Vintage 70s Brioni Mens Suit Green Pinstripe Italian Tailoring Size M
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This is an exceptional vintage mens 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. 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. I believe that this suit dates to the late 1970s.
The jacket is made with medium width notched lapels and a two button closure. There is a flapped pocket at either side and a pocket at the left chest. The sleeves have three button cuffs and there is no back vent. It is fully lined in green rayon fabric. The pants have a flat panel front and the pant leg flares out to the cuff.
Age: early 1970s
Label: Brioni Made in Italy
Color: Fine pinstriping features a combination of mostly mint green stripes with some light blue, yellow and brown stripes. The overall effect is one of a muted green, unusual and lovely tone
Material: There is no content label, however, being Brioni, you can be assured that this is a high quality fabric. My guess is that it is wool blended with some other fibre, but I’m unsure.
Sizing: No size is indicated, however, the gentleman that this came from wore an Italian size 52/US size 42 - this may fit a taller person, but please rely on the following measurements for fit, taken from the exterior (please take the thickness of the fabric and style of the jacket into consideration):
Shoulders: 18” across shoulder seam-to-seam
Sleeves: 26” from shoulder seam
Sleeve Inseam: 18” long
Chest: 44” around, taken under the arms
Waist: 39”/40” around
Overall length: 29 1/2“
Waist: 35” around
Leg Inseam: 32” long
Overall length: 42“
Condition: This suit is in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tear, or odors. The collar area does have soiling. You will need to have the suit cleaned and pressed after receiving as there is some soiling at the neckline and the suit will be wrinkled after being packaged - please use a professional service.
This is a quality vintage Brioni suit - attractive style, excellent tailoring!