Rare Original 1920s Men's Linen Suit by 'Hamilton & Co' - Size 34 / 30

Rare Original 1920s Men's Linen Suit by 'Hamilton & Co' - Size 34 / 30

Code: 55850

£600.00 Approx $747.2, €698.49
 

A rare original men's two piece linen suit made during the 1920s by 'Hamilton Suit Co.' of Kingston, Jamaica. 

Linen suits became popular during the late Victorian period with men who were spending time in hot climates overseas and were a common choice for the English gentleman abroad. Often paired with a panama hat or similar, this style of suit is quintessentially English with original vintage examples being very rare to find today. This example dates from the 1920s and is typical of the period in cut and construction. 

The jacket features a single breasted, two button front which fastens with butterscotch coloured buttons. The pronounced notch lapel, short 'bum freezer' length and lack of any rear vents are also common traits of jackets from this period. The narrow shoulder displacement is another classic feature of Edwardian and 1920s mens suit jackets. The jacket features patch pockets to the front and a single button to each cuff. The inside of the jacket is unlined and there is a single interior pocket below which is the maker's label. 

The trousers are again a classic example of 1920s British tailoring. They feature a high rise waist and a flat front which is typical of Edwardian and 1920s mens trousers. Straight slash pockets are located to each hip and belt loops are positioned around the waist. Of particular note is the addition of a separate waistband as well as the waist adjusters fitted to each hip. The fly fastens with butterscotch coloured buttons and more are fitted around the waist to which braces can be attached. 

The suit will fit someone of around a 34" chest and 30" waist depending on desired fit. When laid flat it measures - 

Jacket 
Chest - 19"
Inside arm - 18 1/4"
Outside arm - 26"
Shoulders - 15 1/2"
Length - 29 1/2"

Trousers 
Waist - 15"
Rise - 14"
Rear rise - 17 1/2"
Inside leg - 29"
Outside leg - 41 1/2"
Cuff - 8"

The suit is in good condition as can be seen in the pictures. There are no signs of serious damage or undue wear that I can find and overall it presents extremely well with some signs of use etc. There are some light marks etc as well as some staining which is illustrated in the pictures and are to be expected for a suit of this vintage. It may be possible to clean the staining out but I have not attempted to do so. This is a vintage, pre-worn suit which is over 70 years old and may therefore have small issues commensurate with age. Please take time to study the pictures before purchasing.

A fantastic and very rare period suit in nice condition. This would make a brilliant addition to any wardrobe!