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Suits Collection

"Suits: A Timeless Fashion Statement" Step into the world of fashion with "The It Girl" by George Whitelaw

Background imageSuits Collection: The England football team leave London Airport bound for Switzerland to participate in

The England football team leave London Airport bound for Switzerland to participate in the 1954 World Cup Finals. June 1954

Background imageSuits Collection: Arsenal Football Club team and officials 1954

Arsenal Football Club team and officials 1954
Arsenal Football Club team and officials, 1954 (names below the photo). The trophies on display are: Combination Cup, Mid-Week League Cup, Football League Cup, FA Charity Shield. Date: 1954

Background imageSuits Collection: The It Girl by George Whitelaw

The It Girl by George Whitelaw
Colour illustration showing an attractive socialite surrounded by attentive gentlemen

Background imageSuits Collection: Dior dress and Fath suit, 1954

Dior dress and Fath suit, 1954
A dress in diaphanous floral chiffon with a 3D rose at the shoulder and a leather belt at the waist by Christian Dior. On the right is the braced silhouette of a tweed suit by Fath with vertical

Background imageSuits Collection: Arsenal Football Club team and officials 1950-1951

Arsenal Football Club team and officials 1950-1951
Arsenal Football Club team (FA Cup holders) and officials, season of 1950-1951 (names below the photo). Date: 1950-1951

Background imageSuits Collection: Fashions for 1954

Fashions for 1954
On the left, a caramel coloured restaurant suit in heavy silk shantung, its melting shoulder line, vertically seamed jacket, slanting pockets " are all allies for your pleasant evening"

Background imageSuits Collection: Liverpool FC football team 1932-1933

Liverpool FC football team 1932-1933
Liverpool FC football team, 1932-1933 season. Date: 1932-1933

Background imageSuits Collection: Tango. Watercolor by Marcel Vertes (1895-1961) published

Tango. Watercolor by Marcel Vertes (1895-1961) published in l Illustration on November 26, 1925. Watercolour

Background imageSuits Collection: Advert for Burberry winter sports wear 1926

Advert for Burberry winter sports wear 1926
A group of skiers take a rest. Date: 1926

Background imageSuits Collection: Queen of the South FC football team 1934-1935

Queen of the South FC football team 1934-1935. Back row: McLachlan (Manager), Sneddon, Savage, Haywood, Fotheringham, Cumming, Smith, Culbert, Smith, Allan (Captain), Hutchison (Chairman)

Background imageSuits Collection: Persian Manuscript, 1650. Court of a Safavid dynasty

Persian Manuscript, 1650. Court of a Safavid dynasty prince. Persian art. Safavid period. Miniature Painting. EGYPT. CAIRO. Cairo. Museum of Islamic Arts

Background imageSuits Collection: Knill Monument, St Ives, Cornwall. 1901 or 1906

Knill Monument, St Ives, Cornwall. 1901 or 1906
Panoramic view of crowds at the " Knill Ceremony" overlooking Carbis Bay, St Ives, probably 1901 or 1906. John Knill was born in Callington on 1st January 1733

Background imageSuits Collection: Tango, 1912. Dance originating in Argentina that

Tango, 1912. Dance originating in Argentina that was introduced in Europe after World War I

Background imageSuits Collection: Chinatown Shop, 1960S

Chinatown Shop, 1960S
Loon Fung Chinese general provision store, probably in Chinatown, central London. Date: 1960s

Background imageSuits Collection: Arsenal Football Club team and officials 1948-1949

Arsenal Football Club team and officials 1948-1949
Arsenal Football Club team and officials, season of 1948-1949 (names below the photo). Date: 1948-1949

Background imageSuits Collection: The Plane - and the Beautiful by Albert Bailey

The Plane - and the Beautiful by Albert Bailey
A group of young women, attired in elegant swimwear, wave to an aeroplane flying up ahead. Date: 1927

Background imageSuits Collection: Pavlova, Anna (1882-1931). Russian classical

Pavlova, Anna (1882-1931). Russian classical dancer. Poster of the Russian Ballets

Background imageSuits Collection: Derby Water Polo Club

Derby Water Polo Club
DERBY WATER POLO CLUB Eight men in swimming costumes, six in formal suits and a cup in the centre of the photograph. Date: 1906

Background imageSuits Collection: England / Totnes

England / Totnes
Fore Street, Totnes, Devon and the splendid 15th century East Gate Arch

Background imageSuits Collection: Cid Officers Sunday Best

Cid Officers Sunday Best
C.I.D officers (who can be seen in disguise as dockers in the other picture in this set) sit proudly in their Sunday best, no longer sporting fake hands and eye-patches!

