1970’S COTTON SKIRT AND VEST BY MISTER LEONARD

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Just found this casual but classic 100% cotton plaid set in a beloved style from the mid-Seventies.  Mister Leonard was a popular Canadian clothing label started in 1965, making sportswear that sold in several major department stores.  It prospered until the late 1980’s and finally closed in 1999, due to market pressures and the declining health of it’s founder.

For Summer and into Fall, nothing could be more comfortable and cute than an ensemble like this, which could be worn everyday at home or tricked up a bit for work. Pure cotton clothing is always desirable, but the quality of this fabric sets it apart as well as tailoring details which are uncommon today.

Just my size, too!  Here’s another keeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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PRETTY, GIRLY SPRING BLOUSE – TRUE VINTAGE 1950’S

IMG_1382Very sheer, floral print blouse with a bow tie (how old-style can you get?!)  It also buttons up the back, as most better true vintage blouses did.  This one is originally from Canada.

It’s so nice to have the plain front, without buttons.  Pays to be very flexible so that you can button it yourself – but, it’s so nice to have someone to do that for you (a lover, a friend, a lady’s maid . . . . . . . . .)

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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