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21! TRAD/IVY JACKET MEGATHREAD! SOME FREE! SOME NWT! c. 36 - 50: Harris Tweed, Loro Piana, SIlk, Lin

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Harris tweed, 3/2 sacks, Loro Piana, Donegal tweeds, Madras, and even slub silk--there's something for everyone here!

I've consolidated my older threads into this one, for ease of browsing--all were due to be bumped, and all items here appear with price drops.


1) LOVELY Donna Karan linen jacket. MADE IN ITALY!

While the brand isn't Ivy at all, this jacket is, linen being one of the classic summer Trad fabrics. And this is lovely! Cut with a beautiful drape, this jacket features jetted pockets, a full lining, and four button cuffs. With subtle darts, this is unvented, in Flusser-approved style, and is in absolutely excellent condition. It was made in Italy. The colour is lovely; see the sleeve close up for the most accurate rendition of the lovely light brown of the fabric.

Asking just $23, or offer.

Tagged a 39R, this measures:

Chest: 21
Sleeve: 24 3/4 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 19 1/8
Length: 30 3/4

2) IVY CLASSIC! Brooks Brothers wash and wear 3/2 poplin sack.

This is THE trad. summer classic--the Brooks Brothers Wash and wear 3/2 summer sack! Made in the USA, this is a 3/2 sack, featuring a half-lining, a single centre vent, patch pockets, two-button cuffs, and a very natural shoulder. It's in Very Good/Excellent condition.

Asking just $16, or offer.


Chest: 22 1/2
Sleeev: 24 3/4 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 17 5/8
Length: 32

3) BEAUTIFUL Classic Ivory Silk Jacket by Brooks Brothers.

This is gorgeous! Made for Brooks Brothers' "Brooksgate" line, the entry-level Brooks that was cut slightly more trimly than heir main line, this is half-canvassed and fully lined. Beautifully cut from a lovely textured silk cloth the colour of old ivory, shot through with raw cane sugar brown, this lovely jacket has patch pockets, a centre vent, classic two button cuffs, and is subtly darted. This is in excellent condition! It was, of course, Made in the USA.

Asking just $18, or offer.

Chest: 21 3/4
Sleeve: 23 (+ 2 1/4)
Shoulder: 19
Length: 29 1/4

3) NWT light green silk jacket by Coconut Grove.

This is a lovely jacket, and while it's not really appropriate for the Fall (unless you like in a warm climate, such as Florida) it would be a great jacket to buy not cheaply and store away for Spring. Made from 100% silk, this is fully lined, and a standard two button front, with subtle darts. It has side vents, and comes with all of its original tags. The lining features pick stitching. It's in excellent, new, condition.

Asking just $30, or offer.

Tagged 48L. Measurements:

Chest: 25 1/4
Sleeve: 27 1/2 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 21 1/4
Length: 33

4) NWOT LOVELY Charles Tyrwhitt houndstooth jacket, in silk, linen, cotton, and wool!

This is absolutely lovely! Cut from a cloth that's a lovely soft and wearable blend of silk, linen, cotton and wool the colourway of this jacket is beautiful--a blue and white houndstooth! This cloth was woven in England. This is perfectly complemented by its lining in pink (for the sides) and navy (for the shoulders), which is further complemented by the white polka dots on a navy background trim to the pocket edges in the interior and the underside of the pocket flaps. the lining also features pick stitching!

As befits a jacket from a British tailoring firm, this has a two button front and is darted. It also features lovely slanted hacking pockets and twin vents. The jacket is half-canvassed. It's also in excellent condition--all exterior pockets are still basted shut, and so this is clearly unworn. This is a truly lovely jacket, and a steal at just

$55, or offer, boxed and shipped in the CONUS.

MIS-Tagged a 48R, this measures:

Chest: 21 3/4
Sleeve: 25 (+2)
Shoulder: 19 1/4
Length: 30 5/8

5) Paul Stuart Blue Blazer


This is a lovely, classic blazer--two button front and darting. It's half-canvassed and fully lined, and features metal buttons. It was made in Canada for Paul Stuart. Unfortunately, it has a very small "rub" mark on the front between the buttons, about an inch in to the chest area. This isn't very noticeable at all--I only just saw it while checking for canvassing, hence the last of a photo of it!--but it is there, and so this is FREE--just pay $13 for shipping in CONUS!

