Once in a while a curious item pops up on eBay, often without fanfare or with any apparent value attributed to it.
Ryan, one of my readers spotting a vintage jacket that caught his attention, and certainly piqued mine.
Corduroy Fitted Coat Jacket.
One Button missing at front (bottom button)
Chest 40" (Approx) Small / Medium
I’ll be the first to point out its lacking, which include pointed 1970s collar; the sleeves do not have elbow patches; it lacks the curious pocket detail on the sleeve; the back does not have pleats under the yolk.
The four boxed front pockets with button-down flaps are uncanny and just like Tom’s jacket.
Ryan was happy for me to buy the jacket, as it was a size that wouldn’t fit him and it would certainly be helpful to me to see a genuine period 1970s jacket of this cut to understand the construction of the pockets and get the same style of fit.
The listing says it is a chest 40, and I am a chest 42 so it may well be tight on me, but we’ll see once it turns up as I closed the deal already!