VINTAGE JACKETS! 1960s Edwards Sportswear Suede; 1960s Letterman; LLB Flying Tigers; Banana Republic

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  1. tweedydon

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    CLASSIC AMERICANA!
    c. 1960's Vintage "Letterman" Collegiate Jacket

    Tagged 44 (vintage), this measures:

    Chest: 23
    Sleeve: 24 1/2 (35 1/4", measured like a shirt)
    Shoulder: 20 1/2 (slopes into the sleeve)
    Length (bottom of collar at back): 24
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    Produced for a Pa. Fire Company!

    Size: Vintage 44 (possibly modern 42, 40)

    The Collegiate jacket has become such a classic item of American clothing that it's now often used in movies and television shows--esp. those set in the 1960s--to signal that the character wearing it is an "All American" kid. It is also one of the most sought-after items among the Ivy-loving Japanese, with original examples (such as this) in very small sizes (alas, unlike this!) commanding premium prices.

    It's not difficult to see why this jacket became so popular. Fitting similarly to a Harrington Collegiate jackets are extremely comfortable and easy to wear. With their knit hems and cuffs they fit neatly and cleanly while maintaining warmth, and leather sleeves in (typically) contrasting colors make them considerably more dashing than their Harrington cousins. And, of course, their association with Varsity sports teams only added to their American appeal.

    Original examples from the 1960s are becoming increasing hard to find, and, irrespective of size or their original stated affiliation, are starting to command premium prices on eBay.

    I'm accordingly very pleased to offer this lovely example--all the more so because, unlike many Collegiate jackets, this one doesn't proclaim that its wearer was a member of a particular sports team, an attribute that in many cases makes all but collectors shy from wearing originals.

    Featuring a classic color combination of blue and cream, this lovely jacket has a dark navy body and sleeves with contrasting cream leather shoulders and pocket trims. (This material is leather, but leather that has been especially treated to withstand dry-cleaning--at least according to the tag on the interior!) The knit cuffs and hem feature the same cream as the leather shoulders and trim, and a lighter blue to complement and offset the primary color of the jacket. The jacket features a lovely quilted lining for warmth, and a beautifully fluid YKK zipper at the front.

    This jacket features a full complement of original labels; it was made by the "Maple" company.

    This jacket was originally owned by "Jim" of the Newtown Fire Assoc., Station 45--as proudly proclaimed by its embroidery! This renders this jacket much easier to wear than a sports team jacket; no-one will assume that you're trying to pass yourself off as a volunteer firefighter from c.1965, but will realize that you're wearing a classic piece of Americana.

    This jacket is clearly an original vintage jacket; as such, it is in Very Good/Excellent condition. It could benefit from a cleaning, as it has some minor surface lint from the last 50 years of closet storage. The only real blemish is some minor age discoloration to one of the leather shoulders, as shown. This is a lovely, wearable item of classic Americana!

    Asking just $49, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA. International inquires are welcome, with shipping at cost.

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    Vintage 1960s suede collegiate jacket
    by Ralph Edwards Sportswear

    c. 42. Measurements:

    Chest: 22 1/4
    Sleeve: 24 1/4
    Shoulder: 20
    Length: 24 7/8


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    Original TALON zipper!

    Ralph Edwards Sportswear held a contract for producing military G-1 for the United States Navy jackets from 1961 - 1964. One of these jackets was recently sold by Good Wear Leathers, who described Ralph Edwards as being a "well-known contractor" for leather jackets, a testimony which speaks well to the quality of their products.

    This suede jacket also speaks well to the quality of Ralph Edwards products! Likely dating from the mid-1960s judging by the cut, label, and collar size, this is a lovely and utterly wearable piece of Americana. An elegant and minimalist suede jacket the vertical seams on the front produce the openings to the two deep handwarmer pockets that are lined in warm cotton drill. The jacket is zippered at the front with a Talon zipper; this still moves beautifully fluidly. The jacket can be tightened at the waist by the use of the buttoned waist adjusters; unlike many jackets this has both of its original buttons intact. This jacket also features a protective leather strip on the inside of the collar, the area where most suede jackets start to face or fray first. This has ensured that the collar of this jacket exhibits no wear to the suede at all.

    The suede of this jacket is still beautifully supple, and, although it is slightly rumpled from storage, there are no major scuffs or marks to the suede at all, apart from the small blemish by the left-hand waist adjuster at the back, as shown. This jacket is thus in Very Good condition.

    Although it is not labeled as such, it was also Made in the USA.

    This is just $35, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.


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  3. tweedydon

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    LOVELY Vintage Banana Republic Leather Utility Jacket


    Size: S. Measurements:

    Chest: 20 1/2
    Sleeve: 24 1/2
    Shoulder: 17 3/4
    Length: 27


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    Cut from lovely natural leather as a beautifully simple utility jacket, this features two deep and accessible side pockets, a full lining, and brass side adjusters.

    This was made in 1999, and is almost certainly unworn as it is in absolutely excellent condition!

    Asking just $35, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.

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    L.L.Bean's RARE mouton-collar A-2 style jacket with quilted lining.

    Cut from incredibly durable and yet exceptionally soft garment-grade goatskin with a wonderful grain this jacket features two deep flapped pockets on the front with side-entry handwarmer pockets built in. The knit hem and cuffs perfectly complement the rich dark brown of the leather, and the mouton collar is beautifully soft and several hues darker than the jacket's shell, complementing it perfectly. The back of this jacket is one whole piece of leather--the more recent jackets consist of several panels. This jacket has a full quilted lining for warmth, and an interior security pocket that secures with a snap.

    This jacket is also properly numerically sized (this is a 40L), and was MADE IN THE USA.... the current jackets are "imported".

    This does have some minor holes in the hem and cuffs; these have been professionally repaired, as shown. Otherwise, this beautiful jacket is in absolutely excellent condition, and a bargain at

    just $65, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.

    Tagged 40L. Measurements:

    Chest: 22
    Sleeve: 27 1/4
    Shoulder: 18 3/4
    Length (bottom of collar): 25
    Length (top of collar): 27 1/2

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    Edwards Sportswear is SOLD
     
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    Letterman is claimed! :)
     
  7. tweedydon

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    Flying Tigers is claimed!
     
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    Offers VERY welcome on the Banana Republic!
     
  9. Vince in Philly

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    Sent you a PM on the Banana Republic jacket
     
  10. tweedydon

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    PM sent! :)
     
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    Banana Republic jacket sold! :)
     

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