Vintage late 1950s wool tweed boucle suit slate blue teal pink wiggle Mad Men fitted pencil skirt gorgeous collar flattering cut rockabilly.
This is a dream of a suit made c1959 by 'Richmond of London'. The year Dream Lover by Bobby Darin was in the charts and Mandarin
& jockey Fred Winter won the King George just down the road from Richmond at Kempton. Information on the Richmond label is limited
but every piece I have come across of the 1950s and 1960s is high quality in cut & fabric. Richmond itself is situated on the Thames and the label alludes to the 'well heeled' reputation of the area.
The lady who wore this would have been and also desired some 'jazzy' edge.
So this is tweed with a twist as despite its overall slate blue grey background it has bright fuchsia pink and bright teal/turquoise blue 'pulled' boucle threads, which make it truly enchanting. The edginess is also supplied by the fabulous collar which will stand a little at the back, and the way the lapel falls at the front; as well as the 3/4 length glove cut sleeves and of course that flattering wiggle cut. The fabric covered buttons are a delight and it's a treat to do up & wear!
So for me this is English home county set lady meets Paris glamour. Ideal for a spring or Autumn day at the races, for injecting some 'Mad Men' chic abut the place at your work, or for a wedding, or formal event or indeed if you are in to rockabilly & pin up style you are going to wear this anywhere and everywhere! So sexy & chic! Especially with a pair of long leather gloves & seam & heel.
It is wool and a size 8 UK.
The zip needs replacing but will do this before sending so give it 2 weeks from the time you order it.
I sadly shot this with a crease in the skirt at the front I didn't notice but that is just where it was hung folded not permanent and now steamed out.