That suit sounds incredible. Great find - enjoy it.A very fortunate and superb find today from a local thrift shop (former St Vinnie's) which will warm the heart of our Trad friend @TKI67: A gorgeous mid-gray, small herringbone flannel suit, precisely in the sack-cut style and fully lined. Three-roll-two button front, undarted, two spaced buttons on each cuff, hook vent in the back, and flat-front trousers with 1-3/4 " cuffs.
The suit was expressly made in the US for the old MacNeil and Moore shop in Milwaukee by E&J Peake. It could have been made by J Press, the lines are so similar.The suit is in pristine condition, it looks hardly worn. The flannel is of medium weight, but has a nice, slightly heavy drape to it, which is perfect for my taste. The best part is that I have wanted a good flannel herringbone suit in a medium grey for a long time now, not having any herringbone suits in my wardrobe.
I will definitely need alterations, however, so the suit will go to my trusted tailor Mr Vang. The trousers need to be taken in a couple of inches at the waist, and the length needs to be shortened by an inch. The jacket needs the sleeves shortened by an inch, and perhaps the sides should be taken in just a tad, an inch on each side, no more, so that its lines will not be ruined. These are all fairly easy alterations for my tailor, and he has done such things for me dozens of times.
I also picked up a beige Travel Smith blazer from the same shop, with tons of pockets, zippered and otherwise. This was just for a lark, since I had seen them advertised in Orvis catalogues for many years, and thought it would be fun to try one out. Besides, the price for the three items of clothing (the two pieces of the suit and the blazer) was simply a single low price (buy any item of clothing, get two free), so my total outlay for the suit and the travel blazer was an astonishing $2.50. I also picked up a beautiful, handmade cotton blanket/throw in lovely fall colors, made in India, for $5.00.
Not a bad day! This has truly been the summer of bargains for me.