Tagged 42R, this measures:

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

6) NWT Brooks Brothers "2 Button" nailhead jacket.

This is New With Tags! In fact, so new is this that its buttons have yet to be attached--they're in an envelope in the interior breast pocket. This is a lovely Fall sports jacket; as its name implies, it's a standard two-button darted model, with a single rear center vent. Cut from a lovely grey nailhead cloth, this is half-canvassed and fully lined. It was Made in the USA. It carries all of its tags, and is absolutely new and unworn.

Asking just $59--a fraction of retail!--boxed and shipped in the CONUS--or offer.

Tagged a 41R, this measures:

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

7) Brooks Brothers cotton poplin jacket.

A trad. clasic for the summer, this is a recent Brooks Brothers poplin. From the recent "346" line, this is darted and fully lined. It does have flaws--a stain by the buttons on the left sleeve, and a mark near the pocket flap on the right hand side. Because of these, this is FREE--just pay $13 for shipping in the CONUS! This would make a decent knockabout summer jacket for events where spills might occur!

Tagged 41R. Measurements:

Chest: 21 3/4
Sleeve: 24 3/4 (+2)
Shoulder 19 1/4
Length: 30 1/2

8) NWT Brooks Brothers "Makers Brooksease" Two-Button jacket in charcoal nailhead.

A truly lovely jacket, this is cut from three season wool in a charcoal nailhead pattern, rendering it highly versatile. A standard two button front with a single centre vent, this is half-canvassed and fully lined. This was Made in the USA. This is truly New With Tags; the sleeves are still basted, and the cuff buttons have yet to be attached--they are included in a small bag, just as they came from Brooks. One sleeve is finished, the other still needs the lining attached at the end. This is, of course, in excellent, unworn condition.

Asking just $58--a fraction of retail!--or offer, boxed and shipped in CONUS.

Tagged a 48L, this measures:

Chest: 24 1/2
Sleeve: 26 1/2 (+1)
Shoulder: 20 3/4
Length: 33 1/4

9) BEAUTIFUL Fall Houndstooth tweed by Bardstown--with elbow patches and ticket pocket!

This is a beautiful Fall jacket! It's a houndstooth, with a chestnut base and overlays of bracket and dark, dark purple--highly unusual and very beautiful! These are complemented by an overcheck of slate-chicory blue. The cloth is only the start--this also features suede elbow patches, an ornamental throat latch, and a ticket pocket--which is either basted shut or else is itself ornamental. It is unvented, in Flusser-approved style. This also features leather covered football buttons. It is half-canvassed and fully lined, and in absolutely excellent condition.

Asking just $35, or offer.

Tagged 44L. Measurements:

Chest: 22 1/2
Sleeve: 25 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 20 1/4
Length: 32

10) MADE IN THE USA Hardwick Houndstooth tweed

A very nice tweed from the workhorse American maker Hardwick, this appears to be half-canvassed, has a two-button front, and a single centre vent. It is fully lined, and is cut from a lovely houndstooth tweed that's a medly of bracken, bark, and dark wineberry red. This is a lovely Fall jacket, and the mid-weight of teh tweed makes it very versatile. It was Made in the USA.

Asking just $23, or offer.

Tagged 42L, this measures:

Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve 23 1/4 (+1 3/8)
Shoulder: 19 1/2
Length: 32

11) Canali Hopsack Blazer -- c. 48L

This is lovely! Cut from a blend of silk (55), wool (30), and nylon (15) for durability, this is a navy hopsack blazer by Canali, for Boyd's, Philadelphia's upscale clothing store. This is half-canvassed and fully lined, and is unvented, in Flusser approved style. As a hopsack weave in partial silk, this has some minor slubbiness to the fabric, which gives it texture and interest. This jacket has pick stitching in the lining, and was Made in Italy. It's in excellent condition.

