Vintage Ivy Style Tweed Jackets! c. 42. Most $29 or less--SHIPPED in the USA!

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    As always, I offer FREE SHIPPING ON EVERYTHING in the USA; International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at cost.

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    P1) BEAUTIFUL Vintage Brooks Brothers "Brookstweed" Heavy Tweed 3/2 Sack Jacket.

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    Tagged 45R. (Measures smaller). Measurements:

    Chest: 22
    Sleeve: 22 1/2 (+1 3/4)
    Shoulder: 18 1/8
    Length: 29 1/4

    Dating from between 1968 and 1976, this is a classic Ivy tweed--a 3/2 sack in a wonderfully bold autumnal Glen Plaid with a rich russet overcheck!

    Fully canvassed and quarter-lined--the better to show off the workmanship in the construction--this has flapped patch pockets with lapped seams, a single center vent, and two button cuffs.

    It was Union made in the USA. It needs a press, and could use a dry clean to freshen it up, and so it is in Very Good condition. Asking just $29, or offer, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA.

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    P2) Brooks Brothers summery Glen Plaid 3/2 Sack jacket.

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    Measurements:

    Chest: 22 1/2
    Sleeve: 24 (+2 1/4)
    Shoulder: 18 3/4
    Length: 32

    This is a lovely example of a 3/2 sack jacket that's suitable for Spring or Summer! There is no fabric content listed, but while this is likely all-wool it is also possible that it is a wool-silk blend. Cut from Glen Plaid cloth this has a lovely lighter colourway--a cream and slate-grey base with an overcheck in seafoam green and dark red.

    This is half-canvassed and half-lined with a single center vent. It was Union made in the USA. It does require some minor stitching in the lining at the vent, and could use a dry clean and a press to freshen it up. This is thus in Good/Very Good condition, and a bargain at just $25, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.

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    P5) Brooks Brothers 3/2 Sack jacket. 55% Wool, 45% Silk.

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    Tagged 42S. Measurements:


    Chest: 22
    Sleeve:23 1/2 (+2)
    Shoulder: 18 5/8
    Length: 28 7/8.

    Sold by Brooks Brothers as a three season jacket (I assume not suitable for winter!) this is a beautiful lighter-coloured lichen-and-cream Glen Plaid with overchecking in russet, bracken, and Royal Blue.

    Cut as a 3/2 sack this is fully lined in cream, and half-canvassed. It has a single center vent and two button cuffs. It was, of course, Union made in the USA.

    Please note that the lining of this jacket has not been properly attached at the hem, and so is currently held in place with safety pins. This is a very easy fix for your dry-cleaner tailor--it just needs a single row of basting stitches--but because of this this jacket is in Good/Very Good condition, and hence just $20, or offer, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA.

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    P6) VINTAGE Brooks Brothers "Feathertweed" 3/2 Sack Tweed.

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    From Brooks Brothers' old-school "346" line.

    Tagged 42R. Measurements:

    Chest: 21 1/2
    Sleeve: 24 (+2)
    Shoulder: 18 1/8
    Length: 29 1/2

    This is a lovely, classic, versatile tweed! Cut from a mid-grey broken bone herringbone tweed with overchecking in Royal Blue and bracken brown, this is a "Feathertweed"--so called as when it was made it would be considered a lighter weight tweed, although now it would be judged to be medium weight.

    It is a 3/2 sack jacket with a single center vent; it is half-canvassed and quarter lined. It has patch pockets with flaps and lapped seams, and two button cuffs.

    It was Union Made in the USA.

    This does need to be dry cleaned and pressed, and so is in Very Good condition. Asking just $29, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.

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    P7) GRAIL! J. Press "Pressidential" 3/2 Sack in Houndstooth Tweed.

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    Tagged 42S. Measurements:

    Chest: 21 3/4
    Sleeve: 23 1/2 (+2)
    Shoulder: 18 3/4
    Length: 29

    This is absolutely STUNNING! From J. Press' top "Pressidential" line the cloth from which this is cut is beautiful; a wonderful, classic yet contemporary houndstooth in dark chestnut brown and rich cream, versatile enough for almost everything yet far more attractive that the usual herringbone.

    The jacket does full justice to the tweed from which it is cut. A classic Ivy 3/2 sack, this is half-canvassed and fully lined. It has a Anglo-inspired twin center vent and was, of course, Union Made in the USA.

    It is in absolutely excellent condition.

    This beautiful, classic jacket can be yours for just $45, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.

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    P8) Vintage Brooks Brothers 3/2 Sack Tweed Jacket

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    Tagged 44R. Measurements:

    Chest: 21 3/4
    Sleeve: 23 (+1)
    Shoulder: 18 3/4
    Length: 30 1/2

    This is lovely! Made by Brooks Brothers at a time when their standard tweeds were beautifully constructed sacks, this is a lovely 3/2 Ivy tweed. It is cut from a mid-weight tweed in a beautiful Glen Plaid pattern, with peat black, beige, and chestnut form the base plaid which is accented with a russet overcheck.

    The jacket is half-lined and half-canvassed and has a single center vent. It has two button cuffs--although please note that the left-hand sleeve appears never to have received its second button, as one is missing but there's no sign that it was ever attached! It was Union Made in the USA.

    This jacket also has a slight collar creep at the back (easily fixed with proper pressing), and could use a dry-clean to freshen it up. It is thus in Very Good condition, and a bargain at just $29, or offer, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA.

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    P10) VINTAGE Brooks Brothers "346" 3/2 Sack in Classic Dark Grey Herringbone Tweed.

