It's too bad that the color of this late '40s suit is so hard to capture digitally. It's really sumptuous. It's got lots of gray to it, as well as a light lavender that lends some dimension to the wool. Close-up, there's a cross-hatch type feeling to the fabric. Of course, it's a wonderful textile--it's a Rothmoor suit and they were quite the notable woolier. (Just made up that word.)
With its nipped waist and padded shoulders, this suit cuts a saucy figure. It's hourglass silhouette firmly asserts its superior construction details. The jacket is princess seamed and elegantly darted at the waist. Then, we have two beautifully finished breast pockets. You know this is a good suit. The buttons holes are bound. (That spells quality suit.) Please see the half-moon pockets--delightful. And do notice the turned back cuffs--more delightful. The skirt is somewhat slim with a kick-pleat in the back for ease of motion. The jacket is lined in soft mauve crepe. The skirt is unlined.
Want to know what? This the color of the coming season whether it's 1949 or 2011. It's a delicious hue that's always in style. It's not hard to imagine this classic suit having a new heyday this Fall.
Very Good. Note last photo for small smudge and one pull on the right turned back cuff. It seems to blend in with the grayish blackish threads that are part of the textile. The suit is otherwise clean and ready to wear. Lining is in perfect condition, too.
Rothmoor Worthens Hoopeston, ILL
Lavender with a lot of gray to it. Fabric:
Jacket Bust = 40 "
Jacket Waist = 32 "
Jacket Hip = across the bottom 44 "
Jacket Sleeve = 22 1/2 "
Jacket Shoulder = 16 1/2 "
Jacket Length = 25 "
Skirt Waist = 30 "
Skirt Hip = 42 "
Skirt Length = 31 "