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I have some absolutely beautiful and very rare jackets to pass on today--including some very rare tartans (including a classic Blackwatch!), 3/2 sacks, and some wonderful blanket plaids.... as well as some lovely Harris Tweeds!

As always, FREE SHIPPING ON EVERYTHING WITHIN THE CONUS; International inquiries welcome, with shipping at cost.


Please PM with interest and offers!

1) GORGEOUS CLASSIC Blackwatch Jacket

This is absolutely beautiful! A wonderful example of the classic Ivy Winter and Fall staple, the Blackwatch jacket, this beauty is half-canvassed and half-lined. The colouring of the tartan is wonderfully dark and rich, and its complemented beautifully by the dark honey buttons, which are almost certainly real horn. This is subtly darted, has a two-button front, and four button cuffs. It has a single centre vent, and was Union Made in the USA. It has very natural shoulders. This is an absolutely beautiful jacket, in excellent condition--although it does have literally three or four stitches loose at the lining at the vent. This is one of the nicest Blackwatch jackets I've seen, in a very desirable size--and the buttons are a very nice touch, too!

Asking just $60 > 55, or offer, boxed and shipped.


Chest: 20 1/2
Sleeve: 25 (+2)
Shoulder: 17 3/4
Length: 30 1/2

2) GORGEOUS Rustic Blanket Plaid Jacket--bellows pockets, elbow patches, the works!

This is absolutely wonderful! Union Made in the USA for R. J. Boggs of Boston, this wonderful jacket is cut from beautifully heavy, thick, warm cloth. The rustic plaid is a wonderful heathery medley of burntberry red, dark tannish cream, and slate grey--perfect for a cold walk on a crisp winter's day with a dog, and a fire waiting at home! This comes with elbow patches, and leather-covered, metal-shanked buttons. The pockets are flapped with button-through closures, and are also bellowed, perfect for carrying shotgun shells, pinecones, or dog treats. The jacket has a single centre vent, and is half-lined in what appears to be lightweight cotton drill, with edging. It has lovely natural shoulders. Since this is a vintage piece, and I only use the term "excellent" for pieces that could pass as being bough new recently, this is in Very Good/Excellent condition--conservatively! It would be a wonderful companion for many years to come!

Asking just $55 > 49, or offer.


Chest: 20 1/2
Sleeve: 25 (+2)
Shoulder: 17 3/4
Length: 30 1/2

3) Hitching Post of Princeton NJ, 3/2 tweed sack in Autumnal/Winter Plaid!

The Hitching Post of Palmer Sq., Princeton started life as a "speciality shop for husky boys" between the sizes of 8 and 20 under "The Prep Shop Management"--although which of the prep. schools near Princeton ran this I've no idea. Commercial pressures being what they are, by the early 1960s THP had expanded its range of clothing to be a men's clothier, although it still focussed on boy's sizing. Alas, there weren't that many "husky" boys in Princeton, nor was it able to compete with the more established clothiers such as Langrock, Hilton, and The English Shop, and so THP didn't last as long as it might have done.

That's a shame, though, if this jacket is anything to go by. Dating from when THS carried menswear as well as boy's sizes, this lovely jacket is a bold yet conservative plaid that's a medley of forest greens, burnished chestnut, and tan background. Half-canvassed and half-lined, this is a lovely 3/2 sack with a lovely lapel roll. It was, of course, Union made in the USA, and has a single centre vent. It has a tiny start of a fray by the corner of one interior pocket, and could use a few stitches at the lining at the vent, and so it's in iverlal Very Good condition.

Asking just $45 > 42, or offer, for this little corner of Americana!


Chest: 22 1/2
Sleeve: 24 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 18 1/2
Length: 29

4) GORGEOUS Plaid Jacket from Austin Reed

The colourway of this jacket is simply wonderful--a lovely lighter navy blue and dark red base plaid, with subtle green accents and cream overcheck striping. The hand is lovely and warm, and the cut is terrific. This is another perfect Fall and Winter jacket! This jacket is also half-canvassed and half-lined, and has a single centre vent. It features three button cuffs, and a standard two-button front. The buttons are leather covered and metal shanked football buttons. It is subtly darted, and was Union made in the USA. This is truly a delicious jacket, and is in excellent condition.

Asking just $54 > 49, or offer.


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

5) STUNNING Red and Navy Tartan Two Button Sack Jacket from Roots!


