Original Vintage 1940s 40s Red Green And Blue Tweed Suit With Velvet Collar By Ardmoor
This fabulous suit was made in the 1940s from a beautiful wool tweed in shades of red, green and blue, giving it a purple appearance from a distance. It has been cut in a classic 1940s silhouette with strong padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The squared collar and the large pocket flaps have been highlighted with sumptuous black velvet. The jacket fastens with a single row of five black and gold buttons and turn up cuffs finish off the sleeves. Inside, the jacket is lined in faille and has a maker’s label for Ardmoor of New York. The matching skirt has been cut to a lovely longer length and fastens with a metal side zipper and button closure above.
Shoulders: 15” seam to seam
Waist: 24” (tight 25” plus button could be moved by up to 1 1/2”)
Length: 31 1/2”
The suit is in very good condition with only two tiny pinholes, which blend into a pattern and a split 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.