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Vintage 1970s CBC Gem Logo Jacket Pizza Crew News Reporter Windbreaker Size S


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This is a fabulous vintage 70s mens windbreaker jacket used by a CBC news reporter or crew member.  This windbreaker earned the nickname “Pizza Crew Jacket” due to the shape and colour of the logo.  The piece is made in the signature CBC colours - blue background with the logo in tones of red, orange and yellow.  The logo was designed in 1974 by Burton Kramer and is known as “the gem”.  It features a central “C”, which stands for Canada, exploding out in a kaleidoscopic effect in tones of red, orange and yellow against a blue background, reflecting the explosion of colour that was undergoing on television (yes, colour TV was a fairly new phenomenon).  It has pointy collar and does up with a metal zipper at the front.  There is a pocket at either side and the cuffs have snap closures.  It is unlined.

Age: 1970s

Label: Beverini.  CA 00670 on the content label - the CA 00670 identification label was assigned to Beverini (a division of Auckie Sanft) of Montreal. 

Material: 100% Antron.  Antron was Dupont’s brandname for a type of nylon  fabric.  Do not apply a hot iron to the jacket in order to press it, as it is nylon

Sizing: Men’s regular size small is indicated, but please rely on the following measurements for fit, either comparing them to another jacket that you may own or your body measurements, allowing at least 1” less for fit (3”-4” at the chest):

Shoulders: 16 1/2” across seam-to-seam

Sleeves: 24” long

Sleeve Inseam: 17 1/2” long

Chest: 39 1/2” around, taken under the arms

Bottom: 36” around

Overall length: 25”, measured flat

Condition:  It is in very good condition with no wear, tear, staining or odours, looks like it saw little use and was well stored over the years.  

This is a rare piece.  There is an example in the CBC museum, but, otherwise, I haven’t seen any others.  Great collectible jacket from the Montreal 1976 Summer Olympics era!