 1930s cut, with a high degree of waist supression. It is single breasted, with a two button closure and wide, pointy peak lapels. The suit is half-lined (as opposed to the more typical skeleton/petal lining of the era) in a floral jacquard fabric. The pants are zipper fly, with an early Talon zipper. They are straight cut and cuffed. The fabric is a wonderful deep burgundy with red and orange stripes. It’s a nice change from usual brown suits, and is surprisingly easy to coordinate colors with.
Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28″
This vintage jacket was made in the early 1960s. It is a gray chalkstripe fabric, with small peak lapels. It is made of Gatewood English Worsted Wool, and was made by Shiffer Hillman. It retailed in Halifax Nova Scotia at Rubin’s men’s shop.
This suit dates from the 1930s or early 1940s. It is Montreal, Canada tailored for Premier brand clothes. It is fully lined, whereas most American suits of the period were skeleton lined. The trousers are not cuffed and have a button fly.