Man's Morning Suit: Cutaway Coat, Waistcoat, and Trousers
Made by D. W. Scola, Philadelphia. Worn by Frederick V. Allen.
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.