Original 1940s 40s Vintage Jacket With Strong Shoulders And Beading
This gorgeous jacket was made from a navy wool crepe in the early 1940s. It features super strong padded shoulders with slight gathering at the top of the sleeves and stunning thick bead work along all of the edges of the jacket. The blazer is cut in a flattering open fronted, slightly cropped style. Inside, the jacket is lined in navy blue crepe and bears the National Recovery Board label as well as a maker’s label for L. Bamberger & Co of Newark.
Shoulders: 15 1/2” seam to seam
Length: 18 1/2”
The jacket is in fair condition with a number of well executed darns and some damage to the lining as pictured. There is a small amount of bead loss but overall the beading feels secure.
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.