c. 1947 Tan Tailored Set by Seymour Fox


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A characteristic two-piece skirt suit in a patterned, lustrous tan wool twill. This beautiful set consists of a tailored jacket with a matching knee length pencil skirt. The jacket has two small handkerchief pockets on the front peplum, a removable linen collar, lovely octagonal buttons, padded shoulders, nipped waist, belt loops and folded cuffs. The jacket is lined with a buttercup yellow silk crepe. A narrow self-covered leather belt accentuates the nipped waist. The skirt is partially lined in the same yellow crepe, with a side zip closure and two hook and eyes. This is the quintessential post-war silhouette, made from high quality materials and beautifully tailored by one of the great New York suit and coat designers. It’s all the little extras that make this set so amazing, such as fabric bound button holes, curved welt design at shoulders and embroidered flossing. A really special piece that has come from the collection of the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York.

Fits like modern size S

Measurements (lying flat):

Shoulder to shoulder 40cm
Underarm to underarm 49cm
Waist 35.5cm
Hips 43cm
Shoulder to hem 53.5cm
Sleeve length 61cm
Sleeve cuff width 5.5cm

Waist 34cm
Hips 46cm
Waist to hem 64.5cm

Label: Seymour Fox (found on belt)

Provenance: Sourced from USA

Condition: Very good. Wear to the edges of some of the buttons, not noticeable from front. 2cm stain front left pocket. 2cm stain left cuff. Underarm staining external and internal, external underarm pilling. Staining of collar. 2 stains front left skirt approx. 1-2 cm each. Subtle mark lower back skirt. Repair to top edge of pencil cut. Large stain inner skirt lining. Belt leather is dry and leather has split along belt holes. Belt is good-fair condition.