Marseille Suit
Marseille Suit

Marseille Suit

Regular price $94.00 On Sale!

3 unisex sizes
Cotton
CHINA

This is, above all things, a cheap suit. It will not last long. It should be dry-cleaned before using to set the color if you are not into fading. It will shrink when washed. You will look fabulous in it. You will look French. It is the traditional uniform of the dock workers of Marseille. Yes, some still wear it. The uniform was originally a collaboration between a French and a Chinese company in the 1930s. Then, it was Chinese, then, it was and is French, according to the French, but made in China. This suit travels. If you have seen Pagnol you recognize it. If you have a thing for France in the 70s you will know it was rediscovered by AgnesB back then and sold in great quantities from her first shop. Worn in the past by workers in China, imported to France, worn by the French workers and leftist intellectuals. Featured heavily in the movement of 1968 and in Goddard's film "La Chinoise", the artist César had a thing for it too. Time for a real comeback, round 3,000. Guess your size, I am a small and wear a ladies USA size 4 dress. Marco likes his roomy, he is 6 feet and skinny and wears a large or sometimes a special order extra large. Camille in the photo is wearing a medium. I suggest you buy the same size you would buy pajamas, this is an unfitted suit. The pants have adjustable waist tabs so it's easy to be flexible. This IS the uniform. Unisex- for all.

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