An original men's two button jacket made by 'Burton' in the 1930s.
This jacket is typical of those made in Great Britain during the 1930s and early 1940s. It features a two button closure and peaked lapel as well as flapped lower pockets and an angled breast pocket. The jacket is cut short in the body in the classic 'bum freezer' style and features no rear vents. All of these traits are indicative of the period and together make for a handsome period cut.
The jacket is made from a black worsted wool and the interior is fully lined black rayon. The original makers label is present below the inside pocket and states the manufacturers name as 'Burton' who were a prolific maker of menswear during this period. Inside the inner pocket a paper label can be found and bears various information pertaining to the size of the jacket as well as trousers, suggesting that this was originally part of a suit. According to the label it is designed to fit someone of a 36" chest and when laid flat measures -
Chest - 18"
Inside arm - 18 1/2"
Outside arm - 25 1/2"
Shoulders - 16 1/2"
Length - 27 1/2"
The jacket is in worn condition and has some areas of damage including to the front of the jacket as shown in the pictures. There are some other areas of smaller damage which are much less noticable. This is far from a perfect example which is reflected in the price. Please bear in mind that this is a pre-worn vintage item with some flaws.
A very nice cut jacket which has sadly seen some damage over the years. It may be possible to restore it to its former glory or it could just be worn as is.
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