TRUE VINTAGE SOUTHWESTERN NATIVE AMERICAN – INSPIRED DRESSES FROM THE 1950’S

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SOUTHWESTERN NATIVE AMERICAN - INSPIRED DRESSES FROM THE 1950'S

These two dresses are examples of fashions made and sold in the U.S. Southwestern states (Arizona, New Mexico mostly). They are inspired by traditional Native American designs and may have been made by Native Americans.  My warm-weather wardrobe wouldn’t be complete without them.

Outfits like this were especially popular in the 1950’s and early 1960’s. Some from the 1940’s have been seen. Tourists often returned from vacations with one and non-Native people who lived in the region wore them a lot.  It was a real craze for a while.

Ric-rac and braid trim on bright cotton material was popular. The skirts are big and swingy – usually full circle. I have more to show – some have interesting tailoring details on the blouses. Love ’em!

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NEXT “NEW” FIND – TRUE VINTAGE 1950’S/EARLY 1960’S HAND-MADE NOVELTY DRESS

NEXT "NEW" FIND – TRUE VINTAGE 1950'S/EARLY 1960'S HAND-MADE NOVELTY DRESS.

ANOTHER NEW FIND – CLASSIC VINTAGE WESTERN-WEAR SHIRT

ANOTHER NEW FIND – CLASSIC VINTAGE WESTERN-WEAR SHIRT.

1950s WESTERN-WEAR LADIES’ SUEDE LEATHER JACKET

1950s WESTERN-WEAR LADIES' SUEDE LEATHER JACKET.

1950s WESTERN-WEAR LADIES’ SUEDE LEATHER JACKET

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This jacket was a great find! It wasn’t  really high-end in it’s time, but it is nicely made and in excellent vintage condition.

Western-wear is classic and always comes back into fashion, but . . . .  The true vintage pieces are, I find, the best when it comes to styling and workmanship.

I was so fortunate to discover this one, which even had some additional matching fringe with it – just in case.  Although it is intact as is, having extra original fabric or buttons, etc. is such a blessing, and rare!

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1940s WESTERN-MADE PIG SUEDE JACKET

1940s WESTERN-MADE PIG SUEDE JACKET.

1940s WESTERN-MADE PIG SUEDE JACKET

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1940s Western-made Pig Suede Jacket

I love this one so much! Beautiful, soft suede in a luscious red. As always, wonderfully tailored – great buttons, lovely lining, nifty, elegant style. Forties shoulders are always a favorite of mine.

This one was originally purchased at the Holiday House in Estes Park, Colorado (also in Scottsdale, Arizona) by my great-grandmother. I have found many more wonderful leather and suede jackets in my vintage-hunting expeditions, and always at great prices.

It pays to be a magicvintagespy!

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CLASSIC TRUE VINTAGE WESTERN-WEAR HAT

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To wear at least three seasons of the year, a wool felt classic hat will last for decades and complete almost any sportswear outfit. This men’s cowboy style from the 1970s or before is uni-sex now.

The best quality hats of this type have a leather inside hatband. A liner (often satin) is another sign that it is of high quality. Look for the maker’s name stamped inside and, often, the name of the store where it was sold.

These will turn up in lots of places if you’re savvy about where to look.   You just never know . . . .

Morgana Martin, the magicvintagespy

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TRUE VINTAGE 1950’S WESTERN-WEAR LEATHER JACKET FOR FALL

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True Vintage Leatherwear

Beautiful true vintage western-wear jacket from the 1950s/early ’60s. Notice the superb workmanship and tailoring (even though it would look best on a size 4 model rather than size 6).

I LOVE the older leather items made in the American west, or in Mexico and Europe.  So beautiful!  Forgive me if your country has made wonderful leather items, too, and I have not mentioned you here.

The materials are of high quality and have enabled it to last for 50 years with very little sign of wear.  Find a jacket of this type and enjoy it for life!

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TRUE VINTAGE CUSTOM-TAILORED FOR THE MAN IN HER LIFE

TRUE VINTAGE CUSTOM-TAILORED FOR THE MAN IN HER LIFE.