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Posted 28 August 2011 - 12:00 AM

It just struck me that we don't have a Best of the 1950s thread at all. Well, here it is!

I thought I would kick start this thread with only one picture. Not because I don't own many, many more fine pictures of 1950s tailoring. Far from it, as you all know. It is just this photo nicely captures the elegance of this era.

This comes from The Tailor & Cutter, January 1954:

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The suit was cut by B.J. Rubython for the personal tailoring department of Harrods of Knightbridge. High end department stores used to always offer bespoke tailoring back in those days.

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Posted 30 August 2011 - 05:11 AM

Sartoria Nicola Blasi (Naples)1958.

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Sartoria Caggiula (Naples) 1959.

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Sartoria Attolini (Naples) 1955.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 04:09 AM

Larsen (Paris) 1951.

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(Note the "Neapolitan" frontal darts on the coat).

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 04:32 AM

More 50s France bespoke:

Creed, 1952:

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O'Rossen, 1954:

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Cumberland-Eric, 1956:

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 04:55 AM

And now,from the sophisticated New York of the 50s,this beautiful suit.
Was cut in 1955 by Dunhill tailoring department in NY.
Not exactly an "ivy sack suit"....

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 05:17 AM

Naples.
An double breasted dinner jacket (in Italy and France is called "smoking")cut at Rubinacci's "London House" (probably by Attolini) in 1950.

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Posted 31 August 2011 - 05:28 AM

And now,the old London (from "The Tailor & Cutter" and "Man about Town").

Early 50s:

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Note that in 50s ,in Europe, the double breasted rule.

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 11:22 PM

From Rundschau, May 1951:

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Posted 13 September 2011 - 11:44 PM

Also from Rundschau May 1951 - a golf jacket. Pleats like these at the back are called golf pleats in the German literature:

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 12:58 AM

Also from RS 1951, a bespoke dinner jacket made of navy blue cashmere and silk cuffs:

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The French couturier Jacques Fath in a dinner jacket from the same issue:

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 01:47 AM

From Rundschau June 1951:

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 09:31 PM

From Rundschau October 1951:

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It was made for actor Theo Lingen for a film called Midnight Venus (Mitternachtsvenus).

From The Tailor & Cutter. Lieutenant-Commander Percy Silberston RNVR for his wedding in 1954, the bowler hat is worn with houndstooth dress trousers and Chinese embroidered waistcoat:

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:32 PM

Two novel cuts of dinner jacket from England - as reported in Rundschau October 1951:

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 10:46 PM

A double breasted Chesterfield overcoat from Rundschau, October 1951:

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Posted 14 September 2011 - 11:47 PM

A dress suit by Fritz Münch - I love the triple darted front (it would have worked even better on a slimmer figure) - from Rundschau December 1953:

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A young Michael Hussmueller - also from Rundschau December 1953:

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Karheinz Dorn in the same issue:

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 12:25 PM

From Man About Town Autumn 1956:

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 12:46 PM

A stylish car coat from Man About Town, Autumn 1956:

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Posted 17 September 2011 - 03:33 PM

Another one from Man About Town, Autumn 1956 a suit by E.C. Squires of Sackville Street:

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I really love the flapped chest pocket and the angled side pockets.




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