I picked up this gorgeous three piece grey flannel chalk striped suit yesterday for $22 at one of my favorite thrift stores. It’s made by Southwick for Cable Car Clothiers, San Francisco’s “British Goods Store Since 1939” (which has recently moved to a new location). I love coming across stuff from Cable Car Clothiers when I’m thrifting. It’s an amazing store, and you can count on everything to have been painstakingly chosen for its quality and simplicity. Southwick is, of course, no exception to this.
The suit looks like it has rarely been worn, and the fit is quite perfect—except I’ll need to get the pants tapered a bit. It’s a ridiculously (in a good way) traditional style: undarted sack jacket, 3 roll 2 lapel, 2 button cuff, natural shoulder, center vent, flat front pants. If I ever have occasion to don a heavy weight three piece suit, I’m all set.
The last picture is one imagined version of me doing important things in it.
Suit: Southwick for Cable Car Clothiers, thrifted $22 (I saved $1868!)
Tie: English Silk Regimental for Cable Car Clothiers, thrifted $2
Shoes: Florsheim Royal Imperial longwings, thrifted $13
Laptop Case: Lands’ End Square Rigger, $6 on ridiculous clearance sale