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  • 16/1509 immaculate 1950s vintage black barathea / grosgrain d/b dinner suit 39 short to regular
  • 16/1509 immaculate 1950s vintage black barathea / grosgrain d/b dinner suit 39 short to regular
  • 16/1509 immaculate 1950s vintage black barathea / grosgrain d/b dinner suit 39 short to regular
  • 16/1509 immaculate 1950s vintage black barathea / grosgrain d/b dinner suit 39 short to regular
  • 16/1509 immaculate 1950s vintage black barathea / grosgrain d/b dinner suit 39 short to regular
  • 16/1509 immaculate 1950s vintage black barathea / grosgrain d/b dinner suit 39 short to regular
  • 16/1509 immaculate 1950s vintage black barathea / grosgrain d/b dinner suit 39 short to regular
  • 16/1509 immaculate 1950s vintage black barathea / grosgrain d/b dinner suit 39 short to regular
  • 16/1509 immaculate 1950s vintage black barathea / grosgrain d/b dinner suit 39 short to regular
  • 16/1509 immaculate 1950s vintage black barathea / grosgrain d/b dinner suit 39 short to regular
  • 16/1509 immaculate 1950s vintage black barathea / grosgrain d/b dinner suit 39 short to regular
  • 16/1509 immaculate 1950s vintage black barathea / grosgrain d/b dinner suit 39 short to regular
  • 16/1509 immaculate 1950s vintage black barathea / grosgrain d/b dinner suit 39 short to regular
  • 16/1509 immaculate 1950s vintage black barathea / grosgrain d/b dinner suit 39 short to regular
  • 16/1509 immaculate 1950s vintage black barathea / grosgrain d/b dinner suit 39 short to regular
  • 16/1509 immaculate 1950s vintage black barathea / grosgrain d/b dinner suit 39 short to regular
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16/1509 immaculate 1950s vintage black barathea / grosgrain d/b dinner suit 39 short to regular

£115.00
£95.83 TAX FREE
  • The Chaps Say:

    Heavyweight quality. They just don't make 'em like this anymore!

    • Heavyweight cloth
    • Satin linings
    • Unvented
    • Twin-pleat trouser
    • Buttons for braces
    • Button-fly
    • Waistline change pocket

    Condition: IMMACULATE - appears to have had very little wear. See photos.

    Estimated size to fit: UK / US 39 Short to Regular, Europe 49

    Jacket:

    Underarm to underarm - 20.5"
    Across fastening - 20"
    Cuff to underarm - 16.25"
    Cuff to shoulder seam - 24.25"
    Shoulders - 17.75"
    Length from nape of neck (excluding collar) to hem - 31"

    Trousers:

    Waist - 31.5" plus 2" to let out
    Outside leg - 42.5"
    Inside leg - 29.75" plus 1.25" to let down
    Width at hem - 9"

    Our stock ref: 16/1509
    Unpacked weight: 1730g

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Black Tie Standards

A savvy row buying guide.

Barathea wool is considered the classic choice for formal dinner suits. Heavier than anything you'll find on today's high street, a good barathea will last a lifetime and never look out of place. Vintage barathea DJs are widely available, quality is routinely excellent, and so is value for money. 

A velvet dinner jacket is a more 'dandy' alternative, perhaps. Originally derived from the smoking jacket and often still described as such. Silk-velvet examples are highly sought-after, and rightly so.

At first, black tie 'rules' might appear somewhat rigid and prescriptive but, as always, the enjoyment is in the detail! Subtle variations in cut and finish enable savvy chaps to reflect their individual tastes without ever appearing immodest (that would, of course, constitute the height of bad manners). 

Mr Tiernan's favoured cut is a 1 button single-breasted with grosgrain peak lapel. What will you choose? Read more


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