Tailcoat Suit & Braces by Parkchester - 1950s - Extra Large
Quality wool tailcoat suit by Parkchester from the Myer Store For Men in Melbourne, 1950s.
Jacket has grosgrain peak lapels and three button trim. Four button trim at the sleeves. Tails overlap at the back where they join the waist. One breast pocket and one interior vertical glove pocket behind the lapel. Padded rayon (?) lining.
Pleat front pants have braid side stripe and tabs and buttons at the waist for size adjustment. Interior waistband buttons for braces. Two diagonal side pockets, one rear pocket and one front coin pocket.
Braces are black and white elastic with silver tone hardware. Button straps are leather. These seem newer than the suit.
Size - Extra Large
Chest measures 104 cm (41") with the fronts meeting, to fit 107 cm (42")
Lapel 11 cm (4.25")
Shoulders 47 cm (18.5")
Back 43 cm (17")
Sleeve 65 cm (25.5")
Jacket length at the back 123 cm (48.5") from the top of the collar
Jacket length to the points at the front 48 cm (19")
Waist 101.5 cm (40")
Seat to 127 cm (50")
Waist to crotch 35.5 cm (14")
Inseam 78.5 cm (31")
Outer seam 106.5 cm (42")
Leg width at thigh 34 cm (13.5")
Leg width at knee 28.5 cm (11.25")
Leg width at ankle 23 cm (9")
Very good condition. Braces and pants are excellent, pants have minor wear to the lining and some normal yellowing, not soiling. Jacket has wear to the edge of the lapels which is a mark but not fraying. The lining has frayed to holes at each underarm, and one other hole. A smattering of tiny marks on one lapel, as shown.