Versatile warm-weather skirt suit from the 1960s to wear together or mixed and matched. Oatmeal linen or blend, unlined for cool comfort. Slightly boxy jacket has three-quarter sleeves, notched collar, three-novelty button placket and chevron faux-pocket flaps. Simple straight skirt closes with nylon Talon side zip, plus button tab and hook&eye on set-on waistband. High-quality suit is well-constructed, with Hong Kong interior armscyes, matching low-profile shoulder pads, bound buttonholes, and a very deep hem with tape. Union made in the USA. From the Merritt(2) estate.
Labels: Weathervane tailored by Handmacher, 1963-'74 ILGWU label.
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Fiber/Care: unmarked, most likely a linen-look rayon blend, dry-clean
Condition: the hook&eye at the skirt's waist is rusted, but functional. there's a tiny mark on the inside back of the jacket which does not show on the exterior.
*We've had this vintage skirt suit professionally dry-cleaned and it's ready to wear.*
waist: just over 26"/66cm
length: 25"/63.5cm + 3.5"/8.5cm hem
(BDV SKU: 00508-010)
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