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20 CLASSIC IVY JACKETS... For late Summer & early Fall! GRAILS! J. Press tweed stroller, Langrock, H

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    I have several wonderful jackets to pass on today, including some GRAILS--such as a wonderful J. Press tweed stroller, a beautiful plaid tweed from Langrock, and a classic grey herringbone in Holland & Sherry cloth from Samuelsohn! Plus, seersucker, Tom James bespoke, two Brooks Brothers blazers in Loro Piana cloth, and more!

    As always, I offer FREE SHIPPING ON EVERYTHING in the USA; International inquiries are welcome, with reduced shipping available!

    Also as always, ALL OFFERS ARE VERY WELCOME!

    Please PM with interest and offers!

    1) TRAD/IVY GRAIL! Langrock of Princeton Glen Plaid 3/2 sack jacket

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    Langrock was THE Ivy store in Princeton during the heyday of the Golden Era of Ivy Style; indeed, during the 1980s it ran an ad. boldly proclaiming that it was the ONLY store in America that adhered to the American Look--an utterly unveiled criticism of Press, Brooks, and its local rivals The English Shop, Hilton, and Ballot's. And Langrock meant this; everything it sold was classically Ivy; nothing darted was ever allowed to be sold... a decison that unfortunately led to Langrock's demise when fashions changed.

    This jacket shows just why Langrock was so influential. Cut from a beautifully soft woolen cloth in a classic yet bold Glen Plaid in autumnal bracken, peat, and cream, this jacket is absolutely wonderful and utterly Ivy. It is a 3/2 sack--of course!--with a lovely fluid lapel roll. It two button cuffs, is fully canvassed, and features the ever-desirable two patch and flapped front pockets. It has a single centre hook vent. Naturally, it was Made in the USA. It is half-lined.

    The exterior tweed is in excellent condition; there is, however, some staining and fraying in the lining at the armpits; the fraying could be easily patched, and not only won't be seen when worn, but can only be seen if you're checking for damage there. Because of this, however, this jacket is in Very Good condition, and hence is an absolute steal at just

    $35, or offer.

    Tagged 41R. Measurements:

    Chest: 21
    Sleeve: 25 (+1 1/2)
    Shoulder: 18 1/2
    Length: 29 1/4

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    2) ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! Nick Hilton grey herringbone by Samuelsohn, with HOLLAND & SHERRY cloth!

    This is stunning!

    It's hard to know where to start in describing this jacket, so let's start with the cloth. An absolutely beautiful classic mid-grey herringbone, the cloth is by Holland & Sherry of Savile Row, London--who justly claim to provide the best cloths in the world. And this is no exception; beautifully soft with a wonderful hand and drape, the quality of this can be seen before it is felt.

    The tailoring of the jacket fully lives up to the quality of the cloth that it is cut from. Made by Samuelsohn in Canada, this is impeccable; a three button front with darts, hinting at the English military heritage of Holland & Sherry, this is fully canvassed and fully lined. It's absolutely beautifully made, with kissing four button cuffs and a twin vent. (This jacket was a Made to measure garment.) It was retailed by nick Hilton of Princeton--the son of Norman Hilton, one of the great Ivy clothiers.

    It is in absolutely excellent condition.

    This is a truly gorgeous jacket; new, it cost a fortune, but now, it's a steal at just $45, or offer.

    Tagged 41R, this measures:


    Chest: 22
    Sleeve: 23 (+1 3/4)
    Shoulder: 19
    Length: 29 11/16

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    3) SPECTACULAR and RARE Harris Tweed!

    This is a wonderful jacket, and if it was just a bit smaller there's no way that it would be here, as I love the more unusual yet classic Harris patterns. Cut from a lovely traditional weight Harris Tweed, the patterning and colourway of this jacket are both wonderful. The base is a traditional and classic cream, slate grey, and peat black houndstooth; this is overlaid with windowpane overchecking in russet, the colour of bracken in late autumn. This really is a beautiful jacket!

