PERFECT for late summer and early Fall!
Karl Lagerfeld silk tweed jacket, with THREE patch pockets!
Karl Lagerfeld is one of the best-known living fashion designers, and although his shock of white hair, high-collared shirts, and black suits aren't Ivy at all, his work isn't always removed from Ivy Style..... He currently has a contract with the very traditional Scottish knitwear firm Ballantyne to design sweaters.
This jacket is another example of his work in the more traditional and classic mode. Cut from pure silk tweed in a lovely miniature herringbone, this has an Anglo-inspired three button from like a hacking jacket, and three patch pockets, with the breast pocket being set at the correct Ivy slant. True to its English inspiration the jacket is darted and has twin hook vents and four button cuffs with faux buttonholes. It is quarter-lined in Lagerfeld's signature lining and fully canvassed. It has British military shoulders.
It is is absolutely excellent condition.
This jacket was originally sold by Der Herrensaustatter in Hamburg, Germany, an extremely exclusive and expensive classic menswear store. According to their website, they cater to:
"first and foremost men of the upper and higher classes, who attach importance to emphasize their position and their individual personality by appropriate clothing and are ready to accept high prices for it."
Luckily, you don't have to "accept" a high price for this jacket, as it's just $45, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA!
Tagged 41. Measurements:
Sleeve: 25 (+2)
Shoulder: 19 1/2