Originally Posted by comrade
I doubt thre twill-weave tweed is from the 30s.
1. The Silhoutte with the "dropped lapel" shows
the Armani influence of the 80s. 30s lapels are generally different.
2. The colored casual hanky inserted by a dry cleaners from
Salem Indiana includes an all numeric telephone number.
All numeric telephone numbers were introduced in the U.S
beginning in the 1960s. Unless the owner(s) of this jacket
wore it for over 30 years, it is unlikely that it dates from the
Thanks for the comments, but you're just wrong. Low gorges with rounded lapel edges like this may not have been the majority cut, but they were definitely in existence. And '80s Armani-type jackets were cut completely differently. They may have had low gorges, but they were a bigger, drapier, roomier silhouette, not the tight tapered hourglass of the '30s like this. The lining, the labels, the fabric, the stitching - all of it on this jacket pointed to the prewar era. I just posted the picture of the pocket thing because I thought it was cool, not because it has any relevance to the age of the jacket.
Here's a shot of the interior skeleton lining. This lining style became uncommon after the '50s - '60s and '70s jackets typically have half linings, and after that full linings are most common.