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For Sale contact: jane@janetunnicliffe.style

Alfred Shaheen (January 31, 1922 – December 22, 2008) was a textile industrialist who is credited with popularizing the Hawaiian shirt.

“He was a true visionary,” said Linda Arthur, a professor and curator for the Washington State University Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Design and Textiles. “He started in a place (Hawaii) where there was no industry to speak of and created one from the ground up, creating a truly vertically integrated business.”[3]

Excellent Condition

Size M

Bust 40, Waist dress 32, Waist pants 30, Hips 30 up to 40.

These hostess outfits in the 1950s were worn when entertaining guests at home.

This outfit is rare and consists of an overdress and matching cigarette pants made from a black cotton fabric. The skirt of the overdress is pleated all around. The dress bodice has covered buttons down the centre front opening. The ornate gold printed pieces on the bodice and skirt invisible pocket openings can be removed to create an all black outfit. Matching original fabric covered adjustable belt. Cigarette pants have a metal gold button & metal zipper.

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Excellent Condition

A May Belle (NZ) Product

Bust 31″- 37″, Waist 24″- 32″, Hips 30″-38″

Vintage 1950s Slix bathing suit in a black thick stretchy synthetic fabric. Beautiful gathered front panel shaping and fitted darted gathered cups. Chrome strap adjusters with plenty of room to adjust, straps button at the back so it can also be worn strapless. Chunky metal zipper down the back.

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For Sale email: jane@janetunnicliffe.style

Mint Condition – hardly ever worn

These were my father’s sunglasses that he bought brand new in the 1950s.

Original mid century aviator sunglasses with green glass lenses and original Polaroid case.

Width 13cm
Height 5cm

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1950s Coat

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🖤 Devastating chic 1950s Jantzen bathingsuit 🖤

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All dressed up. Karl in his 1970s attire and me in my 1950s brocade dress.

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1950s VINTAGE Taffeta Frilled Layered Black Skirt – LARGE

Excellent vintage condition

Size Large
Waist 34 (86cm)
Hips free

New look gorgeous 1950s full skirt with taffeta layered rows of cascading frills.

The waist has been professionally adjusted to a larger size with a double button closure. The back of the waist band has a small cluster of tiny holes which are very subtle (see photos).

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This 1950s dress is a work of art! Made from a navy cotton with red dot accents. It has a layered peplum skirt and killer triangle bodice accents, hidden pockets and a metal back zipper.

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Adorable 1950s sweater knitting pattern. I would love to find this actual pattern.

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