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Vintage Tuxedo 3 Piece Custom Tailored 1941 SW Howarth Montreal Size Medium


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This is a wonderful 1940s custom tailored 3 piece tuxedo with peaked lapels in black grosgrain.   The date on the tailor’s label reads Mar 20, 1941 (see photo) - I’ve obliterated the owner’s name for privacy.  The jacket has padded shoulders and a double button closure with a gap so that the vest underneath is visible.  The jacket has a breast pocket and a flapped pocket at either side.  The sleeves have a four button cuff.  The pants have a button-up fly and buttons on the exterior waistband that would accommodate suspenders - the pants come with a pair of black suspenders.  There is a satin stripe down the legs.  The tux is a black colour.  The vest is very stylish with an angular lapel, two pockets, a four button closure and a black satin back.


Label: SW Howarth.  Howarth was a venerable men’s shop located in Montreal, known for quality tailoring.

Fabric:  Wool

Sizing: No size is indicated, but it should fit a medium size (38/40) - please rely on the following measurements for fit, taking the cut of the garment and thickness of fabric into account:


Shoulders:  18” across seam-to-seam

Sleeves:  24” long

Sleeve Inseam:  16 1/2”

Chest:  40” around, buttoned, taken under the arms

Waist: 38” around

Length:  29”, measured flat


Waist:  35” around

Leg Inseam:  29” long

Length:  41” long, measured flat


Chest:  40”

Please note that the pants have a 2” inside cuff, so you might get another 1” of length out of them

Condition:  The set is in very good condition, with no wear, tear or staining - the only noted defects are a missing button from either cuff.  The buttons are generic plastic, so replacements should be easy to come by.


This is a quality custom tailored tuxedo from 1941 - unusual to find 3 piece tux sets like this!