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 elegant Escada double breasted blazer was designed by Margaretha Ley in the 1980's. The fabric is a deep navy blue wool cashmere blend and it has a lovely black velvet collar and black velvet cuffs.
We really love vintage Escada and one of their signature details is the high quality of their buttons! There are gold carriage engraved buttons on this jacket that give it an elevated feel.
The back of the blazer is cut to be full and that makes it looks more like a jacket, with a great box pleat and a back strap with a gold button. There is a lovely notched collar lapel and the cuffs each have 4 gold buttons. The black velvet fabric is cut slightly on the diagonal and there are slit pockets.
This fully lined blazer is 75% Pure New Wool and 25% Cashmere and it was made in Germany.
Labeled a size 38, but, because it was made to be worn oversized, it can fit a wider range of sizes. Please review the measurements for the best fit! We estimate this would best fit a modern day size medium.
CONDITION: Very Good - the price reflects that there is a very tiny bare spot and a few rubs to the fabric. The lining needs to be re-tacked in back.
BUST: 46" WAIST: 46" HIPS: up to 48" SLEEVE LENGTH: 22" SHOULDERS: 18" LENGTH: 32"
In order to best determine fit, measure yourself or a garment that fits you well. Compare those measurements to those on the item description.
All of our pieces have been professionally cleaned and arrive ready to wear.