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 wonderful vintage sunny yellow summer weight wool Escada skirt suit with the Margaretha Ley Escada label. You can wear it as a suit or break it up and wear two great separates with other things in your closet!
The beautifully tailored jacket is a longline blazer with a pointed collar and dramatic shoulders that are structured with shoulder pads. The front of the jacket has seams along the bodice and there are two deep pockets. There is a clear acrylic monogrammed button in the center front opening and the same buttons are on cuffs of the sleeves.
The classic pencil skirt has a kick pleat and closes with a back zipper down the center seam and a button.
There is an extra button sewn into the skirt label and the suit was made in Germany of 100% new wool.
Labeled a size 40, which is approximately a US size 10, but please always use the measurements as a guide for the best fit.
SLEEVE LENGTH: 24"
LENGTH FROM NAPE OF NECK: 27"
KICK PLEAT LENGTH: 5"
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.