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TWEEDS & BLAZERS--mainly PLAIDS & TARTANS! Sizes c.38 - 44. Corbin for The English Shop Princeton, H

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    TWEEDS, BLAZERS, PLAIDS, TARTANS!

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    An Ivy classic for winter in general and the holiday season in particular, tartan and plaid jackets are a classic piece of Americana.... and I have several beautiful examples to pass along today!

    As always, I offer FREE SHIPPING ON EVERYTHING IN THE USA; International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at cost!

    Also as always, ALL OFFERS ARE VERY WELCOME!

    Please PM with interest and offers!

    1) CLASSIC Blackwatch Jacket by Pendleton

    A lovely American classic in the always versatile Blackwatch tartan, this jacket is perfect for both Winter and Fall. Made in the USA by Pendleton, this is half-canvassed and fully lined. It features classic leather covered and metal shanked "football" buttons and a single centre vent. It is a contemporary two button closure, and is subtly darted. It does have some minor issue of wear at the leading edge of the interior pocket--which won't be seen when worn--and could use a dry clean just to freshen it up. It's in Very Good condition, and is a bargain at just

    $29, or offer.

    Tagged 44, this measures
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    Chest: 22
    Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+2 1/4)
    Shoulder: 19
    Length: 30 1/2

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    2) WONDERFULLY BOLD Red Plaid Hacking Jacket

    I can't promise anything, but almost every woman who's seen this has loved it! ;)

    This is terrific! A seriously bold jacket in red, cream, and black plaid, this beauty was from the Johnny Carson line of clothing produced by Hart, Shaffner, and Marx from 1970 until its demise in 1985, when the catalog-only line was closed. Named for Johnny Carson of The Tonight Show, this clothing line was in its time as popular as Johnny was... Not the least as he often mentioned it on the show itself.

    This jacket is cut as a sack hacking jacket, with twin vents and slanted hacking pockets. It is half-canvassed, half-lined, features a two button front, and has no darting at all. It was Union made in the USA, and would be in Excellent condition if it didn't need a dry clean to freshen it up..... I have full provenance on this jacket, and so know that it's had one owner, and has been hanging in his cedar closet since 1987!

    Asking just $30, or offer.

    Measurements:


    Chest: 21 3/4
    Sleeve: 24 3/4 (+2)
    Shoulder: 19
    Length: 31

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    3) BEAUTIFUL Made in the USA Blackwatch Jacket by Ralph Lauren Polo

    Beautifully and elegantly cut, this wonderful classic Blackwatch jacket was Union Made in the USA for Polo Ralph Lauren, back when Polo was very, very good indeed. A contemporary two button closure model with subtle darting giving it a lovely elegant silhouette, this jacket is fully lined, has a single centre vent, and four button cuffs. It's in absolutely excellent condition--the only clue to its age is the fading of the Union tag inside the interior breast pocket!

    This could be worn casually or formally, with tuxedo trousers, formal dress, shirt, and a bow.

    Asking just $40, or offer.

    Measurements:


    Chest: 20 3/4
    Sleeve: 25 (+1 3/4)
    Shoulder: 18 1/4
    Length: 31 1/2

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    4) WONDERFUL Hickey-Freeman Customized Plaid Jacket

    Not to be confused with the also excellent clothiers H. Freeman Hickey-Freeman is one of the staple clothiers of Ivy Style, specializes in customized clothes for their very well-heeled clientele.

    This lovely jacket is truly wonderful. Union Made in the USA, the colorway and patterning are both bold and subtle.... The patterning is a classic American Plaid, with the base being a lovely shade of autumnal bracken. The overchecking is most obviously cream and black, but looking closely you'll see that it also has checking in forest green and Royal Blue, making this a lovely subtle plaid tweed.

    This is half-canvassed and half-lined--and the lining is a wonderful shade of burnt orange. The jacket is subtly darted and has a contemporary two button front closure and twin vents. It has lovely vintage buttons. This is slightly rumpled on the bottom on one side from storage, but this will be fixed automatically with its first dry clean. As such, this is in Very Good/Excellent condition, and is a steal at

    just $32, or offer.

    Measurements:


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

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    5) SOLID RED VINTAGE 3/2 sack jacket from The Princeton Clothing Co. PATCH POCKETS

    This is a lovely jacket--and being both solid red (almost scarlet) and also a rather dense hopsack weave this is one of those unusual jackets that would be perfect for both summer and the holidays!

    Cut as a VERY high roll 3/2 sack (more of a 3/2.75 roll!) this wonderful jacket was made by The Princeton Clothing Co., one of the major players--after Langrock, Hilton, The English Shop, and Ballot's--in the Ivy Style movement of the Golden Age. It is half-canvassed and half-lined in a lovely complementary red lining. It features a lapped seam down the centre back, and a single hook vent. It has two buttons cuffs--as you'd expect--and was Union made in the USA, as you'd also expect. It has lovely vintage cross-hatch buttons, and lovely natural shoulders. It also has patch pockets!

