40s Vintage Black Satin Swing Jacket Coat Dramatic Sleeves L/XL
This vintage 1940s satin swing jacket was originally designed to go with eveningwear, but a modern girl is just as likely to toss it on over jeans or club clothes! The cut is swingy, set off by moderately padded shoulders and a narrow shawl collar. The upper sleeves are kimono style with underarm gussets - a little below the elbow, the sleeves are pieced in a way that creates a strong horizontal line that is repeated on the body of the jacket. The lower sleeves narrow to the wrist, creating a barrel sleeve. The horizontal line piecing continues around the entire body of the jacket - there are deep vertical notches on both sides of the front with handwarmer pockets nestled inside. The jacket is fully lined in a high quality crepe - it is hand set, and interestingly, also pieced at the same horizontal line and stitched down to the outer fabric there.
No size label
Thick black duchess weight satin, dull surface (ie, not super shiny) most likely rayon, based on a fiber burn test. The jacket is lined in medium weight crepe, also black.
No tags at all.
N/A, the coat is clutch style, i.e.; intended to be hang a little open in front unless the wearer "clutches" it closed.
I have hand repaired a few small areas of open seam. On close inspection, I find a few small scattered "scuffs" to the surface of the satin. Also, if you look closely, there is evidence that this was made from another older garment - some old machine stitching lines along the front shoulder area and the back of the sleeves near the wrists. No stains to speak of, no holes, and very wearable.