50s Swing Jacket Women's Vintage Windowpane Plaid Medium to Large VFG Wm Block
This vintage early 50s swing jacket is just swellegant! The bold windowpane plaid is set off by the solid color notched shawl collar and inner cuffs that can be cuffed for contrast if desired. Shoulders are lightly padded, and there are vertical bound handwarmer pockets. The jacket is fully lined.
SIZE: No size label. Measurements were taken with the jacket laying flat, from sideseam to sideseam. There was about 3" overlap of the front edges in this position.
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FABRIC/COLORS: Beautiful wool suiting fabric. The underlying warm-toned taupe is a gabardine weave, with a woven-in windowpane plaid done in a more substantial slubbed boucle that "pops" visually and texturally. The collar, placket facing, and inner cuff are a solid version of the taupe. The jacket is lined in a gorgeous silky slubbed taupe.
TAGS: The only tag in the coat is from The Wm. H. Block Co., Indianapolis. Block's was a high end department store that was founded in 1896 and remained quite popular through the 1950s, eventually merging with other companies and closing in 1987. However, I was lucky enough to find a Vogue magazine ad for Swansdown from January 1953, showing Suzy Parker wearing this same jacket, alongside Dovima and Jean Patchett (thank you to Jean Patchett-dot-com which seems to be the original source). See last photo
CLOSURES: N/A, this is a clutch style coat that is designed without fasteners.
CONDITION: No stains, holes, tears or other issues noted.