BEAUTIFUL 1960s Vintage Cashmere Jacket in Houndstooth, from Arnold Constable.

Tagged 39S. Measurements:

Chest: 20
Sleeve: 21 3/4 (+2 1/4)
Shoulder: 17 3/4
Length: 27 1/2

Founded in 1825, Arnold Constable was THE upscale Department store in Manhattan, and was widely acknowledged as such--dubbed the "Palace of Trade" it served New York's rich and elite, including Grover Cleveland, Andrew Carnegie, Thomas Edison, J.P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller and Cornelius Vanderbilt.

This jacket shows just why Constable's was so revered. Although there is no fabric content listed this is clearly cashmere--and the thick, luxurious cashmere of the 1960s, not the thin mall stuff that's so prevalent today.

The jacket is a very mod 1960s black and white houndstooth, with classically vintage narrow lapels and--with a nod to the English domination of the Swinging Sixties--a twin vent. The pockets, too, and slightly sloped hacking pockets--the original owner of this jacket no doubt wore it through Carnaby Street, London--or at least wished he did!

The jacket is fully canvassed and half-lined. It was, of course, Union Made in the USA, and has all of its original buttons.

It does have two minor issues--a tiny fray contained by the stitching on the top of one lapel, as shown, and two TINY spots on the lapel--these simply couldn't be seen by my camera--and likely won't be seen by you either!--but they are there if you're looking closely fro them and know where they are! As such, this is in Very Good/Excellent condition, and is just $45, or offer, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA--an absolute steal for a 1960s cashmere jacket from Constable's!

1960s Vintage Cashmere Jacket in Houndstooth


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