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An original bespoke made charcoal grey pinstripe double breasted 6x4 Jacket dating from 1951.
This style of jacket was extremely popular in the 1930s and 1940s and into the early 1950s. It could well have originally been part of a suit but would also likely have been worn with grey flannel trousers or slacks - a very popular casual look during this period. The jacket is cut in a typically 1940s style being short in the body and featuring no rear vent. The large, peaked lapels are also typical of the era as is the rayon lining. The materials are heavy, designed for warmth and make the jacket 'hang' very nicely - much better than modern lightweight fabrics!
The jacket is bespoke made meaning you can really feel the quality. It is cut from a charcoal grey coloured wool which features a white chalk stripe which is so typical of the era. The jacket also features a functioning cuff which is a sign of a quality made, bespoke jacket. Another nice detail is the twin button holes to the lapels.
The original tailors label is still present to the interior pocket and bears the makers name of 'Herbert Chappel Ltd' as well as their West London addresses. The date of September 1951 has been added as has the original owner's name which reads 'Flight Lieutenant G. H. Ridpath'.
The jacket will suit around a 36" chest depending on desired fit and when laid flat measures -
Chest - 20 1/2"
Inside arm - 17 1/2"
Outside arm - 25 1/2"
Length - 30"
Shoulders - 16 3/4"
The jacket is in good condition for its age and it is still very wearable. Overall it displays well with no signs of undue wear or age. Please study the pictures and bear in mind that this is a pre-worn vintage item of around 70 years old which may have small issues commensurate with age.
A nice original post-war jacket which would easily pass as 1940s!