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FIVE IVY LEAGUE FALL JACKETS! c. 38 - 48. J. Press, British Guncheck, West of England cloth, Corbin

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  1. tweedydon

    tweedydon Senior member

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    I have several more beautiful jackets to pass along today, including a J. Press 3/2 sack, a bespoke cashmere glen plaid with surgeon's cuffs, and a wonderful heavyweight tweed cut from West of England cloth!

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

    Also as always, OFFERS ARE VERY WELCOME!

    Please PM with interest and offers!

    1) British guncheck with twin vents!

    SOLD

    Wonderfully British, this lovely little guncheck tweed is cut from a lighter- to mid-weight blend of wool (93) and silk (7), making it perfect for the warmer days of Fall. This features a wonderfully British cut, with nicely shaped shoulders, darting for shape, and twin vents. It was, of course, Made in the United Kingdom. As well as having a lovely drape and hand, the cloth that this jacket is cut from has a wonderful colourway, with the guncheck having the classic black and tan miniature houndstooth background with subtle royal blue and russet overchecking--please do see my close-ups for the colouring of this little gem. It is fully lined, and appears half-canvassed. It's in excellent condition.

    Asking just $45, or offer, shipped in CONUS.

    Tagged a 38S, this measures:

    Chest: 20 3/4
    Sleeve: 24 (+1 1/2)
    Shoulder: 19
    Length: 29 1/4

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    2) West of England Cloth tweed, for Marling's.

    This is a seriously heavy coat, absolutely ideal for watching the Harvard-Yale game on a cold Fall day, or fending off the drizzle while watching rugby. Heck, this jacket is so darn heavy you could fend off the drizzle while playing rugby in it!

    It's cut from West of England cloth from Marling, the company that merged with Evans to become what is now Marling and Evans. They still produce their West of England cloth, which has been famous as a seriously heavy and hard-wearing cloth with a surprisingly soft hand and drape for over 400 years. As well as being a lovely example of this cloth, the colourway of this jacket is wonderful--a dark charcoal glen plaid with a wonderful subtle Royal Blue overcheck. This really is striking!

    This jacket has a three-button front, subtle darting, a single centre vent and full lining. It is half-canvassed, and has a zippered interior breast pocket.

    This jacket does have some minor sagging at the top of the INSIDE breast pocket, as well as some minor fraying to the top of the middle buttonhole. It could also use a dry clean and a press to freshen it up. Owing to these minor flaws, this is in Very Good condition, and

    hence is only $35, shipped in CONUS, or offer. An absolute steal!

    Measurements:

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


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    3) TRAD ICON! J. Press 3/2 sack in brown herringbone.

    SOLD

    A true trad. classic! This beautiful light brown 3/2 sack from J. Press is half-canvassed, and features a lovely lapel roll as well as a single centre vent. It has three button cuffs, and a full lining. The tweed is wonderful--beautifully versatile and perfect for Fall. And, of course, it's a Press!

    It does, though, have some minor issues with its lining. There are two vertical rips by the right armhole, as shown, and a tear in the back in the neck area, as well as a very small rip in the armhole lining on the left. These are easy fixes--patches or simply resewing--for a competent dry-cleaner tailor, and the tweed itself is in excellent condition. However, since they are there this is (conservatively) in Good/Very Good condition, and hence is very fairly priced

    at just $32, OR OFFER, boxed and shipped in CONUS!

    Measurements:


    Chest: 20 1/2
    Sleeve: 24 (+1 3/4)
    Shoulder: 17 3/4
    Length: 29 5/8


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    4) Bergdorf Goodman Custom Made Glen Plaid with working cuffs!

    At first I thought that this lovely jacket was cashmere, as it was so soft, but it might either be a merino wool or else (more likely) a cashmere/wool blend. What we do know is that this was made in 1998 by Berdorf's custom programme, and is absolutely lovely! Cut from a wonderful glen plaid cloth with a beautifully autumnal colourway of chestnut, russet, dark tan and black this jacket features twin vents, and working surgeon's cuffs. It is also fully canvassed, and fully lined. It's in wonderful condition, with two minor flaws--the hangtag in the collar is off at one end, as it the closure tag in the right interior breast pocket. Both are simple two-minute fixes (I can have them repaired myself before shipping, if you like), and obviously don't detract at all from the beauty of this jacket.

    If this will fit you, grab it, as I'm asking just $45, OR OFFER, boxed and shipped in CONUS.

    Measurements:

    Chest: 23
    Sleeve: 25 (+1 1/2)
    Shoulder: 20
    Length: 33

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    5) BEAUTIFUL Corbin 3/2 tweed sack by The English Shop of Princeton

    This is just wonderful! Made by Corbin--one of the most underrated of the traditional men's clothiers in the United States--for The English Shop of Princeton (one of the Big Five Ivy league men's stores in Princeton during the Golden Age, which closed in the 1990s) the pedigree of this jacket is impeccable. And it wears it beautifully. It's a classic 3/2 sack, with patch pockets, a single hook center vent, half-lining, and full canvassing. The tweed is beautiful--a deep, rich brown, with vertical single stripes of russet and slate to give it interest at close range. Naturally, this was Made in the USA--Corbin does not offshore--and it's in absolutely beautiful condition.

    This gem of a jacket is a steal at just $60, OR OFFER, boxed and shipped in CONUS. Tailoring of this quality costs a fortune now!

    Measurements:

    Chest: 22 1/4
    Sleeve: 25 (+1 3/4)
    Shoulder: 18 3/4
    Length: 30 1/2

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