    It's a contemporary two button model, with subtle darts. It has three button cuffs. All of the buttons are traditional the traditional metal-shanked, leather-covered buttons that go so well with Harris--here, they're a lovely shade of rich chestnut that complements the overchecking perfectly. The jacket is half-canvassed and half-lined, and has a single centre vent. It was Union Made in the USA--and is in absolutely excellent condition!

    Asking just $35, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.

    Measurements:


    Chest: 21 1/2
    Sleeve: 26 (+1 3/4)
    Shoulder: 18
    Length: 31 3/4

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    4) BEAUTIFUL Contemporary 3/2 lambswool tweed sack from Brooks Brothers

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    This is a beautiful jacket! Cut from pure lambswool, this has a wonderfully soft hand and drape. The patterning and subtle and complex. The base is a chevron tweed in forest green, tan, and cream, overlaid with overchecking in forest green, slate blue, and russet bracken. This is cut as a 3/2 sack with a lovely fluid lapel and the traditional two button cuff. It is half-canvassed, and fully lined; the lining is a lovely shade of sepia rose. It has a single centre vent. This is a truly beautiful and distinctive jacket. It was, of course, Made in the USA.

    This carries the old-school Brooks Brothers "block capitals on navy" label.

    It is in excellent condition except for a single thread weave flaw on the left hand chest, and a similar weave flaw on the left cuff, as shown.

    Asking just $29, or offer.

    Tagged 44, this measures smaller:


    Chest: 21 1/2
    Sleeve: 25 (+1 1/2)
    Shoulder: 19
    Length: 30 1/8

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    5) Brooks Brothers Camelhair in muted earthtone glen plaid

    This is a wonderfully subdued jacket! Cut from extremely lovely camelhair, this has a wonderful hand and drape. The glen plaid patterning is a subtle medley or loden green, autumn bracken, and earth browns; this is a perfect jacket for a New England Fall just as the leaves are turning. It is subtly darted, and has a two button closure, four button cuffs, and a center vent. It is fully canvassed and fully lined. It is in absolutely excellent condition.

    Asking just $35, or offer.

    Tagged 42XL, this measures:


    Chest: 22
    Sleeve: 27 (+1 3/4)
    Shoulder: 19 1/4
    Length: 34

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    6) CLASSIC Old-School Jos. A. Banks 3/2 sack herringbone tweed

    Please don't confuse this with the current offerings from Jos. A Banks; this dates from its "Red Label" era, when it was a worthy rival to Brooks--and when Brooks was generally much better than it now is, too!

    This is a classic 3/2 sack in brown and tan herringbone--if you don't have one of these in your wardrobe, you should! This has a very high lapel roll--almost a 2.5/3--with a lovely liquid roll. This features the classic two-button cuffs and a single center vent. It is half canvassed, Made in the USA, and has its original hang-tag intact. This is in absolutely excellent condition, and is a steal at

    just $32, or offer.

    Measurements:

    Chest: 21 1/2
    Sleeve: 23 (+2)
    SHoulder: 19 1/2
    Length: 30 1/2

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    7) Classic Haspel Seersucker jacket!


    There's still plenty of warm weather left to enjoy this lovely seersucker from Haspel, the go-to purveyors of tradly warm weather jackets. A classic blue and white seersucker, this is a contemporary two button model with subtle darts and three button cuffs. It is half-lined, has a single center vent, and is in absolutely excellent condition. All cotton, as you'd expect!

    Asking just $30.

    Tagged 48R; measurements:


    Chest: 24 1/4
    Sleeve: 26 (+1 1/4)
    Shoulder: 20 7/8
    Length: 31 1/4

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    8) Lovely Custom Made Salmon Jacket by Aficinando Clothiers

    This is a lovely jacket! Cut from a lovely light salmon cloth this jacket is half-canvassed and fully lined. It features lots of handwork throughout, especially on the lapels and the placket and on the pocket flaps. It is a contemporary two button front model with subtle darting. It includes fully functional surgeon's cuffs, and a twin vent. It is in excellent condition.

    Asking just $35, or offer.

