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20 CLASSIC TWEEDS & BLAZERS! GRAILS! Sizes 38 - 48: Dartmouth "Reunion '56" Jacket, Cashmere Chipp,

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I have a slew of wonderful tweeds and blazers to pass on today, including some GRAILS, such as a vintage cashmere 3/2 sack from Chipp, a Dartmouth College Class of '56 Reunion jacket, and more, including Harris and Donegal Tweeds, vintage 3/2 sacks, Vintage Brooks Brothers (Brooksgate, and Makers), Southwick, Hilton, and more!

As always, I offer FREE SHIPPING IN THE USA: International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at reduced cost.

Also as always, ALL OFFERS ARE VERY WELCOME!

Please PM with interest and offers!

1) GRAIL! Pure Cashmere 3/2 sack from Chipp!

Chipp needs no introduction here--they were one of the best tailors in New York (JFK was one of their clients), and THE Ivy Style tailor, being responsible for inventing the Ivy GTH staple of embroidered trousers.

Chipp's products are invariably absolutely first rate, and this beautiful cashmere 3/2 sack is no exception. Cut from pure cashmere--and not the thin mall stuff that's so common nowadays, but the wonderfully rich and soft cashmere that earned this cloth its reputation--in a lovely tan and cream bareleycorn weave, this jacket is cut as a classic 3/2 sack. It is fully canvassed and fully lined, and has lapped seams across the shoulders and down the center back. It features two button cuffs and a single center vent. It was, of course, Made in New York. It does have one small issue; the jetted pockets have started to sag slightly on the leading edge, as can be seen in the pictures. This could be rectified either by pressing, or, perhaps, by pressing and then basting shut to retain their shape. This is a common problem with jetted pockets, especially in fabrics such as cashmere, but because of this this jacket is in Very Good condition, and hence is a steal at just $45, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.

Tagged 40L. Measurements:

Chest: 21 1/4
Sleeve: 24 3/4 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 18 3/4
Length: 31










2) MUSEUM QUALITY! Dartmouth College 3/2 sack Reunion jacket, Class of '56.

I don't use the term "museum quality" lightly, but this beautiful jacket most certainly qualifies as it is precisely the sort of jacket that was featured in the Fashion Institute of Technology's 2013 exhibition on "Ivy Style" as being quintessentially Ivy.

This is no ordinary jacket--this is a specially designed Ivy League Reunion jacket, made for a member of Dartmouth's Class of '56.

Reunion Jackets are rare, especially on the secondary market; very few are made, and these tend to be saved by the children and grandchildren of their original owners. And this is a lovely example. Judging by the interior Union label this was made for the Ten Year Reunion of Dartmouth's Class of '56, and it is a classic example of 1960s Ivy Style.

Cut as a traditional 1960s 3/2 sack, this has wonderfully narrow lapels with a lovely roll. It also features three patch pockets on the front, with the breast pocket featuring the "1956" embroidery that identifies this as a Reunion Jacket. It is, of course, cut from lovely wool flannel is classic "Dartmouth Green". This jacket is fully canvassed and half lined, and has a single center vent. It features three button cuffs, and was originally sold by James Campion, the traditional Ivy outfitters for Dartmouth's Ivy Set. It features three button cuffs and a single center vent, and has very natural shoulders. It was, of course, Union made in the USA, and apart from some minor dusting on the collar crease--which will come out with dry-cleaning and, in any case, cannot be seen when worn--this is in absolutely excellent condition, despite being over 50 years old. But then, that's only to be expected--Reunion Jackets were worn very, very rarely, and cherished between outings.

Given the rarity and beauty of this jacket--as well as its museum quality--it's a bargain at just $69, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.

Measurements:


Chest: 21 1/8
Sleeve: 25 3/4 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 18 1/4
Length: 32










3) CLASSIC IVY! Brooks Brothers "Makers" 3/2 tweed sack


SOLD

This is absolutely beautiful! Cut as a 3/2 sack from Brooks Brothers' "Makers" line, the colourway and patterning of this lovely jacket are truly beautiful; a classic glen plaid in charcoals and lighter greys, with an overcheck in rich chestnut and sky blue. This jacket is fully canvassed and half-lined; it has a single center vent and three button cuffs. It was Union made in the USA, and comes complete with its original sleeve tag! It's in excellent condition, and a bargain at just $45, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.

Tagged 38R. Measures:

Chest: 19 1/2
Sleeve: 23 1/2 (+2 1/4)
Shoulder: 17 1/4
Length: 30







4) SOPHISTICATED Plaid Jacket, hand-made by Astor and Black.

