This truly iconic 1950's western suit, rendered in a bold cobalt blue gabardine with white suede accents, is a true piece of fashion history. This piece belonged to Nettie Rogers, Part of the musical duo, husband and wife Johnny Dennis & Nettie Rogers showcased their musical talents in Las Vegas in the 1950's and 1960's. They were one of the opening acts for Elvis Presley at the Dunes hotel, a high accolade indeed .
The rounded neckline of the shirt is framed by a pointed collar, decorated with trailing suede appliqués. The simple shoulder line, is decorated with trailing suede appliqués that adorn the yokes and bust-line, edged with matching suede fringing. The suede contours the backline of the shirt. The full length sleeves are edged with wide cuffs, which are finished with 3 pearlescent button press studs, and suede fringing along each external side of the cuffs. The fitted cut of the shirt, boasts central pearlescent press stud fastenings drawing the eye to the tailored darts and cinched in waistline. The overlocked hemline of the blouse is constructed to be tucked into the matching trousers.
The matching trousers are accented by a fitted waistline, which boasts belt loops with pointed dagger edges along the front and back of the waist. The fitted hipline is set off by two front pockets, edged with suede pipping and pearlescent press stud fastenings. The high rise set off the straight line cut, completing this suit in an iconic 1950's western silhouette. .
Label: Hillbilly Westerns Denver
Measurements of the Jacket
Armpit to Armpit: 36 inches
Shoulder to Hem: 23 inches
Shoulder to Shoulder: 15 inches
Shoulder to End of Sleeve: 23 inches
Waist: 28 inches
Fastenings: 6 press studs
Measurements of the Trousers
Waist: up to 22 inches
Hips: 34 inches
Waist the End of Leg: 38 inches
Inseam: 26.5 inches
Rise: 12.5 inches
Size: UK 4 US 0
Closures: The trousers fasten to the side with an 8.5 inch metal zip and an internal button.
Condition: In good but not perfect vintage . Very gentle colour variation along the armpits of the shirt. Speckled marks along the suede accents, these appear to be a very pale shade of pink Gentle and natural wear to the suede. Very faint colour variation along the left hand side cuff . Gentle wear to the suede along the pipped edges of the pockets of the trousers. These minor details are not apparent when the suit is being worn and only noticeable upon closer inspection. Please refer to the photographs as they form part of the condition report.
Washing instructions: This garment should be dry cleaned
Fabric: Gabardine, Suede
Vintage garments have been previously worn and lovingly cared for, they may however have a blemish or two. Here at Willow Hilson, we try our very best to note all the details of each garment, although we may sometimes overlook things, which we do apologise for. Please do not expect perfection, unless stated so.
Please make sure you check all the measurements of the garment before purchasing. Vintage garment sizes are not the same as those of today. To ensure the best fit, we suggest you measure you favourite similar style garment and compare it to the measurements we have listed.