A Kolmer Petite 1940's fitted ladies blazer / jacket in black. This is a beautiful jacket with great details like the collar the cuffs and the faux pocket above the breast which matches the shallow pockets. Suitable for special evening out and with blue jeans to make a statement. This jacket is incredibly well tailored and is very form fitting; narrows the the waist with a gentle flair to sit on the hips beautifully. Black fabric is always a hard thing to photograph so you can see the details but in person you really can. Pretty sure this came from Courage My Love in Kensington back in the day. I am not a vintage clothing or fabric expert, everything in the shop was bought by me for me and not for resale at the time. Great selection of Vintage Clothes and some beautiful Mid Century Jewelry or Vintage Mexican Jewelry to go with them!
CONDITION: Great vintage, gently used (a few times to be exact) - no tears, stains etc
SIZES APPROX: There is no size label but I would say this is an XS/S - petite like the label says. My measurements are across the front with the dress hanging pulled to tape measure - please read note below. Mannequin is sized to 34 bust, 29 waist and 35 hips - 60 inches tall and I was between 120 - 125 at the time.
Shoulder to Shoulder: 16 inches
Sleeve Length: 23 inches
Underarm to Underarm: 18 1/2 inches
Waist: 14 1/2 inches
Hips: 17 inches
Length: 22 1/2 inches
PLEASE NOTE: Bust waist hip measurements are the maximum body measurements that will fit the item and will be form fitting. Can't go up in size but if you're somewhat smaller garments would have a comfortable fit. Hope this makes sense. Vintage label sizes will generally differ from modern sizing.
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I am a university research professor with an eye for detail. I have never seen any vendor with your level of exquisite scholarship. Just like your fine objets d'art, your descriptions are crafted with masterful finesse; it is such a pleasure reading them and it is also a great learning experience. Thanks again! Patrick
Downsizing was inevitable and I've done it several times already. This is the big one, and I am still unboxing treasures retrieved from storage after decades.
All pieces are one of a kind handpicked by yours truly over 40 years to add texture, style and story to your authentic style.
My collecting story starts after watching Astaire and Rogers float across a dance floor as a young girl, I have loved art deco design, art, fashion and jewelry. So bold and beautiful, and so different from anything that came before it. Art deco changed social and design sensibilities forever. A lifetime collector of high quality antiques and vintage, I started by making contacts, researching and learning. Picking the best of the best, I live with art deco and vintage decor and used to wear the fashions of the day. To say that I feel in love is an understatement. I reveled in the fact that I was able to reflect my unique style and sensibilities with a marriage of old and new.
Since I was in my teens I have bought what pleases me, what I find beautiful and unique, and the things that speak to me on a creative level. I hope that you can see and feel the passion and love that I feel for antiques and vintage pieces and share with you. You will find art deco, collectible and vintage fine art paintings, original illustrations and magazine covers, home decor, marble, alabaster and metal lamps, nude flapper table lamps, sterling silver decorative accents and tableware for the home and entertaining, designer and estate jewelry and fine vintage watches in my shop.