Fabulous 1930s wool stroller suit dated 1937, made by the well known maker F.L. Dunno & Company. You can see several of their suits in the Met Collection online.
This suit was owned by Col. Charles E. Speaks, the president of the Fisk Rubber Corporation. It is called a "stroller suit," which was a formal type of daywear commonly worn by wealthier business types.
See photos for a newspaper clipping image of Mr. Speaks.
Charcoal grey, three pieces, it consists of a jacket, striped trousers, and waistcoat. Also included are a pair of suspenders that came with the suit. The trousers are button fly.
It is an incredibly well made suit with very fine details and super soft wool and silk lining/trim.
+++ Measurements +++
I will provide as many measurements as possible, but if you need additional information, please don't hesitate to ask!
30" inseam (with around 1.5" allowance)
13" front rise (measured from the center crotch seam to the top of the waistband in the front)
21" back rise (measured from the center crotch seam to the top of the waistband in the back)
24" sleeve length from the shoulder seam to the cuff
+++ Condition +++
The suit is in extremely good condition with no significant flaws to note.
The silk back of the waistcoat has some extremely tiny pinholes that are only visible when held up to the light (see photo).
The suspenders have a small tear and do not have as much stretch as the originally did.
This suit is absolutely wearable! It will look amazing on whoever it finds a home with.
+++ Please read +++
This item is not new, and as such, it has wear commensurate with age. As with all older vintage and antique items, please handle with care.
All items are sold as-is, and I do my best to point out all condition issues and provide a detailed description and photographs.
Unless specified, items have not been cleaned.
I do not accept returns or offer refunds. Please see all photos, read the entire description, and ask any questions before purchasing.