``People will stare, make it worth their while``
Mapledoram Reproductions
Welcome to Mapledoram reproductions, we are a small company based in Halifax specialising in ladies and gentlemen's quality reproduction 1940's suits, shirts and blouses.

We not only offer our customers a quality product made in tailors shops ethically made and sourced, not at large mass production factories. We also pride ourselves on our customer service.

Not only will the product make you smile but so will the buying experience.


It has come to our attention here at Mapledoram that there is a lot of monkey business going on with vintage 1940’s clothing.

Let us start by clearing up a few things, Antique is anything that is hundred years or over.

Vintage is anything from 1920-1980 and anything after that may be described as retro and that covers a multitude of sins.

We see a lot of clothing with what looks like an original CC41 label inside and the clothing looks right as well. For the aficionados and sticklers amongst you, be wary of 195o’s clothing that looks right but has been tampered with, i.e. has had an aged “1940’s” label sewn inside.

There are many fakes about and not easy to spot you need to know what you are looking for and do your research.

The main giveaway is attention to detail and the cut of the clothing, remember the average height for a man in the war years was 5’7” and had 37” chest and 34” waist, for women the average height was 5’4” and statics of 33-21-33, so consider this when you find that perfect immaculate suit with correct labelling and in a large size, they are as rare as hen’s teeth.

Most simple clothing during the war was handmade and did not have labels inside, woollen garments were usually hand knitted, dresses and blouses were handmade from patterns.

Ladies and gents suits from 1941 were subject to CC41 regulations, which controlled the amount of material used and therefore dictated some of the fashion and style of the day.

If Zips were used they would have certainly been metal and not all gents suits were button fly’s or button braces. It was not uncommon for a man to wear both a belt and braces at the same time.

Whilst here at Mapledoram we do not claim to be experts, we are all too happy to do our research and provide the best advice to our customers.

At the end of the day the main thing is to have fun and enjoy the events.



Suit and shirt arrived today. All I can say is “WOW!” It is beyond my expectations. It is absolutely beautiful, fit is great and I love the double breasted style. I may even order a few more and start a new style revolution and wear them every day to work!
My wife and I are trying to get back to Goodwood Revival again next year and that suit will becoming with me.
Thank you so much for your great professional service Gary. you have a very happy customer in Canada.

Tom Wills Fantastic
Just bought a cc41 reproduction suit, fantastic suit well made, very friendly and quick service I can’t fault any part of the process from start to finish I would definitely have another suit and very reasonable priced
Keith Smith Happy Customer
Fedex arrived this morning and we have unboxed the suits. Fantastic, we are delighted. We have all tried them on and are thrilled with the cut and quality. Thanks again, all is wonderful.
Jerry Wolf Tulsa Ballet- Costume Department Director