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 :)
StephanieJanuary 5, 2013 at 6:55 pm (10 years ago)
Really, you are just too stunning! I love the whole ensemble! :D
Miss VirginiaJanuary 5, 2013 at 7:54 pm (10 years ago)
Ahhhhh it’s so 40s!! I love it, you look like you’re right out of a movie!
FosterJanuary 5, 2013 at 8:43 pm (10 years ago)
Darling. You do look quite detective-ish in that black and white photo!
ThirtiesLadyJanuary 5, 2013 at 9:23 pm (10 years ago)
That suit is amazing! Just perfect for you. :)
ShellyJanuary 6, 2013 at 3:30 am (10 years ago)
What a fabulous suit! It’s so perfect for you. You are very lucky indeed to have such a wonderfully thoughtful husband.
Jamie "ChatterBlossom"January 6, 2013 at 12:32 pm (10 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!
tina vinesJanuary 6, 2013 at 1:09 pm (10 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
BexJanuary 6, 2013 at 3:21 pm (10 years ago)
That is one fabulous suit – and what a great husband to let you pick stuff off Etsy! <3
GingerJanuary 7, 2013 at 7:08 am (10 years ago)
WOW! That is amazing! And you LOOK amazing in it! You chose wisely. ;) I love the background, too. :D