Original 1940s Navy Blue Gabardine Forstmann Wool Triple Pocket Vintage Belt Back Blazer
This wonderful jacket was made from high quality navy blue virgin wool produced by Forstmann in the 1940s. The shape defining nipped waist and padded shoulders gives the jacket that desirable and classic 1940s silhouette. The nipped waist is further emphasised by the half belt at the back of the jacket. It also features a wing collar, which highlights its v-neckline, and four fabric covered buttons. The six pockets located in pairs at the bust, waist and hips add an interesting decorative element.
The jacket is in good condition, however there are a number of darns, most of which have been pictured.
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.