    Measurements:


    Chest: 22
    Sleeve: 25 (1 1/2)
    Shoulder: 19 5/8
    Length: 30 1/8

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    9) CLASSIC Dark Navy Brooks Brothers "Brooksease" Blazer in Loro Piana wool!

    This is lovely--and an absolute classic! From Brooks Brothers, a classic dark navy two button front blazer with subtle darts. The cloth is wonderful, from Loro Piana of Italy. The jacket is half-canvassed and fully lined. It has a single centre vent and four button cuffs. All of the buttons are Brooks Brothers' classic "Golden Fleece" buttons. It was Made in Canada, and is in excellent condition; there is some minor wrinkling from storage as shown, but this will vanish completely after you've had this pressed.

    This is a wonderful, classic staple, and so a steal at just

    $39, or offer.

    Tagged 44L. Measurements:


    Chest: 22 7/8
    Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+2)
    Shoulder: 19 1/2
    Length: 31 3/4

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    10) CLASSIC Dark Navy Brooks Brothers "Madison" Blazer in Loro Piana wool!

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    This is lovely--and an absolute classic! From Brooks Brothers, a classic dark navy two button front blazer with subtle darts. The cloth is wonderful, from Loro Piana of Italy. The jacket is half-canvassed and fully lined. It has a single centre vent and four button cuffs. All of the buttons are Brooks Brothers' classic "Golden Fleece" buttons. It was Made in Canada, and is in excellent condition; there is some minor wrinkling from storage as shown, but this will vanish completely after you've had this pressed.

    This is a wonderful, classic staple, and so a steal at just

    $45, or offer.

    Tagged 42R. Measurements:


    Chest: 21 1/2
    Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+ 1 1/2)
    Shoulder: 18 1/2
    Length: 30 1/4

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    11) UNWORN NWOT Pal Zileri jacket in Wool and Cashmere--with original hanger!

    This is a STUNNING jacket! Cut from an Italian-milled fabric that's a blend of wool (95%) and cashmere (5%) the drape and hand of the fabric are beautiful. It's also lightweight enough to serve as a summer office jacket, and could readily carry you through both Fall and Spring.

    The quality of construction of the jacket fully lives up to the quality of its cloth; it is fully canvassed and beautifully cut; it is unvented, in Flusser-approved style, and features both three button cuffs and a three button front. It has subtle darts. It is fully lined.

    This jacket is NEW, and UNWORN. All of the front pockets are still basted shut, and it comes complete with its original inspection tag in the inside pocket, and its original spare button in a small packet in the inside pocket. It also comes complete with its original Pal Zileri hanger! It was, of course, Made in Italy.

    SInce this is new and unworn it is in absolutely excellent condition. Asking just $45, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA. International inquiries welcome!

    Tagged 46L. Measurements:


    Chest: 24 1/8
    Sleeve: 26 3/4 (+1 1/)
    Shoulder: 21 1/2
    Length: 33 1/4

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    12) IVY GRAIL! J. Press Tweed Stroller--jacket & vest combination.

    This is absolutely wonderful--a J. Press 3/2 sack tweed stroller!

    The "stroller"--a jacket with matching waistcoat, but with no matching trousers--has by now almost vanished from American wardrobes, but it still has its devotees can can still be purchased from some of the few remaining bastions of true Ivy style, such as, of course, J. Press.

    And this is an absolutely lovely example. Cut as a traditional 3/2 sack, the colourway and patterning of the tweed is a wonderful checked medly of autumnal brackens, browns, and chestnuts with accents of golden wheat.. The jacket itself is from J. Press' "Presstige" line, and is half-canvassed and fully lined. It was Made in Canada, and features three button cuffs and a classic single hooked vent. The vest features a fully functional back adjuster and peak lapels. Naturally, all of the front pockets are fully functional also.

    This stroller is in absolutely excellent condition, having been worn sparingly by one very careful owner--I have the full provenance.

    Asking just $60, OR OFFER, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA. International inquiries welcome, with shipping at cost.

