Where to find a vintage suit?

Dianne asks via the Twitter:

Looking for a 40's era men's suit. Recommendations on where to shop in Cap Reg?
[The suit is] initially as part of a costume but want something that can be worn anytime.

She mentioned that she tried Metropolis, but didn't have success.

Any suggestions for Dianne? Please share!

Earlier this year, Kaitlin ran through a bunch of places to shop for vintage clothes in the Capital Region.

Earlier on AOA: A good antiques dealer?

Comments

I know of someone with three 1930's men's suits available, but they are pretty small- I have one fairly large one I could loan you (very conservative dark wool 3 piece). It's generally hard to find vintage men's suits, unlike women's wear styles didn't change radically and men tended to wear their suits longer.

As usual, I recommend Reruns in Saratoga--it's a mess, but he usually has some men's things in the back. It might be a good idea to call and inquire about it, since if you're looking for something that specific it's helpful to enlist some of the shop owners--they know their inventory best!
Twilight in Troy might also have something, I haven't stopped by in a while and I'm not sure what they'd have for suits lately, but it's worth a shot.

Like Eric said, men's garments are hard to find, especially all-together. If you're in a pinch for a costume, I would suggest googling or grabbing some books and checking out what exactly defines a suit of the period. Then you can head to thrift stores and the like to find things that might not be of the period, but which are drawing from it anyway and have a similar silhouette.

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