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Vintage 1960s Mod Mens Dandy Suit 1969 Double Breasted Black Velvet Size M L 42


Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing

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This is a fabulous vintage men’s suit dating to around 1969, featuring perfect period mod dandy styling.  The suit is made in a quality 100% cotton black velvet.  The jacket is made in a double breasted style with Napoleonic style lapels and wide collar and with more length than usual.  The buttons are arranged two by three.  The shoulders are padded and there is a vertical pocket built into either side.  The is decorative stitching framing the centre front and back of the jacket.  The back has a 123 1/2” long centre vent at the bottom.  It is lined in black ssatin. The pants have a flat front, a jetted pocket at either side, and have a leg that widens at the bottom. 

Maker’s label: Group II Exclusively at Howard.  

Material: Content label reads Made in Italy 100% Cotton - the velvet is very soft and luxurious, excellent quality  

Sizing: Size 42 is indicated, but this is a vintage size, so might actually be between a 40/42 please rely on the following measurements for fit, taken from the exterior (please take the thickness of the fabric into consideration):


Shoulders: 18” across shoulder seam-to-seam 

Sleeves: 26” from shoulder seam

Sleeve Inseam: 17 1/2” long

Chest: 44” around, taken under the arms

Waist: 41” around

Overall length: 30"


Waist: 31”-32” around

Leg Inseam: 30 1/2” long

Overall length: 41“

Condition:  This suit is in very good condition with no wear, tear, stains or odours - this suit looks like it saw very little use and was very well kept over the years.  

This is a wonderful example of late 1960x men’s dandy “peacock” fashion - excellent quality and fabulous style, rarely seen!