Women's navy blue wool matlesse suit from the early twentieth century
Woman's navy blue wool matlesse suit with a cut-a-way jacket and long skirt. The V-neck jacket has a deep shawl collar and a partial velvet facing. Long narrow sleeves have three velvet ball buttons. The jacket closes with two velvet ball buttons and an elaborate velvet and self-fabric frogs. It is lined in nary color charmuse. The coat dips from waist length in front to knee length in back. Half-belt of fabric tubing and velvet at waist level. Ankle-length pegged skirt with a concealed waistband is shaped with pleats at front hem and tucks at waist. The skirt hooks down the side front, and is unlined with the seams bound with tape. Labeled: Himelhoch's, Detroit.