1940s UTAH MILLS four piece chevron striped suit coat purse xs | new winter
Amazing and rare to find all four pieces! Please read through the condition section since this does have issues. Done in a wool gabardine in solid and stripes. Stripes are intricately mitred. Suit has large square lapels, three covered buttons and fitted shape with large shoulders. Fully lined in gold silk. Skirt is slim with side metal zipper and button. Matching solid coat has striped front pockets, gold silk lining, bold shoulders and inner straps to place nonchalantly over the shoulders. Purse is the piece de resistance! Gold turnlock hardware, long strap and matching gold silk interior. Stunning set!
Per the VFG: "The company made custom fitted clothing for individual clients. Sales representatives would show samples to their private clients, and each garment was made to order to that client’s measurements. The client’s name was even embroidered onto the dress label. By the 1950s, Utah Tailoring Mills had more than 100 employees in Odgen and 43 sales representatives all over the US. They became known for their use of Hollywood actresses as models in their advertising. In the 1970s, the average price for a Utah Tailoring Mills dress was $400-$500."
Brand: An Original Utah Tailoring Mills Fashion
Size on tag: none
Fits like: xs
Color: mushroom brown/cream/pale gray
Material: wool gabardine
Condition Suit: Very Good Vintage: Skirt has four teeny mends, jacket has one at the back of collar. Lapel has a pindot hole from a brooch. Silk lining at shoulders of jacket are shattering, but still wearable.
Condition Coat: Good Vintage: lots of teeny blemishes where moth nips were mended. Silk shoulder lining is shattering. Wearable as is, but will need shoulders patched at some point.
Condition Purse: Good Vintage: Strap has some mends from moth nibbles. Pindot hole on side of pleat.
Jacket Bust (underarm seam) : 37"
Jacket Waist: 29"
Jacket Length: 25.5"
Jacket Shoulders: 15.5"
Jacket Sleeves: 23.5"
Skirt Waist: 26"
Skirt Hips: 39"
Skirt Total length: 32"
Bust (underarm seam) : 43"
Total length: 36"
m i n t : pristine with no signs of wear- possibly deadstock
e x c e l l e n t : signs of normal wear and age- no obvious flaws
v e r y g o o d : noted minor flaws that may have been already repaired - very wearable
g o o d : many noted minor flaws and/or mends -wearable
f a i r : numerous noted flaws and mends, some significant - still wearable