1960s Savile Row Tuxedo Jacket by Gieves Ltd London Size 40 R Vintage Tux
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This is a superior quality men’s tuxedo jacket made by venerable London tailor Gieves Ltd. The jacket has narrow width shawl lapels trimmed in black satin and closes with a single woven silk covered button at the front. The sleeves have three similar buttons at each cuff. There is a pocket built into either side (no flap) and a pocket at the left breast. The jacket has a double vent at the back and is fully lined with a black rayon fabric. It has two interior pockets.
Label: Gieves Limited London W.I. with Royal Warrants granted by the Duke of Edinburgh and Her Majesty the Queen.
Gieves has a long history dating back to a partnership formed in 1852 - it was formed into a limited company in 1887 when James Watson Gieve bought out his partner. They were primarily a military and naval supplier, but evolved into a bespoke tailor for gentlemen. Gieves was located at 27 Bond St. London, so technically they were not a Savile Row tailor, although they were located within 2 blocks of Savile Row. In 1974, they acquired Hawkes & Co., which was located at No 1 Savile Row, so then officially became a Savile Row tailor.
Material: 55% Trevira (polyester) and 45% wool worsted
Sizing: Size 40 R is indicated on the interior pocket, but this is a vintage size and although the jacket is meant to be fitted, it might fit a slightly smaller modern size - please rely on the following measurements for fit, taken from the exterior (please take the thickness of the fabric and the cut of the jacket into consideration):
Shoulders: 17” across shoulder/sleeve seam to shoulder/sleeve seam
Sleeves: 25” from shoulder/sleeve seam
Sleeve Inseam: 17 1/2” long
Chest: 40” around, taken under the arms
Waist: 38”, around
Overall length: 30", measured flat
This jacket is in great condition with no wear, tear, stains or odors - this looks like it saw little use and was well stored over the years.
This is a superb quality jacket with very sharp styling - Gieves really knew how to cut a garment.....hip looking 60s style...