Genuine Hacking Jacket in Seriously Heavy Tweed from Kauffman's Saddlery, New York City.
Size: c. 42L
I have outlined some of the history of Kauffman's in a post below, and this jacket shows just why Kauffman's was so beloved of the old-money "horsey set". One of the last items to pass through Kauffman's doors on Park Avenue (it was made in October 1994, just before Kauffman's closed) this is a *genuine* hacking jacket--that is, it is a jacket that is intended to be worn as outerwear, while riding, and the quality of its construction and weight of the cloth are both true testaments to this. Weighing in at just over 3lbs, this beautiful jacket is cut from a wonderful barleycorn tweed in a rich autumnal brown.
It is, of course, cut as a classic Hacking Jacket; it has a high three button front, two front flapped hacking pockets, a single flapped hacking ticket pocket, and a single center vent. It also has--of course--a fully functional throat latch. It is fully canvassed and fully lined, and features three button cuffs. It was, of course, Made in the USA--and (apart from a slipped stitch on the back of the collar, which was likely there since new) is in mint condition--a rarity for a true hacking jacket!
Not only is this a genuine Hacking Jacket, designed to be worn in the field, but this is a relic of old New York. As such, this jacket will not only give you decades of service, but is a wearable piece of American history. It's thus a bargain at just $95, or offer, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA.
Tagged 44L; closer to a 42L. Measurements:
Chest: 21 3/4
Sleeve: 27 (+ 2 1/8)
Shoulder: 18 1/4