Nov 19, 2012

It Suits November


 
 
The weather has finally turned consistently cold enough for a fire in the wood stove, for wool jackets, for breaking out my wool 49er collection, for gloves and even my newly acquired 1950s grey eyelash wool fit n' flare dress coat. Good times!
So to celebrate the change in seasons, let's look at our recent suits, jackets and coats. We are doing our best at Past Perfect Vintage to get you ready for the really cold weather that's sure to come.   
 
On the left, a 1939 - 1940 Louella Ballerino  jacket in red wool with ethnic embroidery. There's quite a bit out there on this California designer. But may I recommend the following link? Louella Ballerino bio at the VFG
And on the right, a tailored suit in blue wool from the late 1940s with great details. I continue to be amazed at the quality of fabric and workmanship in these mid line tailor mades for women. I know I sound like a broken record ( is that still a valid cliche?) but you cannot buy this quality in an affordable price point today. 

   
On the left, a grey  flecked pink gab ladies suit, again a very late 40s, early 50s example.Again, the quality is great. And its a nice size.  On the right? A find from our great North East shopping jaunt. A Monsieur X coat by Dan Millstein in brilliant  blue and electric pink. For a very clear explanation of the Monsieur X label ,see the  VFG Label Resource.

 
 And last- on the left, a trim wool green herringbone jacket from Jacques Heim Jeunes Filles line with cleverly inset wide belt. I can say I have tried this on with dark skinny jeans - and , well, it may just move into my personal closet. And on the right, a royal blue suit in heavy linen blend from Monte-Sano & Pruzan, manufacturers of very fine tailored coats and suits.   

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