Vintage Gorsart Co. sport coat:
Let's call him James. Jimmy to his friends. An informal guy who dressed himself up a little when he decided he wanted to be a writer.
We can't know his name for certain, but we do know a couple other things: he bought a herringbone coat at Gorsart Co., a little place on Broadway that started in 1921 and served Manhattan's financial district; and he carried a notebook with him, tucked into the coat's breast pocket.
Wool herringbone, 3/4 lined
Three-roll two button stance
Front flap pockets, breast pocket
Two interior pockets (one contains Jimmy's notebook)
(note: I'm no expert, but it feels like the jacket's canvassed, not fused)
Shoulder (seam to seam, across the back): 19"
Chest (armpit to armpit): 23.5"
Back (bottom of collar to hem): 31.5"
Arm (shoulder seam to cuff): 26"
Was our Jimmy a banker? Maybe, but it's not what he wanted to be. From this coat and his little, well-loved notebook, it's clear he wanted something more. Maybe you do, too. Maybe this coat's just the thing to start that journey.