Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Here is a tweed Ben Zuckerman suit dating from the early 1960's. The jacket's boxy shape echos the jackets worn by First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. The jacket has patch pockets and fastens with large mother-of-pearl buttons. The jacket is lined in pink silk which carries through to the lapels. The skirt is simple and ends just below the knees.

The suit is made of a great pink tweed. Tweed is a hard wearing wool cloth that has a 'heathered' appearance due to several different strands of wool in different colours being woven together.

This suit was retailed at Mabley & Carew, Cincinatti. Mabley & Carew was a high end department store opened in 1877 by C.R Mabley and Joseph Carew. The two men were from merchants from Detroit and had ended up stranded in Cincinatti after they missed a train. They were walking around town and found a perfect site to set up a new store. Several stores were eventually set up but by the 1980's all had closed and the flagship store had been torn down.
Photos courtesy of Aren.

1 comment:

  1. Hello Louise! I am so happy to have found your blog. I would love to show you a beautiful herringbone Ben Zuckerman wool suit I have. Please email me at maefairvintage@gmail.com!
    Nice to meet you!