This is an original cc 41 war- time marlbeck jacket in a cream and rust wool tweed fabric. Rationing began in 1941, and the following year the utility clothing scheme was introduced. Clothing was subject to severe restrictions such as the amount of fabric to be used, the length and width of skirts, the amount of buttons or trimmings allowed and even the number of pleats permitted. Fashions became more practical and utilitarian in style.
The jacket reflects the wartime ethos with its simple well made style, it has a panel construction, strong padded shoulders and a fitted shape flairing slightly over the hips. An excellent example of its kind. The colour is still good and the tweed is in great condition with some small area's of light wear - cuff edges etc.
The satin lining over all is great condition but under one arm there are some holes around the pit seam. The jacket is nearly 80 years so is not perfect, but overall a lovely rare very wearable item.
Please bear in mind this is actual size not dress size. This item is made of wool.