Classic vintage "Maple Leaf Tartan by Highland Queen" pant suit.
The colors of the maple leaf through the changing seasons became the basis for this asymmetric tartan designed by David Weiser in 1964. Known officially as the Maple Leaf tartan, the pattern incorporates the green of the leaves' summer foliage, the gold which appears in early autumn, the red which appears with the coming of the first frost, and the brown tones of the fallen leaves. Fraser & Kirkbright say (September 2002) it was made for Highland Queen in anticipation of the centenary of Canada's Dominion status in 1867. (Information courtesy of The Scottish Register of Tartans).
Three button jacket with two lined pockets & matching brown silk~type lining. Trousers have 7" left seam zipper and button waist (not lined). A true find for the serious vintage suit collector.
LABEL: "Highland Queen~~Maple Leaf Tartan" (RD 1964 ROTEX LTD.)
FABRIC: 100% Pure Virgin Wool
SIZE: Jacket: 12 Trousers: 10
JACKET: Bust: @34~36" Waist: 28~30" Back: 15" Length: 25" Arm Length: 23"
TROUSERS: Waist: 26~28" Hips: @36~38" Outer-seam: 41 1/4" Inseam: 30" "U" crutch: 28 1/2" Thigh: @ 21" Cuff width: 16"
A very slim~fitting suit, especially the trousers.
CONDITION: Immaculate. I did dry clean this suit last year but had to remove the tags to photograph the garment labels.
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