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« on: April 12, 2005 06:10:37 PM »

Does anyone have any idea where I can find pictures or patterns for 50's menswear (especially a suit) online?
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« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2005 04:12:39 PM »

www.costumes.org

Check the "History" pages, organized by decade or era.  You will find tons of pictures.  I don't think you will be able to find a pattern online though.  Mens suit styles have changed very little since the turn of the century (I mean the last one, not the just past one), and it would be easy to alter a current men's suit pattern, if you know how to tailor a suit.
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« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2005 04:38:11 PM »

Actually, vintage patterns aren't difficult to find online.  I, myself, have an Advance pattern from 1946 for mens' shirts.  Its the only vintage men's pattern I own.  My collection of vintage patterns is small, though, and I'm not planning on selling mine, but there are websites all over that sell vintage patterns.  One that has a pretty good variety is www.rustyzipper.com.  I've never bought from them, but they have a pretty good variety of men's patterns from the 1950's.  From what I saw of their current inventory, they don't have any whole suit patterns, but they DO have a jacket/vest pattern and one for dress shirts. 
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« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2005 04:42:55 PM »

Thanks for the replies! I know it sounded like a really silly question. I searched and searched and finaly found bits and pieces here and there (including lots of shirt and vest patterns) and did some improvising. I was just making some costume drawings, so knowing how to MAKE the clothing didn't matter. I just needed the little detials in shape and style that made the mens' clothing in that era different that the way it is now.
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« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2005 06:18:01 PM »

Sorry Lothruin, i didn't mean that vintage patterns were difficult to find online, i meant that it would be difficult to find a website with a free pattern that you could print out.

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