This is absolutely gorgeous--and absolutely stunning! Roots carried a lot of Ivy and Trad items in its heyday, and this beauty is the top of the line. Cut from a gorgeous authentic tartan in which navy and red predominate, accented by forest green window pane overchecking, this absolutely beautiful jacket is that desirable rarity, the two button sack. This is half-canvassed and half-lined, and features a single centre vent. It has three button cuffs, and all the buttons are crested pewter-coloured metal. It was, of course, made in the USA. It is in absolutely excellent condition. I strongly advise you to grab this if it'll fit you--it's a wonderful rarity, and perfect for winter, especially for the holiday season!

Asking just $65, or offer.


Chest: 22
Sleeve: 27 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 19
Length: 33 1/2

6) LOVELY Brooks Brothers 3/2 Sack in Autumnal/WInter Plaid

This a lovely jacket! Cut as a classic 3/2 sack, this beauty from Brooks Brothers has a wonderful patterning and colourway; a beautiful plaid in forest greens and tans, with an accent overcheck in bark and peach. This is truly beautiful jacket! It is half-canvassed and half-lined, and features the classic two button cuffs. Although it has no flaws, it is an older piece, and so it's in Very Good condition. It was Union made in the USA--back when almost everything was!

Asking just $45 > 42, or offer.

Tagged a 43L, this measures:

Chest: 22
Sleeve: 26 (+1 1/4)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 32

7) GRAIL! GORGEOUS Harris Tweed 3/2 sack from The English Shop of Princeton


This is spectacular! I use the term "Grail" sparingly, but this jacket is certainly deserving of the designation, being an absolutely beautiful 3/2 sack from the now long-gone Ivy clothiers The English SHop of Princeton, cut from a beautiful Harris Tweed, and in absolutely excellent condition! I've seriously considered keeping this and having it re-cut so it's slimmed, but I know I'll never get around to it, and so it's here!

First, this jacket is from The English Shop of Princeton--one of the major Ivy clothiers that served Princeton through the Golden Age of Ivy Style to their demise in the 1990s. Second, it is cut as a classic 3/2 sack--with all of the details absolutely correct, including two button cuffs and a beautiful, beautiful lapel roll. Third, this is cut from durable and hard-wearing Harris Tweed, in a gorgeous patterning and colourway--a rich chestnut brown basketweave, flecked throughout with forest green, dark blue, and berry red. This tweed is gorgeous, and an example of Harris at its finest. The jacket is half-canvassed and half-lined, and features classic rich dark brown football buttons. It was Union made in the USA, and is in absolutely excellent condition--I doubt this has ever been worn.

I really wish that this was my size, but, since it isn't, I'm asking just $75, or offer.


Chest: 22
Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+ 1 3/4)
Shoulder: 18 1/2
Length: 32

8) Recent Brooks Brothers Guncheck in Lambswool.

This is lovely! A recent offering from Brooks Brothers--yet one of those that was Union made in the USA--this lovely jacket features a gunchecking in blue, rust, and black on a dark tan background. Cut from lovely soft and lighter-weight lambswool, this jacket has a wonderful hand and drape. It's half-canvassed and fully lined, and features a contemporary two button front and three button cuffs. It has a single centre vent, and is in excellent condition.

Asking just $45 > 42, or offer.

Tagged a 45R, this measures:

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

9) LOVELY CLASSIC Harris Tweed


THis is a lovely example of a sought-after classic in a smaller size! Cut from a classic Harris tweed of slate-grey-blue and cream herringbone, this lovely jacket features a contemporary two button front closure, subtle darting, and three button cuffs. All of the buttons are classic chestnut leather-covered football buttons with metal shanks. It has a lovely natural shoulder. This jacket is half-lined, and has a single centre vent. It was Union made in the USA, and is in absolutely excellent condition.

Asking just $45, or offer.


Chest: 19 1/2
Sleeve: 24 (+2)
Shoulder: 17 1/4
Length: 30 1/2

10) GORGEOUS Samuelsohn Guncheck--possibly a cashmere blend?

This is absolutely beautiful! made by Samuelsohn, of the premier Canadian clothiers, founded in 1923, this beautiful jacket is a classic guncheck, with a dark taupe base with the gunchecking in peat black, autumn bracken, dark berry red, and rich dark forest green. The fabric label is missing, but the cloth is extremely soft with a wonderful, luxurious hand--I'd be very surprised indeed if this were not a blend of cashmere and wool. This is subtly darted, but is also cut with a 3/2 lapel, with a lovely roll. It has three button cuffs, and it is fully lined; it also appears to be fully canvassed. It has a single centre vent, and was Made in Canada.

This truly beautiful jacket comes complete with its original spare buttons in an interior pocket. It's in absolutely excellent condition, and is a steal at just $55 > 49, or offer.


Chest: 21
Sleeve: 23 1/2 (+2)
Shoulder: 19
length: 30 1/2



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