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TRAD CANVASSED Jackets & Suits MEGATHREAD! c.40 to 46. Chester Barrie silk, Princeton's English Shop

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I have several lovely jackets and suits to pass on today! At the moment I have several dozen tweeds ready to be listed for the Fall, so while prices on these are very low already, as always, offers are very welcome to provide me with storage space!

As always, ALL PRICES INCLUDE SHIPPING IN CONUS; International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at cost!

NOTE: No. 11--the beautiful salmon pink Corbin 3/2 sack--is a steal at just $24, OR OFFER, boxed and shipped in CONUS!​

1) Haspel 3/2 sack in pincord for The English Shop of Princeton


The trad. summer classic! made in the USA by Haspel--one of the giants of tradly summer clothing--for the classic Ivy store The English Shop of Princeton. This lovely jacket is half-canvassed, has a lovely lapel roll, a single vent, and classic complementary ivory-coloured buttons. It has a very natural shoulder, and is half-lined. It was made in the USA--of course! It does have some very minor pilling to the inside of the collar, as shown, and a small smudge by the buttons on the left sleeve, as shown, and so is in Very Good condition. As such, I'm

asking just $30, or offer.


Chest: 21 3/4
Sleeve: 24 5/8 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 17 1/2
Length: 30 1/2


2) Brooks Brothers pincord--made in the USA.

A lovely summer jacket, this pincord from Brooks Brothers is subtly darted, and features a three button front. A more recent model, this is all-cotton, half-canvassed, fully lined, and features a center vent. It was made in the USA, and is in absolutely excellent condition.

Asking just $49, or offer.

Tagged a 43R, this measures:

Chest: 22 1/2
Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+2)
Shoulder: 19 7/8
Length: 31 1/2


3) Polo University Jacket--Made in Canada. Wool/silk blend.

This is wonderful! Half-canvassed and beautifully cut from a lovely miniature herringbone in ivory cream, this lovely jacket was made in Canada for Ralph Lauren Polo University. The fabric is a 52/48 blend of silk and wool, and drapes beautifully. It is subtly darted, has a single vent, and is half-lined. It does have one very minor flaw--a small blemish on the middle of the outer left sleeve, as shown. This will no doubt come out with dry-cleaning. Otherwise, this lovely jacket is in excellent condition.

Asking just $35, or offer.

Tagged a 42T, this measures:

Chest: 22 3/4
Sleeve: 26 (+2)
Shoulder: 19 3/4
Length: 33


4) MADE IN USA Cricketeer suit


This is a very nice, sturdy, workhorse suit! Given its colouring of British khaki this suit could readily be worn as odd jacket and odd trousers. It's half-canvassed, half-lined, and was Union Made in the USA. It has a single vent. The trousers are flat-front. It does have a tiny rub mark at the closure of the trousers at the top of the waistband--I, personally, would simply ignore this, but it is there. Other than that, this jacket is in excellent condition... But because of this blemish this Union-Made half-canvassed suit is just

$30, or offer!


Chest: 22
Sleeve: 27 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 18 1/4
Length: 30 1/2

Waist (laid flat): 17 3/4
Inseam: 31 (+2 1/4)


The following jackets have all been previously posted, and appear here with price drops:

5) Made in USA Sans-A-Belt Summer jacket

This is a very nice little oddity--a Sans-A-Belt jacket, rather than the more usual trousers! (Think of this as the equivalent of Corbin's Natural Shoulder line of trousers.... although perhaps less odd, since jackets can have belts!) This is half-lined, half-canvassed, has lovely pewter-ish buttons, and a single vent. It also features flapped and patch pockets! A lovely workhorse summer blazer, this is just

$18, or offer.


Chest: 20 3/4
Sleeve: 25 1/2 (+2 3/4)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 30 1/2


6) Pure Woven Silk Jacket for Woolf Brothers


Made for Woolf Brothers--the preeminent luxury goods retailer of the Midwest, based in Kansas City--near the end of its life (the stores closed in 1992), this wonderful jacket is cut from a beautifully textured woven silk with strands of black, dark tab, moss green, and bark brown. This is half-canvassed and fully lined, and has a single vent. It was Made in the USA. It's in excellent condition, with the sole exception that one of the cuff buttons has a small shear--although this is so clear and flush and smooth that it might well simply be a manufacturing flaw and always been like that. Beautiful!

