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Vintage Mens Striped Velvet Jacket Blazer Sport Coat Laurent Alexandre Paris L


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This is a very nice quality striped velvet mens jacket made under the Laurent Alexandre Paris brand name.  The jacket has high set notched lapels, a flapped pocket at either side and a pocket at the left chest.  It has a three button closure and there are three buttons at either cuff. The back bottom has a double vent and the jacket is fully lined in a striped silver grey coloured fabric.  It has a three pockets built into the interior lining.

Label: Laurent Alexandre Paris.  There is a loose content label inside the inner pocket that read CA00429, which is the Canadian Textile Identification number for the “Manufacture de Vetements Empire Inc/Empire Clothing Manufacturing Company”, a Montreal based manufacturer founded in 1917.  They contract manufacture, produce their own Empire brand and also produce made to measure - present brands include Peter Millar and Biella.

Union:  Unite/SVTI (Syndicat du vêtement, textile et autres industries).  This union was formed in 1995, so the jacket most likely dates to the late 90s

Color:  Stripes in tones of orange, red, yellow, dark navy blue and beige 

Material: 98% Cotton / 2% Lycra is indicated on the content label

Sizing: There is no size label, and although this should fit a large size, probably a US size 44, please rely on the following measurements for fit (compare measurements with a similar jacket that you presently own or to your own body measurements, taking the fitted cut of the garment into account):

Shoulders: 20” across from shoulder/sleeve seam to shoulder/sleeve seam

Sleeves: 26” from the shoulder/sleeve seam

Sleeve inseam: 16 1/2”

Chest:  47” around, taken under the arms

Waist:  45” around

Overall length:  33”, measured flat

Condition: It is in very good condition with no stains, odors, pronounced wear or tears - this jacket looks to have seen very little use and has been well cared for over the years. 

This is a sharp looking jacket - nice quality, very striking!