    Tagged a 46R, this measures:

    Chest: 22 3/4
    Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+1 3/4)
    Shoulder: 19 3/4
    Length: 31 1/2

    Vest width across the fabric: 20 1/8
    Vest length, tip to tip: 26

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    13) Custom Made Plaid Jacket by Tom James

    This is lovely! Custom made by Tom James, this is a lovely a subtle shadow plaid in desert-inspired colouring of tan and very light tannish orange. The jacket is a three button front with subtle darts, and a twin vent; this features a retaining strap in the interior to ensure a proper closure. The jacket is fully canvassed and fully lined. It has lots of handwork throughout. Made in the USA in 2008, this is in excellent condition.

    Asking just $35 for this lovely jacket that's perfect for the end of summer and early Fall!

    Measurements:


    Chest: 23
    Sleeve: 28 1/4 (+1 1/4)
    Shoulder: 20 1/4
    Length: 34 1/2

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    14) WONDERFUL Vintage Summer Plaid Jacket!

    Who made this jacket? I've no idea... but it's clearly from the 1960s, judging by the lining and the subdued yet bold classic guncheck plaid! This is the perfect jacket to carry you through the late summer and into Fall; although there is no fabric content listed this is either lightweight wool, or, more likely, a wool-cotton blend, judging by the texture. It's certainly lighter weight and so perfect for warmer days.

    The colorway and patterning are lovely, being checked in shades of burnished chestnut, dark peat, and autumnal bracken. It's also a rare two button sack jacket, with a centre vent and two button cuffs. It is half-canvassed and half-lined, and in Very Good/Excellent condition.

    Asking just $24, or offer, for this little gem!

    Measurements:


    Chest: 21 1/4
    Sleeve: 25 (+1 1/2)
    Shoulder: 18 1/2
    Length: 29 1/2

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    15) BEAUTIFUL Alan Royce of Princeton Seafoam Jacket


    Alan Royce was one of the Big Five Princeton clothiers during the Golden Age of Ivy Style, and this jacket shows why. First, the colour is absolutely beautiful--the perfect summer shade of seafoam blue-green; my pictures don't do this justice at all!

    Although there is no fabric content listed, it's either lightweight silk, or a blend of silk and linen; it's has a wonderful hand and drape, as is woven as a subtle broken bone herringbone. Cut as a contemporary two button jacket with subtle darts, this is half-canvassed and fully lined. It has four button cuffs and a single centre vent. It was, of course, Made in the USA. It does have one small flaw; a very faint shadow stain on the top left lapel, as shown. As such, this is just in Very Good condition, and is only $24, or offer.

    Measurements:

    Chest: 21 1/2
    Sleeve: 24 3/4 (+2 1/4)
    Shoulder: 18 3/4
    Length: 30 1/2

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    16) Pure Silk Lightweight Brown Broken Herringbone Jacket


    This is lovely! Although this is confusingly labelled both "Pure Silk" and "Pure Wool" it's clear that this is a lighter weight pure silk jacket, which is perfect for Spring, the cooler days of summer, and the warmer days of early Fall. The cloth is a lovely brown broken bone herringbone weave with very subtle mustard and russet overchecking. Cut as a contemporary two button jacket with subtle darts this is half-canvassed and fully lined. It has a single centre vent and three button cuffs. It was Made in the USA, and is in excellent condition.

    Asking just $22, or offer.

    Measurements:


    Chest: 22 1/4
    Sleeve: 25 3/4 (+1 1/4)
    Shoulder: 19 1/2
    Length: 31 1/8

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    17) VINTAGE 1960s Summer Tobacco Brown 3/2 Sack jacket

    This is a lovely classic 3/2 sack from the late 1960s, during the Golden Age of Ivy Style! No fabric content is listed, but this is clearly lightweight cotton, in a lovely shade of summer tobacco. This wonderful jacket is beautifully lightweight and perfect for hot summer days on the East Coast. Dating from the 1960s this has classic narrow lapels, a single hook vent, and two button cuffs. It is half-lined and half-canvassed. It was, of course, Union Made in the USA. I can't find any flaws at all, but this is a vintage piece, and so it's in Very Good/Excellent condition.

    Asking just $25, or offer.

