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1940s Vintage Tuxedo Tails Formal Tailcoat Size M


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

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These are a pair of 1940s (maybe early 1950s) vintage tuxedo tails aka a formal tailcoat.  These vintage tuxedo tails are made in classic form with padded shoulders, chest pocket, no closure, cut away front with six buttons, two buttons at the back and a two buttons at either split cuff.  It has black faille (fine grosgrain) wide peaked lapels.  It is fully lined in black satin viscose and the exterior fabric is a medium weight black worsted wool.  Note that there are no pants included, only the vintage tuxedo tails.

Label: no labels, this was most likely custom made

Sizing: There is no size label on these tails and although these should fit a medium size (US 38/40), please rely on the following measurements for fit, taken from the exterior (please take the thickness of the fabric into consideration):

Shoulders: 18 1/2” across shoulder seam-to-seam 

Sleeves: 24 1/2” from shoulder seam

Sleeve Inseam: 17 3/4”Chest: 42” around (21” across pit-to-pit), taken under the arms with a normal gap - note that suit jacket sizes are normally 3”-4” smaller than chest measurement

Waist: 38” with a normal gap

Overall length: 43“ at the back, measured flat from the neck seam

Condition: These vintage tuxedo tails are in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tear or staining - they look like they saw little use and were well stored over the years.  

This is a nice pair of vintage tuxedo tails  - nice quality wool, well tailored!