Monday, 7 September 2015

This Ben Zuckerman suit, in bright red dates from the late 1960's. The jacket is double breasted with patch pockets and a smart black velvet collar. The skirt is a line and simply tailored.
What is interesting is that this suit comes with some 'extra' material to match- this was something that was more frequently done in the past. I have read numerous home-ec and advice books from this era that advise when buying a new suit or coat to ask the store to order you some of the same material in case repairs might be needed in the future or the purchaser needed to adjust the size of the garment. The store would obtain the material directly from the designer.
Photos courtesy of KatrinaSurvivor.

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