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Posts: 20Joined: May 23, 2008Last Post: April 20, 2012
Got A Real Oldie!
I can't really say how old some of my clothes may be, as I have purchased so many at second hand stores. They have "MADE IN U.S.A." labels in them, so that should give a clue.
One suit I have was my dad's. He bought it in 1938, but never really wore it. It has wide lapels, and while not a Zoot Suit, looks very period. I had the pants legs re-sized for me (kept the cuffs - and of course, the pleats.)
I used the suit when I would go on special tours with my 1938 Buick (you can see it on my AARP Driver Safety Facebook pages. I went out and purchased a long chain to clip onto my belt loop. It connects to a pocket watch. Purchased a nice fedora hat to round it all out. Guess that suit is now the same age as the car - - 74 years old! I also have some period WWII uniforms - one U.S. Army and one U.S. Navy which were accumulated a piece at a time - also for use with the car for re-enactment purposes. Those would be a few years younger.
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