Marshall & Snelgrove 1950s Duke Blue Boucle Wool Skirt Suit
Less a fashion label than a department store, Marshall and Snelgrove was established in 1848 and was situated along Oxford Street, London.
With a reputation for selling high quality clothing, the store forged a strong commercial alliance with rival store Debenhams, until in 1919, the two merged to become Debenhams, however the original owners were allowed full control of their store until its complete dissolution around the mid to late 1970s.
Renowned for high quality fashion wear, this beautiful suit is no exception to that ethos, and there is no doubt that this gorgeous 1950s suit oozes quality, from the deep pile duke blue boucle wool, huge and ornate wooden buttons on the box style jacket, to the large brassware hook clasp fastening of the skirt.
The subtle pocket detailing to the jacket and perfectly sassy double layer kick back to the sultry pencil skirt makes this an outfit to wiggle in and out of, and certainly qualifies as the perfect ‘forget-me-not’ suit.
Designer Marshall & Snelgrove
Fabric No label present however looks and feels like wool boucle with full satin lining
Size No label present but would fit UK 10
Excellent (see condition chart)
Measured flat without stretching (please double for complete size)
Shoulder To Shoulder (across back) 18.5″
Bust (at widest point) 22″
Length (collar to hem) 22″
Sleeve Length (underarm to cuff) 16.5″
Sleeve Length (collar to cuff) 22″
Length (collar to hem) 24″
Mannequin is UK 8-10 | Bust 31.5″ | Waist 24″ | Hips 34.5″
The suit was not pinned for photography purposes