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Vintage Dress Suits
The department for those great 1940s and 50s Vintage Suits. Whether skirt and jacket sets or dress and
jackets combinations, they are here, with sets from the 1920s to 70s.

1950s Heather Grey and Mauve Flecked Suit
Order #D2651
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1950s Heather Grey and Mauve Flecked Suit by Kolmer SZ S/M

This 1950s ladies suit is a neat coordinating set with a flecked wool swing jacket (no front closures) and a solid weave heather wool skirt. The jacket collar and lapels match the skirt as do the inset trims bands on the deep shaped sleeve cuffs. The jacket also has welt pockets. The straight skirt has wide flanged side front pockets, a deep inverted box kick pleat and a side metal zipper to close.

Label: a Kolmer Petite

Size: Jacket: Bust: 40", Shoulders: 15.75", Sleeves: 22.5", CB Neck to Hem: 22.5". 
Skirt: Waist: 27", Hips: 41", Waist to Hem: 28.5", Hem Sweep: 50".

Condition: Excellent. No stains or holes.

Price: $125
1950s Hot Pink Wool Crepe Suit by Davidow
Order #D2652
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1950s Hot Pink Wool Crepe Suit by Davidow SZ M

This late 1950s ladies suit is wonderful bright hot pink wool crepe with a boxy jacket with 4 flaps, 3/4 sleeves and patented Davidow button front. The bottom pockets are functional. The skirt is a straight cut with kick pleat and both pieces have a pink crepe de chine lining.

Labels: Davidow London Paris New York, US Patent 2,318,295 & B. Altman & Co. Fifth Avenue New York

Size: Jacket: Bust: 41", Waist: 34", Shoulders: 16", Sleeves: 19.5", CB Neck to Hem: 21.25".
Skirt: Waist: 28", Hips: 40", Waist to Hem: 25.75", Hem Sweep:50".

Condition: Excellent. No stains or holes.

Price: $75
Vintage 1950s Black Wool Suit by Lord & Taylor
Order #D2650
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Vintage 1950s Black Wool Suit by Lord & Taylor SZ S

This super tailored suit is a smooth finish deep black wool. The jacket has a fly front closure with hidden buttons and is very tailored with a nipped in waist. The skirt has two tiers with a matching front detail to the fly on the jacket. This is a well-made, structure, winter weight suit. The jacket is lined in black crepe. Skirt closes with side metal zipper.

Label: Lord & Taylor Fifth Avenue

Size: Jacket: Bust: 36", Waist: 27", Shoulders: 15.5", Sleeves: 22", CB Neck to Waist: 15", to Hem 22".
Skirt: Waist: 25", Hips: 37", Waist to Hem: 29", Hem Sweep: 42".

Condition: The hidden buttons have been replaced and there is one 1/16" moth hole on the skirt at the side back, upper tier.

Price: $99
1940s Vintage 2 Tone Grey Wool Suit SZ M
Order#D2630
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1940s Vintage 2 Tone Grey Wool Suit SZ M

This sleek late 1940s exhibits a wonderful use of both a contrast yoke and a curved nifty applique. The tailored jacket has a fold over collar and yoke with applique finish front and back. The shoulders are padded and the two-piece sleeves have slim cuffs. The waist is fitted with triple darts and has slightly stand away pockets. The front closes with buttons and bound buttonholes. This is lined in crepe de chine. The skirt is straight with a back-kick vent and a side metal zipper.

Label: Imported Fabric Made in Great Britain
 
Size: Jacket: Bust: 39", Waist: 30", Shoulders: 17", Sleeves: 24.5", CB Neck to Waist: 16.5", Neck to Hem: 25".
Skirt: Waist: 26.5", Hips: 40", Waist to Hem: 28.5", Hem Sweep: 47".

Condition: The jacket has three rewoven moth holes: one on the right shoulder front as shown, two on the right under sleeve near the bicep, also shown. No stains or spots.

