Jean Muir was a very British clothing designer whose work is largely timeless. Beautiful fabrics and even the softest, supplest suede. And leather cut into designs that celebrated the best qualities of the cloth while never overwhelming the wearer.She was among the first to take the rigid structure out of womens day wear, often dispensing with notched collars and hard waistlines without abandoning the point of office wear. Her evening wear like Richard Tylers rarely turns up at resale. But my secret passion is her cashmere sweaters. They are usually oversized and always the highest quality Scotland cashmere.
It is heather gray, warm and thick and soft like a baby blanket. Buttons to the approximate waist and continues to mid thigh, and has ribbed cuffs to keep the wind out when youre walking the moors or taking out the trash. Its hard to part with. And I could change my mind at any minute. It is, of all my Jean Muirs, the one I never get around to wearing and Im learning to let go.A few years ago, I went mad for Scottish cashmere and then Italian cashmere, failing to notice that I live where its always warm. I also didnt recognize that the ones I wear most will last years more if I dont accidentally rip or set fire to them so Im still wearing the first round of favorites.
I go to some trouble to try to provide accurate measurements, please go by them. I always measure things when they are NOT stretched; with things that are open in front, I measure across the back because doubling those numbers gets you close to the makers intended fit. 46 around at the underarms going gradually to 48 around at the hem. It measures 32 from nape to hem.
Shoulder seams are 21 apart and sleeves measure 25 from top of shoulder seam to end of wrist, including 3 of ribbing at the cuff. The sewing form measures 38-30-39, FYI. The item "Jean Muir VTG 70s Scotland gray 3-ply cashmere tunic thick warm buttery soft XL" is in sale since Sunday, January 31, 2021. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Women\Women's Clothing\Sweaters". The seller is "mg6228" and is located in San Diego, California.
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