Original 1950s 50s Vintage Navy Blue Suit With Arrow Details and Amazing Collar By Buddy Bates
This fabulous suit was made from a soft navy blue wool in the mid 1950s. It is cut in the classic softer 1950s shape with lightly padded rounded shoulders and a nipped waist. The stunning shawl collar has been adorned with three embroidered arrows on each side. It’s points wrap over each other and are secured with a decorative diamanté button in the centre. Six fabric covered buttons fasten the jacket at the front and matching buttons adorn the flaps of the functional pockets. Inside, the jacket is lined in navy crepe and has a maker’s label for Buddy Bates, a prolific New York City manufacturer of ladies suits and coats in the 1950s. The matching skirt 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 barely noticeable darn on the collar as pictured.