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SPRING, SUMMER JACKET MEGATHREAD--some UNWORN! c. 36-50: Brioni, Oxxford, J. Press, Loro Piana, Broo

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I have an awful lot of beautiful Spring and Summer jackets to pass on today, including beauties by Brioni, Oxxford, J. Press, Brooks Brothers--including a gorgeous Italian 3/2 cord jacket in Loro Piana cotton cord--so, without further ado, here's the first set to be posted!

As always, ALL PRICES INCLUDE BOXED SHIPPING IN CONUS WITH DELIVERY CONFIRMATION; International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at cost.


Please PM with interest and offers!

1) Made in Italy Brooks Brothers silk/wool/linen ramie jacket--fully canvassed.


This is beautiful! The cloth has a wonderful hand and drape, and is a mixture of silk/wool/linen/ramie, in the proportions 36, 33, 24, 7. The colourway is a beautiful natural linen, and the pattern is a classic herringbone. This jacket was made for the Spring 2005 collection at Brooks Brothers, and is a classic two-button front, subtly darted contemporary cut. It appears to be fully canvassed, and is fully lined. It's in absolutely excellent condition, and hence is a steal

at just $55, or lower offer.

Tagged a 43L, this measures:

Chest: 22 1/2
Waist: 21
Sleeve: 26 (+2)
Shoulder: 19 3/8
Length: 32 1/2

2) STUNNING Made in Italy Brooks Brothers 3/2 cord jacket in honey-coloured Loro Piana cloth!

This now has its own post, with a price drop to abide by Old School rules!

This is absolutely STUNNING. Cut from beautiful, beautiful honey-coloured Loro Piana cotton cloth, this wonderful jacket from Brooks Brothers is subtly darted, and yet features a very high-roll 3/2 lapel. The jacket is half-canvassed, has twin vents, and is fully lined in a wonderful complementary lining. It was made in Italy. The buttons are the classic football buttons, and show only very slight patina. The hand and drape of this jacket are simply wonderful, and the nap of the cord is unworn. This beautiful, beautiful jacket is in absolutely excellent condition.

It's a steal at just $79 > 74, or lower offer, boxed and shipped in CONUS.

Tagged a 46R, this measures:

Chest: 23 1/2
Sleeve: 25 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder; 20 1/2
Length: 31 1/4

3) UNWORN Hickey-Freeman Classic Navy Blazer--with wonderful St George and Dragon buttons!


This would, on eBay, be described as NWOT--and for once that designation would not be unfair, since this is clearly unworn; all of the front pockets are still firmly basted shut. However, I tend to avoid the description of "NWOT" unless I am in possession of the item's full provenance, so while this quite possibly is new and unworn, I'm just using the latter designation.

In addition to being unworn this jacket is notable in other respects. It carries beautiful pewter-toned buttons that depict St George slaying the dragon--alone, this set of buttons is worth in the region of $40, and a bargain at that price! In addition to this it was Union-made in the USA for Hickey Freeman, and is from their Boardroom line of jackets; this was part of the main line of Hickey Freeman, and so carries the embroidered "HF" near the lower interior pocket on the left-hand side. This jacket is also fully canvassed, and fully lined. It has a single vent, and is a standard contemporary two-button front, subtly darted model. It is, of course, in absolutely excellent condition.

Given the buttons, it's beautiful cut, constructed, and condition--and rare size!--this is a steal at just $65, or lower offer.

Tagged a 50R, this measures:

Chest: 25
Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 21 1/2
Length: 33

4) THE $39 BRIONI tweed jacket!


This is lovely! Hand tailored in Italy by Brioni for Maus & Hoffman, this has the beautiful hand and drape that you'd expect from Brioni. Moreover, the colourway and pattering of the tweed is wonderful--a classic, light brown herringbone. The jacket is, of course, fully lined in Brioni's signature lining, and the jacket is fully canvassed. There's no fabric content listed, but this appears to be either camelhair, or a very soft cashmere and wool blend--my suspicion is the latter. (It mght also be lambswool, but since this is a Brioni I suspect not.) It has a single center vent.

Alas, this does have some issue--although nothing that a good tailor couldn't easily fix. First, there is a snag on the left-hand sleeve, as shown. Second, the sleeves were clearly either being taken up or let down, and this job was abandoned half-way through, and so they are unfinished with the lining only being basted to them, or else loose. The jacket's locker loop is also off on one side, and it could use a press to rid it of storage wrinkles. There is also a blemish to the lining at the bottom. None of these issues, though, are especially major, but they do need attention--and so this is only in Good condition. As such, I'm

asking just $39, or offer, boxed and shipped in CONUS.


