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DROP! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS Valentino Summer Jacket with simply TONS of handwork! FREE SHIPPING AND OF

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This is absolutely stunning! It's hard to know where to start with this beauty, but what pops out immediately is the sheer amount of handwork that went into this. It has pick stitching on the collar, the lapels, the placket, and the jetted pockets; it also clearly has handsewn seams and basting throughout the interior, along the back seam, shoulder seam, and sideseams; indeed, I would not be in the slightest bit surprised to discover that this jacket was fully hand-sewn.

The colouring is a solid linen flax, which is perfect for summer--and not so light that it would soil readily. This jacket is beautiful cotton, possibly Sea Island, but there's no official indication of this. The buttons are all clearly natural horn. It is darted, has jetted pockets in the Italian style, and is ventless, as Flusser would desire. It has three button cuffs, and Valentino's signature lining. It was, of course, Made in Italy. And did I mention the handwork?

This jacket does have two small flaws--two tiny brown dots on one sleeve, as shown. As such, this is in Very Good/Excellent condition--the right front pocket is still partially basted shut!

This wonderful jacket is a steal at just $49 > 45, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA. International inquiries welcome, with shipping at cost!


Chest: 20 1/4
Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 17 3/4
Length: 29 3/4



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