We offer a large selection of designers and manufacturers that span the 20th and early 21st century. Sizing varies greatly, so we have outlined our measuring and size estimating process.
The best way to know if a vintage item will fit you is to take a garment that fits you well, similar to the one you are interested in purchasing, and measure it the way we measure ours.
We lay all garments flat and measure as follows*:
BUST - under arm to under arm across the front and then double that measurement.
Measure the WAISTBAND, widest part of the HIPS, widest part of the THIGH on one leg and width of the CUFF, then double those measurements
WAIST - find the smallest part of the garment if there isn't an obvious seam for the waist and measure across and then double that measurement.
LENGTH - Measure from the top of the waistband to the bottom of the cuff along the side seam.
HIPS - Find the largest part of the hip area and measure flat, then double that measurement.
RISE - Measure from the crotch to the top of the waistband.
LENGTH - from the nape of the neck or the top of the shoulders, depending on the style of garment. We will measure to the waist when applicable, so that you can determine if it will fit your torso, and then a waist down measurement.
INSEAM - Measure from the crotch to the bottom of the cuff along the inside seam.
SLEEVES - measure from the top of the shoulder seam to the end of the sleeve. When we think that the arm opening is particularly small, we will provide that measurement as well.**
*Fabrics with stretch will have some give, we will try to mention the range of measurements that will fit comfortably.
**With dolman sleeves, the size is an estimation based on the waist as the body seamlessly joins the sleeve.
Feel free to email us with specific questions about specific measurements that we may not have included that you need to know in order to feel confident about your purchase. If you have a particularly long torso, short legs, long arms, etc.. we can help you determine whether or not a garment will work for your body.SaveSaveSave
This is a late 1900's or early 2000's Dolce & Gabbana 3 piece black and white tweed textured Nylon/Silk/Wool/Alpaca blend suit that includes trousers, a vest, and a jacket.
We love suits because they offer so many wearable options and fun ways to mix pieces with things you already have in your wardrobe! The double breasted jacket is fully lined, has a notched lapel, slight built in shoulder pads, and black buttons on the sleeve cuffs and down the center front. There are front decorative (not functional) flap pockets and a faux left breast slit pocket.
The vest has a v-neck, flattering princess seams, black round buttons down the center front, decorative slit pockets, and a black silk blend back.
The mid rise, straight cut cuffed trousers are fully lined, and they have decorative flap pockets and slit pockets at the hip, decorative slit pockets on the backside, and two buttons over a front center zipper closure.
Labeled Dolce & Gabbana and this outfit was made in Italy of 5% nylon 30% silk 45% wool and 20% alpaca. All three pieces are labeled an Italian size 40 but please refer to the measurements for the most accurate fit information.
CONDITION: Excellent Condition
Jacket BUST: 36" WAIST: 34" HIPS: 38" SHOULDERS: 14" seam to seam SLEEVE LENGTH: 26" LENGTH: 21" from nape of neck
Vest BUST: 34" WAIST: 28" LENGTH: 21" from top of shoulder