Alkit 1962 Thornproof Tweed 3-Piece Suit 40. Alkit was on Cambridge Circus, and for at least 40yrs, supplying (as the name implies) almost anything/everything? To the Empire's officer-class - across all services. This included, better-than-issued uniforms - for the more discerning.Flying & outdoor equipment and'civvies' too: Before, throughout and after WW2. This is an especially fine example of a 3-piece thornproof tweed'Town & Country' suit. Suits like this were often passed-down, from generation-to-generation.
Which, is probably why, particularly in this condition, they have now become so hard to find. And, clearly, the price reflects this.Though, if it's your kind of size and style - it might almost represent a'one-off opportunity'. The suit is in a particularly nice combination of high quality,'fine point' Thornproof, in Greens-Browns-Greys. With the close-ups giving the best impression of colours and pattern. Weaves were unique to the period - and were never really repeated. The jacket is cut to a clean-'modern' style, 3-buttoned, 2 hip pockets, and 1 inner breast pocket, 3-button cuffs.
Narrow 2.5" lapels, and a 9" single vent. Contrasting, very attractive tobacco-brown satin - with diamond motif - lining.
The buttons are quite striking - rather like little Worthies-Originals toffies... The trousers have a double pleat, slash pockets, with braces buttons, and a single back pocket and zipped fly.The cream cotton lining is, overall, very clean, with a little discolouration near the fly. Turn-ups, and 8.5 cuffs.
The waistcoat has a total of 4 pockets, with a matching, tobacco/diamond satin back & an adjustable belt. This is a 38-40 Suit. And the jacket fits me, a 40 and 5ft-10 fine, however, the waistcoat - since Lockdown - is too tight, and the trouser would require a little work... Double pleat, 1.75" Turn Ups, 8.5" Cuffs, Button fly. Waist: 38 easily altered if nec.Full Length (waist to cuff): 43. Turn-Ups: 2" (and an additional 1.25" of extra material). Under-Arm - Under-Arm: 18.5. Always Check Measurements Against An Existing Garment of a Similar Kind. No signs of wear - apparently it was worn sparingly. With no bobbling, wear marks, fading, stains, moth nibbles or odour. Dry Cleaned and ready to wear. I've been collecting vintage clothing for over 20 years. The collection was acquired, through some work and expense, mostly from London markets and specialist fairs. And always selected carefully, with thought to condition, quality and whether it represented the best of the era - mostly early-mid 60s.
As you may be aware, things of this quality are no longer easily provided by the the high street - even at the high-end. And the textiles are simply no longer available. As a result I will not be giving things away (sorry :) - although I feel the prices are realistic. And, as I know the disappointment of receiving things that are not as presented, I will be making every effort to describe things fully and honestly. With all items being sent cleaned and ready to wear.
The item "True Vintage 60s Men's Thornproof Tweed 3PC Suit by Alkit 40/Medium" is in sale since Wednesday, April 7, 2021. This item is in the category "Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage Clothing & Accessories\Men's Vintage Clothing\Coats & Jackets". The seller is "njmellor" and is located in London.This item can be shipped to all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, United States, Canada, Australia, Bermuda.