Ryan, one of my readers spotting a vintage jacket that caught his attention, and certainly piqued mine.
Corduroy Coat Fitted Jacket - 40" Chest
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!
Great find! That's the closest match I've ever seen. I'm working on making my own season 12 jacket, so I've been studying it quite closely the past year or two. :)ReplyDelete