One very smart black velvet-collared Austin Reed coat, £10: a surprise find at the car boot sale at Sayers Common, not usually a source of such quality items. It’s very much like a traditional riding jacket, only longer and with a touch of Teddy boy, and though it looks masculine it is indeed a woman’s, and subtly tailored – to my shape, almost perfectly. I think this might be a classic that I’ll keep long-term. The green Irish tweed jacket, on the other hand, is a passing whim (justifiable at 50p). It’s got a nice ’50s shape to it, bracelet-length sleeves and three fat covered buttons; I’m debating whether to cut off the silly fringing round the pockets.
Tweed and tailoring
03 Jun This entry was published on June 3, 2010 at 10:25 pm. It’s filed under clothes and tagged 50s jacket, 50s retro, austin reed, black coat, bracelet sleeves, car boot sale, coat with velvet collar, fringing, frock coat, green tweed, irish tweed, Sayers Common, tailored coat, teddy boy coat, the usual shop, tweed, tweed jacket, usual shop, vintage jacket.