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1930s men's tropical suit



#7493 $650

Men's vintage tropical suit, 1930s

The style resmbles that of the iconic 1930s Palm Beach suits by Goodall. The "Palm Beach suit" symbolizes the cachet of the town's elite social circles. The faded label is difficult to read. All I could make out was "Paris-Madrid" below a coronet emblem.

The 1936 ocean liner passenger leaning on the railing could have been wearing our suit.

The unlined white suit has been washed and bleached, perhaps several times, judging by the faded label; and it is still washable. I suspect it is of cotton or a blend of cotton and linen. The initials D.S.G. are written in ink on the inside of the jacket and on the waistband of the pants.

The jacket has two patch pockets, one welt breast pocket, and a three-button front closure. The cuffed trousers have a button fly, two in-seam side pockets, and two back welt pockets, one of which has a button closure.

To play the part, you must look the part. You can wear our splendid tropical suit on a luxury cruise. In a previous life in Palm Beach society, you could have worn this suit to bridge parties at the Royal Poinciana Hotel’s Grill Room; to Episcopalian teas; to bird shoots at the Palm Beach Gun Club; or to afternoon tango teas at Bradley’s Beach Club.

The condition is excellent and wearable. It just needs a good soak to freshen it up. It was cleaned and starched before storing, but that was a long time ago.

The jacket measures: 40" chest, 38" waist, 16" yoke, 24" sleeve length, and 30" center-back length from neckline to hem.
The trousers measure: 37" waist, 28 1/2" inseam, and 40" side length.

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