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Need Some Dating Help For This FABULOUS Piece!

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by elvenom, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. elvenom

    elvenom Registered Guest

    So I edited this post..I originally posted about the fur. Now that I have some additional photos and need some dating help pls!

    It really is amazing! No tags, nothing. There are these interesting little armpit flaps, for lack of a better word (last two photos). I have never seen these before. Maybe that will give some clue. Great quality velvet, and velvet covered buttons. Love the belt. And the huge mink collar of course. Any clue what era? The girl I got it from told me she picked it up at an antique auction. Of course, I have no way of knowing if that is true or not. I did some research and I think it might be a 1930s Marshall Field...

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  2. wyomingvintage

    wyomingvintage VFG Member

  3. mingus107

    mingus107 Registered Guest

    I agree with Lucy, looks like mink. I adore this! I would totally this! Do you have any other info about it?
     
  4. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    It's giving me a Cruella de Vil vibe. I mean that in a good way!

    Ruth
     
  5. vintagebaubles

    vintagebaubles Administrator Staff Member

    Wow--that's some jacket. Very cool! And looks like mink to me, too!
     
  6. elvenom

    elvenom Registered Guest

    I will have it in hand tomorrow so I can post more pics/info about it. The girl I bought it from said that she got it at an antique show. Cant wait to get it so I can give it a thorough inspection and really date it. Its so unique!
     
  7. mingus107

    mingus107 Registered Guest

    I meant to say that I'd totally "wear" this! I can't wait to hear the age. Super cute!
     
  8. elvenom

    elvenom Registered Guest

    I added new photos, please check them out! Its a great piece!
     
  9. Gorgeous suit! I'll let those more experienced weigh in on date, but I'm going to be the odd woman out on the type of fur. The hairs look too long and fluffy to be mink. I see fox.
     
  10. catseyevintage

    catseyevintage VFG Member

    I agree with Deborah - looks like fox to me.
     
  11. Retro Ruth

    Retro Ruth Administrator Staff Member

    Superb! Wow wow wow. The 'armpit flaps' are perspiration guards, you do see them in older garments, but I don't know from when to when they were commonly used.
     
  12. bycin

    bycin Guest

    whoa, that's a hot little jacket!
     
  13. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Alumni +

    It's so dark on my screen I really can't see much detail. But it looks like that collar from the later 50s where the fur collar is set a bit lower than the roll line and can be worn out flat all the way or rolled up a bit. It looks like a natural shoulder line, too

    Hollis
     
  14. elvenom

    elvenom Registered Guest

    Here a lighter pic..it was so hard to photograph! My camera gets funny when I try to shoot black sometimes..thanks for ur input...I think it might be 1930s Marshall Field..thats my guess.

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  15. elvenom

    elvenom Registered Guest

  16. dorotheascloset

    dorotheascloset Registered Guest

    looks like muskrat to me, now that its lightened. and 30s as well.

    Ang
     
  17. catseyevintage

    catseyevintage VFG Member

    Gorgeous jacket!

    Seeing it lightened I'm thinking it might be opossum - I had a dress with a fur collar that looked very similar - the original hang tag said it was opossum -
     
  18. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix VFG Member

    Hi,

    Ok this is one for the books! This is a gorgeous jacket. I could not believe my eyes....I used to own the EXACT same jacket, but mine was the entire suit. My collar was fox, but was more of a red fox in color. To help anyone with dating this, the original skirt was a narrow pencil skirt, narrow set on waistband, short side zipper, single button closure at the top of zipper...and came right to the knee (on me and I am 5' 5"), or right below the knee on the average woman.

    I wore that suit only once for a few hours. My then boyfriend threw it in the trash one morning when I was sleeping, after we had a big fight. What a dork! I still think about that suit. I remember the velvet was a very dense thick fine velvet.

    At the time I thought it was 1940's due to the fur treatment and the length of the skirt. But I don't know...sure looks 1930's when you see just the jacket!

    Wow it is gorgeous! Thanks for showing it.

    B
     
  19. elvenom

    elvenom Registered Guest


    Was yours Marshall Field & Co.? I was pretty sure it was 30s, but I feel really confident after reading your story. So thank you!

    OMG! He threw it in the garbage?!!!Say it aint so...
     
  20. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix VFG Member

    Hi,

    Yes, he threw it away, along with several other bags of my best vintage dressy items, and a large box of the best vintage 1940's barkcloth slipcovers. He had a fit of jealousy, and I have NEVER forgiven him for being so childish. Of course, I left him shortly after!

    I do not remember the label, it was 25 years ago...sorry. I have certainly seen that similar fur treatment on 1930's garments, and the shorter length skirt may date it to late 1930's, not the early part of the decade.

    B
     

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