VINTAGE SIMPSON CC41 1940'S UTILITY. Size 38R / Trousers W32 L32. Up for sale is a beautiful vintage 1940's Simpson men's CC41 utility 3 piece suit. It is in a grey wool herringbone with a thin red pinstripe. The jacket, waistcoat and trousers all have the CC41 label.
It is a classic 40's tailored fit with a 3 button jacket with no back vents and buttons on the cuffs (not working buttons). It has 2 front pockets and a single breast pocket. The waistcoat buttons down the front and has 4 front pockets and the traditional adjuster at the back.
The trousers are pleated with side pockets and a single back pocket. It is in excellent condition for it's age and has just been dry cleaned.
There are some small flaws as to be expected with an item from this period and are listed below. Jacket: There is a small hole on the back left shoulder (see photo). Also a tiny moth hole on the top of the left arm just below the shoulder and a couple of moth grazes one to the front left pocket and the other closer to the buttons but nothing at all bad.There are one or two stitches needed where the sleeve lining has come unpicked on the underarms but nothing bad and a very easy repair. Otherwise fine and no damage that I can see. Waistcoat: All buttons present and complete and no damage. Trousers: There are a couple of moth holes on the bottom below the pocket just under where the braces are hanging (see last photo).
The front left pocket lining has yellowed and is torn and is a little disintegrated from age. Bit of wear to the very bottoms of the hems at the back and the odd tiny moth hole just above the turnups. This is a stunning Simpson CC41 utility suit. What you see is what you get. There is no size label but will best fit a UK 38R.Underarm to underarm 20.5. Shoulder to shoulder 17.5. Length from neck to hem 30. Underarm to underarm 18.5. Length down the front 20.
Length down the back 23. The item "VINTAGE SIMPSON CC41 1940s UTILITY HERRINGBONE STRIPE GREY 3 PIECE SUIT 38R" is in sale since Thursday, April 05, 2018.This item is in the category "Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage Clothing & Accessories\Men's Vintage Clothing\Suits". The seller is "nellie20000" and is located in twickenham, Middlesex. This item can be shipped worldwide.