Men's Large Letter Jacket - Drum & Bugle Corps - 1950s Kenosha Kingsmen Athletic Sports Jacket - Black Wool with Chain Stitching - Chest 46

$ 89.99

A terrific find for a drum corps fan! This men's wool athletic jacket looks like a letter jacket, made for a member of the Kenosha Kingmen Drum & Bugle Corps in the mid-late 1950s. It's black wool with old school chain stitching front and back, made for Bugler Jim with striped ribbing and slant waist pockets. It's fully lined.

Men's Size

Chest 46, Waist 34 to 38, Shoulder to Shoulder 19, Sleeve Length 24, Neck to Hem 23.25 Inches


" The Jacket for Champions / TAILORED by / BUTWIN / MADE IN U.S.A. / THE CHAMPION OF JACKETS '' at inside waist

Black wool in a heavy weave classic to old letter jackets, black & white striped wool blend ribbing, white chain stitching, almond and russet brown geometric pattern rayon brocade lining

Center front black enameled metal snaps, neck to hem


Condition Detail
Looks very nice at first, on close inspection it is apparent that the striped ribbing has been whitened along the white stripes with paint (probably white shoe polish), feels a bit stiff due to this; the exterior is otherwise like new; the lining has multiple areas of repaired tears in the neckline and under the arms, visible to inside only

Washing Instructions
Dry clean

Please note: All measurements chest - waist - hip) are the maximum body measurements that will fit the item. These measurements already have ease subtracted and they are not actual fabric widths. To get actual fabric widths add two inches at the chest - one inch at the waist and two inches at the hip.

Size listed is a modern size. Any available vintage size is noted in the Label description. Please remember vintage sizes and modern sizes can vary a great deal.

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