1950s LANGROCK DARK RED 3/2 SACK JACKET!This lovely vintage Langrock is just $20, or offer, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA!
Tagged 42. Measurements:
Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 26 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 18 3/4
Langrock was THE Ivy clothier in Princeton during the Golden Era of Ivy Style, and was said by Bruce Boyer to be one of the top five best menswear stores in America.
It's thus always a pleasure to be able to offer Langrock items, and this lovely jacket is no exception. Cut from a beautiful dark red rough wool twill this is a classic 3/2 sack--as you'd expect from Langrock. It is half-lined and half-canvassed, and has lapped seams along the sleeves and down the center back. It features a hook vent, and two button cuffs. The buttons are classic hollow brass buttons and appear to be original to the jacket.
This was, of course, Union Made in the USA--likely during the 1950s, judging by the Union label, which would put it at the start of Ivy's heyday.
For a jacket that's older than most of the people reading this it's in very good condition--but it does have some issues (as will we all when we get to be almost 70!) The lining has several frays, mainly at the seams but also a few frays in the side panels. These could be readily repaired by simple patching--the usual approach taken on Ivy jackets by their original owners. There is also some staining to the lining, but this could simply be ignored. There is a small snag hole by the collar at the back, and some minor collar creep--these could both either be ignored or else easily rectified. Despite these issues the exterior of the jacket is still very presentable, and so this jacket is conservatively rated as being in Wearable condition.