This is a beautifully tailored vintage 40s era suit, possibly bought with wartime or post war coupons. The suit is made in a charcoal grey coloured twill finished wool in a fairly substantial weight. The shoulders of the jacket are heavily padded and the lapels are peaked.
It has a single button closure within a four button double breasted configuration and has a single button at the end of each sleeve. There is a flapped pocket at either side and a pocket at the left breast. The jacket is fully lined in black satin fabric. It has two interior pockets. The pants are pleated and have a button-up fly and waist cinching tabs at either side.
The seat of the pants are hand sewn with a separate panel in the seat, quite intricately done (see last two close-up photos). Age: 1940s Label: J Heylesonne Tel.
32.50.50 Nieuwe 100,000 Coupons Antwerpen 34, Kammenstraat, 34. It is a quite heavyweight fabric, definitely a fall/winter suit. They dont make fabric of this quality any longer and havent for some time.Falls beautifully due to weight and quality. Sizing: No size is indicated, as it was custom tailored, but this should fit a medium size, probably size 40 short, maybe a 42 short, with a 34 waist - please rely on the following measurements for fit, taken from the exterior (please take the thickness of the wool into consideration) and note the width across the upper back/shoulders and length of sleeves: Jacket: Shoulders: 20 across shoulder seam-to-seam Upper back: 17 across sleeve seams Sleeves: 23 1/2 from shoulder seam - 1 1/2" extra fabric in cuff Sleeve Inseam: 16 1/2 long Chest: 45 around, taken under the arms Waist: 42 Overall length: 29 1/2 Pants: Waist: 34, uncinched by a belt and with the tabs adjusted for more room Leg Inseam: 29 3/4 long Overall length: 41". Please note due the construction of this suit, the pant cuffs could not be let down. Condition: This suit is in very clean condition with no wear, tear, stains or odors. It looks like this suit saw little use and was very well kept over the years. This is a beautiful quality suit - hard to find suits of this era! Listing and template services provided by inkFrog. The item "Vintage 1940s Mens Suit Hand Tailored Antwerp Jacket Pants Charcoal Wool Size M" is in sale since Saturday, May 23, 2020. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage\Men's Vintage Clothing\Suits". The seller is "poppysvintageclothing" and is located in Champlain, New York.
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