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Vintage Hollywood Costume Brown Military Short Jacket With Buttons
This comes from an enormous collection of Old Hollywood Movie Costumes I was lucky enough to stumble across. More about those later after the measurements so please read on...
Impressive military style costume jacket in rich chocolate brown. Feels like a cotton. Has a Nehru collar and shoulder pads and eight ornate buttons that are echoed at the sleeve cuffs as well. Fully lined in a lighter taupe that looks like a cotton silk blend perhaps. My best guess as to age of this is 50s or 60s. Was obviously intended for a man but its small enough that a woman could wear it I believe, with maybe some minor modifications. Label Reads: United Costumers, Hollywood, Warner Double ( so probably worn by a stunt man or body double). I would wear this as an every day jacket, let alone a costume. Its just stunning and very workable into many outfits. Think jeans and a tank with this tossed over it. Cute!
Excellent vintage condition. Surprisingly so actually. There are no stains that I have spotted, or tears or holes. The only things worth noting are a mild amount of color fade along the shoulder lines, and one of the sleeve buttons is missing the decorative part f it. The base is still there though. Please note that all items in this Costume section may have minor other flaws ( or example; missing snaps, small areas of loose seams, pinholes, etc..) that I have not listed as its just not possible to find and or list every minor thing as these have lived quite a life! Priced accordingly, As Is and Final Sale.
Measurements taken lying flat. Doubled at bust, waist and hip. Bust ( or chest): 46" or so. This is a dramatic dolman shape so its really quite flexible here. Waist: 34" Sleeve length: 27" from the outside end of the shoulder pad to the end of the cuff. Shoulder to bottom hem: 17"
PLEASE READ: I acquired an absolutely enormous collection of Hollywood movie costumes. Ranging across the board from Paramount, Universal, Unified Costumers and more. The last known film much of the items were used in was Lawrence of Arabia but we have no way of knowing which ones and there are others from other films. Most likely they were used on extras or smaller roles, I have not come across anything I can pinpoint to a major name from that film. Many of these were made much earlier, and I have found dates written on tags within from as early as the 1940s, though I believe some are even earlier. I have given as much information as I can about each item in the listing. Much has been lost to time however. That said, these are an extraordinary piece of movie history and I'm honored to be a part of it all.
Please note: These are vintage, preworn and/or preloved items. I do my best to list any issues, but signs of wear should be expected. Please feel free to convo me with any questions. I'm truly happy to help in any way possible and I'm always up for a chat. Any accessories shown, including crinolines, are for display only, not included unless otherwise stated.