Vintage 1960s Irish Fringed Wool Plaid Jacket Merrywear Ireland Siesta Style Coat


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This is a hooded plaid wool jacket made in Ireland by Merrywear of Ennis, County Clare.  The jacket takes some inspiration from the “Siesta” styled Western American jackets of the 40s and 50s, with wool fringe across the chest and the bottom, but this is more of a winter version with a hood.  It does up with a YKK metal zipper and has a patch pocket built onto either side.  It is fully lined in maroon coloured acetate.  The exterior is in tones of maroon, green and navy blue, almost black.    

Age: 1960s

Label:  Hand Made in Rep. of Ireland Merrywear Ennis Co. Clare.  Merrywear Limited was incorporated in 1967 - they appear to have gone out of business circa 1978

Fabric label:  Foxford Fabric 100% Wool Providence Made in the Republic of Ireland.  Foxford Mills dates to 1892 and has a long history of making quality wool.  It went into receivership in 1987, but was re-structured and still exists to this day.

Sizing: No size is indicated, but this would fit a medium to large size - please rely on the following measurements for fit, taking the thickness of the fabric into account:

Shoulders:  17” across shoulder seam to shoulder seam

Sleeves:  21 1/2” long

Sleeve Inseam:  14”

Bust:  44” around

Waist:  42” around

Hips:  42” around

Length:  26 1/2”, measured flat, including the bottom fringe

Condition: It is in very good condition with no wear, tear or odors.  This jacket looks like it saw very little use and was well cared for over the years.

This is wonderful 1960s jacket - cute style, well made with beautiful quality wool!