Vintage circa 1953 or 1954 two button black rayon sport coat in a novelty twill weave features a subtle grid of red flecks and "slubs"--the "atomic fleck" effect so popular at the time.
It features the softened silhouette that became an alternative to the angular suit jackets of the early decade: Still long and lean, but with narrower lapels and a roundness to the well-padded shoulders. There is no back vent.
Though there is no selvedge for a burn test, the fabric appears to be a rayon or wool-rayon blend, with a substantial feel and nice, fluid hand. It is fully lined in a tonally striped maroon jacquard satin, while the pockets (two hip welt and one chest stand on the outside, and a chest welt pocket inside) are lined in taupe muslin.
The sleeves have non-functional three button cuffs, with a smaller version of the black plastic buttons on the front placket. There are no labels of any kind.
Measurements as follows: Chest 40", shoulders 17", sleeves 24.5", waist 38", and length (center back neck to hem) 30".
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