23 Nov 2015

The 1967 vintage bespoke brown houndstooth check suit

A recent acquiry is this lovely vintage bespoke brown houndstooth check suit; made in Exeter, England in 1967 for a British lieutenant, Royal Marines.
Two-roll-three button SB jacket; no vents. Single pleated trousers with tapered legs. Waistcoat with lapels. Real horn buttons. Beautiful hues.
A true classic.
Only alteration needed was a 1 1/4" sleeve lenghtening.

The houndstooth check originated in the Scottish Lowlands in the 1800s. The traditional houndstooth check is made with alternating bands of four dark and four light threads in both warp and weft. Fillings woven in a simple 2:2 twill, advancing one thread each pass.

Today I wore the suit with a double-cuffed striped shirt and a detachable round collar from Darcy Clothing; a narrow plum silk tie; and dark oak brogue shoes.

In the with-drawing room

Beautiful colours
The 1967 vintage bespoke brown houndstooth check suit

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