The two suit jacket below were found at one Goodwill store along with several ties.
This first jacket comes from 1933-1935. How do I know this? It has an NRA tag (not the NRA you're thinking but rather the National Recovery Administration). The NRA existed from 1933 to 1935 when it was declared unconstitutional. This is my first NRA jacket and makes for an interesting piece of history.
click photos to enlargeThe second jacket is from the early to mid-1940s with some nice shape and great pinstripes. It fits me perfectly but unfortunately it has a big moth hole in the back.
Look at that lapel roll!
I had no idea what this next item was when I first saw it. This weirdness along with the cheap price had me sold.
It has no pockets, no lining, is made of suprisingly lightweight material, has one single faded tag and looks to be homemade but is well constructed. "Simon" is written on the inside collar. Looks like an old time frock coat or even a "Jazz Suit" but it is neither of those.
It is pretty old and the construction shows it.
Check out the beautiful houndstooth fabric pattern:
I've come to the conclusion that this frock-ish coat was made as a theatrical piece roughly 50 to 60 years ago. A vaudeville piece, perhaps.