Antique Tuxedo style wool evening jacket has a rounded collar with silk faced peak lapels, two jetted pockets and a breast pocket. Two interior pockets. No rear vent. Jacket has a silk twill half lining with the lower back section unlined. One front button has a thread loop to close. One button sleeve trim. The buttons are covered in fancy silk. The jacket is padded at the shoulders, sleeve top and back (over the shoulder blades). There is a generous tuck in the back seam to allow for alterations to make the back wider. Made in Australia by R. Collins Hocking, Geelong - 1910s.
Small to Medium - Small at the back, where it is very closely fitted.
Chest 97 cm (38")
Shoulders 43 cm (17")
Back 36 cm (14 1/4")
Lapel width 8.5 cm (3 3/8")
Sleeve 58.5 cm (23")
Length measured from beneath the collar at the back 68.5 cm (27")
Fair and clean. There is a frayed section at the base of the lapel which has been stitched on the back to minimise further fraying. Also, a number of small moth holes. 3-4 small holes in the back have been patched to cover the holes on the inside where there was no lining. Patches can easily be removed if you want to do your own repairs. Small holes also in one sleeve and lower front, not noticeable.