Bust: measures 33” flat to fit 31” to 32”
Waist: approx. 28” flat, to fit max. 26” over clothing
Length: 20.5” from shoulder to hem in front
Underarm to hem length: 12.5”
Sleeve length: 23”
Shoulder to shoulder: 13.5” (XS)
Label: White Stag Ski Togs, Portland Oregon USA
This White Stag label ladies jacket circa late 1930s or early 1940s is some sort of uniform or class jacket from Wheaton College, class of 1940. It is similar to a ladies’ Austrian tracht jacket in styling, with royal blue wool trim accenting the heather grey wool body of the jacket. The high collar can be worn hooked closed or unfastened, as shown. Real horn buttons trim the pointed lapels, and cuffs, as well as fastening the jacket in front. Two welted pockets (lined in contrasting red wool) are set into the scalloped blue appliqués at the sides of the waist. The college crest is also appliquéd onto the front of the jacket. Curved seaming shapes the back of the jacket and is also trimmed with blue wool felt. The shoulders are padded and also puffed slightly at the top, typical of the very late 1930s. The jacket is lined with grey rayon taffeta. In good, totally wearable condition, the jacket has two very faint spots on the heater grey wool: one at the front hem (just visible in our front-view photos) and one on the outer side of the left sleeve (see close-up). It also has a bit of wear to the wool of the right side lapel, and one tiny moth bite on the lower back part of the jacket—difficult to notice when worn, due to the grey lining fabric underneath it (see photos). This ladies’ late 1930s vintage sportswear jacket is an unusual find, and the styling is really cute!