1960s does 1930s belt back
Nice one, Dinerman. Even I would have pegged that one as from the sixties, though, based on the lining and labels.
what timing! I just picked up this jacket, it had a couple of large stains on the lower front right. I basically spotted the stains and washed the jacket twice, and as far as I can tell, the stains are gone. You are seeing it before I have it pressed so it will look sharper. I couldn't find anything on the label "Adams Clothes", other than a lawsuit Adams Hat Co and Lefco were involved in back in the day over the use of the name "Adams Clothes". I'm not even sure it's the same Adams Clothes associated with one of these companies.
But I like jacket, it's ventless, cotton. The buttons are sewn on the flap, which is kind of quirky. the jacket design reminds of a 1920's style. I have no idea the age of the jacket My first guess was 1950's, but heck it could be 80's or 60's. I doubt seriously it's anything earlier than 1960.
Look, we gotta get outta here, let's get a hat!
hmmm, i'll have a dig around my photo archive. Certainly that liner was more common in the 1960s, but they were definitely around in the 1930s. Like all the other features/details discussed here, they were all around in the 1930s. There really is nothing new in menswear.
What pegs this to the 60s is the confluence of the features. It would be very surprising to see ALL these features on the SAME 1930s jacket, but i'll bet that I can go through my wardrobe (and other collectors likewise) and find ALL these features on DIFFERENT 1930s jackets. One of my favourite 1930s belt back jackets - purchased incidentally at a ludicrously low price of $50 US from the classifieds here - has in fact the very long central vent extending all the way up to the belt …
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If you've got the right body shape, 60's and 70's can actually look pretty good. I am somewhat partial to the style myself, except when it comes to the un-natural fibres and the fact that in whatever I've found the center vent always flared out when I buttoned them, even though the waist fit perfectly.
Is it just me or are the belts lower on the 60-70's than the 30's? I've got a 70's belt back, I'll get a picture of it.
Last edited by Derek WC; 05-19-2011 at 10:08 AM.
I was hoping someone could describe or perhaps even provide a picture depicting how the lapels on my beltback jacket differ for a similar 1930s coat. How should they be different, if I opt to have them altered?
If understood the other posters correctly, they weren't so much saying they were too large, but that their shape screamed, "Seventies!" Which is definitely not what I want.