Horrockses (1960s) Garden Green Tweed Style Pencil Skirt Coat Suit
First established in 1791, Horrockses was a brand extension of Horrockses Crewdson & Company Ltd, a global cotton producer situated in the north of England, while in 1946 ‘Horrockses Fashions’ was launched on a premise of low cost ready to wear coats, dresses, beach wear and children’s clothing.
Having garnered the affections of royalty and celebrities alike, the brand continued to flourish through its numerous overseas fashion shows and costume designs for leading cinematic films, actresses such as Joan Collins and Vivien Leigh, as well as tour wardrobes for The Duchess of Kent, Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, later leading to their Royal Warrant in 1960.
Sadly their popularity wanted throughout the 1970s and 1980s and so in 1983, Horrockses Fashions closed its doors, until 2016, which signalled their reentry into high street fashion through a new collection and brand image.
Known as a ‘box’ or ‘polo’ style jacket, this beautiful tweed, single breasted ‘Mod’ cut coat is loosely cut with a matching pencil skirt and large resin buttons. The fabric print in classic 1950s-1960s day wear with an army and asparagus green tweed fabric and contrast green tartan skirt waistband.
As a knee length skirt and hip length coat this piece is meticulous and yet casual in style while an absolutely perfect representation of the legendary British Mod movement.
Fabric No label present however looks and feels like wool tweed with full satin lining
Size No label present but would fit UK 12-16
Excellent (see condition chart)
Measured flat without stretching (please double for complete size)
Shoulder To Shoulder (across back) N/A due to dolman sleeve
Bust (at widest point) 22″
Length (collar to hem) 30″
Sleeve Length (underarm to cuff) 16″
Sleeve Length (collar to cuff) 30″
Length (collar to hem) 25″
Mannequin is UK 8-10 | Bust 31.5″ | Waist 24″ | Hips 34.5″
The suit was not pinned for photography purposes