ARCHIVE - 1960s Irish Linen Knitted Three-Piece Suit

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1960s three-piece suit in a cream crochet fabric, hand loomed in Ireland from 100% pure Irish linen. It includes a short-sleeved top with a cinch tie to the waist, a very flattering knee length skirt and a matching jacket with glass buttons. The jacket features another cinch tie and a contrasting yarn threaded through the collar.

All three pieces can be worn separately and layered with other natural fibre garments or look perfectly co-ordinated together for a more formal event such as Goodwood. It looks very special when worn and would be a great choice for a wedding ensemble or going away outfit.

Each garment is in great vintage condition, with no lose threads, stains or other signs of wear. Although labelled a Size S, the crochet fabric has some stretch to it, and so the garment would fit up to a UK 10 or US 6.

Bust - 32 in. (81.3 cm)
Waist - 30 in. (76.2 cm)
Hip - 34 in. (86.4 cm)
Length - 25 in. (63.5 cm)
Shoulders - 15 in. (38.1 cm)

Bust - 32 in. (81.3 cm)
Waist - 28 in. (71.1 cm)
Hip - 40 in. (101.6 cm)
Length - 21 in. (53.3 cm)
Shoulders - 15 in. (38.1 cm)

Waist - 26 in. (66 cm)
Hip - 36 in. ( cm)
Length - 26 in. (66 cm)


Will you set anything aside for me before I come?

We are happy to find anything you may be interested in from our website - please let us know a week in advance. 

We also have an extensive offline collection. If you let us know your size, style, favourite colour to wear and perhaps your budget, we can browse through our archive in advance of your appointment. 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Clients may wish to bring modern shapewear when trying on garments from certain eras, especially the 1950s. Vintage clothing was often worn with undergarments that shaped the waist and as such is tailored for them.

We have a huge variety of slip dresses and petticoats to complete your look; many of which are also for sale.

You may also wish to bring your favourite footwear. We often find a classic pair of nude shoes work well when trying on, or a pair in gold or silver.

Do you have a price range?

Many of our lower-priced pieces (under £150) are not available to buy online. Our prices range from £80 - £600 for separates. Dresses start at around £150 and go up to £2,500 for the very best antique pieces and designer vintage. Our bridalwear ranges from £300 - £3,000.

Can I bring anyone with me?

Yes but please do let us know the size of your party in advance.

Where can I get alterations?

We offer some alterations in house. Should you need alterations we cannot provide, we can refer you to one of our tried and trusted tailors.

Do you have an after-care service?

We will advise you on the best way to clean and preserve your vintage pieces and can also recommend trusted local dry cleaners.

Can I cancel my appointment?

You are free to cancel but please do give us as much notice as possible. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, you will be invoiced a late cancellation fee of £25.

Where's the showroom?

Our address is Circa Vintage, 87A Lansdowne Way London SW8 2PB

Upon arrival, buzz the 87A button on the gate or call us 020 7736 5038 to let you in.

Do you have parking?

We offer free, secure, off-street parking but it is a tight squeeze – so do let us know in advance if you will be needing this and we can make sure that there is space available.

How do I get there by public transport?


Stockwell (7 min walk) - Northern and Victoria Lines

Nine Elms (9 min walk) – Northern Line


Wandsworth Road (13 min walk) – Westbound to Clapham Junction / Eastbound to Dalston Junction

What payment methods do you accept?

Cash, credit/debit card, bank transfer, contactless, Paypal