Costume and Textiles
Man's Morning Suit: Cutaway Coat, Waistcoat, and TrousersMade in United States, North and Central America
Made by D. W. Scola, Philadelphia. Worn by Frederick V. Allen.
Coat and waistcoat: wool herringbone twill (cheviot); Trousers: wool twill with supplementary warp stripe
Currently not on view
2006-14-3a--cGift of Elizabeth S. Allen, 2006
LabelDomenick Scola (1875-1963), who emigrated from Italy to Philadelphia in 1889, had by 1925 established a tailoring business at 1827 Chestnut Street that provided both custom clothing and personalized service. Scola even used his home in Glenside, just outside the city, to fit loyal clients like Frederick Allen, the original owner of this morning suit. Allen, who was married to the granddaughter of the founder of Philadelphia's Stetson hat company, lived close to Glenside at his mother-in-law's house in Elkins Park.