Rare Vintage 40's Swing Era Silk Tie Jacket -
This fabulously stylish jacket made from men's wide silk ties is a testament to what a talented seamstress can do when materials are scarce and creativity is abundant. In 1942, silk was rationed under L-85 restrictions. (We needed the silk for parachutes.) Looking at this jacket, you'd never know that conservation was an issue.
Thirteen silk ties comprise the body of the jacket while the interior is lined in a charming novelty printed fabric which was probably also refashioned from old clothing. The jacket is piped in a deep periwinkle blue cotton. It ties at the neck. )
Whether you're a tie collector, a vintage fashion fiend, WWII historian, or you just want something really special and unique to wear--it doesn't get much better than this. This will look amazing over a fitted top and wide legged ཤs pants. It's artful and beautiful--a real rarity and the ultimate solution to L-85 rationing.
VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT. Hubby's ties were obviously previously worn. We show one spot last photo at right. It's quite small. There is another that is too light to photograph at the back of the sleeve, under the shoulder.
Silk and cotton.
Bust = 42 "
Waist = Swingy at 46 "
Shoulder = 15 1/2 "
Sleeve = 20 1/2 "
Length = 21 1/2 "