TRUE VINTAGE 1940S – ’60S CORDUROY JACKET/SMOCK

TRUE VINTAGE 1940S - '60S CORDUROY JACKET/SMOCK

Okay, we’re back to the jackets and coats that will take us out of late winter and into Spring! Since I’ve been doing a lot of red lately, here’s a cute shirt-jacket that I suspect is from the early 1960s but could be older. It had a girls’ school patch on front (which I have, of course, saved) and zips part-way down the front with a metal zipper.

This is cute and very different, easy to pop on over slacks, jeans or even a shift dress or skirt and blouse. I try to picture how it was worn by the original owner.

The corduroy is of a quality rarely seen today. The photo doesn’t do it justice, as the color is actually very bright and there’s no damage and very little wear.  100% cotton and, though it is fairly lightweight, is a dense weave that stands up for years rather than breaking out in thin patches or holes quickly. That’s what I love about the older fabrics. Although some of them have some vulnerabilities and require special know-how to care for them, they all have benefits that make them special in the way the color pops or how they hang or drape on the body. It’s difficult, if not impossible, to find something as good now. Although this is just a simple item, I love it and you can see how it has held up despite its age.

In a couple of weeks, I’ll begin publishing photos of a few true vintage things that I’ve kept at this second home for the warm weather, and my most recent finds! I like to keep the posts seasonal to North America, so stay tuned. You just never what will show up!

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CASUAL CORDUROY JACKET: TRUE VINTAGE 1940’S – EARLY 1950’S

HERE’S ONE THAT’S JUST AS CLASSIC AS BLUE JEANS . . .

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Casual Corduroy Jacket True Vintage 1940s - '50sThis is a great true vintage jacket that I love. It is unlined, so I can start wearing it now in the evenings.

Easy zip but stylish, too.  The so-retro pointed collar is great and my hat’s off to the designer who placed those welts on the shoulders.   They’re very flattering to most women and, along with the fitted waistline and slash pockets at the hips, really improve the looks of almost all figures.

That’s what I like best about true vintage fashion – the tailoring is usually so good with surprising designs! Though this is not a high-end item, touches like that make it superb.

The style is so classic in it’s lines that I can pair it with almost any casual clothing and can snazz it up with accessories, too.   Final favorite feature? – It reminds me of old movies. . . . . . . . . . . . …

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CUTE TRUE VINTAGE 1950’S CASUAL SUIT IN RED!

CUTE TRUE VINTAGE 1950'S CASUAL SUIT IN RED!.

CUTE TRUE VINTAGE 1950’S CASUAL SUIT IN RED!

CUTE TRUE VINTAGE 1950'S/'60's CASUAL SUIT  IN RED!

OK. This little cutie is in red cotton CORDUROY and you say – WHAT?! IT’S MAY 13TH!!! Yeah, that’s what I’ve been saying, too. I don’t know about you, but the weather here has been in the low ’60’s Fahrenheit for several days and I hear it’s colder elsewhere. So this photo was sitting on my desktop and I said, Nyah, nyah weather, I’m gonna do it!

I love this little suit. It’s lightweight, unlined, and has the cutest collar. It would be a good one to wear your “secretary blouse” with (you know, the one with the bow tie in the front or the conservative little collar). You could also wear a low V-neck bodysuit with lots of necklaces or a scarf, or maybe just leave it the way it is. If you’re a bigger size than Madge (my model, remember?) it might fit like a two-piece dress.

Anyway, it’s not a high-end item – I think it was a Montgomery Ward brand – just regular career-girl attire in the early to mid-1950’s. (I could also see Miss Moneypenny dressed like this in 1962(?)) Anyway, I love RED and the unusual style so those were my main reasons for picking it up – it made me smile!

Frost this morning, but it’s to be in the high ’80’s tomorrow. Go figure – we’ll be back to more seasonal garb then. Stay tuned. It just goes to show that you just never know . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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CASUAL CORDUROY JACKET: TRUE VINTAGE 1940’S – EARLY 1950’S

Casual Corduroy Jacket True Vintage 1940s - '50sThis is a great true vintage jacket that I love. It is unlined, so I can start wearing it now in the evenings.

Easy zip but stylish, too.  The so-retro pointed collar is great and my hat’s off to the designer who placed those welts on the shoulders.   They’re very flattering to most women and, along with the fitted waistline and slash pockets at the hips, really improve the looks of almost all figures.

That’s what I like best about true vintage fashion – the tailoring is usually so good with surprising designs! Though this is not a high-end item, touches like that make it superb.

The style is so classic in it’s lines that I can pair it with almost any casual clothing and can snazz it up with accessories, too.   Final favorite feature? – It reminds me of old movies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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