Background imageSuits Collection: Diving Helmet Ca 1870

Diving Helmet Ca 1870
Diving helmet with weights attached

Background imageSuits Collection: The Rocky Twins in London, 1929

The Rocky Twins in London, 1929
The Rocky Twins dressed as sailors in London, April 1929 1929

Background imageSuits Collection: J. R. R. Tolkien, 1911 (b / w photo)

J. R. R. Tolkien, 1911 (b / w photo)
876905 J.R.R. Tolkien, 1911 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: John Ronald Reuel Tolkien)

Background imageSuits Collection: MURASAKI SHIKIBU (c. 978 - c. 1014). Japanese writer

MURASAKI SHIKIBU (c. 978 - c. 1014). Japanese writer
MURASAKI SHIKIBU (c. 978 - c.1014). Japanese writer. Illustration of a court lady of the Heian period. Illustration of Genji Monogatari (The Tale of Genji), which chronicles the life of Prince Genji

Background imageSuits Collection: Young man in a suit and without shirt lying on a couch

Young man in a suit and without shirt lying on a couch

Background imageSuits Collection: Young man in a suit and without shirt kneeling on a couch

Young man in a suit and without shirt kneeling on a couch

Background imageSuits Collection: Edward Boyle and Anthony Crosland, Eastbourne

Edward Boyle and Anthony Crosland, Eastbourne
Edward Boyle (1923-1981), Conservative MP, and Anthony Crosland (1918-1977), Labour MP, at Eastbourne. They wrote a book together, The Politics of Education, published in 1971. Date: 1975

Background imageSuits Collection: Advert for Peter Robinsons mens clothing 1904

Advert for Peter Robinsons mens clothing 1904
Tailored clothing for gentlemen at Peter Robinson s, Oxford Street. Date: 1904

Background imageSuits Collection: Liverpool FC football team 1920-1921

Liverpool FC football team 1920-1921
Liverpool FC football team, 1920-1921 season, with two trophies (names below the photo). Date: 1920-1921

Background imageSuits Collection: Heart of Midlothian FC football team 1934-1935

Heart of Midlothian FC football team 1934-1935. Back row: Russell, Reid (Captain), Anderson, Harkness, Herd, Harvey, Kerr (Trainer). Front row: Murray, Walker, Anderson, Robson, Black. Date: 1934-1935

Background imageSuits Collection: Three young Japanese people play billiards

Three young Japanese people play billiards
A group of Japaenese young people play the american/french style billards or snooker at a table. The two men are dressed smartly in three piece suits and the lady is dressed in a Kimono. Date: 1932

Background imageSuits Collection: Advertisement for Charles Baker & Co.s Store

Advertisement for Charles Baker & Co.s Stores Ltd. - Gentlemen & Boys high-class clothing & outfitting - " Opened to keep pace with the Civil Service Stores" circa 1890s

Background imageSuits Collection: The Rocky Twins dressed as sailors

The Rocky Twins dressed as sailors, late 1920s late 1920

Background imageSuits Collection: A group of three transvestites

A group of three transvestites
Three transvestite ladies in suits and smart hats stand arm-in-arm

Background imageSuits Collection: Sergei Kirov, Fedor Raskolnikov and Sergo Ordzhonikidze

Sergei Kirov, Fedor Raskolnikov and Sergo Ordzhonikidze
Sergey Mironovich Kirov (1886-1934), Russian Revolutionary leader (centre), with fellow-Bolshevik, Fedor Raskolnikov (1892-1939) (left) and the Georgian Bolshevik

Background imageSuits Collection: England World Cup winners, West Ham players

England World Cup winners, West Ham players, Martin Peters, Bobby Moore and Geoff Hurst, with the Jules Rimet Trophy. Date: 1966

Background imageSuits Collection: Dod Procter, English artist with one of her paintings of a nude woman (b / w photo)

Dod Procter, English artist with one of her paintings of a nude woman (b / w photo)
6015472 Dod Procter, English artist with one of her paintings of a nude woman (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Dod Procter (1890-1972)

Background imageSuits Collection: Gustav Holst, composer (b / w photo)

