A curated collection of fine vintage apparel and accessories for film, theatre and everyday wear - Please note any orders placed after 27th June will be posted on 30th July
A curated collection of fine vintage apparel and accessories for film, theatre and everyday wear - Please note any orders placed after 27th June will be posted on 30th July
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Rare Collectible Late 1940s / Early 1950s Original Vintage White Life Savers Summer Suit By Kirkland Hall
Rare Collectible Late 1940s / Early 1950s Original Vintage White Life Savers Summer Suit By Kirkland Hall
Rare Collectible Late 1940s / Early 1950s Original Vintage White Life Savers Summer Suit By Kirkland Hall
Rare Collectible Late 1940s / Early 1950s Original Vintage White Life Savers Summer Suit By Kirkland Hall
Rare Collectible Late 1940s / Early 1950s Original Vintage White Life Savers Summer Suit By Kirkland Hall
Rare Collectible Late 1940s / Early 1950s Original Vintage White Life Savers Summer Suit By Kirkland Hall
Rare Collectible Late 1940s / Early 1950s Original Vintage White Life Savers Summer Suit By Kirkland Hall
Rare Collectible Late 1940s / Early 1950s Original Vintage White Life Savers Summer Suit By Kirkland Hall
Rare Collectible Late 1940s / Early 1950s Original Vintage White Life Savers Summer Suit By Kirkland Hall
Rare Collectible Late 1940s / Early 1950s Original Vintage White Life Savers Summer Suit By Kirkland Hall
Rare Collectible Late 1940s / Early 1950s Original Vintage White Life Savers Summer Suit By Kirkland Hall
Rare Collectible Late 1940s / Early 1950s Original Vintage White Life Savers Summer Suit By Kirkland Hall
Rare Collectible Late 1940s / Early 1950s Original Vintage White Life Savers Summer Suit By Kirkland Hall
Rare Collectible Late 1940s / Early 1950s Original Vintage White Life Savers Summer Suit By Kirkland Hall
Rare Collectible Late 1940s / Early 1950s Original Vintage White Life Savers Summer Suit By Kirkland Hall
Rare Collectible Late 1940s / Early 1950s Original Vintage White Life Savers Summer Suit By Kirkland Hall
Rare Collectible Late 1940s / Early 1950s Original Vintage White Life Savers Summer Suit By Kirkland Hall
Rare Collectible Late 1940s / Early 1950s Original Vintage White Life Savers Summer Suit By Kirkland Hall
Rare Collectible Late 1940s / Early 1950s Original Vintage White Life Savers Summer Suit By Kirkland Hall
Rare Collectible Late 1940s / Early 1950s Original Vintage White Life Savers Summer Suit By Kirkland Hall
Rare Collectible Late 1940s / Early 1950s Original Vintage White Life Savers Summer Suit By Kirkland Hall
Rare Collectible Late 1940s / Early 1950s Original Vintage White Life Savers Summer Suit By Kirkland Hall
Rare Collectible Late 1940s / Early 1950s Original Vintage White Life Savers Summer Suit By Kirkland Hall
Rare Collectible Late 1940s / Early 1950s Original Vintage White Life Savers Summer Suit By Kirkland Hall
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Rare Collectible Late 1940s / Early 1950s Original Vintage White Life Savers Summer Suit By Kirkland Hall

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This amazing suit was made from white stiffened cotton in the late 1940s / early 1950s. The suit was cut in the classic hourglass silhouette of the period with padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The small collar and high neckline emphasise the strong shoulders and lead to a single row of six mother of pearl buttons that fasten the blazer. Matching buttons adorn the large patch pockets and the sleeves come in a flattering bracelet length. Inside, the blazer is unlined as you would expect from a summer weight suit and has the collectible Life Savers Suit by Kirkland Hall maker’s label (you know you want to collect all the colours, don’t you?!). The matching skirt was cut in a slight A line and fastens with an original metal side zipper and a button closure above. 

 

Jacket

Bust: 34”

Waist: 26”

Shoulders: 15” seam to seam 

 

Skirt

Waist: 24” (plus 2” room to move the button)

Hips: 39”

Length: 30” plus 1 1/2” hem

 

The suit us in very good condition with only two tiny holes as pictured. 

 

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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

or

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.


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