Asking just $35, or offer.

Tagged a 50L, but measures:

Chest: 23 3/4
Sleeve: 26 3/4 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 20 1/2
Length: 33 1/2

12) RECENT Harris tweed by JAB

This is a very nice Harris tweed indeed! Made for Jos. A. Bank, this lovely jacket is a classic brown herringbone, with pumpkin orange, berry red, moss green and gorse yellow flecks throughout--a classic Harris tweed colourway! The jacket features leather-covered football buttons, a standard two-button front, a single vent, and a full lining. It is in excellent condition.

Asking just $35, or offer.

Tagged 44XL, this measures:

Chest: 24
Sleeve: 25 (+2)
Shoulder: 20 3/8
Length: 34

13) ORIGINAL 1960's Blazer by Penney's!


This is wonderful--and shows that penney's used to produce very, very nice menswear indeed back in the day! Cut from a very dark charcoal cloth, this has all of the 1960's details a trad could want--a very high 2.5/3 button lapel--almost a three button front--very narrow 1960s lapels, a single vent, and two button cuffs. And don't be fooled by the fact that this is from Penney's--this appears to be FULLY canvassed. It has only one interior pocket, to maintain its sleek lines.

While I can detect no flaws in this jacket, it's clearly a 1960s original, and so I rate it conservatively as being in Very Good condition. Hence, asking just $24, or offer, for this little gem.


Chest: 20 1/4
Sleeve: 24 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 17 1/4
Length: 29 1/2

14) BEAUTIFUL English-Cut Blazer--cut from Loro Piana fabric, Made in USA!

This is wonderful! First, it's beautifully cut and styled--it features slightly slanted pockets, including a fully functional ticket pocket, twin vents, darting, and a three button front with just the hint of a lapel roll. It also features pick stitching throughout--on the lapels, on the closure edge, and in the lining. The buttons are all crested, and metal, and heavy. The fabric is from Loro Piana, of Italy, and the jacket was Union made in the USA. The lining is a lovely awning lining, and it is lined in scarlet on the sleeves. It's also half-canvassed.

This is a beautiful jacket!

It does have a few minor thread pulls, especially on the front right quarter, but these are very hard to see, and blend with the texture of the fabric. There is also a very small fray on the seam of the lining. Given these minor flaws, this is in Very Good condition, and hence this beauty is just $35, or offer.


Chest: 22
Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 20
Length: 30 1/2

15) Lovely Nailhead Camelhair with Windowpaning by Thos. David. Horn buttons!


This is lovely, and a perfect jacket for early Fall! Cut from wonderfully soft camelhair, this jacket is a beautiful charcoal nailhead, with a lovely windowpaning overcheck in russet and blue, which manages to be both subtle and bold at the same time--not an easy combination to pull off!

The jacket is a standard two-button front jacket, with subtle darting. It features four button cuffs--and I believe that all of the buttons are horn. The jacket is fully lined, and half-canvassed, and features a single center vent. It was made in the USA, and is in excellent condition.

Asking just $20, or offer, shipped in the CONUS--the buttons alone are worth this!


Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 26 3/8 (+2 1/4)
Shoulder: 19
Length: 32 1/4

16) BEAUTIFUL Kevin & Howlin Donegal Tweed.!


This is beautiful! Cut from a rare and lovely checkerboard tweed in black, mustard, and slate grey. Made by Kevin & Howlin of Dublin, this is darted, fully lined, and has dual vents. It has single button cuffs, as is standard in older UK firms, and was Made in Ireland.

This does has several small holes throughout, some of which are shown, but this are hard to see owing to the complexity of the tweed. As such, this jacket is just in Good condition, and hence is just $13. (FREE--just pay shipping!)


Chest: 21 3/4
Sleeve: 26 1/2 (+2)
Shoulder: 19 3/4
Length: 31

17) Made in the USA of Scottish lambswool Boss Barleycorn jacket with overcheck.

