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|Vintage 1950s Tailored Black Wool Jacket by Irene Lentz SZ S
Irene Lentz's jackets have the best tailoring. This black wool suit jacket (no skirt) has an extremely wide lapel and collar that almost covers a lovely welted breast pocket on the right side. The buttons are covered with tiny bound buttonholes. And the jacket is nipped in with darts. Shoulder pads, of course. And hem weights. Those front hip pockets? The right one is somewhat standard and ends in the dart. The left one? This one is an open welted slit, set higher on the hip than the right. It's not a pocket and the lining on the back is fully finished. Perhaps a slot for a scarf? Or hankie? What you see in the photos is the fabric of an unrelated skirt. The jacket is fully lined in black silk.
Label: Irene exclusively for L.S. Ayres and Co.
Size:Bust: 36", Waist: 27", Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 20", CB Neck to Waist: 15.5", to Hem 23".
Condition: No holes, stains or mends.
RESERVED Price: $135
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Label: Both pieces labeled: Malcom Starr Made in Hong Kong British Crown Colony
Size: Labeled a 14. Coat: Bust: 39", Waist: 32", Hips: 42", Shoulders: 16", Sleeves: 22.25", CB Neck to waist: 16", to Hem: 58", Hem Sweep: 76".
Dress: Bust: 38", Waist: 30", Hips: 39", Shoulder to Waist: approx.16", to Hem: 58", Hem Sweep: 62".
Condition: Coat: An area of light soiling on the coat sleeve as shown, and some soil along hem edge with more on inside. Dress -excellent, hemmed up 3/4".
|1970 Vintage Abstract Printed Silk Twill Dress by B.H. Wragge Sz S/M|
I adore that Wragge actually dated their label. This 1970 dress is a marvelous , bold print in orange, yellow, aqua, rose and fuchsia. The style is simple - open shirt style collar, 3/4 flare sleeves and tent silhouette. This is beautifully made, with a silk lining, handset metal zipper and hand sewn hem. And side pockets, too! Wragge made good quality ready to wear for the younger American market. And did it well.
Label: BH Wragge 70
Size: Bust: 36", Waist: 34", Hips: 40", Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 20", CB Neck to Hem: 38.5", Sweep: 50".
Condition: Excellent but for one stain as shown at left side back low waist.