SOLD

This is a wonderfully sophisticated jacket! Cut from pure wool, this jacket has a beautifully sophisticated patterning and colourway in versatile dove and slate gfreys and Royal blues. Made in 2007, this is from Astor and Black's Nobility line, and so is 60% hand-made, with pick stitching throughout and hand sewn button holes. It is a contemporary two button front jacket with subtle darting. This jacket is fully canvassed and fully lined, and features a single center vent. It has four button cuffs, and is in absolutely excellent condition.

Asking just $40, or offer--less than 3% of its original retail!

Measurements:


Chest: 24
Sleeve: 23 3/4 (+3)
Shoulder: 21 3/4
Length: 32








5) The English Shop of Princeton 3/.2 sack in forest green flannel

SOLD

The English Shop was one of the Big Five Ivy Style retailers from the Golden Age of Ivy Style, and this wonderful jacket shows why! Cut from a lovely mid-weigh flannel in classic forest green, this is a beautiful 3/2 sack that was made by Linnett, one of the great traditional American clothiers. This lovely jacket is packed with trad desiderata; it has a lapped seam down the center back that leads to a single hook vent, it is fully canvassed, and it has wonderful burnished chestnut leather-covered and metal-shanked football buttons. It is also fully lined, with a lovely lining featuring shotguns and hunting dogs! It also has teh ever desirable flapped, patch pockets! This jacket was, of course, Union made in the USA.

This jacket is in excellent condition, although it could use a sympathetic press, as it is slightly rumpled from storage.

Asking just $39, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 21
Sleeve: 25 1/4 (+2 1/4)
Shoulder: 18 3/4
Length: 32








6) BEAUTIFUL Shepherd's Check Jacket from Nick Hilton of Princeton

Nick Hilton is carrying on the tradition of Norman Hilton, and is now the only trad. clothiers left in Princeton with a connection to the Big Five clothiers of the Golden Age of Ivy Style. Cut from a lovely wool cloth with a wonderful hand and drape, this jacket is a lovely small shephard's check tweed in chestnut, moss, and tan. It is a three button front jacket with the hint of a lapel roll, subtle darts and two front flapped pockets. It has four button cuffs, is half-canvassed, and fully lined. It features twin vents. It was Made in the USA and is in absolutely excellent condition.

Asking just $45, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA for this beautiful jacket!

Measurements
:

Chest: 21 3/4
Sleeve: 26 (+2)
Shoulder: 19 3/4
Length: 32








7) ELEGANT Made in Italy Black and Grey Plaid Jacket

This is a beautifully elegant jacket! Made in Italy, this is cut from pure virgin wool with a lovely and sophisticated plaid in greys and blacks. The jacket is a rare two button sack; it features jetted pockets and two button cuffs. It is half-canvassed and fully lined, and is unvented, in Flusser-approved style. The shoudlers are more padded than American jackets, in the Continental style. It is in excellent condition, and was Made in Italy.

Asking just $35, or offer.

Tagged 50R (US 40R), this measures:


Chest: 22
Sleeve: 24 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 19 3/4
Length: 30








8) BEAUTIFUL Made in Ireland Donegal Tweed Jacket

This is wonderful! Cut from genuine Donegal tweed in a classic dark brown herringbone flecked throughout with scarlet, moss green, and sky blue, the tweed of this beautiful jacket is like evening clouds over a peat bog at dusk on a November late afternoon, with the peat fire and Irish tea waiting in the cottage.

Cut as a classic Irish three button hacking jacket with subtle darting, this has twin vents and three button cuffs. It is half canvassed and fully lined, and features complementary metal-shanked buttons is burnished chestnut. It was, of course, Made in Ireland, and apafrt from the start of some minor sag to the interior pockets is in excellent condition.

Asking just $45, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 23 1/4
Sleeve: 26 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 21 1/2
Length: 31 1/2








9) BEAUTIFUL 3/2 sack by Corbin for The English Shop of Princeton

Absolutely beautiful, this is the perfect tweed to transition into Spring! Cut as a classic 3/2 sack by Corbiin, this has a wonderfully fluid lapel roll. The tweed is a lovely classic glen plaid with a tan base, with lichen main checking and an overcheck in bracken and chestnut. This is fully canvassed and fully lined, and has a single centre vent. It has three button cuffs, and was, of course, Union Made in the USA. It is in excellent condition apart from a small rub by the leading edge of the interior pocket.

Asking just $45, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 22 3/4
Sleeve: 28 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 19 3/4
Length: 33








10) S. Cohen of Montreal Jacket


A lovely and unusual jacket cut from Italian wool with vertical striping in dark blue-grey slate, bracken, and burnished chestnut, this is a contemporary two button model with darting and three button cuffs. It is half-canvassed and fully lined, and features plenty of pick stitching in the lining. It has twin vents--appropriately enough, since this is Cohen's "England" model! This was Union Made in Canada, and is in absolutely excellent (likely unworn) condition--the two front pockets are still basted shut!

