Simpson's of Piccadilly
Posted 17 July 2009 - 11:14 PM
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Posted 20 July 2009 - 03:58 PM
Understandably, the number of ladies' illustrations outnumber the men's for this decade.
Posted 21 July 2009 - 08:32 AM
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Posted 22 July 2009 - 06:13 PM
You can see in the lean and clean silhouettes of the 1960s how the reaction against drape that started in the 1950s becomes complete.
Posted 22 July 2009 - 10:43 PM
Posted 23 July 2009 - 03:13 AM
I note with interest that many, if not most, of the double-breasted suits of the thirties and forties are worn with both buttons fastened....
If you don't count the 1x2 dinner jacket ( and I didn't.) it's actually and even split.
Posted 24 July 2009 - 10:58 AM
Posted 24 July 2009 - 06:18 PM
I do believe I had the jacket shown at the top left of this picture, bought in the 70's at a section of Simpsons called Simpsons Trend in Jermyn Street with a separate entrance at the back which catered for the more youthful client. I seem to recall that the coat lapels touched the sleeve though they were so big.
Posted 26 July 2009 - 05:44 PM
Photo g shows the bespoke tailoring section:
Posted 28 July 2009 - 01:03 PM
Looking at the skiing suit, I can't help but be reminded of the sort of double breasted tunics favoured by German tank crews in WW2. I believe that the Russians also had some similar garments:
The yellow scarf under the coat in this illustration is also particularly handsome I think:
Posted 05 August 2009 - 02:21 AM
I have a question:
The Simpson's fashion sketch in this thread are from a book?
The book is on Amazon or on Ebay?
Posted 05 August 2009 - 10:14 AM
The book is titled The British Tradition, Simpson a World of Style by David Wainwright. It is sadly no longer in print, but you may be able to find a second hand copy on Amazon.
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