Another spectacular 1960's winter suit, this one "A Golet Original". It's a beautiful champagne gold colored paisley brocade that is subtle yet dynamic in how it presents. It's a three piece ensemble made up of a double breasted blazer, matching sleeveless top, and skirt. The blazer is a double breasted design with a V-neck which allows the collar on the sleeveless top to display. Blazer has six heavy weight square gold tone buttons with flesh tone facing that indent to form an X. Bound buttonholes. It has front and back princess seams from the mid-arm hole. Sleeves are full length. The matching sleeveless top has a beautiful blonde fur collar (mink?) which is sewn right into the top. It also has front and back princess seams. There's a center back 18" hidden metal zipper as well as a large hook & eye to stay the collar at the top of the zipper. The skirt is three-panel construction (single front, double back) with 8 darts and a left side 7" plastic zipper and basic button closure. All three pieces are fully lined in matching flesh-tone silk crepe fabric. The fabric is so rich, soft to the touch and has a lovely weight to it. The hemlines are generous - sleeves are about 2", skirt hemline is 3.5" - the extra weight of that fabric gives it even more structure in how it wears, especially the skirt. This suit comes from Rosen's Clothing Store in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. From my research it appears that the store was originally the Chernack Rosen Clothing Store, located at 7 North Union Street in Pawtucket, run by Joseph Chernack & Milton Rosen. Mr. Chernack died in January of 1951 and it seems Mr. Rosen continued on with the store, eventually renaming it just Rosen's. The last two photos are of ads I found in the Pawtucket Library archives. The store had a fur department and sold high-end fashions to the the ladies-who-lunch crowd in the Providence area. It's in excellent condition (especially for the color!) and aside from a faint mark on the underside of the right wrist and a few marks on the lining of the top from the hangar/storage, I would call it mint. This would make the most spectacular wedding ensemble for a 2nd wedding or a mature bride.
(Reference Photos: Ad in September 1969 Vogue for Golet paisley Trevira dress suit with fur collar, Chernack & Rosen Store ad March 21 1951 Pawtucket Times, Chernack & Rosen Store ad March 9 1951 Pawtucket Times)
Fits like a Modern M/L
Back shoulder seam > shoulder seam: 17.5"
Sleeve Length: 22"
Jacket Length: 24" from center shoulder seam to hem
Bust: up to 39"
Waist: up to 37"
Sleeveless opening: 19" atwa
Top Length: 20" from center shoulder seam to hem
Back center hidden metal zipper: 18"
Hips: up to 42"
Length: 25" ( 3.5" of hem that could be let down if needed)
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