1940s/50s Heavy Satin Equestrian Jacket Men's Size S/M
This is a spectacular satin/acetate rodeo jacket that would feel right at home cruising the Strip in Las Vegas, crossing the street in Shibuya, or hunting for snacks the Ningxia Night Market in Taipei. (In fact, I love it so much, don't be surprised if you try to buy it, and I tell you it's not available!) It's unbranded, but I assume it was handmade sometime in the late 1940s or 1950s, judging from the style. The colors are vibrant, and the fabric is strong. Despite appearances, the fabric is really quite heavy and thick, and it drapes beautifully. Considering the fabric and jacket size, it was likely not worn as a jockey silk. The cut of the jacket is similar to an early model denim trucker jacket, such as a Levi's 507xx. There are some stains on the green fabric that are evident in the photos, and there are many oxidation stains at various places on the front, back, and sleeves of the jacket, most of which are very small. There is also staining on the inside of the jacket, especially along the waist band. There is some minor snagging in places, too. Despite these flaws, however, this is one of my favorite pieces. It's unique; it's in great shape; and it really makes a statement! It fits like like a U.S. men's size 40. I am 5' 8" tall, 165 lbs, with a 39" chest, and it fits me perfectly. Please consult photos and measurements for more details.
Measurements 尺寸 (flat lay 平鋪):
Shoulder width 肩宽 : 18" (46 cm)
Pit to pit 胸寬: 21.5" (55 cm)
Length 衣長: 27.5 (70 cm)
Shoulder to cuff 袖長: 24" (61 cm)