Exquisite Original 1940s Vintage Forest Green Suit With Amazing Bat Wing Collar By Forstmann
This stunning suit was made in the 1940s from rich forest green wool gabardine. It was cut in the classic hourglass silhouette of the wartime period with strong padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The high neckline and the unusual bay wing statement collar further emphasise the strong shoulder line and a single row of five buttons fasten the blazer at the front. The functional pockets at the waist have been designed to mirror the shape of the collar and have been accentuated with matching fabric covered buttons. Exquisite tailoring gives the blazer its strong shape, fitting it beautifully to the wearer’s body. Inside, the blazer is lined in green crepe and has a maker’s label for Forstmann. The matching skirt was cut in a gentle A line with a kick pleat at the front and back and fastens with an original metal side zipper and button closure above.
Shoulders: 15 1/2” seam to seam
Length: 27” plus 2” hem
The suit is in very good condition with only a pinhole in the pocket, a very faint mark and some impressions behind the buttons as pictured. There is also some slight wear to the lining and inside collar but this 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 pure white cotton.
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.