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Re-styled man's outfit

Added Apr 13, 2010

by katensew

Nr Blackpool, Un...






The teddyboy draped jacket with spearmint pockets and the brocade waistcoat are originals belonging to my late husband. I took in the side seams of the waistcoat ( without affecting the original design ( it can go back ). But the jacket fits OK, I think — maybe the sleeves are a little too long – but not enough to bother about really. Oh and the bootlace tie too — all from the late 50’s —I think. The straight skirt I got from a neigbour and took it in to fit.

Material Notes

Gosh — I expect the jacket to be pure wool ( this is what I told the cleaners ! But the waistcoat might be rayon ??? I actually hand washed the waistcoat as it was very badly stained and pressed it with a steam iron! I took a chance ! Polyester modern skirt.




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    Nov 8, 2010, 09.56 AMby ichigogirl

    How nice to be able to wear your late husbands jacket and waistcoat… heart warming! It’s a little hard to tell from the pictures (hard to photograph black clothes…) but the fit looks good. I think it’d also look really good with a wide belt around the waist and a chunky knitted scarf :-)!

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      Nov 8, 2010, 11.16 AMby katensew

      Thank you for your nice comments. I wore it there to go and see " Dreamboats and petticoats" at the theatre and managed to persuade my friend’s daughter to try rocking n rolling with me !!

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    Aug 9, 2010, 11.18 PMby flowergirl22

    interesting way of using a siut,,,

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      Aug 10, 2010, 10.33 AMby katensew

      Thank you for your comment

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    Apr 13, 2010, 06.55 PMby Anna Aasbjerg

    It looks very stylish! :-)

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