Bust: measures 42” flat; best for approx. 36 to 38” with loose fit
Underarm to hem length: 18.5”
Sleeve length: 17.5”
Width at hem: 52” total (laid flat and doubled)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16.5” (shoulder pads)
Label: Koret of California, Washable Koradenim
This Koret of California, late 1940s or very early 1950s denim jacket is quite unusual: it is made of light-colored and lightweight blue denim, with a swingy shape that flares out at the hem. It’s the perfect summer jacket to throw on over everything from skinny capris or shorts, to a swimsuit! (We have it shown here with the bottoms from one of our vintage swimsuits; it does make a nice cover-up.) This 40s swing jacket has large shoulder pads and small, mandarin collar. The jacket shape flares from the shoulders to the hem, with slits at the side seams. It has cuffed, three-quarter-length sleeves, also flared a bit from shoulder to hem. It has a single fastener at the neck: a fabric loop and a gold metal hook that folds over to secure it. The diagonal, welted pockets at each hip fasten with the same hook and loop closure. The lightweight cotton denim is unlined. Although this 40s jacket came to us never worn with its original, crisp fabric finish, we did launder it for freshness, which softened the fabric a bit. It is in excellent condition.