Shrug Jacket Tailcoat Upcycle Couture
Folk art meets royalty in this stunning Shrug Jacket Tailcoat. While Mexican embroidery serves as the shell, Thai silk lines the shrug. Chinese and Asian silks combine to create the luxurious tailcoat. A vintage nickel coined belt serves as waistband. The belt possibly originates in India.
Hand painted flowers adorn the tailcoat to balance the hem. A smart flower attaches to its interior at the waist. The shrug sleeves lines with cuff remnants from a Chinese jacket. The blue silk tailcoat dates to turn of the century China or Asia. Gold thread embroidery swirls throughout the silk which presumes to be a monastic throw or shawl. Minor aging to the blue silk includes a tiny moth hole almost undetectable. Imperfections to the silk have been cleverly covered using hand painted flowers.
Textile from the southern Mexican region of Oaxaca stands out with bright colors. Thus, the hand made and hand loomed textile projects Mexican folk tradition.
The shrug measures 43″ flat from sleeve cuff to cuff. The width measures 15″ from top of neck to waist. The sleeve cuff is 8 1/2″ wide with adjustable length under the arm between 10″ and 8 1/2″. The model wears the shrug with a 10″ sleeve. However, the shrug accommodates for a larger size. The tailcoat measures 19″ wide at the waist and 34″ long. The belt measures 4″ wide with loops to allow for a tie or belt closure. Your option.
The model wears a small/medium. She styles the shrug with a casual look. Denim and heels become perfect companions.
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