Amazing Original 1940s Vintage Grey Double Breasted Hourglass Blazer By Botany
This stunning blazer was made in the 1940s from a lightweight grey wool with a subtle micro check pattern. It was cut in the classic hourglass silhouette of the period with strong padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The sharp notched lapel collar highlights the shoulder line and beautiful double pocket flaps add a decorative detail at the waist. The clever V shaped double breasted button arrangement further shapes the garment and draws the eye to the nipped waist and a matching V cut out from the hem finishes off the design perfectly. Inside, the jacket is lined in aubergine crepe and has a maker’s label for Botany Brand.
Bust: 34” (tight 36”)
Shoulders: 16” seam to seam
The blazer is in very good condition with only some very faint areas of discolouration and a tiny hole as pictured.
This garment is available to purchase with or without dress shields. These clever little contraptions have been made by our seamstress to an original 1940s pattern and can be simply attached to your garment by tack stitching at the corners of the underarm seam, pinning (we wouldn’t recommend that, it hurts if it goes wrong, so if you try this, it is at your own risk only) or inserting tiny poppers. They then stand ready to absorb any sweat and body odours as needed and you can simply detach and launder them instead of your garment, saving you a fortune in dry cleaning bills.
They are equally suitable for suits, blazers and dresses and come in two different options:
1. Pure cream cotton for your heavier weight dresses, blazers and suits
2. White cotton muslin for lightweight summer dresses (so they don’t show through the fabric)
They are universally sized and super easy to use even for a sewing novice as only a couple of tiny stitches are required at each side to secure them.
We sell Dress Shields as a standalone item or at a discount if you purchase them with a garment. We will select the appropriate type to match the garment you have purchased.