A fantastic original men's corduroy hacking jacket which was made by 'Nicoll' in Paris during 1944.
H. J. Nicoll was established in the early Victorian period and was well known for its off the peg clothing, including riding jackets and accessories, until the early 1960s when they closed. The flagship store was located at 120 Regent Street and they had other shops across the UK and another in Paris, where this jacket was made.
The jacket is made from a heavy weight, thick jumbo cord which is a deep brown colour. Nicoll always boasted about using the best and heaviest cloths, and this jacket is testiment to that. It is cut in a typical hacking jacket style being long in length and featuring angle pockets with flaps to the skirt. There is a welt pocket to the left breast and the front fastens with three buttons. The pronounced shape of the lapel is typical of the 1940s as are the shoulder pads which give the shoulders a bold, defined look. The rear of the jacket features a long single vent which is another typical trait of hacking jackets.
Inside the jacket is lined with a brown rayon and has a striped lining to the sleeves. There are two internal pockets, one of which bears the tailors label and the 1944 date. There is also a maker's label fitted to the neck which reads 'Nicoll of Regent Street, London Rue Tronchet Paris'.
The jacket is a smaller size which will suit around a 36" - 38"chest depending on desired fit and when laid flat measures -
Chest - 21"
Inside arm - 16 1/2"
Outside arm - 23 1/2"
Shoulders - 17"
Length at back - 31 1/2"
The jacket is in very good condition and is still very wearable. There are no serious flaws but some limited signs of wear and use. This is a vintage, pre-worn jacket so may have other small issues commensurate with age. Please take time to study the pictures before purchasing.
An incredible original wartime civilian jacket!
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