When I first saw this 70s Tweed Sport Coat, I was immediately attracted to the wonderful print on the material used for the lining. Tweed material is well known for it’s moisture resistance and durable qualities and was mostly used for informal outerwear and more commonly worn for outside activities such as hunting and shooting. Thus it would seem that the lining in this coat has a very appropriate print of both hunting dogs and hunting shotguns. This charming synthetic lining goes across the inner back in the shoulder area, down the inner front sides of the coat, covers the inner back vent and completely lines the inside of the sleeves. The outer wool tweed is a Herringbone pattern woven in shades of light brown with the very slightest hint of gray. On the front of the coat there’s a breast pocket on the upper left side and flap pockets on the bottom of each side of the garment. The notch lapel measures 3”. The jacket closes with three brown leather buttons and there are three smaller non functioning round leather buttons at the bottom of each sleeve. On the inside of the coat there are two breast pockets on the left side of the coat and one on the right side. These inner pockets are trimmed with tweed material for a nice little detail. There is a single vent on the back of the coat. This is a fine vintage coat that never goes out of style.
This coat was originally made for and sold at Casey’s in Williamsburg, Virginia. This store was known as a purveyor of fine clothing items both for ladies and gentlemen. Casey’s closed it’s doors in 1999.
Condition: Very Good
The outside of the coat is in beautiful condition with no apparent signs of wear and no holes in the wool material. The only issue to note is a very faint spot of discoloration on the lining at the very bottom of the left side of the coat. Of course with this being on the inside of the jacket, it is not visible on the outside at all.
Labels: Casey’s of Williamsburg, Professionally Dry Clean, 100% Pure Wool, Tailored in U. S. A.
Union Label Sewn into an Inner Breast Pocket: Union Made in U. S. A., ACTWU, Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union, EL 239166
Size: None Present
This sport coat is not a large coat and most likely will fit a smaller frame. As always, the potential buyer is encouraged to review the Measurements given below to ensure a proper fit.
Taken with the coat buttoned.
Shoulder to Shoulder: 17 1/2”
Outer Sleeve Measured from the Shoulder Seam to the Bottom Cuff: 24”
Inner Sleeve: 16”
Circumference of Cuff Opening: 11”
From Shoulder to Bottom Hemline: 31”
Total Circumference of Bottom Hemline: 45”
This seller is a proud member of The Costume Society of America (CSA) and The Vintage Fashion Guild (VFG).
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