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GRAIL! STUNNING Beretta Shooting Jacket, Lined in Dark Red Silk! Size 42. FREE SHIPPING & OFFERS WEL

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GRAIL! BERETTA SHOOTING JACKET







Lined in Dark Red Silk!

Made in Italy


The first clue to the superlative quality of this jacket is the lining, which is a beautiful dark red pure silk--a fabric that is very rarely used as a lining nowadays. The use of silk has not been confined to the body of the jacket, for the sleeves are also lined in silk. This is a testament to the outstanding quality of this jacket, for often even when the body of a jacket is lined in silk the tailor will use a cheaper material for the sleeve lining,.

The dark red silk lining of the main body of the jacket is also repeated in the first 2" of the interior of the two front flapped pockets, ensuring consistency in the appearance of every part of the jacket that should be lined. However, it is important to note that since silk would not be sturdy enough for the lining of a pocket of a shooting jacket the main lining of the pockets is a sturdy black cotton--this jacket is both beautiful and functional! This approach to lining the exterior flapped pockets has also been adopted with respect to the interior pockets, also, except that there the leading edges feature the dark red silk of the lining.

This last feature of the interior pockets is worthy of note, for one might be concerned that a jacket that was fully lined in silk might not be sturdy enough to withstand the rigors of field use. As you'd expect, Beretta have anticipated this, and have taken case to extend the norm,all interior use of the external tweed further into the lining of this jacket than is usual. Not only does this make for a very handsome jacket indeed, but it ensures that all of the main stress points in the interior to the jacket are lined in the same tweed as the outside, making this a very rugged jacket indeed. Yet this ruggedness does not detract in the slightest from its wearability; this approach to the interior of the jacket could only be done if the external tweed is, as here, a lighter mid-weight tweed. This jacket is this both extremely sturdy, and very comfortable to wear.

And the tweed of this jacket does full justice to the lining. It is a classic brown herringbone, with a lovely subtle overchecking in forest green, burnished chestnut brown, and Royal blue. The leather shooting patch on the right-hand shoulder is the perfect shade of rich brown to complement the rural tones of the tweed; this same leather has been used as piping to accent both the flaps of the two front pockets and the opening edge of the front breast pocket. The pocket flaps themselves are lined in a beautiful fawn glove leather; this is also used to line the jacket's collar. Moreover, where the shooting patch does not meet a seam it is offset from the surrounding tweed with a piped tweed border--a classic Savile Row detail that is now very rarely seen.

This jacket is, of course, fully canvassed. It is cut as a traditional three button shooting jacket, with an Ivy lapel roll at the top button. It is subtly darted, and features two very deep flapped front pockets, a jetted and fully functional ticket pocket, and a deep breast pocket. It has a single center vent, and four button cuffs with finished buttonholes.

It also features a large and sturdy leather locker look in the lining of the shoulder, and a Beretta logo in leather in the interior beneath the right-hand pocket.

This jacket was, of course, Made in Italy. It is in absolutely EXCELLENT condition; it is quite possibly unworn.

Please note that although this carries a US size tag (42) I believe that this jacket was only available in Italy, France, and the United Kingdom--making it exceptionally rare on this side of the pond!

Asking just $165, or offer, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA. International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at cost.

Tagged (US) 42. Measurements:

Chest: 21 3/4
Sleeve: 26 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 19 1/2
Length: 30 1/2















 

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