    It does have a minor flaw--a small thread run at the back near the hem, but this is very hard to see, especially when the jacket is worn, and doesn't affect its function at all. As such, this is in Very Good condition, and so is a steal at just

    $39, or offer.

    Measurements:


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

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    6) WONDERFUL Blackwatch Jacket in lighter-weight slubby wool. MADE IN THE USA.

    I assumed from the lovely slubby texture of this jacket that it was a wool-silk blend, but it turns out that it's all wool--a lovely lighter-weight cloth that's perfect for Trads in warmer climes!

    This jacket also shows you why you should judge clothing items on their own merits, and not by the labels they have in them.... as although this is beautifully cut and made in the USA, it's by Tommy Hilfiger!

    The jacket is a lovely lighter-weight jacket in classic Blackwatch, with a wonderful slubby texture. It's a three button front with subtle darting. Fully lined, it has a single center vent, and is in excellent condition.

    It's just $29, or offer.

    Measurements:

    Chest: 21
    Sleeve: 26 (+1 1/2)
    Shoulder: 19 1/2
    Length: 32

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    7) ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS Tartan 3/2 sack Jacket by Corbin for The English Shop of Princeton.

    This is absolutely GORGEOUS! Made by Corbin, one THE great American Ivy clothiers, for The English Shop of Princeton, one of THE great purveyors of Ivy Style during its Golden Age, this wonderful jacket has a perfect Ivy heritage.

    This could be worn casually or formally, with tuxedo trousers, formal dress, shirt, and a bow.

    The tartan that this is cut from is absolutely wonderful--clearly an authentic Scottish tartan (although I can't identify it off-hand), the colourway is absolutely beautiful and subdued, perfect for evening wear.
    Cut as a 3/2 sack with a lovely liquid lapel roll, this beautiful jacket has two button cuffs and a single vent. It is half-canvassed and fully lined. It features lovely natural shoulders--as you'd expect from a maker which had a line of TROUSERS called "The Natural Shoulder"! The buttons are all leather covered and metal shanked--these could easily be replaced with pewter if you wanted this to be a more formal evening jacket. The jacket was, of course, Union made in the USA. It's in absolutely excellent condition, having been recently dry-cleaned and then stored in a cedar closet.

    Asking just $60, or offer.

    Measurements:

    Chest: 20 1/2
    Sleeve: 26 (+1 1/2)
    Shoulder: 18
    Length: 31 3/4

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    8) LOVELY VINTAGE American Plaid Jacket

    This is a lovely jacket! Cut from wonderfully thick and comfortable woolen cloth, the colourway and patterning of this jacket are quintessentially American--a lovely plaid with a base of very light tea rose lavendar with checking in cream, slate, and black. The jacket is half canvassed and half lined, with a twin vent. It has an ornamental ticket pocket, and the buttons are all metal shanked. It is a contemporary two button closure, and has subtle darting. It was, of course, Union made in the USA, and is in excellent condition.

    Asking just $35, or offer.

    Measurements:


    Chest: 21 3/4
    Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+2 1/4)
    Shoulder: 18 3/4
    Length: 30 1/2

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    9) STUNNING Black Stewart Tartan Jacket from Dunn & Co. MADE IN BRITAIN

    It really doesn't get much nicer than this! Cut from beautiful woolen cloth in the authentic Scottish tartan of Black Stewart, this jacket is absolutely perfect for holiday events, not the least because Black Stewart is traditionally a more formal tartan, and one that is becoming increasingly hard to find.

    This could be worn casually or formally, with tuxedo trousers, formal dress, shirt, and a bow.

    This jacket was made in Great Britain by Dunn & Co., the highly respected tailoring firm that are best known or their extremely well cut, extremely sturdy, and extremely traditional Harris Tweeds. (Indeed, in the 1950s and 1960s part of the rite of passage of becoming a successful American academic was to secure a visiting position at Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh, or St Andrews, and while there acquire a Dunn & Co. tweed!) The tailoring of this jacket is impeccable, living up to their excellent reputation. It is a traditional two button closure with subtle darts; fully canvassed, and fully lined. It has twin vents, as befits its British heritage. All of the buttons are brass, featuring a thistle motif--appropriately enough given the tartan from which this is cut! This jacket is in absolutely excellent condition--indeed, it was freshly dry cleaned and then stored in a cedar closet, so it's ready to wear.

    Asking just $65, or offer.

    Tagged 100XL, which translates to 39L. Measurements:


    Chest: 20 3/4
    Sleeve: 26 1/8 (+2 1/4)
    Shoulder: 17 3/4
    Length: 32

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