• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

SOLD! LOVELY SMALL Harris Tweed Jacket from Ivy clothier BJ Keats. FREE SHIPPING, OFFERS WELCOME!

SOLD! LOVELY SMALL Harris Tweed Jacket from Ivy clothier BJ Keats. FREE SHIPPING, OFFERS WELCOME!

BJ Keats was a pioneer of a "weekends only, membership only" approach to retail. Founded in 1981, during the week they manufactured very traditional, and very expensive, clothing at their Philadelphia location; at weekends they ceased manufacturing, and opened their doors to persons who had registered (as "members") to shop at their Factory Store.

Although their clothes were wonderful and this approach to retail was successful (leading to a second outlet being opened in DC) BJ Keats was linked to another company, Vertical Apparel Planning, which was unsuccessful--and when it folded took BJ Keats down with it, with Keats having to liquidate its stock and then be sold (in November 1988 to Stanley Blacker) to cover the losses of VAP.

This Harris Tweed jacket--made by BJ Keats--is thus a reminder of a almost-forgotten by-way in American retail history.

It's also absolutely beautiful. Cut from a traditional Harris Tweed herringbone cloth, the colourway is wonderful--a subtle heathered mix of browns, greys, and slates, reminiscent of peat smoke over a Highland bothy on an early November evening. Cut as a contemporary two-button jacket with very subtle darts, this features the classic leather-covered metal-shanked football buttons that go so well with tweed. This jacket is half-canvassed and fully lined, and was, of course, Made in the USA. It has a single center vent, and is in absolutely beautiful condition.

This would be a wonderful addition to any wardrobe, and will give you decades of service!

Asking just $45, or offer!

Measurements:


Chest: 19 1/2
Sleeve: 23 1/2 (+2)
Shoulder: 17 1/2
Length: 29







Featured Sponsor

How many pairs of shoes do you own?

  • 1 - 4

    Votes: 9 3.6%
  • 5 - 10

    Votes: 39 15.5%
  • 11 - 20

    Votes: 77 30.7%
  • 21 - 30

    Votes: 50 19.9%
  • 31 - 40

    Votes: 17 6.8%
  • 41 - 50

    Votes: 17 6.8%
  • 51 - 60

    Votes: 10 4.0%
  • 61 - 70

    Votes: 4 1.6%
  • 71 - 80

    Votes: 11 4.4%
  • 81 - 90

    Votes: 2 0.8%
  • 91 - 100

    Votes: 2 0.8%
  • 100+

    Votes: 13 5.2%

Forum statistics

Threads
427,324
Messages
9,197,119
Members
193,158
Latest member
hardmod

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Top