Asking just $32, or offer.


Chest: 22 1/4
Sleeve: 25 (+ 2 1/4)
Shoulder: 19
Length: 30 1/4


7) BEAUTIFUL Silk Chester Barrie for Maus and Hoffman.

This is absolutely FANTASTIC! Cut from wonderfully slubby, heavier silk, this is the perfect jacket for moving from late summer to early Fall, giving the warmth you'll need as the evenings cool without looking out of place in the sun. The silk has a wonderful pearl grey background, with subtle vertical stripes of light pink, periwinkle blue, and tan.

The jacket is half-canvassed and half lined, and features the ever-desirable and very rare three patch pockets. This has a single vent. It was made for Maus and Hoffman by Chester Barrie of Savile Row, England. Of course, it was Made in England.

This jacket is in excellent condition!

Asking just $65, or offer.

Tagged a 44L, this runs small; it measures:

Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 26 5/8 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 18 3/4
Length: 32 3/4


8) Classic navy Double Breasted Blazer by Brooks Brothers

A lovely, classic blazer, this is half-canvassed and fully lined. This features a 6 by 1 button formation, peak lapels, and is ventless, in Flusser approved style. The buttons are brass coloured and complete. It was, of course, Made in the USA, and is in excellent condition.

This is in excellent condition!

Asking just $45, or offer.


Chest: 22
Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+2)
Shoulder: 17 1/2
Length: 29 1/8


9) CLASSIC 3/2 sack poplin suit, with patch pockets!


This is a lovely example of that trad classic, a 3/2 sack poplin suit! Cut from a lovely khaki poplin, this has two patch and flap pockets, is half-canvassed, half-lined, and features lapped seams along both the backs and the sleeves. It also features a hook vent, and has three button cuffs. It has very natural shoulders. The trousers are cuffed and flat-front. It was, of course, Made in the USA.

The jacket is in excellent condition, with the only unnoticeable flaw being the former owner's name written in the inside of one of the interior pockets. ; the trousers have a very small wear hole just above the zipper, which could readily be fixed. Because of this flaw, however, and because this is a poplin suit and so could readily be worn as odd jacket and odd trousers, this is priced as though it were the jacket only, and so is a steal at merely

$35, or offer.


Chest: 33 3/8
Sleeve: 24 1/4 (+2)
Shoulder: 17 3/4
Length: 31

Waist (laid flat): 18 1/2
Inseam: 28 3/8 plus 1 1/2., with 1 3/4 cuff.


10) NWT Patchwork Madras jacket by Jos. A. Bank


This is a beautiful jacket! Ignore the fact that this is from JAB--it is, after all, from their Signature Collection and so is decently made, being half-canvassed and fully lined. It also has a single centre vent. This was made in India--as you'd want for a Madras jacket--and is absolutely lovely! It is also New With ALL Tags attached, and so is in pristine condition.

It originally cost $250, so how about JUST $35, or offer, boxed and shipped in CONUS?

Tagged a 46R, this measures:

Chest: 23 7/8
Sleeve: 26 (+2)
Shoulder: 20 1/2
Length: 32 1/4


11) BEAUTIFUL CORBIN Ivy/Preppy 3/2 sack Summer jacket in Salmon Pink--THREE PATCH POCKETS!



Half-canvassed, 3/2 sack, three patch pockets, hook vent, the works!

It really doesn't get much more Ivy league than this! Cut from a wonderful dusty salmon-pink cloth (there's no material tag, but it's clearly poplin) this terrific and recent 3/2 sack jacket has all of the Ivy/Trad desiderata--it's a 3/2 sack with a lovely roll, lapped seams along the shoulders, sleeve,s and down the back, a hook vent, half-canvassed, half-lined, very natural shoulders, and the ever-delightful and very rare three patch pockets! It was also Made in the USA by Corbin, one of my favourite American makers, and one of the most greatly undervalued, in my view.

This jacket is in excellent condition, but with two minor blemishes; a small brown mark on the back, and a faint and small brown mark by the hem at the back. As such, this is in Very Good condition, and hence I'm asking just $24, boxed and shipped in CONUS, or offer.


Chest: 21 1/8
Sleeve: 27 1/2 (+2 -- in case you need this!)
Shoulder: 18 1/4
Length: 32



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