Price: $140
1950s Vintage Davidow Wool Suit in Brown Tweed
Order #D2138
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1950s Vintage Davidow Wool Suit in Brown Tweed SZ S

Another one from my personal stash. This suit is a Davidow in brown wool tweed. With matching belt. The jacket has a button front in the patented Davidow system, meaning it's not lined along the button section for less bulk on the front of the body. The jacket hem has small curved vents at the side fronts and back darts. The front has two standing welt breast pockets and a Peter pan collar. The 3/4 sleeves end in button vents. The skirt is straight with a side metal zipper. The narrow belt is covered to match, the jacket lining is crepe de chine as is the partial skirt lining. Side metal zipper on the skirt.

Label: Davidow London Paris New York, ILGWU Label 1955 -1963

Size: Jacket: Bust: 38", Waist: 32", Shoulders: 15", Sleeves: 19", CB Neck to Waist: 16.5", to Hem: 19".
Skirt: Waist: 28", Hips: 40", Waist to Hem: 23.5", Hem Sweep: 45"

Condition: Clean, no spots or stains or holes. There is a tiny mend at the sleeve cap, the leather belt backing has breaks at the belt holes as shown, and the lining has color lightening at the armhole. The skirt was let out to this size.

Price:$99
1950s Black Faille Ladies Vintage Suit with Velvet Accents SZ L
Order #D2575
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1950s Black Faille Ladies Vintage Suit with Velvet Accents SZ L

This tailored rayon faille and velvet 1950s skirt suit has a lot of dressmaker details, form the bound buttonholes and rimmed velvet buttons to the decorative faille and velvet collar tab and the single pocket with matching tabs. The velvet collar is asymmetrical, too, all the better for a large brooch as we have shown. The jacket has waist darts to snug it in. The skirt has an easy walking cut with a side metal zipper to close. The brooch shown is not included.

Labels: Emerson Fashion by Aldo (under the neck facing).

Size: Jacket: Bust:43", Waist: 35", Shoulders: 15.5", Sleeves: 23", CB Neck to Waist: 16",to Hem: 22".
Skirt: Waist: 32", Hips: 44", Waist to Hem: 30", Hem Sweep: 52".

Condition: no spots or holes. Skirt has been let down 1.25" and a facing added.

RESERVED Price: $80
Vintage 1960s Oyster Silk 2 Pc Suit by Ben Reig
Order #D2541
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Vintage 1960s Oyster Silk 2 Pc Suit by Ben Reig SZ M

Lovely details on this 1960s silk suit. The top button has a darted tab, there are bound buttonholes, and the pockets are cleverly seamed to match the front darts. The pockets button with the buttonhole a part of the seam, and the sleeve vents are practical. The jacket is fully lined in silk, and the skirt is partially lined. Side zipper to close. L.S. Ayres has wonderful things, and the Crystal Room was their top of the line. Ben Reig was a high quality NY maker of very nice womenswear.

Label: Ben Reig New York & Crystal Room L.S. Ayres & Co. of Indiana

Condition: no spots, light underarm stains, no holes. The cuff buttons are replacements, but very similar.

Size:Jacket: Bust: 38", Waist: 35", Shoulders: 15.5", Sleeves: 19.5", CB Neck to Hem: 20.5"
Skirt: Waist: 31", Hips: 40", Waist to Hem: 21.5", Hem Sweep: 43"

Price: $45 
Vintage 1960s Leather and Wool 2 Pc Suit
Order #D2543
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Vintage 1960s Leather and Wool 2 Pc Suit SZ M

What a pretty and complex plaid color scheme in gold, greens and red. The unlined jacket/ top is a lightweight wool with a gold leather front and matching plastic covered buttons. There are small side vents at the waist. The straight skirt matches the back and sleeves with a side metal zipper.

Label: Dorothy Korby all wool

Condition: exterior is excellent, no spots, stains, wear or holes.

Size: Labeled a SZ 14. Jacket: Bust: 42", Waist: 37", Shoulders: 16", Sleeves: 18", CB neck to Hem: 18".
Skirt: Waist: 28", Hips: 42", Waist to Hem: 23.5", Hem Sweep: 48"

Price: $38

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