Vintage 1960s Brioni Mens Silk Tuxedo Suit - Roman Style - Size M
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This is an exceptional vintage all silk mens tuxedo suit made by Brioni of Rome. Brioni, of course, is one of the most expensive tailors in the world, each garment hand made and sewn by expert workmen. Brioni is known for making the most expensive off-the-rack suits in the world, each starting at $5000, with custom tailored suits selling for $15,000.
The jacket is made with narrow width silk satin shawl lapels and a one silk covered button closure. The fabric has “slubbing” in the silk, as one would expect of a high quality silk. There is a jetted pocket at either side and a pocket at the left chest. The sleeves have single button silk satin cuffs and there is a double vent back flap. It is fully lined in black rayon. The pants have a pleated front and the pant leg tapers to the cuff. The sides of the pant legs have a silk satin stripe.
Label: Roman Style by Brioni Made in Italy
Material: Label at the upper interior of the jacket reads “All Silk”.
Sizing: Italian size 50 indicated on the pants, which should be equivalent to a US size 40, but the jacket may be more of a size 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 1/4” across shoulder seam-to-seam
Sleeves: 25” from shoulder seam
Sleeve Inseam: 17 1/2” long
Chest: 42” around, taken under the arms
Waist: 39” around
Overall length: 30“
Waist: 33”/34” around
Leg Inseam: 32” long
Overall length: 43“
Condition: This suit is in very good condition with no wear, tear, stains or odors. It looks like it saw little, if any, use, and was very well kept over the years.
A little more info about the maker. Brioni was founded in 1945, and during the 50s was discovered by American actors Clark Gable and Cary Grant while working at the Cinecitta Studios in Rome. Brioni continues to supply made to measure suits to an exclusive clientele. Among their customers were Kirk Douglas, Henry Fonda, Rock Hudson, Al Pacino, Peter Jennings, Robert Wagner, John Wayne, Robert Kennedy, Nelson Mandela and Luciano Pavarotti.
This is an exceptional quality vintage Brioni silk tuxedo - something like this would cost a small fortune today!