You'll have to excuse my lack of substantial posts in quite some time. A new job and moving to a new place has taken up most of my time. Not to worry, kindly readers, as regular posting will resume once things settle down.
And just to entice you, I have two vintage suits, one vintage sportscoat and several hats that I have yet to show off. And boy are they doozies!
And let's not forget the ever-continuing 1940 Mont. Ward Catalog series.
Context: When this suit was bought back in September of 1940, the blitz of London had just begun (September 7). Hitler announced on September 17, 1940 that the planned invasion of England (Operation Sealion) was postponed. The United States had not yet joined in the fighting and hadn't even started its 'Lend-Lease' program with England, Russia, China and other allies.
This suit was born in unsettled times.
Patch pockets, an unusual (for 1940) single short vent, the working faux bottom vest button, lapels that roll to the center button: all trademarks of a well made suit, this time from 1940-- the end of the great pre-war suits.