Classic 1940s 40s Original Vintage Blue Blazer With Sharp Lapels
This stunning blazer was made from navy blue wool in the 1940s. It was cut in the classic 1940s silhouette with strong padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The super sharp collar leads long lapels down to the single pierced metal button at the waist. Functional pockets at the waist and a small functional bust pocket (ideal for a colourful pocket square) further emphasise the sharp menswear inspired look of this piece. Inside, the blazer is lined in blue rayon and has a maker’s label for Bonwit Teller Inc of Fifth Avenue, New York as well as the Forstmann wool label.
Shoulders: 16 1/2” seam to seam
This blazer is in good condition with only a few pinholes as pictured. There are also some white marks, slight underarm discolouration and seam repairs to the lining as pictured. The label at the neck is coming loose.
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.