Friday, 31 May 2013

This is a lovely Ben Zuckerman jacket, probably part of a skirt in a grey- beige. It probably dates from the mid 1950's, and is a slightly more relaxed style for a Zuckerman. It features large buttons and a bow tie and the neck to add a feminine touch. The material of the jacket is a 'waffley' style, almost like seersucker and I would guess that this is a summertime look.
Photos courtesy of Littlemyn.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Here is a lovely Ben Zuckerman jacket, once part of a suit, in a black and white tweed. This jacket is tailored to perfection, with darts under the bust to taper the jacket at the waist.
I believe this jacket is trimmed with mink, which adds a touch of luxury.
Photos courtesy of jmretro.

Friday, 17 May 2013

I love this Ben Zuckerman suit- the coral colour is so pretty! It is a typically well made Ben Zuckerman suit featuring a simple skirt and a fantastic jacket with 3/4 length sleeves and a fitted waist. The buttons are huge and are a real feature of the outfit. You can see in one of the pictures that the material has a raised polka-dot pattern to it. Just wonderful!
Photos courtesy of NothingDefinite.

Sunday, 12 May 2013


This is a super feminine and pretty Ben Zuckerman ensemble, made up of a dress with a sleeveless over-blouse and a jacket in a bright, summery brocade, probably of silk.
This outfit probably dates from the early 1960's. Jacqueline Kennedy was the First Lady at that time and she was very fond of dresses with over-blouses. In the last picture, you can see what the dress looks like without the over-blouse- the top part of the dress was never meant to be seen so was not made of the same, more expensive material as the rest of the outfit.
Photos courtesy of Ebrookana.

Monday, 6 May 2013

This is a really lovely and modern looking Ben Zuckerman suit, which dates from the mid 1960's. It is camel coloured wool and has a skirt with a slight A-line. The jacket is really outstanding- it has loads of buttons that look almost like jewellery. The collar of the jacket is a mandarin collar, which is defined as a short unfolded stand-up collar which start at the neckline and typically rise vertically two to five centimetres. The style originated from Western interpretation of dresses worn by Mandarins in Imperial China.
Photos courtesy of JenStyleChicVintage.

Friday, 3 May 2013

This is a late 1950's/early 1960's Ben Zuckerman suit in pale blue/lilac houndstooth wool. It is a classic design with a knee length skirt and a jacket with a slightly nipped in waist.
I also have an outfit made from the identical material, also by Ben Zuckerman, consisting of a coat and dress, which can be seen here. Ben Zuckerman would often use a high quality material for a number of outfits in one season.
Photos courtesy of Vintage Martini.