Early 1910s Ruppersberger Plum Velour Corduroy Edwardian Walking Suit
This stunning two-piece ensemble is a wonderfully preserved piece of early 20th century history.
Fashioned sometime between 1912 and 1915, this museum worthy set is made of heavy velour corduroy, which is guaranteed to keep you warm on your morning stroll.
The jacket has an asymmetrical front, which is very reminiscent of the "new vest effect," a popular cut in the era designed to give women the appearance of a higher waist. It is fully lined in a champagne color satin, has a beautiful shawl collar and fastens with two oversized fabric covered buttons. Each cuff has a smaller complimenting decorative button.
The back of the jacket hangs long and has four weighted fabric covered decorative buttons designed to keep a straight and tailored silhouette.
The skirt is straight cut and unlined and has three black buttons on the side hem that I believe at one time were either fabric covered like the buttons on the jacket or replaced. Skirt fastens with hook and eyes on the side.
Sleeve Length: 22.5"
Total Length: 38"
Condition: Very Good
Jacket has very slight all-over fading. One of the eyes on the skirt closure has ripped through the corduroy and part of the side seam is coming unstitched. Both are not noticeable and do not impede wearing this suit. The buttons on the bottom of the skirt may have been replaced at some point. One of the silk button facings on the inside of the skirt is shredding. There is also one small repair to the skirt near the hem. Given the ribbed nature of the corduroy, it is not very noticeable. None of these flaws detract. Priced accordingly.
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