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 ivory. Feels like a cotton faille. Has a Nehru collar and eight plastic buttons that look and act like celluloid to me. Chest and back area and sleeves are lined in a white fabric that I believe is rayon. My best guess as to age of this is an older 40s or 50s piece that was reworked in the 60s. Was obviously intended for a man but its small enough that a woman could wear it. Label Reads: United Costumers, Hollywood. There was more handwritten on the label but its hard to make out anything other than the number 38 on the Chest size space. .
Good vintage condition. This was clearly used for the purpose it was intended and has probably seen many a "battle", lol. Its stained on the outside in several places though most of it is still unmarked. There is disintegration to a lot of the lining, especially round the neck and shoulder areas, but the exterior only has one significant section of wear and thats the left shoulder, I've shown a photo of the worst portion of that but there's one or two smaller areas. The neck is a bit threadbare but the rest of it is pretty solid. I believe that with some stabilizing to the worn areas of the shoulder it would be quite wearable, or would work for pattern or study or upcycling, as a costume ( of course), or display. 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.
Shoulder to shoulder: 17.5"
Bust ( or chest): 40"
Shoulder to bottom hem: 39"
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.