Outfit Post: New 1940s Plaid Suit!

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 :)

9 Comments on Outfit Post: New 1940s Plaid Suit!

  1. Stephanie
    January 5, 2013 at 6:55 pm (3 years ago)

    Really, you are just too stunning! I love the whole ensemble! :D

  2. Miss Virginia
    January 5, 2013 at 7:54 pm (3 years ago)

    Ahhhhh it’s so 40s!! I love it, you look like you’re right out of a movie!

  3. Foster
    January 5, 2013 at 8:43 pm (3 years ago)

    Darling. You do look quite detective-ish in that black and white photo!

  4. ThirtiesLady
    January 5, 2013 at 9:23 pm (3 years ago)

    That suit is amazing! Just perfect for you. :)

  5. Shelly
    January 6, 2013 at 3:30 am (3 years ago)

    What a fabulous suit! It’s so perfect for you. You are very lucky indeed to have such a wonderfully thoughtful husband.

  6. Jamie "ChatterBlossom"
    January 6, 2013 at 12:32 pm (3 years ago)

    I must say, you found yourself a lovely piece here! I just found you through the Raleigh Vintage FB page as I’m also a fan of their beautiful shop. You look amazing! Styled perfectly and your hair is so cute too!

  7. tina vines
    January 6, 2013 at 1:09 pm (3 years ago)

    This suit is dreamy!!! Great choice. I just love the colors. You look like you stepped out of a 1940’s fashion spread. xoxo, Tina

  8. Bex
    January 6, 2013 at 3:21 pm (3 years ago)

    That is one fabulous suit – and what a great husband to let you pick stuff off Etsy! <3

  9. Ginger
    January 7, 2013 at 7:08 am (3 years ago)

    WOW! That is amazing! And you LOOK amazing in it! You chose wisely. ;) I love the background, too. :D