Stunning Original Vintage 1940s 40s Grey Gabardine Double Breasted Suit
This fabulous suit was made from a soft grey gabardine in the 1940s. It is cut in an hourglass silhouette with padded shoulders and a nipped waist. The small standard collar leads to a flattering high neckline abs tge sleeves have been finished off with turn up cuffs. The blazer fastens with eight interesting prong set fabric covered buttons in a double breasted configuration. The hem of the jacket features a beautiful scalloped edge which adds a lovely design detail. Inside, the blazer is lined in lilac crepe and has a maker’s label for Maier & Frank Co of Portland Oregon. The matching skirt is unlined and fastens with an original metal side zipper and button closure above.
Bust: 39” (tight 40”)
Shoulders: 16 1/4”
The suit is in very good condition with three barely noticeable spots abs some unevenness of colour and a tiny seam 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.