Asking just $35, or offer.

Tagged 44R, this measures:

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








11) Southwick Tweed with RARE three patch pockets!

In 1993 Southwick debuted its "Wickets" (derived from SouthWICK!) line of clothing. This was intended to be a slightly less formal range, designed to appeal to younger men in an effort to woo them into then purchasing Southwick's more traditional clothing. Alas, 1993 was right at the start of Grunge, and Southwick's view of "informal" was a far cry from that of Kurt Cobain. The effort was short-lived, and the brand elapsed in 2003.

Southwick's Wickets clothing is now very desirable, as it often featured elements that are both sought-after and rare--such as the three patch pockets on this lovely jacket! Cut from a a lovely heathery brown herringbone, his is a contemporary two button jacket with subtle darts and four button cuffs. It is half-canvaased and fully lined, and has a single center vent. It was Made in the USA, and is in absolutely excellent condition!

Asking just $45, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 21 3/4
Sleeve: 25 3/4 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 19
Length: 31 1/4






12) Basketweave Tweed by Barrister for Wallach's.


Tweeds made for Wallach's by Barrister were the workhorses of their time--the East Coast Ivy equivalent of the British Dunn & Co. tweeds across the pond--although admittedly less hairy and robust than their British equivalents! This is a lovely example, being cut from a lovely basketweave tweed in charcoal, slate grey,a and petrol blue, with burnished chestnut leather-covered and metal shanked football buttons, a two button front, and subtle darting. It is half-lined, and features a single centre vent. It was Union made in the USA on February 21st, 1985--and is in excellent condition!

Asking just $25, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 22 1/4
Sleeve: 26 1/8 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 19 3/4
Length: 31 3/4







13) CLASSIC Brooks Brothers Navy Blazer

The trad classic! This is a nice example of a contemporary Brooks Brothers navy blazer. It has a two button front, and subtle darting; it is half-canvassed and fully lined with a single center vent. It features Brooks Brothers signature buttons from Waterbury of Conn.; three to each cuff. This was, of course, Union Made in the USA.

Although the two front pockets are still basted shut this is only in Good/Very Good condition. It has a very small pinhole on the underside of one sleeve, and some minor schmaltz on the front near the hem; this will almost certainly come out with dry cleaning. Given these flaws, this is just $26, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.

Tagged 48R. Measures:

Chest: 24 1/2
Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 20 3/4
Length: 31 1/2



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14) LOVELY Brooks Brothers "Brooksgate" Tweed. PERFECT FOR SPRING!

This is a truly lovely tweed! made for Brooks Brothers' vintage "Brooksgate" line-aimed at younger men, and intended to be the "gate" to Brooks Brothers' more mature lines--this is a lovely dove grey herringbone tweed with vertical striping in sepia rose pink and Spring sky blue. This jacket would be perfect for the cooler days of Sping! It is a contemporary two buton model with subtle darting. It is half-canvassed and half-lined, and has a single center vent. It features chestnut leather-covered metal-shanked football buttons, with three to each cuff. It was, of course, Union made in the USA, and is in absolutely excellent condition.

Asking just $40, or offer.

Measurements:

Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 27 1/2 (+2)
Shoulder: 18 1/2
Length: 33 1/2







15) GRAIL! GORGEOUS Bespoke Flannel Navy Blazer by Sam's Tailors of Hong Kong. Tailor to Bill Clinton, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, and more!

SOLD

Formerly the property of Lt. Col. E. J. Comley, II.

This is absolutely wonderful! Sam's Tailors is perhaps the most famous tailoring house in Hong Kong, with clients including Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Kevin Spacey, Richard Gere, Tony Blair, and Michael Jackson. The quality is superb, and easily rivals that of more expensive houses, such as Chan's. Opened in 1957, Sam's was, until 1997, the official tailor for the British Army in Hong Kong. The actual firm is some 800 cramped feet, serving up to six customers at a time--no small feat when you consider that each is being measured and the cloth selected at the same time!

As you can tell from the roster of clients Sam's has an international reputation, and so it's not surprising that Lt Col Comley chose to have this beautiful blazer tailored there. A classic navy blazer with a two button front and darting, this is cut from extremely luxurious flannel. It is half canvassed and fully lined, and features an abundance of handwork, as you'd expect from Sam's. It features four button cuffs and a single center vent--it also has its original spare buttons. All of the buttons are heavy brass, and feature the US military emblem--as you'd expect for a blazer commissioned by a Lt. Col!

