Vintage seersucker is hard to find, as the fabric is not known for being sturdy, and so I'm delighted to offer this wonderful vintage "Wash and Wear" seersucker jacket from Haspel!
Founded in New Orleans in 1909, Haspel were the originators of the seersucker suit. By the 1950s the founder's sons were at the helm, one of whom, Joseph Haspel Jr., decided that lightweight Wash and Wear fabrics would be a success. he was right, and with seersucker Wash and Wear suits and jackets from Haspel became a mainstay of Ivy Style, with Southern students and Princeton propagating the look. But the look wasn't confined to the Ivy League; Hollywood took notice too. Gregory Peck in *To Kill a Mockingbird* wore Haspel, as did Cary Grant in *Charade*.
This jacket is an original haspel Wash and Wear seersucker-stripe jacket, in the classic blue and cream. In absolutely excellent condition this is cut as a standard two button front jacket with subtle darting. It is half-lined, and features a single center vent and four button cuffs. It was, of course, Made in the USA.
Asking just $45, or offer, for this lovely and rare vintage piece of Americana, shipped in the USA! International inquires are welcome, with shipping at reduced cost. Please PM with interest and offers!
Chest: 21 1/8
Sleeve: 26 1/4 (+1)
Shoulder: 18 1/4
Length: 31 1/2