Impeccable Vintage 1940s Navy Nautical Suit - NEW!

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Measurements

Size: Small

Jacket

Bust: 36 inches +  91 cm

Waist: 28 inches + 71 cm

Sleeve Length From Outside Shoulder: 23 inches + 58.5 cm

Jacket Length from Outside Shoulder: 20 inches + 51 cm

Skirt

Waist: 26 inches + 66 cm

Hips: 36 inches + 91.5 cm

Total Length from Waist: 29 inches + 74 cm 

Hem Length: 2 inches + 5 cm

Zipper Length: 8 inches + 20 cm

Seam Allowance: 1 inch + 2.5 cm (per side) 

Note: Measurements are taken from outside, flat and stretched from seam to seam. This is the maximum size allowable, so please consider individual fit and comfort.

 

Description

* Vintage 1940s navy gabardine commercially made suit

* Classic silhouette with a defined waist and straight skirt

* Jacket has asymmetrical fastening in the form of an inverted triangle with navy buttons

* Long, fitted sleeves with contrasting white turnover cuffs at wrist with  decorative buttons

* Similarly, contrasting white linen collar with decorative navy buttons at neck (front only)

* Jacket has padded shoulders and is fully lined

* Skirt is straight and fairly narrow with a slit at the centre front

* Side metal zipper for closure with button at waistband

* Label reads The Marston Company, San Diego

The Marston Company was a major department store based in San Diego, California and established in 1878 by George Marston.  For 86 years, Marston's was one of Southern California's finest emporiums and a genteel social hub for people of all ages. During the early 20th century, it was the region's exclusive source of Gustav Stickley's prestigious Arts & Crafts oak furniture. Following the building of its largest store in 1912, rapid expansion saw employee numbers swell to over 500 in a progressive environment where women held senior positions and salaries provided a living wage.  Marston sold a variety of furniture, small goods, appliances, bedding, sporting goods, toys, silver, clocks and, of course, men's and ladies' fashions. In fact, several levels of the six-floor building were dedicated to clothing and accessories. There was also an exclusive salon on the 4th Floor that sold upmarket dresses, coats and suits commissioned expressly by Marston and carrying their own label. A popular tea room was located on the top floor and was a favourite of the ladies and their companions who lunched and indulged in Marston's legendary fresh coconut cream pies. Shoppers roamed the store in springtime when scented lilacs, trucked in from the backcountry, perfumed the main floor and added a riot of colour. Whilst the store was sold in 1961 Interestingly, the Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO) maintains a collection of Marston's memorabilia at Marston House, which is managed as a museum and open to the public. 

 

Condition 

Excellent vintage condition.

No notable flaws that I can see. - a small section of the hem needs restitching.

Please note that these are vintage items that have been used and loved over the years, As such, they may display slight evidence of their age. Any notable flaws will be highlighted.

 

Comment 

Sophisticated and very well-made 1940s suit. The listing is for the suit only and does not include any other accessories that may have been photographed with the item. 

This item has not been pinned to the dress form.

 

Shop Policies

COVID-19

Unfortunately, the pandemic has resulted in a backlog of parcels worldwide. Our local Postal Service continues to operate at increased capacity and assures us that packages will arrive at their destination, albeit with a noticeably longer timeframe.

We now offer an alternate express delivery service via DHL for those of you who want your packages more expediently. This option is currently delivering packages within a seven-day timeframe from pick-up.

Postage
We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

Currently, standard packages within Australia are taking 4 to 6 business days from receipt of the package at the Post Office. However, there may be exceptions due to the impact of COVID-19.

Availability
This item is within our selling stock. In the unlikely event that two buyers purchase this item concurrently, payment will be immediately refunded to the latter purchaser. We apologize in advance should this rare circumstance arise.


Postage
We make every effort to post your item within 1-3 days of payment. Should a circumstance arise where we are unable to post within this timeframe (eg we are away at a fair) we will contact you immediately. Please note that our postage charges are based on standard international and domestic air packages - all with tracking. If you want to upgrade to express postage or require insurance, please contact us prior to checkout and we will adjust the rates accordingly.

Currently, standard packages within Australia are taking 4 to 6 business days from receipt of the package at the Post Office. However, there may be exceptions due to the impact of COVID-19.

LayBys/Layaways
Yes we do offer flexible layby/layaway options and are open to negotiation as to the time period. Obviously, the more expensive the item the longer the time you will have to finalise payment. Contact us to see how accommodating we can be :)

Alterations
Obviously, as these are one-off pieces, the fit may not be quite what you need. To this end, we also offer an alteration service by professional seamstresses. Please shoot us an email outlining what you want and we will quickly respond with a quote and timeframe. Costs are kept to a minimum for this service.

Special Orders
If you are looking for something that you don't currently find in our shop - let us know we may be able to help you with a special listing!

Photography
Our photos are taken with a mix of studio and ambient lighting. Whilst we take care with the colour balance of our photos, individual computer monitors register colours differently depending on their calibration. If you want the exact colour shade drop us a line and we will give you the Universal Pantone colours that match the item.