An urbanized country jacket from the early 1960s, this little number has all the details:
The cheesy grey fake leather buttons will have to go. For some reason, in the early '60s, so many great things were adorned with bad buttons. No matter, it's a small fix. I'm thinking dark brown real braided leather, or maybe even wood.
I've got the charcoal flannels and wide wale cords covered. All I need now is a cashmere turtleneck in tan, cream, or dark charcoal. Better keep the attitude in check, though. The line between stylish and unbearably pretentious is razor thin with garments like this, but I'm willing to have a go on the tightrope.
The generous gift of Mrs. G., bought at a thrift shop for less than eight bucks.
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That is an incredible find. What a wonderful, thoughtful, caring wife you have!
Leather buttons would be expected; go with the wood. I agree, the front belt is a no go.
I don't know, although it looks well made, it's a little costumey.
I really like that coat. Detaching the belt, as you described, it could be worn around town on an autumn day. I have a similar one in a greenish tweed, but the back belt is fixed and the pockets are flapped patches. Yours is nicer.
The buttons were almost identical , but brown. Like you plan to, I swapped them for leather buttons.
You're such a lucky sod in your thrifting.
Horn buttons might look good. It would shift it towards a more Tyrolean look.
Speaking of Tyrolean looks, you must wear this with your Alpine hat.
that's a fabulous blazer. I may duck hunt more than you, but I think you can pull it off. Bad buttons have to go
You know I revere and respect you...for numerous reasons. But that jacket is some wrong shit. Irreparably so...the fabric is too flimsy for the Norfolk that it's trying to be. Shut up.
Trust ADG to be the one who steps up to trash talk a bells-and-whistles laden piece of clothing such as this.
Wait and see, brother. It' sgoing to kill with the Tyrolean hat and this tan corduroy vest I just picked up.
Loving it. The belt in front adds a British late-40s military flair; fun, but you're probably right to ditch it. Unless you're commonly addressed as 'Major' or something.
What an amazing find, congratulations! AND she bought you a sweet jacket!
Don't listen to any of these sayers-of-nay. Wear it with a bow tie and a pith helmet if you want to.
Sorry, but it really comes off as silly and rather dated.
For the most part, I enjoy your posts, but when I see something as dated and sad as this somehow forwarded as something new and interesting, it comes across as bad salesmanship.
The jacket strikes me as a bad cloth version of a Vega or a Pinto -- interesting in its time, but completely retarded in 2011.
Sometimes its good to step back and realize not everything from '72 or whenever-the-hell-it-was is compatible or applicable to modern times....
Ok. Sorry. Apologies mostly to your wife...mother of those lovely kids. Now go burn that mutha futha jacket.
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