That's what the gentleman told me when I tried this little vintage plaid blazer on at Cabaret Vintage. And no, he wasn't the salesperson, he was a guy in the store shopping.
I knew even before I tried it on I would like it.
I have a sick sixth sense for that. (say that 10 times fast)
Why couldn't I be good at picking lottery numbers?
Oh no. I am blessed cursed with knowing what'll look good on me when I go into a store.
And it just so happened to fit like a glove.
Aren't the details on the pockets unique?
Everything but the hat and the belt is vintage. The skirt was found at a thrift store, it is Ralph Lauren 1970's. The jacket is listed as 1950's which I found surprising since I thought the silhouette was more 1940's. I don't remember the ages of the boots, bag or gloves. I think they are all around 1940-50's.
I'm not sure about the age of the brooches since both of them were bought at estate sales. I have a feeling they might not be older than 1970.
The next time you see this jacket I'm going to have it styled for a contemporary look. I want to show you how a timeless vintage piece such as this little blazer can look when styled with modern day clothes. You won't believe how different it looks!
And may I just say a quick thank-you to Mr. unknown man that convinced me to buy this little jacket. Thank you sir. You know how to make a gal feel good in her skin.
Have you ever had a complete stranger (not the salesperson) convince you to buy clothing? If so, were you happy you did?
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I love that random persuasion from the fellow shopper. And the fact that he used the word “travesty”.
Oh he was right, this jacket was made for you. Beautifully styled with all of the pieces. Long skirts make so much sense in the winter. I have to be on the lookout for one.
blue hue wonderland
Absolutely. This jacket was destined for you. Sadly, I’ve never had anyone, stranger or friend, support my choice of clothing. That has something to do with gender…
I love this outfit to pieces.
Also, it has a fantastic story to it.
Compliments from strangers without a hidden agenda are the best and how right he was, that’s one fab jacket. xxx
That man wasn’t joking, it truly is wonderful on you! I can’t wait to see how you remix it 🙂
Aya in Couturgatory says
It’s one of the things I love about thrift shopping! Lovely folks will compliment me on my style/figure and suggest things they find on the racks for me to try on. 😀
Tamera the Menopausel Supermodel says
That guy needs a medal–because that jacket is freaking amazing!!! gorgeous style and color on you!1 Can’t wait to see how you “modernize” it!
Grunge Queen says
Omg, stunning in every way – the jacket (is it 1940s?), the skirt (something I would buy, and the booties too) and the well-chosen accessories. I discovered Cabaret as a shopping columnist, in my early days. It is a true vintage shop of quality, not like many of the overpriced shops in Kensington that tend to carry more contemporary/retro pieces.
I love this jacket! So great in this outfit.
Happiness at Mid Life says
Wow – you look stunning Suzanne! I can’t wait to see how you interpret this to a more contemporary look. I can’t pull this look but it looks great on you. I’ve been wanting a plaid jacket/blazer but every time I try it on – it just did not feel right.
The Style Crone says
I LOVE this jacket, and your entire ensemble. Vintage now and forever! The gentleman was right and so were you for purchasing this beauty. I can usually tell when something is made for me too.
Sue @ A Colourful Canvas says
That is a beauty of a jacket. Well made…the plaid lines up across the sleeves and bodice! And you beat me to commenting on the pocket flaps. Very cool! It does have a forties vibe, and you’ve styled it brilliantly. Look forward to the modern look!
two birds says
i have that same curse…although i do think it’s a good thing! you look absolutely amazing in this blazer. that man was right!
I so have to get around to trying a belt over a blazer/jacket. You always look so good when you do that. The blazer is perfect with this skirt, but it will look equally great with jeans I’m sure.
That is a classic find that will never go out of fashion – This guy was right to tell you to buy it – Those colors are perfect for you and yes i know too what will fit me well and look good on me, well most of the time –
I can’t wait for you to style it with more contemporary pieces
Impeccable color coordination! That blazer is what dreams are made of. Love love love! <3
Yep…well educated : )
This one is actually the perfect length for winter wearing since it doesn’t go all the way to the floor and therefore doesn’t drag in the snow or muck that will be covering our roads for the next few months.
That is too bad.
People don’t realize how a small comment like that can really make someone’s day. Whenever I see someone wearing something lovely or looking very good I go out of my way to make sure I say something since I know how much it means.
It is funny how they mean more than comments coming from friends or family. Unsolicited is the best.
Isn’t that nice? Another reason to go shopping! LOL like we really *needed* another one.
Come back after the holidays for the modern remix : )
He had it marked as 1950’s for the jacket.
I had no idea about Cabaret until this past summer when I literally stumbled in trying to escape the oppressive heat wave we had while shopping on Queen. Prior to finding it I was getting most of my vintage in Elora.
They are just celebrating their 18th year! Tao…the store owner is such a gem.
It doesn’t surprise me you knew of them since you do have some fantastic pieces that you often say are from Toronto.
Thanks Kate : )
So interesting. Maybe it is the size of the plaid. That’ll make a difference.
“Vintage now and forever!” I love that mantra : )
The cut of this jacket is incredible. I think you would really appreciate it. Next time I have to remember to take a back shot.
You know me too well : )
I agree…something like this is classic. I am writing a piece about vintage/thrifting and how you can truly find classic pieces that aren’t dated.
Yeah…I could really see YOU wearing this : )
No Fear of Fashion says
Yes this jacket does become you. You look very good in 1940/1950 clothes. I am anxious to see how you are going to style it contemporary. The seamstress in me (asleep)immediately saw the impacable way the white lines are meeting one another. Even the sleeves. Very well made.
Love all the other items too.
Amber of Butane Anvil says
Wow Suzanne – what an incredibly gorgeous look!
What a great find Suzanne! The jacket is a classic right out of a 1950s movie. You look like a movie star! The whole outfit suits you and you look chic! I’m sure you’ll have lots of options with what you wear it with.
I’ve had strangers compliment me and I do the same. It’s a good feeling to encouraged one another. That’s one of the things about blogging that brings a smile to our hearts! 🙂
This outfit is amazing !! Would love to see it with a wider black leather belt and gloves added. I think it would finish it nicely.