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 Post subject: Double Breasted Suit
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:50 am 
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Should a 1930s/40s man's double breasted suit have 2 vents or none?

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 Post subject: Re: Double Breasted Suit
PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2018 14:35 pm 
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I've decided on no vents.

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 Post subject: Re: Double Breasted Suit
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Curiosity got the better of me so did a little research and found this among others ..

Original forties suits are not easily sourced but fortunately the forties look was revived in the eighties, early nineties. Think Niles Crane in the American hit series Frasier he nearly always wore the full works including 1940s look ties and braces.
This makes finding them some what easier and means you can still step out with an authentic 40s appearance on a modest budget.

1940s Look Jacket
Double breasted, ideally shaping in a little at the waist.
Large Peak upward pointing lapels
No back vents

1940s Look Trousers
Wide cut
Higher in the waist with a lower rise than a modern trouser
Pleated fronts
Turn up hems
Ideally with buttons for braces


On another site I found reference to the fact that vents (I'm assuming when they came in) were loosely attributed as follows, single vent being American, double vent being British ??

Your decision to go no vent would apparently seem to be the right one .

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 Post subject: Re: Double Breasted Suit
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This is an intersting read perhaps ... not exactly time related to the 40's but gives a history of sorts re vents

https://www.veritasimage.com/blog/which ... ht-for-you

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Allen,

Thank you for the 2 replies.

I've already taken the jacket to have the vents removed (sown up) so I hope that it looks the part when I collect it next week.

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