1930s Montague Burton Catalogue


September 28, 2013 by Ville Raivio

A bit of vintage for the man who cares: the wonderful Retronaut has shared a catalogue from Montague Burton, an esteemed British menswear maker. The catalogue espouses the thirties interpretation of the classic man: sure shoulders, heavy padding, low gorges, raised waistline, very low peak lapels. The pocket flaps seem quite low but perhaps that’s just my eye doing the talking. The illustrator, whose signature seems to read Riley, has sure talent: it really is a rare thing to see drawn lapels roll as beautifully as this. Be sure to take a look at the cloth examples and dress chart at the bottom of the scans. The company is still with us as the latter-day Burton, but their quality is hardly the thing to tout for.



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