This luscious brown buckskin suede, fringed Western jacket dates from the 1950s or very early 1960s. The supple suede leather in a rich dark brown is embellished with lots and lots of matching fringe: at the front and back shoulder yokes, over each shoulder, trimming the sleeve cuffs and the 2 front pockets, and around the hem. I believe that the slightly darker fringe along the back of each arm is a later addition, circa 1970s—but it matches pretty well! The jacket fastens in front with plastic (leather-look) buttons. It is fully lined with green rayon satin. Originally sized as a men’s jacket, the fit is relatively straight-up-and-down, as compared to a traditional ladies’ garment—so, please check the measurements carefully! In very good condition, this fabulously fringed 1950s Western jacket has some minor, natural imperfections to the surface of the deerskin hide and the slightest bit of fading across the top of the shoulders and along the outer sides of the sleeves. Hardly noticeable, and unlikely to be seen when the jacket is worn, but I have tried to show this as best as I can, by lightening my photos a bit.
Size: approx. ladies’ XS-S (originally intended as vintage men’s size S)
Chest: 37” flat, to fit up to 35” max.
Waist: 33” flat
Hem/hip: 38” flat, to fit up to 36” max.
Length: 26.5” from back of neck to hem without fringe (31.5” including fringe)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16”