Dear Folks: Found a jacket recently and I am trying to guess when it was made. Â Any ideas? Â I don't have a picture yet, but here is description and text. Chester Barrie, plaid, single vent, single breasted, three button, with roll beginning above the third button. Soft shoulder. Â Two buttons on each sleeve. Label on inside reads Chester Barrie Hand Tailored Clothes Hawkes, of Savile Row [inside of the pocket] 1 Savile Row W1 12, London Road, Camberly [insignia with lion and unicorn facing a regal innertube] By appointment to the Late King George V also, '40 Reg" is written in pencil. Â This is my size. Â More importantly, it fits. Â The jacket is in excellent condition except that someone ripped the entire lining out of it. Â Took it to Ramon at Wilfred's on 23rd St. who said replacing the entire lining would be $150, which would raise the total cost of the jacket to $155. Â I don't find many plaids that please me, so I'm thinking about it. PS Is Hawkes a precursor to Gieves & Hawkes?
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2/19/05 at 2:46pm