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Vintage 1930s British School Boy Jacket w Tie CWS Co-operative Wholesale Society


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This is a 1930s era British school boy’s striped jacket sold by the CWS - the Co-operative Wholesale Society under their “Society Wear” brand.  The CWS was a British movement with roots dating to 1844, but officially branded the Co-operative Wholesale Society in 1872, with the aim of lowering prices through bulk purchases by organized consumer groups.  This jacket is made in blue, black and yellow stripes and comes with a solid blue Tootal rayon tie - I think that the tie is later than the jacket.

Label: CWS Society Wear

Sizing: It is meant for a boy, but it might fit a small woman - please note the following measurements for fit:

Shoulders:  15” across, from shoulder seam to shoulder seam

Sleeves:  21” long from the shoulder seam - there is an additional 1 1/2” of material inside the cuff

Sleeve Inseam:  15 1/2”

Chest: 36” around, taken under the arms (18” pit to pit)

Waist: 32” around

Length: 22”

Condition:  It is in very condition - clean with no wear or tear and was well stored over the years.  

The colours are very attractive on this jacket - great piece if its fits!