Amazing Original Vintage 1940s 40s Black Grey And Burgundy Striped Blazer
This fabulous blazer was made from a wool blend in the 1940s. The fabric features a bold striped design in shades of black, grey, burgundy and green that has been cleverly used at right angles to give the jacket extra shape and dimension. Very much inspired by the designs of Gilbert Adrian, the blazer features three horizontally striped arrows on each side with the topmost arrow on each side creating a functional pocket. The centre panel of the blazer maintains a sleek and flattering vertical stripe to elongate the wearer’s body. The interesting notched and rounded off collar leads to a single row of four buttons which fasten the jacket at the front. Inside, the blazer is lined in black crepe and has a maker’s label for Klingrite Fashions.
Shoulders: 15 1/2” seam to seam
Length: 25 3/4”
The blazer is in very good condition with only a few tiny nibbles as pictured which disappear in the pattern. There is a slightly larger hole at the back of the collar which would benefit from repair and a split to the lining that is not visible when worn.
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.