Vintage Plaid Jackets

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Show and Tell - Share your treasures' started by lindapoirier, May 16, 2018.

  1. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    I just got the blue/white/maroon version last night. Some of mine are women's and some men's. I think what I love the most is the diversity yet they are all plaid jackets. Kind of like how we are all people yet we are different and beautiful! With the exception of the Siesta jacket, I've found all mine locally for under $10 each.

  2. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member


    Very cool! A ice collection too.

    By the way, are you the person who collects and makes jewelry out of vintage, pre 1950s, celluloid chains? I found one just this morning from the 30s or 40s and wanted to give it to someone who could make a necklace or charm bracelet, etc. Free.

    Anyway I love your shirts and jackets!
  3. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Thanks. I keep looking for a vintage silver leather jacket and I don't find one but the men's isle is always so interesting. Plaids jump out from the muted colour palette of their rows.

    I do make my own jewelry and would be interested in seeing the chain. Thanks for thinking of me.
  4. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  5. The Vintage Vendeuse

    The Vintage Vendeuse Trade Member

    I love wool plaid jackets, too! I have a fairly large collection of Pendleton 49ers, both vintage and contemporary. So cozy!
  6. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    It is amazing. I mean the colours are so vibrant. Kind of a juxtaposition; dynamic colour vs. utilitarian garment.

    I would love to see your collection of colours!

    Maybe someone could explain the difference between car coats and 49ers? Excuse my ignorance.
  7. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    MJ, I have a modern silver "Harley" jacket. I keep looking for a really cool 60s silver leather jacket.

    Edit . I just got this lamb leather gold jacket ($10) at the 7NA ( seven nation army - what Jack White thought the Salvation Army was called as a child!).

    Of course I put antique brass bamboo buttons on it.

    Last edited: May 20, 2018
  8. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    I got this vintage (70s) plaid shirt today. Black, yellow and red. $6.99!

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  9. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Very happy to add another Siesta jacket to my collection!!! I got 3 of those Roy Lichtenstein knockoff throw pillows at TJ Maxx for $3 each.

  10. Pinkcoke

    Pinkcoke Alumni

    I love the siesta jackets - I never knew they were called that! Does that just refer to the fringed ones?
    I would love one for here in the UK. It hailed today. In August! I think the heatwave is over...
  11. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    The ones that I've seen all have fringe.

    They are somewhat rare so I suggest Ebay. You may luck out with a person selling their own. When there are dealers in the middle they get pricey, IMO.

    Last edited: Aug 25, 2018
  12. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    I forgot. Ralph Lauren did a version of The Siesta, of course. You may find one of those first.


  13. Pinkcoke

    Pinkcoke Alumni

    Wow that is a real close copy! I wonder which would have the wider shoulders?
  14. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    I believe Lauren made them in sizes 0 to 16, so there is a variety out there. I believe they retailed for about $800 but I saw them a few years ago on sale for $350 from Lauren distributors. They were all snatched up but they resurface all the time.

    Lauren never ceases to surprise me with his "interpretations", as you mention this jacket is pretty much a copy. I guess copyright has expired? His plaid isn't exact so I guess that is something.
  15. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

    Just found this jacket this past week, the Irish version of the Siesta jacket. Never knew about these Siesta jackets till I read this forum...always learning something here, thanks for sharing with us Linda. Love seeing your wonderful collections!

    The Irish version has a "hood". Not tailored as nicely as the older American Siesta jackets but still similar.



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  16. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Gosh, it is gorgeous. Nice find. Glad to share because I love the "cowboy" influence in clothing. There is s book, 'How The West Was Worn', that I highly recommend.
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  17. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Got this yesterday for $5.99! It appears to be more modern but it is wool so I figure late 70s/early 80s? I enjoy the colours.

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  18. foofoogal

    foofoogal Registered Guest

    Better grab them when you can. The repurposers are doing things to them like bleaching the bottoms?
    Love those Siestas. Love plaid anything this time of year.
  19. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    WHAT? Bleaching the bottoms? Why?

    Edit. I googled them. That's just ugly. Sigh. At least when I repurpose it turns out like this.

  20. lindapoirier

    lindapoirier Registered Guest

    Found this great 70s plaid shirt for $9.99. Matches the IZOD fall 2018 exactly.



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