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1940s Vintage Suit Hand Tailored in Black with Grey Pinstripe Wool


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

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This is a beautifully tailored vintage 40s era suit.  The suit is made in a black colored wool with a fine pinstripe in grey.  The shoulders of the jacket are padded and the lapels are peaked.  It has a double breasted three button closure and three buttons at the end of the 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.  There are two pairs of pants with the suit.  The pants are pleated and have a button-up fly and waist cinching tabs at either side.  The suit is hand tailored - excellent quality.      

Age: 1940s

Label: None, but this belonged to a former high jump champion of Egypt during the 1930s.  It is one of a lot of 11 suits from the 40s and early 50s that he brought with him to Canada, after immigrating from Egypt.

Color: Black with fine grey pinstripe

Material: Wool.  It is a quite heavyweight fabric, definitely a fall/winter suit.  They don’t make fabric of this quality any longer and haven’t 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 - 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:


Shoulders: 18” across shoulder seam-to-seam

Upper back:  17 1/2” across sleeve seams

Sleeves: 25 1/2” from shoulder seam

Sleeve Inseam: 18” long

Chest: 44” around, taken under the arms

Waist: 41” around

Overall length: 31 1/2", measured flat


Waist: 33”, uncinched by a belt and with the tabs fully let out

Leg Inseam: 33” long

Overall length: 44"


This suit is in excellent condition with no wear, tear, stains or odors - there are a couple of brownish spots on the inside pocket of one of the pants, very minor. It looks like this suit saw little, if any, use and was very well kept over the years.