http://www.ebay.com/itm/281130432617 This vintage dinner jacket was made in the mid 1950s by Palm Beach. The jacket bears a variant of the label used 1949-1956 by Palm Beach after they added the location of their mill (Sanford) to the name of their company (Goodall Worsted) to form Goodall Sanford, Inc. Goodall Sanford closed their mills in 1955/1956, so the jacket can not date from any later than that. The dinner jacket features one button styling and a shawl collar. It has a 1949 union tag.
Chest (pit to pit): 21″ Shoulder to Shoulder: 17″ Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″ Length (base of collar to hem): 28″
I’ve never seen another jacket like this. It’s brown corduroy with patch pockets and a dinner jacket style shawl collar. Part hollywood jacket, part tuxedo, part smoking jacket. It has a link style button closure with shiny brown sportswear style buttons. It is unvented and has no buttons on the sleeves. The jacket is fully lined, with one of the coolest labels I’ve seen. The label states that the jacket was styled by Devonshire of Toronto, and the brand is Du-Val (The Most Durable Values) established in 1924. There is a small spot on the left shoulder seam where the stitching has let go, but that would be easily mended.