Best 1970s Valentino Four Pocket Tie Belt Jacket w Tailored Shorts Set & Gold V Logo Buttons
I have had this tucked away for many many years and it still one of the most favourite Valentino pieces I have ever come across. I have always hoped to be able to firmly date it with a reference photo and perhaps one day I will send one to the new owner still. It is just a spectacular piece from this time period of Mr Valentino's work. It perfectly represents what he was doing for his ready-to-wear boutique label during this time period and it is the kind is piece that you will only ever find in vintage. I love it.
I love that this set has those little sleek shorts and not the expected skirt that you would normally see. It just gives the suit this entirely different feel and attitude. It is also a benefit to you that you can mix and match the pieces of this suit with other things already in your closet. The jacket is tailored with a soft cut because of the fabric and the avoidance of over-structuring. It is cut fairly straight through the body and then is has a matching tie belt to cinch in the waist and create shape. The collar is small and pointed. The sleeves are long and gather into a structured cuff that buttons with one of those fabulous gold toned metal dome buttons with the Valentino V embossed on their surface. Round edged pockets are top set on the hips and then tow smaller versions of those sits on each side of the breast of the jacket. Each pocket has a flap to close and a working button hole topped by another deep gold metal button. It closes with seven more buttons down the front. This one even has an extra buttons still sewn into the seam of the jacket. Under that are shorts that are tailored and sleek. The waist is banded and they zip up at the front with neat a little short legs. There is no extra detailing on the shorts. They are simple and neat so that they lie under the jacket without adding any bulk. Both pieces are made from an ultra soft fine wool with a very tiny pattern running through it in shades of brown. The set is very striking and has a strong and fabulous silhouette. Excellent condition
Both pieces are unlined. The shorts have an inner grosgrain ribbon edging. The jacket buttons to close down the front. The skirt has a zipper and flat hook & eye at the waist. Hand finishes. All of the buttons are functional. There is a slight natural patina on the buttons that just adds to the vintage appeal. The colour is a bit lighter and softer in person
Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam and the belt cinches it in
Hips: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 27.5" from neck to hem
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 14" from waist to hem with just under 2 inches turned up
Inseam: 2.5" from hem up
Gusset: 17.5" from back waist to inner seam
Leg Openings: 24" around
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
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