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

5) J. Press 3/2 sack Spring/Summer jacket.

Another lovely jacket! This is a classic J. Press jacket for Spring or Summer, cut as a traditional 3/2 sack. Although there is no fabric content listed, this is clearly either a silk/linen blend, or a silk/cotton blend, or possibly a linen/cotton blend. The colourway is wonderful, too, being a cream/brown herringbone with vertical sky-blue striping. This jacket is half-canvassed and fully lined. It's in absolutely excellent condition, and was, of course, made in the USA. It also has a single center hook vent!

Asking just $65, or offer.


Chest: 22 1/4
Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 19
Length: 30 1/3

6) STUNNING Oxxford jacket!


Fully canvassed and quarter-lined in Oxxford's signature lining, this beautiful jacket shows clearly why Oxxford Clothes stands at the pinnacle of American tailoring. Cut from wonderful Super 100's wool, this has a beautiful drape and hand, and has utterly wonderful tailoring. This jacket has a center vent, and is in excellent condition, with the exception of literally five loose stitches in the lining in the left-hand side--a five minute fix even for a dry-cleaner tailor, or yourself. There is also a white blemish on the right-hand sleeve, at the cuff; I only found this when taking the "sleeve shot" for the main picture for this thread, so it's fairly inconspicuous, and might--or might not--come out with dry cleaning. Given this, though, I would say this is in Very Good/Excellent condition, and is priced accordingly. It was, of course, tailored in the USA. Oh--and if this being an Oxxford wasn't enough, it was retailed by Maus and Hoffman!

This jacket was formerly the property of a chap who served in the navy in the Second World War, was the President of a major Mid-Western construction company, and the President of several major golf clubs.... and a chap who liked his clothes!

This cost upwards of four figures when new, so I'm asking a paltry $65, or offer, boxed and shipped in CONUS!


Chest: 24
Sleeve: 24 (+2 3/4)
Shoulder: 20
Length: 32

Please note that my pictures do no justice to the wonderful richness of the colourway of this jacket, which is a lovely Virginia tobacco, linen-ish light brown!

7) Cable Car Clothiers Spring/Summer 3/2 sack


A wonderful, classic tradly 3/2 sack from Robert Kirk at Cable Car Clothiers--THE San Francisco purveyor of Anglo-Ivy lovelies! This jacket is a terrific example of what CCC does so well, but without the insanely hefty pricetag that it would have originally come with--CCC makes Ben Silver's pricing look reasonable! Half-canvassed and half-lined, this wonderful smaller jacket was Union-Made in the USA--and despite it having been Union-Made when Ivy was King, this is in excellent condition, apart from some minor age discoloration in the shoulder lining. It has a single center vent, a very natural shoulder, two-button cuffs, and a lovely lapel roll.

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


Chest: 20
Sleeve: 23 1/4 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 17
Length: 29 1/2

8) BEAUTIFUL Patchwork Madras in Spring and Summer colours, by Haspel!


This is absolutely wonderful! The madras is a beautiful, classic set of Spring and Summer colours, all wonderfully muted and perfect complements to each other. It's half-canvassed and fully lined in a lovely antique cream lining. The buttons are wonderfully pearly and match the rest of the jacket perfectly, and the collar is stiffened with a complementary cream backing. This has a single hook vent, and was Union made in the USA for the classic American company Haspel. This does have one flaw--a brown mark on one sleeve. Otherwise, this is in excellent condition. Because of this, I'm

Asking just $32, or offer.


Chest: 20 1/2
Sleeve: 24 5/8 (+ 1 1/2)
Shoulder: 18 1/8
Length: 30 1/2

9) CLASSIC Brooks Brothers navy blazer


This is a lovely, standard navy blazer from Brooks Brothers! Half-canvassed and fully lined, this has a single center vent and was made in the USA. It's in excellent condition, except for a small scuff mark on the right-hand shoulder, which should come out easily with dry-cleaning--but no promises, of course! Given this, I'm

asking just $40, or offer, boxed and shipped in CONUS.

Tagged a 46R, but please see measurements:

Chest: 24 1/2
Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+2 1/4)
Shoulder: 20 1/2
Length: 32 1/4

10) Land's End cotton jacket--with patch pockets!

Half-canvassed and fully lined, this lovely cotton jacket was Made in the USA. It has a center vent, contemporary two-button front, and the ever-desirable patch pockets. This is a very well-made jacket that's in excellent condition, apart from a small brown blemish in the lining.

Asking just $38, or lower offer, boxed and shipped in CONUS.

Tagged a 40R, but see measurements:

Chest: 21 1/4
Sleeve: 24 7/8 (+ 1 3/4)
Shoulder: 19
Length: 30 1/8



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