When I had my brick and mortar shop I couldn't keep these type of jackets in stock for very long. Now, they are hard-to-find in excellent condition (as this one is) or in pleasing color combinations.
The solid color side is a really soft shade of light gold and woven into the fabric is an elegant bamboo leaf array and prunus blossom sprays. All of the 1 1/2"-2" borders (neckline, cuffs, pockets, front edges) have elaborate scrollwork embroidery. There are side slits as well for ease of fit. There are 5 frog closures.
Our customers often would buy more than one of these jackets is different color combinations because of the versatility and timeless styling. Another benefit is that it does not wrinkle easily so is great for travel. Living in Florida, carrying a sweater or leaving one in the car is a way of life as it is usually warm to hot outside and often chilly inside (a restaurant, for example, or a theatre). This jacket is a much, much more elegant alternative to a sweater. It works well with jeans or a dress.
This gold/teal one (the teal side shows up greener in the photo than in person - it has a bluish-green tone) has no tags so please pay special attention to the measurements. Also, the condition is pristine - with no signs of wear and it is has been professional dry-cleaned. It is 15 1/2" from shoulder seam to shoulder seam across the back. It is 19" from armpit to armpit seam. The length from center back to bottom is 27" and the sleeve length is 22". Because of the pretty embroidered borders and the absence of raw seams, the cuffs can easily be turned up showing the contrasting reverse side. Overall, we think this translates to a general size 'small'.
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