1960s Mens Suit by Hardy Amies Gray Worsted Wool Size M
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
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This is a vintage mid 60s era suit designed by Hardy Amies for Hepworths. The suit is comprised of a jacket and a pair of pants. The fabric is wool worsted with 35% Terylene, made in a gray flannel color. The shoulders of the jacket are padded and the lapels are narrow and high-set. It has a three button closure and three buttons at the end of the sleeve. There is a slanted flapped pocket at the left side, a double pocket at the right side and as well as a pocket at the left breast. The jacket is fully lined in maroon rayon satin fabric with white lining in the sleeves. It has three interior pockets. The pants have a straight cut front.
Age: mid 1960s - cardboard looks to be dated 1966
Label: A Hardy Amies Design Tailored by Hepworths. Hardy Amies (1909-2003), of course, is a legendary British designer. He started designing in 1937, but was recruited into British Intelligence during WWII. After WWII, he established his business on Savile Row producing bespoke suits. In 1959, he became one of the first European designers to produce ready-to-wear by entering into an agreement to design for Hepworths. He is noted for having designed the wardrobe for Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" and for his long association with Queen Elizabeth II, for whom he designed several gowns for notable occasions from 1950 until his death. He was knighted in 1989.
Hepworths is a Leeds based clothing manufacturer that was established in 1865. By 1907, they were the largest producer of clothing in Britain. They continued to produce under the Hepworths name until 1980, when they ceased manufacturing, but continued to run retail operations under the "Next" banner.
Material: Wool with 35% Terylene, which was a brand name for polyester
Sizing: No size is indicated, but this should fit a medium size, probably size 38 to 40 - please rely on the following measurements for fit, taken from the exterior (please take the thickness of the wool into consideration):
Shoulders: 19" across shoulder seam-to-seam
Sleeves: 25" from shoulder seam
Sleeve Inseam: 17" long
Chest: 44" around, taken under the arms
Overall length: 29 1/2"
Waist: 36", can be sized down to 34" with waist adjustors that are on the sides
Leg Inseam: 31" long
Overall length: 42 1/2"
Condition: This suit is in excellent condition with no wear, tear, stains or odors - the only "defect" is a missing button on one of the back pockets on the pants, easily replaced. Otherwise, this suit looks like it saw little, if any, use and was very well kept over the years.
Great 1960s fashion - although ready-to-wear, this is an excellent quality suit designed by renowned British designer.