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.
No size label
|Sleeve length from back of neck||35.25"||89.5|
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.
“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.
Two dark brown plastic buttons, keyhole buttonholes.
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.