Rena Lange | FD72

Vintage Rena Lange Long Vest, Brown Wool with Fringe

Sensational long knit vest from Rena Lange

Approx. Size:  Fits most but please check measurements below
Condition: Very good
Mark/Label: Rena Lange...

  • Sensational long knit vest from Rena Lange

    Approx. Size:  Fits most but please check measurements below
    Condition: Very good
    Mark/Label: Rena Lange
    One of a kind vintage item. Get it before it’s gone.

    Patchwork knit vintage vest of different shades of brown. Madge loves all of the knit fringed on the collar, lapel, armholes and along the bottom. You can wear this vest in so many different ways. Perfect for jeans or dress it up with pants or a long skirt. Open vest with two pockets. 

    Founded in Munich in 1916 as by Martha Lange as a lingerie shop. Henriette Günthert soon took over the business. Her nephew Peter Günthert inherited the business in 1953 and continued to expand the company.   In the 60s he met his wife Renate, who became the principal designer. The Rena Lange house became famous for their luxury knitwear and designer fashion in Europe.  The line made it's way to the United States in the 1990s. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2014.

    Approximate Measurements Taken Flat:
    Shoulders: 16" (40.5 cm)
    Bust: 18" ( 46 cm) - open vest so can go larger
    Hip: 21.5" (54.5 cm)
    Length – Center Back: 23.5” (60 cm)


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  • When is a size 12 not a size 12? When it‘s vintage.

    Today’s sizes have very little correlation to clothing size labels from past decades.   Over the past 20+ years designers and manufacturers have fed our egos by making standard size numbers smaller and smaller. Back in the 1960s there was no size 0.  The smallest size was a 6. Plus today’s men and women are fitter, taller and have much more muscle tone of than people of earlier eras. Even today‘s undergarments make a difference. Today’s woman isn’t corseted, girdled or wearing a stiff bra. So even the thinnest of people sometimes have trouble with vintage sizing.


    When shopping for vintage clothing at MadgesHatbox look at the “measured flat” sizing in each vintage clothing listing.  This means the garment was lying on a table and measurements were taken from side-to-side. To compare, pull a like piece from your own closet. Place it flat on a table and measure across the front at the shoulders, bust, waist and hips. The bust measurement is taken directly under the armpit. It’s also a good idea to measure your sleeve length from the end of the shoulder to the wrist.


    Keep these measurements handy and to be safe sure you are buying from a reputable shop like MadgesHatbox that accepts returns. If you have specific questions send us an email or give us a call at 404 850-1757 and we are happy to help.  You can read our complete return policy here.



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