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RARE Vintage 70s Lady Van Gils Menswear-Inspired Tweed Skirt Suit ,Sz Small, Med SOLD

Item Number: GILS-9301

Price: $135 SOLD

This mid to late 70s’  skirt suit features tailored menswear styling from Van Gils, a high-end maker founded in The Netherlands in the late 1940s, still in business today. The firm made womenswear for only a limited time, so this intact three-piece suit is rare.  It features a hacking-style jacket with suede elbow patches and shoulder pads, button vest, and button-front skirt. The A-line skirt also has a short zipper at the top to prevent gaping between the buttons. The wool tweed is of varying shades of cream and brown. All pieces are lined in a quality, lustrous rayon.  (Blouse shown sold separately.)

This suit’s workmanship is fabulous! The buttons are wrapped in genuine leather, there is much detailed piecework in the jacket and lining, topstitching is meticulous, etc.

Condition:  Near mint, appears to have been worn perhaps once or twice. The only visible sign of wear is at the suede elbow patches (the slight variation in color and finish that’s typical of suede).  

* Size: Not labeled, estimated at about a modern size 6 to 8. Shown unpinned on a size 6/8 dress form. But use the dimensions below to determine fit, and remember to leave room for your body.

 Measurements

JACKET, measured laying flat with buttons fastened

Bust: 38"; Waist: 34" ; Hip: 39"; Shoulder to Shoulder: 16¼"; Sleeve: 23¼" from top of shoulder at seam; Length: 26" down center back

VEST, measured laying flat with buttons fastened

Bust: 36"; Waist: 33" ; Length: 18" down center back

SKIRT

Waist: 28" ; Hip: 39"; Length: 28" at center back seam

Vintage Suits and Separates

Vintage suits and separates are perhaps the most “everyday-wearable” pieces in a vintage wardrobe. From the classic tailored suits of the World War II era to the “glam” looks of the 80s, a suit is just right for the workday, business meeting, or after-work dinner. Pair a vintage suit, blazer, or skirt with a vintage semi-sheer blouse, silk top, or pin-up sweater for versatility. Add a vintage handbag and shoes for the total package, and heads will turn. They may not know it’s vintage, but they’ll know it’s special!

   * See our Sizing Tips for how we measure.

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