Well, the thrift gods must absolutely love me for some reason....I've got one of the more amazing orphan reuniting stories: So, 2-3 weeks ago I hit up a GW that I visit very infrequently because it's ~20+ miles from my house, and I see this absolute beauty:
Awesome recent (I think) Chipp. I was super excited since I've never found anything by Chipp, and that lining is just amazing. Searched frantically for the pants and got super bummed when I couldn't find them. Against my better judgment, got it anyway thinking that it was a decent enough pattern to rock as an SC, but knowing deep down it was probably a bad idea. But I couldn't very well leave my first Chipp find!
So, today, 3 weeks later I'm in that part of town for a meeting again and I hit up a different GW, about 5 miles away from the one where I found the jacket, and lo and behold, this beauty is staring back at me:
I still wasn't sure though...I thought the odds were low that my first two Chipp finds would be unrelated, but I couldn't exactly remember if the pattern was right on. Just got home and it's a match. . Mind you, I've been back to the store I found the pants in, in the interim period since finding the jacket, AND this place is a flipper haven (which I was reminded of today when I saw an older lady powering through the menswear at a breakneck pace), so it had to have just been put out.
Oh and the kicker: I tried it on and it fits too, just need to bring in the waist.