The donkey jacket is derived from the wool sack coat worn by workers in the 19th century, with the term first used in 1929: 'one with leather shoulders and back'. The jacket usually has two large front pockets and sometimes an inside 'poacher's pocket'. Later versions replaced the leather with a PVC panel covering the shoulder and back areas.
Used and in fair to good vintage condition with general signs of wear and some abrasion to the cuff areas. This is a brushed wool and there is some bobbling in particular internally and to the back of the arms.
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: Dark Blue.
SIZE: M with a 45in full external chest measurement (please see below for all key measurements to check against a similar garment of your own to ensure a good fit).
FABRIC: 70% Wool 30% Mixed Fibres Shell. The jacket weighs approx 1.4kg.
- Button front fastening
- Two patch pockets
- PVC panelling to the shoulders
- Fluorescent stripe across chest and upper back
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE: 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. Also, for vintage and pre-worn items the shape may have changed after years of being worn. The best way to ensure your correct fit is to compare the measurements listed to a similar item that fits you well.
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): 22.5in (57cm)
B - SLEEVE - shoulder seam to cuff end: 25in (63.5cm)
C - SHOULDER - distance between shoulder seams straight across at the back: 19.5in (49.5cm)
D - LENGTH - at the centre back from the base of the collar to the hem: 31in (78.5cm)
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.
For more detailed size info please see the SIZE HELP page.
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