Vintage 80s Ralph Lauren Polo Black Shooting Wax Jacket Coat M / L Oversized
The Ralph Lauren Corporation started in 1967 with men's ties. At 28 years-old, Lauren worked for the tie manufacturer Beau Brummell, where he persuaded the company's president to let him start his own line. Drawing on his interests in sports, Lauren named his first full line of menswear 'Polo' in 1968.
This is a vintage Ralph Lauren wax jacket with a branded 2 way YKK zip front, cord lined collar and cuffs, and fully tartan lined. The label dates this to the circa 1980s.
Used and in fair to good vintage condition with general signs of wear, abrasion and discolouration throughout. There is fraying around the hem and to both cuff ends. Not quite perfect but has a great broken in vintage look to it. This jacket would ideally benefit from a re-wax.
Please note wax cotton has a unique smell even when new, and over time for a vintage jacket this can become a stronger more enhanced smell, which in this case is also musty. PLEASE BE AWARE - If you have never had a wax jacket and are unfamiliar with the type of smell then we would not recommend to buy a used or vintage wax jacket.
All my vintage listings unless otherwise stated are true vintage and have been worn before, therefore they will typically show signs of wear and will not smell like new, which is all part of the vintage look and appeal.
COLOUR: Washed Black, Green Lining.
SIZE: The label states M but this is a generous cut and fits more like M / L Oversized (UK Sizing) with a generous 50in full external chest and the overall fit - but it depends how loose you like to wear (please see below for all key measurements to check against a similar garment of your own to ensure a good fit).
FABRIC: 100% Cotton.
- YKK 2 way zip front under popper storm front
- Cord lined collar and cuffs
- Popper throat tab
- Concealed zip pocket under storm front
- Chest hand warmer welt pockets
- 18 cartridge slots under 2 different flaps
- 2 lower pockets with popper flap entry
- Internal popper welt pocket
- Bi-swing action back
- Rear hem popper vents
- Fully lined
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EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS: Please check against a similar garment of your own that fits you well, measuring flat and fully zipped or buttoned up (if applicable) on a flat surface:
A - CHEST - armpit to armpit (double for full chest): 25in (63cm)
B - SLEEVE - shoulder seam to cuff end: 25in (63cm)
C - SHOULDER - distance between shoulder seams straight across at the back: 21in (53cm)
D - LENGTH - at the centre back from the base of the collar to the hem: 33in (83.5cm)
Please do not solely rely on the listed size for your correct fit. Designers often use different measurements for sizes depending on the overall look they desire, so sizes can not only vary brand to brand but also within the same brand.
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