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Dated 1934 Gimbel Brothers 3 Piece Cutaway Morning Dress with Spongebag Trousers

$ 398.00

Developed in the mid-19th century, morning dress was originally designed as less-formal daywear -- relegating the traditional frock coat to the back of the wardrobe only to be seen at formal events. 

It initially took a while for this new fashion trend to take off, but eventually everyone from the professional class of society to nobility embraced this new form of gentlemen's dress.

Throughout the years it has evolved from matching trousers to striped; multiple buttons to a single button; and notched lapels to peak. With the official abolishment of the frock coat by King Edward VIII of England in 1936, morning dress transformed from informal dress to formal and became the ensemble of choice for weddings.

Even Fred Astaire donned one on his wedding day in the 1936 film "Swing Time." (Thus opening the debate as to whether the pants should have cuffs.)

After WWII, the morning coat fell out of fashion around the world with the exception of Britain, where it is still worn at royal and formal weddings. 

Modeled after the riding coats of the 1750s, this jacket is fashioned in dark charcoal gray wool. It is single breasted with cutaway tails and peak lapels. It has a welted breast pocket, one button closure and is fully lined. Jacket has silk ribbon piping along the lapels, pocket and cuffs. Jacket has an internal pocket as well as a glove pocket in the tails. 

Waistcoat is made of the same material and also is trimmed in silk ribbon piping. It has four welted pockets and fastens with six buttons. Vest is fully lined in black silk. 

This dandy suit comes with spongebag heavy wool trousers. Pants have a button fly, suspender buttons, belt loops, side pockets, besom back pockets and a watch pocket at the waist. 

Measurements

Jacket

Chest: 38"

Shoulders: 17"

Sleeve Length: 31"

Total Length: 37"

Waistcoat

Chest: 34"

Total Length: 19"

Trousers

Waist: 31"

Rise: 13

Inseam: 29" (However, there is 2.75" of extra material in the hem, so these could be altered to a longer length.)

Label: Gimbel Brothers

Condition: Excellent

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