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Need help dating open front women’s jacket :)

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by JungleJuice, Mar 11, 2024.

  1. JungleJuice

    JungleJuice Registered Guest

    Hullo, apologies if I leave out some helpful information - below I’ve included photos and description of a jacket I bought recently. I was told it was from the 1940s, but I’ve had several people since say they think it is from the 80s.

    I am too young to be familiar with clothing construction from either of these eras unfortunately and would love some help :) (ignore my sleeve falling out in one of the images I’ve only just now noticed that lol)

    A couple are of where the stitching has broken and I’ve taken photos of the backs of the fabric. I will sew this back in the future before it keeps on undoing itself….

    The fabric feels and smells a little bit like wool when wet - but not like my other sheep’s wool garments? Again - I am not good at this haha.

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  2. Jen S

    Jen S Registered Guest

    Pretty jacket! It definitely looks older than 80s. I probably would’ve guessed late 50s - early 60s but hopefully some people more expert than I will chime in.
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  3. plousia

    plousia Registered Guest

    That was my guess as well, but also waiting for the real experts. Does it have shoulder pads?
  4. I agree earlier than the 1980s.
    It appears to be late 1950s or early 1960s, with the 3/4 length sleeves.
    It does look like it was shortened, and may have been a full length coat at one time.
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  5. JungleJuice

    JungleJuice Registered Guest

    Oh! Yes, it has shoulder pads (as do an increasing number of my tops and jacket now actually…)
  6. dollsntrolls

    dollsntrolls VFG Member

    I agree with Late 50s - and that style of Asian influenced garments for Western consumption was very much en vogue at that time.
  7. kadavv

    kadavv Registered Guest

    I've had previous experience with a similar model from the 1960s
  8. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing VFG Board Member Staff Member VFG Past President

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