An original two piece Navy blue coloured pinstripe suit made during the 1940s in worn condition.
This suit is typical of those made in Great Britain during the 1940s and may have originally had CC41 labels in as it is identical to many other CC41 suits. It is made from a navy blue coloured pinstriped wool which was very popular during this period and hangs beautifully due to its weight. The jacket is cut in a classic 1940s style featuring a double breasted front and large, pronounced peak lapels. The short 'bum freezer' length and lack of any rear vents are also common traits of jackets from this period. The jacket features flapped lower pockets, an angled breast pocket and a three button cuff. The interior of the jacket is fully lined with black rayon and a hanging loop is located to the neck. There is a single interior pocket but there are no labels or similar. None-the-less, the suit is undoubtedly of 1940s vintage.
The trousers are again a classic example of 1940s British tailoring. They feature a high rise waist, wide leg with turn up to the cuff and a button fly. More buttons are fitted around the top edge to which braces can be attached and there is a single pocket to the rear. The front of the trousers feature twin pleats and slash pockets are located to each hip and there is a small ticket below the waistband which is a nice period feature.
The suit will fit someone of around a 36" chest and 31" waist depending on desired fit. When laid flat it measures -
Chest - 20"
Inside arm - 19"
Outside arm - 26 1/4"
Shoulders - 17 1/4"
Length - 30"
Waist - 15 1/2"
Rise - 15"
Inside leg - 29 1/2"
Outside leg - 43"
Cuff - 9"
The suit is in used condition as can be seen in the pictures. Whilst it is still totally wearable and looks good on, the suit has various small holes which are illustrated in the pictures. The worst of these are located to the front of the jacket around the bottom corner of the wrap and there is 1 1/2" along the rear seam where the stitching has come away (picture 8). The trousers are in better condition with one very small moth hole to the crotch and another to the bottom of the leg. Please take time to study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that this is a pre-worn suit with various flaws commensurate with age.
Whilst not a perfect example, this is still a wearable original 1940s suit in a classic cut.
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