Vintage late 1950s to early 1960s cream Forstmann wool jacket features a champagne blonde mink lining that matches it very closely in shade.
A chic blend of comfort, warmth, and elegance, the jacket plays its neutral, monochrome colorway against the rich textural contrast of its fabrics: Plush fur against long-napped wool.
It has a deep shawl collar, a straight cut, and an open front. There are two hip pockets, their crescent shape echoed in the curve of the partial turn-back cuffs. Both pockets and sleeves are lined in cream satin.
The label reads “Forstmann, 100% Virgin Wool”, and has an unusual placement on the dress guard at the right armsceye.
The Passaic, NJ-based Forstmann Woolen Co. was founded in 1904 by German immigrant Julius Forstmann, the descendant of a woolworking family who produced world-famous broadcloths at their century-old mill; the company became part of J.P.Stevens in 1957. As Forstmann did not produce finished garments; this jacket would have been designed and manufactured by another, unindentified company.
Measurements are: Bust 42”, shoulders 16”, waist 42” width at hem 42”, sleeves 22.5”, and length shoulder to hem 23.5”.
Excellent condition, little or never used condition, with one pocket still sewn shut.
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