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Perfect for the stately gent (or lady)!
The exact age of the black wool vest with satin back is unknown, but it appears to be from the Edwardian Era (1901-1910). The Edwardian Era is also sometimes extended to 1919.
The vest has four covered buttons, two pockets in the front, and an adjustable back with buckle. After being tried on by a few gentlemen who wear clothing sizes ranging from S-L, I would say that it would probably best fit someone who wears a men's size medium, but given the adjustable back, it could accommodate a size small. It fit someone who typically wears sizes M-L, so it could work for the smaller end of size large as well. Unbuckled and lying flat, the length is 26 inches from top to bottom (highest to lowest points) in the front, and in the back, 20 inches.
chest area - approx. 20 inches in the front (approx. 40 inches total)
stomach area - approx. 20 inches (front side side) / 40 inches (total)
shoulders - 15 1/2 inches (front) / 21 inches total
The vest is in great vintage condition. It shows only minor signs of wear. There is slight staining on the lining, but when worn, it never shows. There is also a slight tear at the top of the vest in the back, but it's hardly noticeable.
It looks fantastic with a pocket watch or chain (not included).
"Class It Up"
This purse is classy, elegant, and chic, and although it's from the 1950s-1960s, it's perfect for a lady of today. I could see this working fabulously for an Old Hollywood-inspired outfit, or perhaps even a Steampunk outfit if you're not afraid to mix your eras for a timeless, eclectic outfit.
It features gold-toned metal, floral accents on the metal, and two purple marbled teardrop-shaped vintage cabochons surrounding a circular red cabochon in the center on the front of the purse. The cabochons were affixed to the purse using silicone glue, which is non-toxic. The purse has a beaded texture in addition to black flowers and zigzag pattern. The lining is black, and there is one small pocket inside of the purse.
The purse was found at the Moss Landing Antique Fair without a chain. The purse now has a new chain with an antiqued finish.
Including the chain, from top to bottom, it measures 24 inches. It measures 8 inches across at the widest point.
The purse is in good condition with only minor signs of age, which enhance its character.
Listing here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/79402699/upcycled-class-it-up-1950s-black-floral