top of page

This is absolutely wonderful! Cut from gossamer-light Wash and Wear fabric in a classic subdued 1950s plaid in earthtones of dark greens and deep-forest browns--the sort of colours that were so common in the 1950s but which are now almost never seen--this is cut as a classic 3/2 sack suit.


Made by Haspel--one of the pioneers of Wash and Wear clothing--this is a wonderful early example of the type. Dating from when Wash and Wear clothing was viewed with equal parts wonder and skepticism this suit exemplifies Haspel's approach to win over the skeptics--made the suits with as much attention to detail as could be found anywhere else! This suit thus not only has a wonderful liquid lapel roll, but lapped seams, a single hook rear vent, and top-stitching on the outer seams. It also has a quarter-lining--all the better to keep its wearer as cool as possible, and to show off the excellent tailoring along the interior seams!


The trousers are flat-front and cuffed.


This suit was originally sold by Roger Kent, a men's store that has three locations--Madison Avenue in New York, by Press, Brooks Brothers, and F. R. Tripler, Philadelphia, and New Haven. It isn't difficult to guess who its clientele were!


This suit was, of course, Union Made in the USA. It does have a couple of minor imperfections: The lining to the trousers has faded with age, and the lining to the jacket has some age foxing in the shoulders. And it could use a quick dry-clean to freshen it up! As such, this is in overall Very Good condition, and is a bargain at just $39, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA!


This is also a very wearable size--so grab this while you have a chance!

Chest: 22
Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+ 1 1/2)
Shoulder: 18 3/4
Length: 31 1/8

Waist: 17 3/4 (+1 1/2)
Inseam: 32 (+1) with 1 1/2 cuff.

WONDERFUL! Vintage late 1950s - early 1960s Wash and Wear Suit from Haspel

    bottom of page