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    Tagged 43. Measurements:

    Chest: 22
    Sleeve: 24 1/4 (+2)
    Shoulder: 18 1/4
    Length: 30 1/2

    Long before Brooks Brothers decided to use "346" as the designation for clothes destined for its outlet stores "346" was one of its mainstream lines, named after 346 Madison Avenue, the flagship store.

    This lovely jacket was Union Made in the USA between 1968 and 1976, judging by the interior Union label. It is also an absolutely classic tweed jacket from the Golden Age of Ivy Style. A lovely dark grey herringbone tweed cut as a 3/2 sack with a liquid lapel roll this is half-canvassed and quarter-lined, all the better to show off the workmanship of the interior cut and seams.

    This jacket has a single center vent and two button cuffs--and some lovely details. In addition to the very precise sizing ("43" is far more accurate than, say, "L"!) the tweed shell extends deep into the two front pockets to make then sturdier and keep their shape, rather than simply ending at the top and being replaced with cotton.

    This jacket is a far cry from those currently available at outlets!

    This jacket needs a dry clean to freshen it up after storage. It also has some minor collar creep--easily fixed by a good press--and a faint mark, as shown, on the front and on the edge of the bottom of the lapel, as shown . As such, this is in Very Good condition.

    It is a bargain at just $29, or offer, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA.

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    P12) VINTAGE Brooks Brothers "Makers" 3/2 Sack

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    Tagged 43R. Measurements:

    Chest: 22
    Sleeve: 23 1/2 (+2 1/4)
    Shoulder: 18 3/4
    Length: 29 1/2

    This is beautiful! The "Makers" line was Brooks Brothers' former main line of clothing, and this is a lovely example of their wares.

    Although there is no fabric content listed this is almost certainly a blend of silk and wool in a beautiful glen plaid in blues and golden yellows, and is intended for use as a Spring or Summer jacket. It is cut as a classic 3/2 sack jacket with patch, flapped pockets and a single center vent. It has two button cuffs, and was, of course, Union Made in the USA.

    It does have two minor flaws: There is a single thread pull on the right shoulder, as shown, and this is a consignment item, and has a very faint smell of cigar smoke which should come out with dry cleaning. (This jacket is stored sealed and separate from other items I have!) Because of this, this is in Very Good condition, and so just $35 or offer, shipped in the USA.

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    P13) Vintage Brooks Brothers "Brookstweed" 3/2 sack in grey herringbone.

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    Made from pure Scottish shetland wool.


    Tagged 42R. Measurements:

    Chest: 21 1/2
    Sleeve (left): 23 (+1)
    Sleeve (right): 24 (+2)
    Shoulder: 18 1/2
    Length: 30

    This is a lovely vintage 3/2 sack tweed jacket from Brooks Brothers. Made from pure Scottish shetland wool taken from shetland sheep--an ancient, hardy breed whose wool is prized for its softness and durability--this is a classic grey herringbone jacket. Half-canvassed and half-lined, it has a single center vent and two button cuffs.

    This jacket was Union Made in the USA.

    Alas, while this is a beautiful jacket it does have some issues. The most noticeable is that the sleeves have been adjusted to different lengths, with the left being taken up rather poorly and so needs to be re-done. There is also a noticeable smudge on the cuff of the right sleeve. This jacket is thus in wearable condition only, and so is

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    P14) BEAUTIFUL Norman Hilton 3/2 Sack Jacket in Glen Plaid

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    Hand finished buttonholes!


    Tagged 41L. Measurements:

    Chest: 21
    Sleeve: 24 (+2 1/2)
    Shoulder: 18
    Length: 29 1/2

    Norman Hilton (1919 - 2011) was one of the mainstays of Ivy Style, not only through popularizing it at his store in Princeton but by guiding Ralph Lauren to market TNSIL look through being one of his first major investors.

    Normal Hilton's clothing is thus just as you'd expect--exceptionally well-made and utterly Ivy. This jacket is no exception. Cut as a classic 3/2 sack with a lovely lapel roll,this is half-canvassed and half-lined. It is a beautiful, classic glen plaid accented with horizontal russet stripes and vertical stripes of sky blue. The jacket has three button cuffs, and was, of course, Union Made in the USA. Indeed, the buttonholes were hand-finished in Elizabeth, NJ!

    This jacket is in excellent condition *except* that it has a small spot in the lining, as shown. Also, it is a consignment item, and so has a very faint smell of cigar smoke. (It is thus kept separately sealed from the other items that I have.) This will almost certainly be removed with the first dry clean, and so this is just in Very Good condition...

    and so just $25, OR OFFER, boxed and shipped in the USA!

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    Offers VERY welcome on all of these! :) I'd like to find them new homes! :)
     
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    P7 is sold!
     
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    Hello from Sydney, Australia, I am looking for a 46 long, or equivalent, mans Ivy League tweed jacket, Barleycorn or herringbone, grey or grey/blue, patch pockets, single vent, collar tab (not essential) and elbow patches,again not essential. Anything in the pipeline? James U.
     
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    Possibly! Please check my website, www.waterhollowtweed.com; also my facebook page, WaterhollowTweed (which is where items first appear). I'll likely have something for you soon!
     
  11. James Urquhart

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    Many thanks, I will have a look J
     
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    One question, are your jacket lengths taken from the top of the collar to the hem or the collar base? Regards J
     
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    The length is from the base of the collar! :)
     
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    Thanks, I will keep an eye on the site
     
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