c. 40, 42L
This is a truly lovely tweed! Made for Brooks Brothers' "Brooksgate" line. This line was aimed at younger men, and intended to be the "gate" to Brooks Brothers' more mature offerings, such as "Makers" and "346"--hence the name, "Brooksgate". Not surprisingly, considerable care was taken to ensure that there was no skimping on cut on construction on this line, and that fabrics that would elicit admiration from young women were deliberately used... After all, if you're using this line to snare the naxt generation of customers, you'd better make sure that they have very positive views of your clothing!
This jacket would be sure to tick all of these boxes. It's a lovely dove grey herringbone tweed with vertical striping in sepia rose pink and Spring sky blue--my pictures really don't do the beauty of this jacket justice at all!
Perfect for the cooler days of early Fall this is a contemporary two button model with subtle darting. It is half-canvassed and half-lined, and has a single center vent. It features chestnut leather-covered metal-shanked football buttons, with three to each cuff. It was, of course, Union made in the USA, and is in absolutely excellent condition.
Asking just $39, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.
Tagged 44XL (vintage sizing), this measures:
Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 27 1/2 (+2)
Shoulder: 18 1/2
Length: 33 1/2