Mens Three Piece

Vintage Men's Edwardian / 1920s German Three-Piece Suit

Vintage Men's Edwardian / 1920s German Three-Piece Suit
Vintage Men's Edwardian / 1920s German Three-Piece Suit
Vintage Men's Edwardian / 1920s German Three-Piece Suit
Vintage Men's Edwardian / 1920s German Three-Piece Suit
Vintage Men's Edwardian / 1920s German Three-Piece Suit
Vintage Men's Edwardian / 1920s German Three-Piece Suit
Vintage Men's Edwardian / 1920s German Three-Piece Suit
Vintage Men's Edwardian / 1920s German Three-Piece Suit
Vintage Men's Edwardian / 1920s German Three-Piece Suit

Vintage Men's Edwardian / 1920s German Three-Piece Suit   Vintage Men's Edwardian / 1920s German Three-Piece Suit
A stunning and extremely rare German double breasted three-piece men's suit in a large size. Dating from between the 1890s and 1920s made by Alfred Bernstein of Berlin. The dealer I bought this from acquired it whilst clearing the apartment of a recently deceased 96-year old who had been living in what had previously been her parent's home. Essentially it seems that this suit has been hanging (on its original hanger) in a wardrobe whilst history, quite literally, exploded around it.

The suit features a high buttoning front with shoulder seams in a position consistent with its age. You will note that in has no breast pocket. The trousers are flat fronted with a button fly, back adjuster and buttons for braces. Dark blue fabric shot through with a white check/fleck. Minor signs of age-related wear but otherwise in near-deadstock condition.

The lining on the waistcoat and the trousers is beautiful and still incredibly bright considering its age. Although there's no way of saying that it's definitely the same person, the name on the hanger'Alfred Bernstein' matches that of a Berlin resident born in the Silesian city of Ohlau (now Olawa) in 1862 who was deported to the Theresienstadt concentration camp in July 1942 and died aged 79 that same year. The myheritage entry for Alfred Bernstein lists his residence as being in Mitte and the address on the hanger'Lothringerstraße' (now Torstraße) is in the same area.

Laid flat the measurements in inches are as follows. Armpit to armpit: 20.75. Collar to hem: 29.5. Armpit to armpit: 19.5.

Waist: 20 (no material to let out). Inside leg: 30.5 (with an inch to let down). This item is in the category "Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Specialty\Vintage Clothing & Accessories\Men's Vintage Clothing\Suits".

The seller is "dixieland-one-step" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, United States.

  • Decade: 1900s
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Look: Victorian/Edwardian
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany


Vintage Men's Edwardian / 1920s German Three-Piece Suit   Vintage Men's Edwardian / 1920s German Three-Piece Suit