Bond peplum jacket
Elegant grey wool gabardine jacket, by Bond of California. Hourglass fitting -- 9 darts shape the waist. Flared peplum hem. Notched sleeves. Front faux-pockets. Pockets and collar are piped with dark-grey braid. Thick shoulder-pads. Rose rayon-crepe lining.
size & fit- med/lg
shoulders (seam-to-seam): 16"
sleeve-length: 19 1/2"
Some noticable flaws. Still wearable -- but also useful as study pieces, theatrical costumes or fix'm-ups. Only purchased if item is rare, beautiful, or historically-significant. Noted issues to interior: a square of material has been removed from the inner collar placket (see last pic). If jacket is worn as a top, this flaw is invisible. Lining shows armpit fade/stain.
Noted issue to exterior: a row of pin-holes are visible along the braid trim of one pocket flap. Three tiny holes in the jacket body.
Noted alterations: The lining has been removed from under pocket flaps (not visible). The top button has been replaced.
At some point, a fabric square was cut from the inside to cover a replacement button. This top button is slightly larger than the originals. Replacing it with a smaller one -- using the fabric from the larger button -- is an easy fix.
Unless this blazer is going to be worn as a top (always buttoned), I recommend this for use as a study piece or stage costume.
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