1940s Hollywood Sportswear Hollywood jacket

This vintage jacket was tailored by the Hollywood Sportswear Company of Los Angeles California in the late 1940s – early 1950s. It is made of tan gabardine, with patch pockets and pick stitched collar detailing. It is fully lined.

Chest (pit to pit): 25″ (doubled = 50″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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Merrill Woolens plaid jacket

This vintage jacket was made in the 1940s by Merrill Woolens of Merrill, Wisconsin. With its square bottom, boxy cut, and coat style collar, the cut is reminiscent of a Hollywood jacket. The plaid fabric and zipper breast pocket put it in a woodsier category altogether.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 30″

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Tweed Hollywood Jacket

This one may not have the immediate flash and bang of the two tone variety, but it’s wild in its own right.  The cut, those pocket details, and oh that fabric.  This vintage tweed hollywood jacket has some really killer detailing. It has four patch pockets, all are pleated. The larger, lower set are flapped.  The jacket is rolled to the third button, but has five, all evenly spaced. The buttons are leather knot / football type, but could probably stand to be replaced.  The top button is missing, the third is in the pocket, as is one of the sleeve buttons. The jacket is fully lined, but I can not locate any labels.  It has classically ’40s wide padded shoulders.  The flecky tweed is heavy and soft- comfortably casual
.Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to Shoulder: 24″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 19″    PhotobucketPhotobucket




Penney’s Plaid


This vintage jacket was made in the 1950s, and sold by Penneys.  It is a great gray, blue and white plaid.  It has a three button front with gray knotted leather buttons. Patch pockets.Chest (pit to pit): 22″Shoulder to Shoulder: 17″Sleeve (Shoulder to cuff): 25″    Photobucket