Seriously Flocked

If nothing else, the 1950s went mad for flocking. Commonly used terms like “atomic” are quite wide of the mark; the vast majority of such fabrics are rehashes of older designs, and less wild by far than some of the interesting 1920s “jazz” fabrics. I like this jackets slightly more muted, rather conservative fabric, but with tons and tons of flocking. The cut of the jacket is pure early 50s, with a very low button stance but retaining quite a high gorge, quite wide shoulders and drapey through the chest. Boxier and less tailored than a 30s or 40s, or even 60s jacket. One for the Rockabilly crowd …

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