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 stunning vintage Giorgio Armani longline blazer from the 1990s. It is black wool with black silk satin lapels and black satin silk covered buttons. This particular jacket is uniquely designed with a very low V front.
We love these Armani vintage tuxedo jackets and this one has a very flattering silhouette that frames the figure. We like to style jackets like these over wide legged trousers or slim fitting pants/leggings. Though originally designed for a slimmer male, this came from the estate of a woman who had exceptional vintage high end designer clothing and she wore it as an evening dress alternative. The jacket has quality you would expect from vintage Armani!
There are horizontal side slit pockets and built in shoulder pads for just the right amount of structure. The fabric is a luxe 100% Wool and the lining is 76% acetate and 24% silk.
Labeled: Giorgio Armani, Made in Italy, Vestimenta Spa, A Milano, Borgonuovo 21