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50s black designer jacket - Jay Thorpe New York - faux Persian lamb - 50s 60s Mad Men era high glam

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Estate sale find: gorgeous cropped jacket from the 1940s/1950s by Jay Thorpe. It's a 3-button style jacket with braided silk trim. The look is faux Persian lamb and it's a fabulous little evening look with sophisticated detailing. Jay Thorpe is an old NYC fashion name with a glittering history (see below).

There are 3 buttons down the front and the jacket is fully lined in black satin. There is a designer label inside the collar but no other labels listing fabric content or sizing. I have listed the measurements below. I would call this a modern day size 4-6.

According to
http://www.vintagefashionguild.org
the designer has a glamorous history:

Jay Thorpe was an exclusive store located at 24-26 W. 57th Street, New York which opened in the 1920s. One of the best stores on 57th Street, Jay Thorpe offered custom made clothing from French and in-house designers. The store was on an equal footing with Henri Bendel and Hattie Carnegie in terms of quality, but had a more eclectic image. Private fashion showings took place in the fourth floor bistro, where customers could relax with refreshments while watching models stroll by in latest fashions. Wilson Folmar was the head designer in the custom department from the 1930s to the 1950s. The store was out of business by the early 1970s.

Measurements: laid flat (then doubled)
36" bust
16" shoulder width
18-3/4" drop from neckline to hemline
11-1/2 sleeve inseam; 18-1/2" outer sleeve length
17-3/4"across hemline when jacket is buttoned and laid flat
Fully lined

Condition: mint vintage. Not a blemish. this jacket looks to have been worn very little. It is in wear now condition and has been well cared for in its lifetime.

About me: I am a NY based prop stylist for magazines like Real Simple, Instyle, Seventeen, and others, and a well versed shopper for props (that oftentimes end up here on Etsy). On the whole I’m an easy to approach seller, and if you love something but can’t afford it and wish I would discount it for you I probably will. That said, I majorly frown on low-ball offers for items that are clearly well-priced, so don’t go there. My pricing is, I find, super cheap in comparison to like items in other shops or on Ebay. I'm just looking to clear out the bins and bins of great stuff I have accumulated over the years. When I shop I do so carefully, and select items of a certain quality and design dignity, and take great care in how each item compliments other items in my shop. I only list things I feel are of a high quality, or if a dress, for instance, is damaged, it's there for sale because I know there is someone out there who even with blemishes or repair needs wants that dress. I've found Etsy to be the perfect place for me to sell that sort of thing. So, the message is: there’s no junk here. I dutifully detail all measurements, blemishes, and details I feel are necessary in the listing, and welcome additional info about a designer or item from shoppers. In my travels I come across amazing vintage clothing in the spirit of Betty Draper and Joan Holloway from Mad Men--great silhouettes and styles that are hand made, dressmaker patterned, or tailor made by home makers in the 50s and 60s. When I come across major designer labels like Chanel or Dior I scoop them up, and again with damaged clothing of a certain quality I know there is someone out there with a mending kit and some moxie that wants them. That said, most of what I like to sell is in clean and ready to go condition.

Shipping: I can ship worldwide (though not everywhere) so convo me for inquiries about countries not listed. As a rule I try to ship Priority Mail when possible to insure that shipments arrive safely and have some sort of trafficking number. I can ship any way you like, though. For international shipments I can send via USPS International First Class depending on the weight of the package, and that is usually a less expensive route. When I am in town I generally ship same day as purchase or within 2 or 3 days. If I am out of town for extended periods of time I put my shop on hold, so if it’s up online I’m probably in town.

See the rest of my Etsy shop here:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/coolvintagefinds

See my other Etsy shop where I sell cool and unusual gift items and accessories for men, including vintage bar ware and glass ware, vintage sunglasses and cool and unique eye wear, vintage designer clothing and preppy mens ties, art and fashion books and hot rod and vintage sports magazines, and quality mid century home accessories--all things I feel might make great gifts for the guys in your life:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/greatguygifts

cheers,
Chip
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50s black designer jacket - Jay Thorpe New York - faux Persian lamb - 50s 60s Mad Men era high glam

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