40s Burgundy Wool Suit - med

SKU: 00037-001
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Absolutely impeccable. This prototypical 1940s skirt suit looks brand new. Deep wine-red 4-button jacket with bound buttonholes. Wonderful French-tacked flap detail at hips, fabulous seamed shaping, broad padded shoulders, saddle detail at back, and full lining. Long, slim, unlined skirt with small side slits has a metal Talon side zip below a celluloid button with hand-finished buttonhole. They don't make them like this anymore. Truly a piece of fashion history. And so wearable! Unlined skirt is easily taken up (hemmed, not cut!), although mid-calf is on trend for Fall 2011.

Labels: American Woolen Co.

Fiber/Care: 100% wool, lining probably rayon, dry clean only

Condition: Perfect.

*This suit has been professionally dry-cleaned and is ready to wear.*

jacket -
    shoulders: 17.5"
    bust: 38" (plus seaming)
    sleeve: 22.5"
    waist: 33"
    length: 27"
skirt -
    waist: 28"
    hips: 42.5"
    length: 30"


Note: The color in the tag photo is most accurate. The suit is a rich, deep, burgundy wine color.


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