1950s Silk Purple Fade Letterman
If this isn't the most gorgeous 1950s Letterman Jacket then I don't know what is! This silk jacket was originally bright royal blue but has faded over the last 60 odd years to become the amazing purple ombré effect, the original blue is still visible on the tipped cuffs and hem of the jacket.
Complete with original silk and embroidered appliqué lettering spelling out the team "Holland Furnace" as well as a no. 6 on the lefthand shoulder, this pieces is still in very wearable condition.
It has a tiny spot of unfaded blue near the 'D' on the back of the jacket and a decent amount of ageing and small holes to the ribbed jersey cuffs and hem, so please check the photos for more details. The interior lining is cotton and is in great condition. There is a couple of small holes of age on the collar at the back but these are near unnoticeable, as well as some wear to the enamelled snaps at the centre front. If you would like more photos of the condition, please contact me at email@example.com.
The fit is a men's Medium, for reference the model is a UK size 8, however, please check your measurements against those below:
Shoulder: 25 inches
Neck: 19 inches
Chest: 50 inches
Waist: 44 inches
Hem: 31 inches (unstretched)
Length: 25 inches
Sleeve Length: 31 inches (including cuffs and measured from shoulder neck point)
Please note that this is an original vintage item that has been pre-loved and has some age to it. It is still in very wearable condition however, it should be treated delicately as it is over 60 years old. For tips on cleaning your vintage pieces, please check our garment care page.