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    Chest: 23 5/8
    Sleeve: 24 3/4 (+1 1/2)
    Shoulder: 19 1/2
    Length: 30

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    18) GORGEOUS Vintage Silk Jacket by DAKS, tailored in England by Simpson's of Piccadilly!

    This is a stunning jacket!

    DAKS was started in 1894 by Simeon Simpson as a bespoke tailoring operation, and quietly ran for 40 years in the original family until it soared to fame in 1934 after it produced the DAKS trouser--the first self-supporting trousers, that utilized elastic in the waistband and that sold for 30 shillings--a fortune at the time, when a whole bespoke suit could cost 50 shilling. So confident was the company of their success that they made up 100,000 pairs before announcing them to the public. They were an instant hit, and DAKS became a household term for high quality and innovative traditional clothing.

    Fuelled by this success, Alexander Simpson, who was taking over the company, decided to open a store that focused on high-end clothing. This was Simpson's, and was opened in 1936 in Piccadilly, just by Savile Row... a marketing move that Alexander made deliberately, as he wanted his clients to be able to compare the quality of his goods to those of the Row.

    SImpson never lost its concern with fine tailoring, and this gem of a jacket shows exactly how good their wares could be. Likely dating from the late 1950s or early 1960s, this beautiful jacket is cut from pure silk, although this isn't apparent at first sight, and the quality of the fabric is superb--beautifully soft and uniform in appearence, with just a hint of slubbiness to reveal its origins. The colour is a wonderful light orangey-tobacco; my pictures really don't do t justice at all. It has a traditionally British three button front with high lapels and darting; it also has the traditional British single button sleeves, and three patch pockets. It is absolutely beautifully cut, and is half canvassed and half lined.

    It was Made in England.

    At first sight it appears to be in excellent condition. However, close inspection reveals that it is starting to fray at the cuffs and teh hem--not unexpected for a pure silk jackets that's likely over half a century old. However, these frays are only JUST starting, and so could easily be repaired through darning.

    Given these, however, this jacket is in Good/Very Good condition--this is a conservative estimate!--and so is a bargain at just $25, or offer.

    Tagged 40R--this is a vintage sizing--this measures:

    Chest: 21
    Sleeve: 22 1/2 (+1 1/2)
    Shoulder: 18
    Length: 29 1/4

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    19) VINTAGE 1960s three-button summer jacket

    This is lovely! Utterly 1960s, this three-button sack jacket features classically narrow (but not too narrow) lapels, jetted pockets, unmistakably vintage 1960s buttons, two button cuffs, and a single centre vent. It is half-canvassed and half-lined in a classic 1950s - 1960s geometric pattern lining.

    This jacket has no fabric content listed, but it appears to be a wool-cotton blend. The patterning and colourway are also pure (conservative) 1960s; this shade of dark green is just never seen outside of 1950s and 1960s tailoring, and the vertical stripes give this piece a classic vintage look.

    This was, of course, Union made in the USA.

    Owing to its age this is just in Very Good condition, primarily because it has minor surface pilling throughout--as would any jacket of this vintage with this fabric content. But, this is perfectly wearable, and hence a steal at

    just $20, or offer.

    Measurements:


    Chest: 21 3/4
    Sleeve: 24 (+1 13/4)
    Shoulder: 18 1/2
    Length: 28 1/2

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    20) BESPOKE summer jacket from Philadelphia tailor!

    This is wonderful! Made by the upscale Philadelphia tailor Vittorio Castagna (then located on 17th street) in April 1973, this is a classic 1960's - 1970's plaid jacket that's perfect for summer--as indeed this is the season it was built for! It features a twin vent and hacking pockets, is fully canvassed, and has three button cuffs. It is darted, and has a two button closure. It is fully lined, and is in absolutely excellent condition. Castagna's relocated to Walnut Street in 1988, near Gucci, Burberry, Jaeger, and Duchamps. This is a lovely jacket, in absolutely excellent condition!

    Just $17.

    Measurements:

    Chest: 20 3/4
    Sleeve: 25 (+2)
    SHoulder: 18 3/8
    Length: 31

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