Size 6 1940s Suit - Brindled Brown 30s 40s Fleck Wool Jacket & Skirt Set - Sharp Tailoring - Long Peplum - Early Cloth Zipper - Waist 26

$ 189.99

A beautiful and unusual ladies' suit in brindled fleck tweed, with crisp tailoring and a chic design. This set includes an especially long jacket and matching A-line skirt. The jacket has a high notched lapel, long sleeves, and a nipped waist with three pockets set low at the peplum (the upper right pocket is functional). Jacket is fully lined and hand-finished. Matching skirt has a center back kick pleat and is unlined.

Though at first glance we thought this set was early 1950s, it's difficult to date due to contradicting details... the skirt has an original zipper that's an early one, cloth-covered metal by Waldes, and the National Recovery Board label to the jacket could be as early as 1934. The early wouldn't likely be wartime (1941 to 1945) as the jacket's elongated silhouette indicates no fabric rationing at the time. But the style of the "Brevity" label and the jacket buttons appear to be 1950s era, not something usually seen with a cloth zipper... though the buttons do seem to be replacements judging by the stitching. It's possible that this suit is post-1935 and pre-WWII, though more likely it's early 50s. But our "detective work" is not conclusive, and we'd love to see examples of other items with the satin brocade labels in this suit.

Ladies' Size
6 to 7

Jacket: Bust 36.5, Waist 27, Hip 38; Jacket Neck to Waist 16, Neck to Hem 32, Shoulder to Shoulder 14.5, Sleeve Length 23.5 Inches
Skirt: Waist 26, Hip 36; Length 29 Inches


Three labels in jacket - National Recovery Board label at inside jacket seam, as well as ' QUALITY CRAFTSMANSHIP STYLE / by Brevity ' and ' IMPORTED FABRIC / COBB & JENKINS LTD / MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN '

Dark chocolate brown, black, and offwhite brindled wool blend tweed in a fine weave, with tiny rainbow flecks in red, light orange, yellow, grass green, wedgwood blue; spice brown rayon crepe jacket lining

Center front brown plastic buttons & bound buttonholes on jacket, side seam cloth-covered metal zipper by ' WALDES ' on skirt with similar brown plastic button at waist


Condition Detail
Very fine, the jacket's lining shows slight gradual fade toward the neckline, not visible when worn, otherwise impeccable and like new

Washing Instructions
Dry clean

*bust, waist and hip measurements are the maximum body measurements that will fit the item
*these measurements are not actual fabric widths, as they account for ease
*to get actual fabric widths, add 2 inches to the listed bust measurement, 1 inch to the waist, 2 inches to the hip

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