Vintage 1960s Harris Tweed 3/2 sack from Grodin's of California
Chest: 22 1/4
Sleeve: 24 (+2 1/4)
Shoulder: 18 1/4
Length: 29 1/2
Dating from between 1962 and 1968 this is a lovely vintage Harris tweed 3/2 sack that was originally sold by the North California chain Grodin's. Lest you're concerned that Grodin's is less than Ivy, rest assured that it was THE Ivy-focused chain in California. Indeed, in 1981 Kevin Starr, California's State Historian, wrote that the President of Grodin's, Jack Rose, dressed "in the manner of the Ivy league" and "looked like a successful professor of literature at Harvard, Cornell, Yale or Princeton". This not only identified Grodin's as West Coast Ivy but also showed that Starr clearly hadn't met any literature professors for decades.
This jacket is cut from a wonderful 1960s Harris tweed--midweight but with the desirable hairiness of the cloth and in a lovely 1960s colour of dark mossy grey-green. The jacket is half-lined and appears half-canvassed; it has single button cuffs in the British style and a single center vent. It has lovely narrow mid-century lapels!
It was Union Made in the USA.
It has a very small spot of fabric weakness on the back, and needs to be dry cleaned. The lining is also showing signs of wear--not surprisingly, for a jacket that's at least 50 years old! This is thus in Good condition, and a bargain at just $29, or offer.