Deadstock 1960s Vintage Shetland Twill Tweed Jacket
For obvious reasons original 1960s tweeds are becoming increasingly rare--and UNWORN 1960s tweeds are rarer still!
I'm thus very pleased to offer this wonderful deadstock 1960s tweed jacket, which is made all the more special by being both twill (i.e., it is woven so that it has diagonal parallel ridges in the cloth) and cut from Shetland cloth. Shetland sheep produce the finest wool of any of the traditional British sheep breeds; indeed, in 1790 the Highland Society decided to emphasize the breeding of Shetlands to compete with the luxurious merino wool that was then being imported from Spain. Shetland wool is both extremely durable and very soft, having a wonderful hand and drape. This jacket exemplifies both of these characteristics--indeed, despite being almost 60 years old it could easily pass for a modern reproduction as it's in excellent condition!
Featuring a classic mid-century cut, this is a high-roll three button sack jacket... the cut hints at being a 3/2 sack, but just doesn't take it all the way. It features lovely narrow mid-century lapels. It has two lower patch and flapped pockets on the front, and lapped seams on the shoulders and down the back. It also has a single hook vent--the tailoring quality is absolutely excellent! It is half-canvassed and half-lined. It features classic two-button cuffs, and all the buttons are leather, with metal shanks. The breast pocket is still basted shut, and this still retains its original exterior "Shetland" tag on the sleeve.
Although there is no country of origin, this is clearly Made in the USA.
Asking just $39, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.
Sleeve: 25 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 18 1/2