Late 1970s Early 1980s Burberrys 2pc. Lambswool Tweed Suit

This lovely country style 2 pc. suit is made from the finest lambswool tweed in beautiful hues of warm toffee brown and blue gray on a tan background. The jacket has a notched V-Neck collar and there are two functional pockets on each side of the front of the fitted coat. Princess seams are on the front and back of the garment. The underside of the collar is lined with a contrasting toffee brown wool. On the cuff of each sleeve there are three small horn buttons that are for decorative purposes only and the jacket closes with two larger horn buttons. The button holes are well finished. There is a pleat at the back of the jacket. The suit jacket is fully lined with matching light brown viscose (rayon). A small ribbon for hanging the garment is present at the inner neckline. As with all fine garments, the seams of the tweed material are all perfectly matched......all lines of the tweed beautifully matched in the coat and skirt.

The straight skirt has side slanted pockets and has slight gathers in the front and two darts on each side of the back for a fine fit. There are four belt loops on the waistband and a generous kick pleat at the bottom of the skirt. Note the decorative emblem attached to one of the front belt loops. The underside of this distinctive emblem is stamped: Burberry's, Made in Italy. The button that fastens the waist matches the emblem. The skirt is lined with the same light brown viscose material as the jacket and all inner seams are nicely finished. The bottom hem is hand finished. A truly timeless classic style which makes a simple statement of refinement! Exquisite quality in all respects.

Condition: Excellent

I am using the grade of excellent despite two issues. On the left shoulder, there is an apparent re-weave or repair in the tweed material. Not an obtrusive issue, but there, none the less. There is, also, a very small round hole at the very bottom on the front of the skirt near the bottom hemline. This issue did not photograph well. This is very hard to see unless you know that it is there as it tends to blend with the fabric under the pinhole. Other than these very small issues, the suit is in wonderful condition with no stains showing on the outer tweed or the inner linings.

Labels: Burberrys', Made in England, Burberrys Regd. Pure Lambswool

There are, also, labels which give the material contents and cleaning instructions. In one of the coat pockets, there is another small label which reads: Burberrys, London, Name, 10 REG., Order: F.3570/3

Skirt is labeled: Burberrys, Made in England

Size: 10 REG.

Measurements

Suit Jacket

Shoulder to Shoulder: 15"

Bust: 36"

Waist: 34"

Hip: 40"

Inner Sleeve: 17"

Cuff Opening: 10"

Drop From Center Back at Neckline to Bottom of Hem: 26 ΒΌ"

Skirt

Waist: 26"

Hip: 36"

Length From Waist to Bottom Hemline: 31"

Circumference of Skirt at Hemline: 40" (not allowing for kick pleat)

This seller is a proud member of The Costume Society of America (CSA) and The Vintage Fashion Guild (VFG).

Item ID: 239


Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: Brown/Gray/Tan, Size: 10

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