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Vintage 1920s Mens Suit Jacket Burton Charcoal Grey Pinstripe Peaky Blinders M


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This is a very sharp men’s suit jacket made in a charcoal grey wool fabric.  The jacket dates to either the 1920s or early 1930s, as evidenced by its style and the age of the Burton label (more about the label further down).  The jacket has longish peaked lapels and four button double breasted front, although one button is missing.  The jacket has a fitted waist.  The shoulders of the jacket are padded and the sleeves have three button cuffs.  There is a built-in flapped pocket at either side, and a pocket at the left breast.  The jacket has no vent at the back and is fully lined with a black twill fabric.  It has a single interior pocket.  There are no pants. 

Label: Montague Burton The Tailor of Taste Ltd 118-132 New Oxford St. London 18-19 Princes St. Edinburgh”.  This label began to be used during the mid-1920s until 1936, when Burton dropped the “Ltd” after “The Tailor of Taste”.  Unfortunately, the tailor’s label inside the pocket is missing and only a remnant remains.

Burton was founded in 1903 by Moshe Osinsky, a Lithuanian immigrant to Britain, who changed his name to “Montague Burton”.  By 1929, he had 400 shops as well as a number of factories and mills and had supplied over one quarter of the British uniforms during WWI.  Burton was knighted in 1931 and by the time of his death in 1952, the company was the largest multiple tailor in the world.

Material: Wool in a medium heavy weight.  This is quality fabric and a well structured jacket

Sizing: No size is indicated, and although this should fit a medium size, please rely on the following measurements for fit, taken from the exterior (please take the thickness of the fabric and the cut of the garment into consideration):

Shoulders: 18” across shoulder/sleeve seam to shoulder/sleeve seam

Sleeves: 26” from shoulder/sleeve seam

Sleeve Inseam: 18 1/2” long

Chest: 42” around, taken under the arms

Waist: 37”

Overall length: 29", measured flat

Condition: Except for the aforementioned missing button, this suit jacket is in very good condition with no wear, tear, staining or odour.  There is some red stitching at the top right and left of the chest pocket, why, I’m not sure, but very minor in any case.  

This is a rare and wonderful period suit jacket - could be worn with plain black pants, although, it would be great if you could find a matching pinstripe!