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Vintage 70s Maroon Velvet Smoking Jacket by Bespoke Tailor Savile Row


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This is a bespoke maroon velvet smoking jacket made in 1972 by the London tailor Jones, Chalk & Dawson.  Jones, Chalk & Dawson is located at 6 Sackville, just down the street from Savile Row and share their premises with Meyer & Mortimer, another fine London bespoke tailor with a history dating to 1809 (tailors to George IV as well as other British monarchy), and Ward & Kruger, specializing in military uniforms.  Jones, Chalk & Dawson started trading in 1896, founded by the namesakes, who had left Hawkes of Savile Row to form their own concern.  They hold a Royal Warrant from the Belgian Royal Family.  


The jacket is made in a quality velvet with silk shawl lapels. The shoulders are slightly padded and there is a besom pocket built into either side as well as a breast pocket.  The jacket does up with a single velvet button at the front.  The sleeves have 4 button cuffs.  The interior is fully lined in eggplant colored satin.      

Age: February 1972

Label: Jones, Chalk & Dawson 6 Sackville St. Piccadilly W.  The jacket had belonged to a doctor who was a Montreal cardiac surgeon. 

Color: Maroon

Material: Velvet and silk

Sizing: No size is indicated as this is a custom made jacket, but this belonged a smaller man, probably a size 37-38 or so - please rely on the following measurements for fit, taken from the exterior (please take the thickness of the wool into consideration and/or measure a similar suit that you may own):


Shoulders: 17” across shoulder seam-to-seam 

Sleeves: 23” from shoulder seam

Sleeve Inseam: 16 1/2” long

Chest: 42” around, taken under the arms

Waist: 37” around

Overall length: 28 1/2", measured flat



This jacket is in very good condition with no pronounced wear, tear, stains or odors. There are a few small light marks to the velvet and a bit of marking to the top edge of the collar (see last close-up photo) but I haven’t had the jacket cleaned, so I believe that a professional cleaning will probably take care of any issues. 

This is an exceptional quality smoking jacket featuring British bespoke tailoring and a striking color.....