1.04.2012

Not quite 40s jacket

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Photo by Twila Jean 

Yesterday I found this wool jacket at Goodwill for $12.99 and was pretty excited since it looks so 40s. I'll have to work on it a bit, hem it up a few inches, take it in a teeny bit, and maybe replace the buttons with something more period, but it's a great foundation. A prime example of an article of clothing that is fairly modern (80s), but can look much older with a little work, and the right styling.

Jacket-Goodwill

Pants-Handmade by me

Hat-Urban Eccentric Vintage

Shoes-A gift from Jodi

17 comments:

Gloria Alex said...

love your slacks!

art deco dame said...

It's cute!I love it against that bright brick!

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Gorgeous. Looks wonderful against the fabulous teal wall. Happy New Year!
XOXO

Vintage Hippo said...

hahah I love the vintage fashion blogging community. "This is old, but I'm going to make it look older" :D it's too great!

Sara said...

Very cool - when I worked in a costume shop (on an extreme budget), my boss used to always get 80s/90s pieces from the thrift store and alter them. Totally the way to go.

The adventures of Mr and Mrs Jaime said...

wow! i love it. it works well with your slacks. I also have many pieces from the 80s that I have altered to look more period correct. Can't wait to see your finishing result.

Paris W said...

Loving the look! I've had a few items from the 40s that I actually thought were from the 80s, so it was quite a surprise realising they're 40 years older than I thought!


Sincerely,
Paris of The Vintage Look

Jessica said...

I agree, great piece that totally looks vintage depending on how you wear it and fix it up.

Lady Cherry said...

It's gorgeous. I love finds like that. Forties stuff is quite expensive here so modern styled stiff are precious finds!

Bell's Belles Vintage said...

you look so cute...

Carys said...

I love adding vintage details to later garments! That jacket is so nice!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

his_girl_friday said...

That's such a great photo! And I love the jacket.

Miss Maple said...

I love your hat. would like to have a closer pic. The blue background is gorgeous. Hugs from Germany!

Nan said...

Great find for you to work on and I love that color wall you found to photograph!

Chelsea said...

darling! I love goodwill finds :)

Mrs. Yeater said...

I love that fashion tends to repeat itself. I found an 80's shirt dress that, with the right accessories (change the belt and add some petticoats), looks quite 40's/50's. It seems the 80's had a lot of inspiration from the 40's.

Riikka said...

Love the jacket, love the pants and especially love the hat! Such a perfect fall/winter look.