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 beautifully made ensemble by Louis Feraud. The suit consists of a tan summer weight wool skirt and oversized jacket suit with a coordinating blouse.
We love suits because they are so versatile and offer various separates that can be worn with other things in your wardrobe! The open front jacket has a longline silhouette with a two-tone double layer of tan fabric and two functional side pockets and monogram lining.
The button down blouse is in an abstract tan print with polka dots and various geometric shapes in shades of white, cream, and tan brown. The skirt is a pencil style with front decorative button details. The back hem of the skirt has several box pleats that give the piece more movement and there is a center back metal zipper with a hook and eye for closure.
Made in W. Germany of 100% New Wool and 100% Polyester. Labeled size FR 42 US 10, and we estimate this would best fit a modern size 8 or narrow waisted 10. Many of the higher end estates of clothing we deal with have Louis Feraud clothing in their closets. These vintage Feraud pieces are always so well made and maintain their shape and quality.
BUST: up to 42"
SLEEVE LENGTH: 24"
LENGTH FROM COLLAR: 32 1/2"
BUST: up to 42"
SLEEVE LENGTH: 24"
LENGTH FROM NAPE OF NECK: 26"
In order to best determine fit, measure yourself or a garment of a smilar style 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.