Corbin was founded in 1947 by Howard Corbin, who after serving as a bombardier in a B-25 during WWII enrolled in Columbia business school and, on graduating, founded Corbin.

During his college years Howard had worked in his family's trouser-making factory, and at the start Corbin specialized in trousers. They quickly branched out, and in the 1950s and 1960s were one of the primary firms associated with the "Ivy League Look". Indeed, so closely associated were Corbin with Ivy Style that they even had a range of trousers which were rather weirdly sold as "Natural Shoulder"trousers!

At its height Corbin employed over 1000 workers in their plants in West Virginia and Kentucky. Corbin filed for bankruptcy in 2003.

This lovely jacket shows just why Corbin were so beloved by the Ivy set. Although there is no fabric content listed this is cut from a wonderfully slubby wool-silk blend that's perfect for summer. A beautiful summer plaid closely resembling a Glen Plaid, this has a base of cream and primary checking in slate grey, with beautiful overchecking in sepia rose pink and seafoam blue. Originally sold by the up-scale New Jersey store MacHugh's (think Princeton as its clientele, not the Shore!), this is cut as a contemporary two button jacket with very subtle darts. It is half-canvassed and fully lined and has three button cuffs. It has, of course, very natural shoulders.

It was, of course, Union Made in the USA and is in excellent condition.

Asking just $35, or offer, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA.


Chest: 20 3/4
Sleeve: 23 (+2)
Shoulder: 17 3/4
Length: 28 3/4



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