An original British made men's suit dating from the very early 1960s.
This suit is interesting as the cut and cloth denotes that it was made in a very specific time period. In the very early 1960s there was a movement in teenage and young men's suits back to short cut 'bum freezer' style single breasted jackets as were popular during the 1930s and 1940s. These were often made in a classic looking fabric such as the charcoal chalk stripe cloth used for this suit. This cut of jacket is notable in some British films from the very early 1960s and is rare to find today. It pre-dates the modernist movement but some of the attributes are already clear.
The jacket features a single breasted three button front, a welt pocket to the breast and two flapped pockets to the skirt. The lapel has a pronounced shape which is usually associated with jackets made in the 1930s and 1940s. The rear of the jacket features a twin vent.
The trousers are more typical of the late 1950s or 1960s featuring a flat front and a narrow leg. Waist adjusters are located to each hip and the fly fastens with a 'Lightning' branded zipper which is typical of the period.
The suit is a small size which will suit a 32" - 34" chest and when laid flat it measures -
Chest -18 1/2"
Inside arm - 17 1/2"
Outside arm - 24 1/2"
Shoulders - 16 1/2"
Length at rear - 29 1/2"
Waist - 14 1/2"
Rise - 12 1/2"
Rear rise - 17"
Inside leg - 32"
Outside leg - 43"
Cuff - 8"
The suit is in good condition with no signs of previous wear or use. It appears to be an unworn deadstock example and displays very well but please study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that this is a vintage, pre-worn item which may have small issues commensurate with age.
A nice suit in a rare early 1960s cut.