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A. Sulka & Co. silk pajama’s date?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by Milinha, Mar 18, 2024.

  1. Milinha

    Milinha Registered Guest

    Would anyone be so kind and inform me about the date of this A. Sulka & Co. pearl white silk pajama based on the attached label?
    Man’s silk pajama with embroidered monogram and serial number.
     

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  2. northstarvintage

    northstarvintage Administrator Staff Member

    Wow, those are great! I've been lucky enough to handle a few Sulka pieces and they are so beautifully made.

    Between the style of the pajamas (specifically that pointed collar) and the label, I would guess they are 50s. But I find this type of menswear tough to date because it's so classic - the style hasn't changed a lot over the years.

    No matter what the age they are fantastic!
     
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  3. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing VFG Board Member Staff Member VFG Past President

    I wonder if they may not be 1940s as they have the deep front pockets, so likely a longer pyjama top. They are fabulous!
     
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  4. BlackLotusVintage

    BlackLotusVintage VFG Board Member

    I am seeing 1950's as well based on style and the label. The light blue on the white background seems to be from the 50's.
    A. Sulka and Co. Label resource
     
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  5. dollsntrolls

    dollsntrolls VFG Member

    As these appear to be women's pajama's, with the direction of the button front, I will disagree and propose these may be from the 70s. I think the masculine style of the collar more closely matches the 70s style wide lapel collar made for both, but not earlier for women. Also, we don't have a match in our label resource - the listing of cities is done differently than our labels in the resource show. (Care to contribute your label to the resource?)Also, would that be an RN squarely inside the label? That would suggest after 1959. But, the man-style pajama, made for a woman is where I am thinking 70s. These are much nicer and in actual silk, which would have been a rarity by the 60s, merely for the wealthy, as everyone else was clearly on a polyester kick!
     
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  6. Jen S

    Jen S Registered Guest

    Excellent PJs! I agree with 70s. Doesn’t that curvy pocket top look kind of 70s groovy? And the collar. I had a very nice 70s Sulka wool sweater a while back. I’ll look to see if I still have a picture of the label.
     
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  7. Nice acquisition.
    Do the pants have a drawstring or elastic waist? This can help date the pjs.
     
  8. Jen S

    Jen S Registered Guest

    Here's the label from a 70s Sulka sweater:
    IMG_8009.JPG
     
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  9. Ranch Queen Vintage

    Ranch Queen Vintage Administrator

    @Milinha and @Jen S, if you'd kindly grant permission, we'd love to add both of your labels to our Sulka entry in the Label Resource.
    Thanks!
     
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  10. Jen S

    Jen S Registered Guest

    Sure! Sorry I don’t have a better picture!
     
  11. vivavintageclothing

    vivavintageclothing VFG Member

    A few years ago, I acquired 3 pairs of Sulka pjs from a very rich family's estate--you should have seen their home! I believe that they were circa 1940s (belted top orange pair with button on wide waistband) and 1950s (other 2 pairs, with drawstring waists). The silver gray pair from the 1950s is dated 1953 on the label, luckily enough! All 3 pairs had stripes on the sides of the pant to match the trim on the pj top: a wide stripe similar to tuxedo pants on the orange pjs and a narrow stripe, like piping, on the silver grey and off-white pjs.

    I'll attach the photos and labels below, for reference. Feel free to use the labels for the LR, if these are different from the ones we already have?

    LG156-deco pattern orange silk Sulka pajamas belted 1940s M - 01.jpg
    LG156-deco pattern orange silk Sulka pajamas belted 1940s M - 09.jpg
    LG156-deco pattern orange silk Sulka pajamas belted 1940s M - 03 copy.jpg
    LG156-deco pattern orange silk Sulka pajamas belted 1940s M - 08.jpg
    LG156-deco pattern orange silk Sulka pajamas belted 1940s M - 07 copy.jpg

    LG155-pilgrims design silver silk Sulka pajamas 1950s mens M - 02.jpg
    LG155-pilgrims design silver silk Sulka pajamas 1950s mens M - 05.jpg
    LG155-pilgrims design silver silk Sulka pajamas 1950s mens M - 07 copy.jpg

    LG154-sea creatures white silk Sulka pajamas 1950s mens M - 01.jpg
    LG154-sea creatures white silk Sulka pajamas 1950s mens M - 11.jpg
    LG154-sea creatures white silk Sulka pajamas 1950s mens M - 12 copy.jpg
    LG154-sea creatures white silk Sulka pajamas 1950s mens M - 13 copy.jpg
     
  12. plousia

    plousia Registered Guest

    Those are fabulous! Love the orange ones especially.
     
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  13. Jen S

    Jen S Registered Guest

    Wow, gorgeous fabric!
     
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  14. Ranch Queen Vintage

    Ranch Queen Vintage Administrator

    Gorgeous! Thank you, Amy!
     
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  15. northstarvintage

    northstarvintage Administrator Staff Member

    Those are AMAZING.
     
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  16. Milinha

    Milinha Registered Guest

    Sure! tip my hat
     
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