Two vintage morning dress outfits have recently arrived on our hands. Each featuring at least one particularly interesting detail which we’d like to share with you. The first is a grey three-piece suit, bespoke tailored in 1971. It is rare enough to come across a decent grey suit with all three pieces intact;
Rarer still to find a waistcoat with lapels;
But practically unheard of for those lapels to be peaked, elegantly reflecting those on the coat:
And who made this beautiful outfit?
Well that was exciting wasn’t it? On to the next suit. On the surface, this suit is not altogether extraordinary, though a very good example nonetheless;
Coat and waistcoat are cut from a lovely thick black barathea in a very classic style. Made by Simpson Clothes for Callaghan’s, we would guess from around the 1930s though the date and all other info have faded from the label, which is a rather nice label all the same;
But this is the really interesting part, though it’s probably only interesting if you get excited easily by morning dress. The cashmere stripe trousers actually have a subtle blue stripe in them. Yes! BLUE!!!
What a week for morning dress. I think I need a lie down.