Admittedly, this isn't as Trad as most of my offerings, and also admittedly Boss gets little love here (as it shouldn't, at full retail), but this is a wonderful jacket, and so worthy of offering! First, this is cut from wonderfuly soft Scottish lambswool, woven in Scotland by ALexander's, so this has a wonderful hand and drape. The colourway and patterning of the cloth is also terrific--a lovely classic grey and cream barleycorn, with a very subtle overcheck of lilac and burnt orange. The jacket is fully lined, and half-canvassed, has a three button front, jetted pockets, and is unvented, as Flusser would approve. It was also Made in the USA.

This lovely jacket is a steal at just $18, or offer, boxed and shipped in CONUS.


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

18) RARE! Mervin S. Levine jacket--New York tailor who dressed Joe Bushkin!


This is a beautiful jacket--as well it should be, since it was made by the (now closed) new York tailoring firm of Mervin S. Levine, the company that used to make suits fro Joe Bushkin, the jazz pianist, in the 1930's. Bushkin considered his $30 suits from Levine's to be THE indication of his success as a jazz great, as he details in this 1983 article from The New Yorker:

http://www.joebushkin.com/pdf/Article For Site.pdf

This jacket wasn't made for Bushkin--but it was made for Oscar Kosh, the paper baron who founded the Case Paper Co. in Philadelphia.

And it lives up to its pedigree!

This jacket is cut from a wonderful rich chestnut herringbone cloth that drapes beautifully and has a wonderful hand. Although the fabric content isn't given, I'd be surprised if there wasn't some cashmere in this. It's fully lined, and fully canvassed. It's a three button front, with a lovely lapel roll--close to a 2.5/3. It's subtly darted, and has a single centre vent. The pockets are slightly slanted.

This is in absolutely excellent condition, and a steal at just $49, or offer, boxed and shipped in CONUS!


Chest: 20
Sleeve: 24
Shoulder: 17 1/2
Length: 30

19) Size 36, 38: Made in Italy for SAKS Glen Plaid jacket in Cashmere, Wool, and Silk!

This is beautiful, and would be a perfect jacket to transition into Fall in! Cut from a blend of cashmere (25%), silk (30%), and wool (45%), the fabric of this jacket has a wonderful hand and drape. Made in Italy, this is half-canvassed, and has a three button front with subtle darting. It is fully lined and unvented, in Flusser approved style. It features pick stitching in the lining, and is in absolutely excellent condition.

Asking just $40, or offer.

Tagged EU46, US36, this measures:

Chest: 20 1/4
Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+1 1/4)
Shoulder: 18 1/2
Length: 31 1/4

20) Ralph Lauren Blue Label puppytooth jacket with overcheck; in silk, wool, and linen.

This is another lovely jacket that's ready to transition between warmer late summer days and cool Fall evenings!

Made in Canada for Ralph Lauren, this jacket has a contemporary two-button front and subtle darting. It is half-canvassed and fully lined. The fabric has a lovely hand and drape, and is a blend of silk (52) wool (34) and linen (14). The patterning and colourway are wonderful--a puppytooth in black and cream with a very subtle mustard windowpane overcheck. This jacket is unvented, in Flusser-approved style, and in absolutely excellent condition, with the exception of a small smudge on the lining, as shown.

Asking just $35, or offer.

Tagged 42R, this measures:

Chest: 22
Sleeve: 23 1/2 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 20
Length: 30 1/2

21) Size 36, 38 Houndstooth tweed--RARE size!

This is lovely--and in a very rare size, being tagged 36R! The tweed is a classic houndstooth, with a medley of Fall peats, brackens, barks, and tans. The jacket is a contemporary two button front with subtle darting, and is fully lined. It has a single center vent, and features leather-covered football buttons; four to each sleeve. It appears to be half-canvassed, and was made in the USA.

It is in excellent condition, although it seems that the cuff buttons and the front buttons do not quite match; maybe one or the other was replaced at some time, or maybe they were always like this?

In any case, given its size and beauty, this is a steal at just $35, or offer, boxed and shipped in CONUS!

Tagged 36R; measurements:

Chest: 19 1/4
Sleeve: 23 1/4 (+2)
Shoulder: 17 1/2
Length: 29



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