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Excellent Condition. Absolutely divine tweed riding jacket tailcoat with stunning integral corset

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11 Apr, 2014 19:28:48 BST
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Condition: Used : Split the cost with friends
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Seller notes: Excellent Condition. Absolutely divine tweed riding jacket tailcoat with stunning integral corset waistcoat ~ gorgeous, timeless and such elegant styling!
Decade: 1930s/40s War Bride/Equestrian/Regency/Georgian Brand: Karen Millen
Look: Victorian/Edwardian/Equestrian/Heritage Exact Material: Wool with Viscose Textured Tweed
Style: Riding Jacket / Tailcoat Exact Colour: Dark Brown with cream flecked tweed style
Size: 12 UK Size: UK 12 in label ~ please see measurements
Main Colour: Brown European Size: EURO 40 estimated ~ please see measurements
Vintage Type: True Vintage US Size: US 8/10 estimated ~ please see measurements
Material: Wool Blend Due to fit/style may also fit:: UK 10 / EURO 38 / US 4/6/8 pls see measurements
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40s War Bride ~ Land Girls ~ Lady of Manor ~ Country House  ~ 30s Vamp ~ Victorian Mistress ~ Edwardian Elegance ~ English Heritage 

Very rare to find and very unusual vintage tweed 
riding style tailcoat jacket with fabulous integral corset/waistcoat...
so quintessentially English...


Riding  ~ English heritage ~ English Countryside ~ Equestrian ~ Governess ~ Lady of the manor ~ Edwardian  ~ Victorian Mistress~ Steampunk ~ 1940s ~ War bride ~ Land girl ~ City ~ Fashionista ~ Unusual ~ Very Sexy ~ Just Divine... 


An absolutely divine excellent quality wool blend, tailored riding jacket / tailcoat with a unique and stunning integral corset style waistcoat, in a deep brown with cream flecked tweed ~ very unusual and incredibly stunning jacket made by British designers Karen Millen, who pride themselves on creating exceptionally high quality, tailored pieces with an eye for timeless design and detail. This tailcoat / jacket is certainly no exception. Such  beautiful & distinctive detailing from the deep pointed collar, concealed buttoning down the centre, true tailcoat style with deep cutaway front, double breasted buttoning & long, square back tails ~ to the very unusual & just divine integral mock corset style waistcoat with pointed hem...its not hard to see why Karen Millen's designs, particularly her earlier pieces, are so incredibly desired. ~ Beautifully tailored to create an incredibly sexy & flattering style & fit with a very subtle hour glass silhouette ~ just so elegant & timeless. 

Excellent vintage condition
Lovely, traditional, woollen tweed feel in a blend of 55% wool & 45% viscose ~ fully lined in silky smooth brown acetate. Stunning in every way.


UK 12 in label ~ may also fit UK 10 ~  please see measurements

EURO 40 estimated ~ may also fit EURO 38 ~ please see measurements

US 8 / 10 estimated ~ may also fit US 6 / 8 please see measurements

Some items do not carry a full range of international sizes in the label so i use an internet international size conversion site to translate UK sizes into EURO and US sizes ~ the site has proved very accurate, however if you are unsure please check sizes for yourself.


All measurements taken with garment laid flat so please double up for all the way around where appropriate. Please use the measurements provided to measure against a  similar garment of your own which you know fits you well.

All measurements are taken  with the garment pulled a bit to flatten (unless otherwise stated) ~ and please be aware that  there is inevitably a slight discrepancy in the ways different people  measure ~ so all measurements are approximate and please give or take  about a 1/4 inch or so either way.  

Please measure against a similar item of your own which you know fits you well.

Bust ~ armpit to armpit ~ across front ~ approx: 19 1/2 inches

Waist ~ approx: 16 1/2 inches

Sleeve Length ~ from shoulder ~ down top of sleeve to end ~ approx: 23 1/2 inches 

Length ~ taken from collar ~ down back of jacket to hem of tail ~ approx: 30 1/2 inches

Shoulders ~ shoulder seam to shoulder seam across back ~ quite high up near collar ~ approx: 15 1/2 inches


~ Karen Millen ~ 

Karen Millen was founded in 1981 when Karen Millen became partners with Kevin Stanford. With a loan of just £100, the pair bought one thousand meters of white cotton and began manufacturing and selling white shirts to their friends. Their clientele quickly grew and in 1983 they opened their first store in Maidstone, Kent, which was followed a few years later by branches in Tunbridge Wells, Brighton, Guildford and London.


Some 32 years have passed since its humble beginnings, and now Karen Millen is a recognised and adored women’s upmarket designer fashion brand, dedicated to dressing confident women in polished, beautiful and sophisticated clothes, with their signature effortless glamour. Karen Millen continue to produce unique designs with the focus on attention to detail and beautiful fabrics, making their clientele always feel self assured, sexy and chic.


Once you see and wear a Karen Millen design you will know why they are the go-to destination for stylish investment pieces around the world. Gorgeous!!!



Tweed & English Heritage ~

English heritage, according to Glamour Magazine, means quintessentially British style & classic fabrics, particularly tweed! The gurus of fashion have pinned their labels to the woven cloth and it's now the sexy stuff that pencil-slim, hip-hugging trousers and skirts are made of!

Glamour Magazine asserted that what used to be thought of as slightly stuffy and old fashioned is now so en vogue ~ so it is worth stocking up on some "country staples", full of exciting textures like tweed and sheepskin... Nubby rough fabrics such as this will make an astonishing impact when teamed with more delicate fabrics such as silk or chiffon - so this could be a good opportunity to mix and match!!!



20th Century Vintage & Contemporary


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