This jacket was made in Italy for Ralph Lauren around 2007 and was sold under the Polo label. It is white with a slubby corded texture, pleated patch pockets and a belted back. It is half-lined, like the original 1930s jackets it is based on. While tagged a size 44, I’ve had a couple of these jackets over the years, and they’ve all run small. With a 44″ chest measurement, this best fits someone who wears a size 40.
This vintage sportcoat was made in the early 1960 for McCracken’s of Bozeman, Montana. The jacket is green, with narrow lapels and a three button closure. It has a center vent and is half-lined.
Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff):24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-1/2″
This vintage suit was made in the late 1960s-early 1970s by Hart Schaffner & Marx during a brief revival of 1930s belt-back styles. While many from this period have scalloped pocket flaps and other 1970s detailing, this one plays it very close to the originals. It is made of brown wool tweed with a rust colored overcheck. It has patch pockets, and a belted, pleated back. The jacket is half-lined.
Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 30-1/2″
Waist: 17″ (doubled = 34″)
Inseam: 29-1/4″, 2″ to let out
This vintage jacket was made in the late 1920s or very early 1930s by Capps clothes. It is made of a bold herringbone tweed. The jacket has fishmouth peak lapels, a slanted breast pocket, and a three button front. The jacket is unvented, has a cotton petal lining with taped seams. The jacket is deadstock and still has the original tag, identifying the model as “York”, sewn under the collar. This is the perfect jacket for an upcoming tweed ride, tweed pub crawl or general autumnal wear.
Chest (pit to pit): 20″
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
This vintage jacket was made in the 1950s by Eagle Clothes for the Hecht Company. It is a gray fleckey plaid tweed material, three button cut, with patch pockets. It has a peach lining. There are stains on the front, the sleeve cuff, and a sizable moth bite in the back.
This vintage suit jacket was made in the 1940s. It has wide peak lapels and a two button front. At some point, a third button was added, which does not match. There is significant fraying to the hem, wear to the cuffs, and repairwork to the lining.
The trousers of suits always wear out first. They take the brunt of the wear- that’s why some used to come with two pairs. This former three piece suit from the ’40s became a two piece for that very reason.