Classic 1940s 40s Original Vintage Wartime Green And Teal Tweed Suit From 1943
This stunning suit was made in the 1940s from a heavy wool tweed in shades of green, cream, brown and teal. It was cut in the classic hourglass silhouette of the period with padded shoulders and a nipped waist. Large patch pockets below the waist and at the left bust add a further design detail. The notched lapel collar leads to a single row of three fabric covered buttons which fasten the jacket at the front. Inside, the jacket is lined in rayon and has a maker’s label for Davidson, a retailer’s label for Embry & Co of Lexington as well as a National Recovery Board tag. It also has a label with a US patent number which dates the suit to 1943. The matching skirt features beautiful gored seams which add flare towards the hem without looking bulky at the hip. It fastens with an original metal side zipper and a hook and popper closure above.
Shoulders: 17 1/2” seam to seam
Waist: 25” (hook could be moved approximately 2”)
Length: 30 1/2”
The suit is in very good condition with only a couple of very faint marks and a slight fray to the outer fabric. There is some fraying to the fabric at the skirt hem but the hem could be taken up a little to remedy that. There is also some foxing and underarm and shoulder staining to the lining (please stop putting vintage on metal hangers) as pictured.