I’m so, so excited! My Christmas present from my husband got here, and it has to be one of my very favorite vintage things I’ve ever owned. He said I could pick out a couple things on Etsy for my gift, and I jumped on this suit from Raleigh Vintage. It’s an early 1940s lovely wool suit- kind of like a tweed, with a thick weave in a bold red, white, gray, and black. So yummy!! I’ve always admired vintage suits, especially the “man-tailored” or “collegiate” style ones, so I’m very excited this lovely suit is now gracing my closet
I love how I can wear the suit open or closed- both look really authentic to the sporty look of the early 1940s,
My felt “envelope” hat is also new. I bought it recently from Frock You Vintage in San Diego.
And a silly little close up. I felt very “film noir” detective girl in this suit!
Now on my wish list, I would love to find a red tweedy wool jacket so I can mix and match a 1940s wardrobe, and a gray or red overcoat. Someday! For now, I’m just much too thrilled with my new to me vintage suit