Vintage Custom Tailored Black Wool Tux DinnerJacket, Ville d'Elbeuf, ca 1920s

$160.00 USD



  • Wool
  • Satin
This elegant 1920s era custom tailored black wool dinner jacket is in excellent vintage condition: I can find no flaws. The interior label reads in French: A la Ville d'Elbeuf, Tout le Monde y Travaille, or in English: Everyone works in the town of Elbeuf. This is both the motto of the city of Elbeuf, which is located in Normandy, and the motto of industry in Elbeuf. The motto was bestowed upon Elbeuf when Napoleon Bonaparte uttered it upon a visit there in 1802. It should be noted that Elbeuf was a major wool producing center with its heyday during the 19th century.

Please be sure to note the wide satin 4" peaked lapels with the point of the lapel pointing upward. It is highly structured, with large and rather solid shoulder pads and curved sleeves. It has a single button closure and four button cuffs. The jacket has a breast pocket and a 6" jetted pocket at either side; it is lined in black silky satin fabric on the body and white satin in the sleeves. There is a 5" slit pocket at each breast on the interior and a 3" pocket watch slit pocket on the interior, on the left side.

Approximate measurements:
Shoulders: 17” across seam-to-seam
Sleeves: 27” long
Sleeve Inseam: 20 1/2”
Chest: 41”-42” around, buttoned, taken under the arms
Waist: 36” around
Length: 30”, measured flat

What a wonderful addition to your vintage clothing collection; this is a fine example of wearable 1920s style and textile art.

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