What an avalanche of 10s last week’s striped ’40s frock was! Of the 47 votes, only 13 votes were any number other than a perfect 10! The only complaint that people could make about the frock was that the fabric was slightly reminiscent of tie fabric, or schoolgirl uniforms. That association ruined it for one or two of you, but most of you thought it was stylish perfection incarnate (and I couldn’t agree more!), so it came in at a fantastic 9.5 out of 10.
This week let’s stay in the 20th century, and look at a suit from the 1910s – an era where simple lines met quirky details. This suit of checked wool features interesting layering and details in brown wool. The tailoring of the suit is contrasted with a very soft, frilly feminine collar.
The collar apparently features a pastoral scene with shepherd holding a lamb, leaning against a tree, but I can’t quite make it out.
What do you think of the suit, with its muted colour scheme, layered-look jacket, crisp contrast detailing, and ridiculously romantic collar? Just the right balance of restraint and whimsy? Or ridiculous and weird?
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