Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Jane Derby Suit - 1959

Oh, little suit from 1959, how do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.

1.  Your classic houndstooth check pattern in brown, black and white can be worn anywhere.
2.  The self fringed edges at the jacket opening, neckline and sleeve cuffs add just the right amount of whimsy.
3.  You're a dress, not a top and skirt.  No constant tucking throughout the day.
4.  Big buttons and a brown leather belt add interest and break up the checked pattern.
5.  How could one not love an outfit designed by Jane Derby, designer of high-end ready-to-wear.  The quality of construction is surely superb!

Let us also pay homage to the large leather travel bag by Mark Cross.  I'd carry it as a tote today.....everywhere.