This is more like it! True vintage again, in an iconic style of ‘Seventies sportswear. Both are in amazing condition with plush fabric in rich colors (better in person).
Aside from a bit of stretching in the aileen neckline and a bit of fade around the seams on the Sears top, I don’t find anything wrong. Of course, the aileen top was a slightly more upscale brand, but the quality levels of the two are very much alike. All the seams are finished with serging and remain strong.
There seems to have been a bit more stretching of the ribbing on the aileen top – perhaps a bigger person wore it or it was washed improperly – something I can probably fix. The slight fading on the navy top would probably not be noticed when it’s worn. These would be keepers!
We’ll stay in the ‘Seventies and maybe dive into the ‘Sixties for a look at the rest of these surprise finds. Stay tuned . . . . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY