Step into a piece of fashion history with this extraordinary Vintage 1950’s RARE Maison Mendessolle, Jack Feit, and J.J. O’Donnell Suit. A true gem, this size 14 suit showcases the impeccable craftsmanship of three distinguished names. Crafted from 100% Mandarin Camel Hair, the suit’s captivating Yellowish-Tan hue exudes timeless elegance. Mint condition inside and out, this rare find is a testament to enduring quality.
The jacket boasts a notched collar adorned with three perfectly rounded buttons, accompanied by two flaps above the pockets. Bell-shaped sleeves feature 2″ slits on each side, while the unique skirt, more A-line than pencil, features a 1″ waistband and a 7″ metal zipper with a hook and eye closure. The intriguing indentations on the jacket, resembling holes, are the result of brooch wear. Acquired from the owner’s family, this suit holds a rich legacy.
Measurements (lying flat; please double):
- Bust: 21″
- Waist: 21″
- Shoulder to Shoulder: 16″
- Sleeve Length: 18″
- Shoulder to Hemline: 23 1/2″
- Waist: 14 1/2″
- Hips: 19 1/2″
- Waist to Hemline: 26 1/2″
History: Maison Mendessolle, a San Francisco native, established his renowned shop at 339 Powell St. His label signifies “Absolute Top Quality.” Notably, Mendessolle displayed six pieces at the DeYoung Museum and earned a place on “Things to Do and See” in San Francisco, 1967. Designer Jack Feit, a prominent suit/coat producer on 7th Avenue in NY until the 1960s, contributed his expertise. Additionally, textile and fashion designer J.J. O’Donnell left an indelible mark as a suit/coat producer.
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