Original Vintage 1940s 40s Airforce Blue Wool Blazer
This beautiful blazer was made from an airforce blue wool in the 1940s. It is cut in a strong hourglass silhouette with padded shoulders and a nipped waist. Clever darting either side of the waist give further structure to the piece. The notched lapel collar marks the beginning of a row of three fabric covered buttons which fasten the jacket and there are tiny functional pockets at the waist. Inside, the jacket is lined in grey satin and has a maker’s label for James Chambers of Toronto.
Shoulders: 15 1/2” seam to seam
The jacket is in very good condition with only a few tiny spots and nibbles and some slight damage to the lining as 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.