Those Lapels

A terrific vintage illustration, presumably late ’40s to early ’50s judging by those lapels. You’ll likely wish to copy everything but those. 

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10 Comments on "Those Lapels"

  1. Charlottesville | November 19, 2019 at 1:04 pm |

    I wonder whether it mighty be a Pendleton ad. I have noticed that their ads from the early 50s show sport coats that are not all that different from their shirts. Still, it’s a look I would be happy to see replace what I see on our local university grounds today.

  2. I used to get nice trousers from Pendleton; good rise, flat front, not baggy, not skinny. And of course the shirts were great.

  3. Ahem. The jacket’s top two buttons are buttoned and the tie is way too thin for those lapels.

  4. Michael Brady | November 19, 2019 at 4:24 pm |

    I like the lapels just as they are. This ia a very casual jacket / shirt. I find no inspiration there for what would become a modern sport coat. There are shirt cuffs there also, and I would guess 4-5 front buttons. Even if you reproduced it as it is, that tie, or any tie, would be an over-reach. Look at the calendar lads, ….2019.
    Drakes offered something along these lines very recently.

  5. MacMcConnell | November 19, 2019 at 5:03 pm |

    In high school lots of guys and girls wore Pendleton shirt-jackets and navy Pendleton CPOs over button down shirts in the late 60s in Kansas city and at Randolph Field in the early 60s. I don’t think anyone wore ties with them.

    I also can’t remember any of my crowd not owning the classic Pendleton tartan wool button down shirts.

  6. Trevor Jones | November 19, 2019 at 5:19 pm |

    This is definitely a jacket. But in general, I like the idea of a Shirt-Jacket worn with tie. It fits in well with the quintessential Ivy/Prep tenant of mixing more formal (tie) with more casual (Shirt-Jacket).

  7. I would agree with Charlottesville that good chance this is a Pendleton ad. I’d guess a little later than the time line suggested.

  8. Poison Ivy Leaguer | November 20, 2019 at 6:24 am |

    Warranted to be a Pendleton. Remember that label?

  9. Charlottesville | November 20, 2019 at 9:29 am |

    Ole Master — You are correct. A quick googling indicates that the ad is indeed for Pendeleton, and ran in 1959.

  10. Henry Contestwinner | November 22, 2019 at 5:10 pm |

    It’s almost certainly an unlined shirt-jacket. My grandfather wore them, and I have one of his. While the one I have isn’t from 1959, the styling is nearly identical.

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