Sunday, 31 October 2010

This is a truly fantastic Zuckerman coat in cream wool trimmed with fox fur dating to the mid 1960's.

The coat has two patch pockets and the fur trim runs the full length of the coat. There is also a Saks 5th Avenue label, the store where this super coat was sold.
This coat would have been a serious investment when sold new, my estimate would have been in the $600 range at the time, which represented 10% of the average American salary in the mid 1960's.

Photos courtesy of Chatsnoire

Friday, 15 October 2010

Here is a lovely late 1950's-early 60's suit in a subtle plaid accented with a velvet collar that matches the pink in the plaid.

This suit is reminiscent of Chanel, and while the design is simple it is very flattering. It has pockets on the jacket and is single breasted.

Photos courtesy of Myfabulouscloset.

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

A wonderful mid 1950's Zuckerman suit in grey with pinstripes.

The jacket is double breasted and nipped at the waist, and there is padding at the hip to accentuate the smallness of the waist and the fullness of the hips. There are two 'hidden' pockets at the hip that are highlighted by contrasting the direction of the pinstripes, creating a herringbone design.

The skirt is straight and long with a slit at the back to aid in walking.
This suit takes a masculine idea- the pinstripes and turns it into a super-feminine masterpiece.

Photos courtesy of NorthStar Vintage.

This is a lovely jacket, once part of a suit, in a metallic bronze with coppery threads throughout. It is lined in light bronze taffeta.

The jacket is very nipped at the waist and therefore probably dates to the early 1950's. It buttons to the neck with buttons covered in matching fabric. The collar is small and feminine, as are the three-quarter length sleeves with small cuffs.

There are crescent shaped pockets on each hip.

I have no doubt that this suit was worn as a 'theatre' or 'opera' suit- a suit that is more dressy, either in design or material or both, that would have been suitable for wearing to evening events.

Photos courtesy of sak41796.