Made by the tailor who worked on Sunset Boulevard.
c. 36, 38R/L. Measurements:
Chest: 19 1/2
Sleeve: 25 3/4 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 17
Length: 31 1/2
Waist: 15 1/4
Inseam: 31 1/2 (+1 1/2)
This is absolutely gorgeous!
This was made in 1968 by Josef Borg, the premier Princeton tailor who worked on the costumes for Sunset Boulevard.
As you'd expect from a Borg tuxedo the tailoring is exquisite--the closest that I have seen to this would be work by Brioni. The cut is also wonderful--the jacket has a beautifully elegant silhouette. The cloth is also unusual--a dense waffle weave, providing visual interest close up.
The jacket has a narrow shawl collar and subtle darting. It has jetted pockets set at an angle, reminiscent of English hacking jackets. It is fully lined and fully canvassed, and features handwork throughout. It has two button cuffs with handmade faux buttonholes. It has a double vent.
The interior label is set at an angle, matching the angled pockets. The interior pockets are lined in cream silk, and feature handdone pick stitching.
The trousers are flat front with small darts on each side at the waist for shape. They have no belt loops, but buttons for suspenders.
The jacket is in excellent condition, apart frm a small blemish on one lapel, as shown. The trousers, however, need significant repair; they have several snag holes and some staining on the legs. This tuxedo is thus priced as an odd jacket only. I will include the trousers, and they might be repairable, but I suggest that you pair this beautiful jacket with a pair of tartan trousers for a truly Ivy holiday rig!
Asking just $49, or offer, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA.