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Vintage 1940s LIPSTICK RED Dramatic Statement Strong Shoulder Nipped Belted Waist Gabardine Jacket Size M

Regular price £113.00 GBP
Regular price Sale price £113.00 GBP
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•Highlights: high quality and style; big heavily padded shoulders; front sash belt to nip tight; silver (or silver-gold?) and black metallic cord trim; statement button; more substantial than a typical suit type jacket, enough so that you can layer over other pieces as a short coat or wear as a separate

•Fabric(s): wool gabardine, crepe lining

•Lined: fully

•Closures: front tie, button, metal snap

•Designer/Labels: National Recovery Board label


About a modern size M

Please allow room for fit and ease and any clothing layered under it.

Bust (underarm area measured flat on exterior, then doubled) about 38"/40" 

Waist unbelted about 32" and then tie to fit

Length about 24 1/2"

Shoulder seam to seam about 16 1/2"

Sleeves about 25"


Very good, sturdy vintage condition. Cleaned. 70+ years old.

To note: slight wear at edges of statement button fabric, subtle darkening at edges of sleeve cuffs, a wee scrape at rear shoulder blade area. There were a few scattered little marks which are now nearly invisible to the naked eye. See photos. Presents crisply!


Our pieces are true vintage with a history and a past life, not newly made reproductions. Please be familiar with vintage clothing and read over our shop policies before purchasing. We are happy to answer any questions you might have to help you with online purchasing. 

Return & Refund Policy

Vintage is sold as-is and all sales are final. All vintage garments will show signs of previous wear and use, including deadstock and unworn pieces. We take extra care to note and/or photograph any imperfections we find. You can read our thousands of happy reviews on Etsy and eBay for an idea of the quality and high standards we strive to keep.



All items purchased during our sale ship Feb 5th, 2024. We do not have access to inventory before then, and the sale discounts are to thank you for your patience.


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