SURPRISE FIND TODAY! CLASSIC TRUE VINTAGE DAY DRESS ALL THE WAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . .been reorganizing at Headquarters before the next overseas assignment, which includes retiring some old evidence now and then. Was dropping it off at a place where it can be declassified, neutralized and recycled. I wasn’t planning to poke around but thought, well – as long as I’m here . . . . . .

Look what I came up with for my few minutes time! It’s classic from the late 1960’s – early 1970’s, made by Butte Knit and just as expected – classic styling, classic color, exceptional tailoring and quality fabric. I love the tabs at the waist with button trim and there’s a belt that buttons in the back at the waist. Dark navy blue is good any time of year and the fabric is 3-season weight. Couldn’t be better.

The woman who owned this dress has cared for it beautifully – I don’t see any wear and she even had it dry-cleaned before donating! Although it’s not way old, it’s an example of the best of the best for it’s genre. Always true – you just never know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

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A BEAUTIFUL 1970’S LONG VEST BY BUTTE KNIT

Another beautiful knit garment by a famous vintage label. Some knits from the early 1970’s were still among the best ever made and Butte Knits could always be depended upon. This example is iconic with it’s heavy weight, elegant design and excellent tailoring. Although the label carried on during more recent decades, older items are still the best.

With a simple center back Talon zipper, well-finished seams, decorative covered button trim and deep slits on each side, this vest is very versatile and also a statement piece. And, obviously it was valued by it’s original owner because the condition is near-perfect. I will wear it forever.

This latest expedition continued to center on the 1970’s to 1980’s era, so wait to see what else turned up . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY

BLOG: MAGICVINTAGESPY.COM