60s Vintage SHARKSKIN Plaid Suit Jacket Coat Mr COOL 44

The label on this 1960s vintage suit jacket has it right – Mister Cool! Padded shoulders, skinny notched lapels, horizontal bound handwarmer pockets with cotton lining, 9" deep double side vents in back.

 

Size:

No size label

Measurements Inches Centimeters
Chest 44" 112
Shoulders 18.5" 47
Approximate waist 42" 106.5
Length 30" 76.5
Sleeve length from back of neck 35.25" 89.5
Fabric:

Lightweight sharkskin with a subtle plaid and changeable iridescence. The warp fabric is primarily black with interspersed blue threads, the weft is mostly a coppery brown with interspersed blue. The overall effect is gleaming bronze with the muted blue plaid undertones. Lining is light chartreuse and feels like silk.

 

Tag:

“Mr Cool, tailored by Clipper Craft”. Also a store tag that says “Clipper Craft Clothes, Tailored for Empire Store for Men, Salem-Lynn, Gloucester”. Has the ACWA Union Made label that was used from 1949 to 1968 – this one has the small® symbol which would indicate 1962 or later.

 

Closures:

Two dark brown plastic buttons, keyhole buttonholes.

 

Condition:

There is a subtle waterstain type mark on the jacket front just below the left pocket opening – it’s about 3" in diameter, and I can only see it when I angle the fabric a certain way in good light – see closeup photo of the top edge which is the easiest to discern – I had to jack the contrast up to make it visible, it’s above and to the left of the penny. I suspect it will come out with dry cleaning, but can’t be sure. Also, a small section of lining needs re-hemming near the bottom front on the right.

$ 45.00