This blazer is beautiful, luxurious, and in excellent condition. It's a genuine steal at just $45, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 23 1/2
Sleeve: 28 1/8 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 21 1/2
Length: 34 1/2







16) ICONIC Thinsulate Lined Tweed Jacket by LL Bean. GREY HERRINGBONE!

SOLD

SInce its founding in 1912 LL Bean has produced some iconic items of clothing. The most famous of these is likely the Maine Hunting Shoe, but this is closely followed by its saddle shoulder shetland sweaters, its Flying Tigers leather jackets, its Field jackets... and its Thinsulate lined tweed jackets, of which this is a a wonderful example.

Cut from lovely thick heavyweight tweed (85% wool, 15% nylon for strength) in charcoal herringbone, this beautiful jacket has been designed to be utterly functional--as well as extremely stylish. Cut with a three button front and subtle darts, this beautiful jacket has the ever-desirable three patch pockets. It also has a fully functional throat latch to keep out the wind, and two deep interior pockets, one of which is zippered for security. It is unvented, as befits its status as jacket/outerwear, and is warmly lined in quilted Thinsulate.

This beautiful jacket was Made in the USA, and is in excellent condition.

Asking just $49, or offer.

Tagged L-Reg. Measurements
:

Chest: 24
Sleeve: 25 1/4 (+2)
Shoulder: 21 1/4
Length: 31 3/4










17) ICONIC Thinsulate Lined Tweed Jacket by LL Bean. SOLID LODEN GREEN!

SInce its founding in 1912 LL Bean has produced some iconic items of clothing. The most famous of these is likely the Maine Hunting Shoe, but this is closely followed by its saddle shoulder shetland sweaters, its Flying Tigers leather jackets, its Field jackets... and its Thinsulate lined tweed jackets, of which this is another wonderful example.

Cut from lovely thick heavyweight tweed (100% wool) in Loden green, this beautiful jacket has been designed to be utterly functional--as well as extremely stylish. Cut with a three button front and subtle darts, this beautiful jacket has the ever-desirable three patch pockets. It also has a fully functional throat latch to keep out the wind, and two deep interior pockets, one of which is zippered for security. It is unvented, as befits its status as jacket/outerwear, and is warmly lined in quilted Thinsulate.

This beautiful jacket was Made in the USA, and is in excellent condition.

Asking just $49, or offer.

Measurements
:

Chest: 21 3/4
Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+ 1 1/2)
Shoulder: 19 1/4
Length: 31









18) PATAGONIA Travel Blazer

SOLD

This is terrific! Although there is no fabric content listed this appears to be cut from wrinkle-resistent lighter-weight wool, the ideal material for a travel blazer. It is a current two button front jacket with darting. It has a single center vent, and is half-lined in complementary damson, with Patagonia's signature logo throughout. It has a zippered interior security pocket, and three button cuffs--all of the buttons feature Patagonia's crossed feathers. It also has flapped patch pockets!

This is in excellent condition, and is a bargain at just $39, or offer.

Tagged 42R, this measures:


Chest: 21 1/4
Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+1 1/4)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 31







19) CLASSIC Harris Tweed in flecked grey herringbone

A beautiful, recent Harris tweed in classic grey herringbone that's flecked with moss green, sky blue, butter yellow, and pumpkin orange, this is a contemporary two button front model with subtle darts. It is likely unworn--the two front pockets are still basted shut, and there si the remnants of the basting thread at the vent! ! It is fully lined and has a single centre vent. It has four button cuffs; all of the buttons are rich burnished chestnut and metal shanked. It is in absolutely excellent condition, and a bargain at just $39, or offer.

Tagged 46L. Measures:

Chest: 23 3/4
Sleeve: 26 (+2)
Shoulder: 21 1/4
Length: 32 1/4









20) GORGEOUS Vintage 3/2 sack in 1960s Glen Plaid


SOLD

This is absolutely beautiful! Clearly dating from the 1960s, the Golden Age of Ivy Style, this beautiful jacket is cut from mid-weight tweed in a beautiful and utterly classic 1960s glen plaid in a medley of forest greens, Royal Blue, tans, and bark browns. It is half-canvassed and half-lined, and features two button cuffs. All of the buttosn are leather-covered and metal-shankled football buttons. It has lapped seams across the shoulders and down the center back, and has a single hooked vent. There is no maker or country of origin listed, but this was clearly Made in the USA during the Golden Age of Ivy Style.

It is a vintage piece, and so in Very Good condition, as I'm conservative with rating vintage items.

It's a bargain at just $39, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 22
Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+2)
Shoulder: 19
Length: 29






 

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