This highly collectable wool blend two piece designer El Jay suit is an original from New Zealand iconic designer, Gus Fisher. The ensemble is at least 70 years young and in excellent condition. One of the best ways to shop sustainably, is a classic and timeless two piece that can be worn with so many options!
Wear together or separately.
These pieces offer a striking silhouette with a gentle nod to military styling. Both pieces are sure to flatter the body and will take you everywhere! Your 'look' options are endless with clever style mixing. Pair the jacket with elegant or flirty skirts and trousers. Utilise the slim lines of the skirt to pair with your favourite silk blouses and sweaters.
This ensemble looks great now and will continue for years to come!
Circa: 1940 - 1970 Origin: Private Collection - Stylists Collection Label: El Jay
Fabric: Wool Easy Care (Poly/Nylon/Acrylic/Acetate) blend. Condition: Excellent commensurate with age and love. One small area of discolouration (as shown) that does not detract from wearing
Modern Size Indicator*: 10 - 12 Measurement: Jacket: Shoulder 38 cm, Bust 44 cm, Waist 44 cm, Hip 50 cm Skirt: Waist 40 cm, Hip 50 cm (Laid flat) Vintage Size Indicator: na
Fit: Tailored Fixture: Original
DESIGNER INFORMATION: Many El Jay items can be viewed in the New Zealand Fashion Museum and are coveted for their historical significance. Read more about this iconic designer here. An interview with Gus Fisher (El Jay) can be found here.
NOTE: Sale Items/Damaged Items cannot be exchanged, refunded or returned. As respectful custodians of fashion history, we do not offer to sell unique items such as this separately. Keeping historical pieces together will assist you in retaining your investment and allows future generations to enjoy the pieces in their original beauty. Colors may display differently on variousdevices.
Our vintage items are rated as follows:
Excellent: Near or near to new quality, with no noted flaws and may often be presented in original packaging or, with original tags (deadstock) all commensurate with age and love
Very Good:May have some minor issue, as noted
Good: Some minor flaws which may be repairable, or may not detract from the garment when worn
Rescue: Flaws as described which may or may not detract when worn in most cases possibility of repair
We estimate sizes as current or, 'modern' sizing rather than vintage sizing as eras do vary.
Still not sure? Just email us the details of this piece and your measurements, and we can check if it will fit before you purchase.
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