Gustav Holst, composer (b / w photo)
5999507 Gustav Holst, composer (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Gustav Holst, composer (1874-1934). Photo by Elliott & Fry.); © Look and Learn

Background imageSuits Collection: San Francisco detectives Inspector James Bohm (left) and Lester Gance seen here putting

San Francisco detectives Inspector James Bohm (left) and Lester Gance seen here putting their loaded Smith and Wesson 38 revolvers into their trouser holsters before going out on patrol

Background imageSuits Collection: Kenny Dalglish signs for Liverpool for a British record fee of £440

Kenny Dalglish signs for Liverpool for a British record fee of £440
Kenny Dalglish signs for Liverpool for a British record fee of £ 440, 000 watched by manager Bob Paisley, white shirt chairman John Smith left

Background imageSuits Collection: Five Star pop group at London Airport. c. 1986

Five Star pop group at London Airport. c. 1986
Five Star pop group at London Airport. c.1986

Background imageSuits Collection: HOLMES OF BOND STREET

HOLMES OF BOND STREET
Three well-heeled ladies chat outside the shop front of Holmes, silversmiths and jewellers, Bond Street, London. Date: 1960s

Background imageSuits Collection: Supper Men About Town by Hynes

Supper Men About Town by Hynes
Five well known figures on the London social scene during the 1920s caricatured by Hynes in The Bystander. From top left, Solly Joel, large figure right is Bendor, Duke of Westminster

Background imageSuits Collection: Institution of Druid Lodge at Angel Hotel, Petworth, December 1937

Institution of Druid Lodge at Angel Hotel, Petworth, December 1937
Institution of Druid Lodge at Angel Hotel Gathering of gentlemen wearing various insignia for the opening of The Lodge. December 1937 George Garland Collection West Sussex Record Office Ref No

Background imageSuits Collection: Nearly 1000 West Indian immigrants arrive in three boats trains at Waterloo Station

Nearly 1000 West Indian immigrants arrive in three boats trains at Waterloo Station. Many brought with them packing cases containing treasured possessions. 15th October 1961

Background imageSuits Collection: Advert for Peter Robinsons boys clothing 1902

Advert for Peter Robinsons boys clothing 1902
Winter sale for boys outdoor clothing, tweed and cheviot overcoat, boys Eton suit and tweed Buckingham suit. 1902

Background imageSuits Collection: Three young men on veteran BSA motorcycle

Three young men on veteran BSA motorcycle
Three young men on a veteran BSA motorcycle circa 1920

Background imageSuits Collection: Debenham and Freebody suit, 1954

Debenham and Freebody suit, 1954
A classic black suit from Debeneham and Freebody, finely tailored with black velvet collar and cuffs and made from the very best worsted barathea. Date: 1954



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"Suits: A Timeless Fashion Statement" Step into the world of fashion with "The It Girl" by George Whitelaw, where suits take center stage as the epitome of sophistication and style. From Fashions for 1954 to an Advert for Burberry winter sports wear in 1926, they have always been a symbol of elegance. Even sporting legends like Liverpool FC football team in 1932-1933 embraced the power of a well-tailored suit off the field. And let's not forget about Tango, a dance originating in Argentina that exudes passion and grace - dancers draped in tailored suits adding an extra touch of allure. In every era, from Arsenal Football Club team and officials in 1950-1951 to Queen of the South FC football team in 1934-1935, they have adorned men with confidence and authority. They have transcended time, even making their mark on historical artifacts such as a Persian Manuscript from 1650 depicting courtiers dressed impeccably. Artists like Marcel Vertes captured the essence of Tango through watercolor paintings published worldwide. The fluidity and movement showcased within these works perfectly complemented the elegance found within each suit worn by its dancers. Fashion houses like Dior also recognized the timeless appeal of suits; their iconic dress designs paired effortlessly with Fath suits in 1954. These ensembles became synonymous with high fashion during this era. Not only did athletes embrace this trend but so did everyday individuals who frequented places like Chinatown Shop during the swinging '60s. Suits became a staple for those seeking to make a statement while embracing cultural diversity. From historical manuscripts to art pieces capturing moments frozen in time, one thing remains constant - suits continue to be an enduring symbol of class and refinement throughout history. So whether you're stepping onto a football pitch or attending an elegant soirée, donning a well-fitted suit will always be a timeless fashion choice.