Vintage 1950s Felt Circle Skirt - Après Golf by Western Golfer Size S / XS
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
This is a fabulous 1950s era circle skirt with a label that reads “Western Golfer”. Would someone actually play golf in this? No - the best that I and my Vintage Fashion League colleagues can figure is that this might have been part of an ensemble and would have been worn to the club house after a round of golf. The pattern on the skirt would appear to replicate “the rough”, long grass and branches where one would lose one’s golf ball. The skirt is made of a stiff felt material that appears to be cellulose/paper based - it is not paper, though, much stronger, quite unusual, but lightweight, and certainly keeps a stiff, flared shape. The skirt has a built-in pocket on one side and closes with a metal zipper and hooks on the other side. Please note that the skirt was posed with a crinoline, but no crinoline is provided - to get the same full support circle look, you would need to own a crinoline of your own.
Label: Western Golfer with a golf ball logo
Color: Black, bronze brown and cream white
Fabric: Cellulose based felt
Sizing: No size is indicated, but this should fit a small or extra small size - please note the following measurements for fit, taking the style of the garment into consideration:
Waist: 24” around
Hips: Full - 60” around, meant to fall loosely supported by a crinoline
Hemline: 212” around - a true circle cut
Overall length: 31", measured flat
Condition: This skirt is in very good condition except for some very light brown spots in a number of places. They kind of blend in with the pattern, but are present nevertheless. The material being what it is, I’m unsure as to how to try to eliminate them, but if I do, I will amend this description. In any case, these are not that serious, and really, this is a very unique piece, so they should be tolerated.
This is a rather unique skirt, unlikely that you’ll find another - interesting conversation piece for the golf enthusiast...