There is something about watching a classic movie, with the leading ladies often wearing sharply tailored classic suits. Lauren Bacall, Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, Betty Grable – they all gave great suitage. (No, technically ‘suitage’ is not a word that appears in the English dictionary, but hey – you get my meaning).
Nowadays, it’s actually quite tricky to get a vintage-styled suit. Various reproduction companies offer some beautiful examples – I’m looking at you Puttin On The Ritz; and of course I can (and have in the past) made my own suits from original vintage patterns.
But last year, I heard whispers amongst the vintage community of a company called TopRunway, who offer vintage reproduction made-to-measure suits & dresses. So, I thought I would give them a try, and made my first purchase of this suit. I have since then made two additional purchases – the green dress which I customised, view here; and a grey suit which has only just arrived a few days ago, so I have yet to wear. So far, the only slight issue I have had with TopRunway, is that their interpretation of pockets sometimes leaves a little to desire. So, in future I would probably go for a design that does not have any pockets or pocket details. Otherwise, all 3 purchases have been above & beyond my expectations, and from me hitting the ‘order’ button to unwrapping my purchase has on average been 20 days each time.
These photos were actually taken almost 2 months ago now – where does the time go! I paired my suit with the gorgeous Saskia Squirrel brooch by Erstwilder, a vintage hat, gloves & luggage case. Please excuse the flat shoes, I know the outfit would have looked improved if I were wearing heels, but I was walking around Rye all day so obviously had worn flats for comfort.
Has anyone else purchased from TopRunway? What were your experiences?
Until next time dears!