Man's Morning Suit: Cutaway Coat, Waistcoat, and Trousers

Made by D. W. Scola, Philadelphia. Worn by Frederick V. Allen.

Geography:
Made in United States, North and Central America

Date:
1933

Medium:
Coat and waistcoat: wool herringbone twill (cheviot); Trousers: wool twill with supplementary warp stripe

Dimensions:
Jacket (Center Back Length): 41 inches (104.1 cm) Vest (Center Back Length): 18 1/2 inches (47 cm) Trousers (Length): 44 1/2 inches (113 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
2006-14-3a--c

Credit Line:
Gift of Elizabeth S. Allen, 2006

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Label:
Domenick 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.