Thursday, 15 May 2014

This mid 1960's Ben Zuckerman suit is tailoring perfection. It is made of a very substantial brown wool and is double breasted with a leather belt at the waist of the jacket. The jacket is wonderfully well made- you can see the bound buttonholes in one of the above pictures as well as the stitching on the edge of the jacket.
The suit was sold at Wolff Brothers, which was a department store founded in 1865 in Leavenworth, Kansas by Samuel and Alfred Wolff. This first store was moved to Kansas City in 1879 and was followed by 5 more stores in the American mid-west. The stores were know for their luxury goods. The final Wolff Brothers store closed in 1962.
Photos courtesy of Pennylane Trading Company.

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