What a rare and wonderful piece of vintage 1940s women's sportswear this Gerhard Kennedy label anorak style jacket is! The outer is made of what appears to be a beige khaki crepe de chine type fabric, while the inner is lined in beautiful red, green and yellow Buchanan wool tartan. With padded shoulders and a drawstring waist giving that wonderful exaggerated 40s silhouette. A pointed yoke at bust gives a nod to the Western trend of the era. Functional flapped pockets at hips with beautiful faux-wood buttons.
Sleeves are a subtle balloon shape and are gathered at the wrist, and fixed with diminutive versions of the faux wood button. Slightly pointed pixie shape drawstring hood is roomy and finished with tartan trim where the lining is turned out onto the rim of the hood. It is gathered in close to the neck and fastens with a little faux wood button.
Fastening down the front with an unusual metal'Flash' zipper, (perhaps a precursor to the Canadian Lightning zippers) Ive not seen this particular zipper before and its typography, with its little Cupids arrow, is beautiful. Truly, what a scarce, stylish, and functional piece of 40s fashion! Waist - adjustable, 34 at largest. Shoulder to cuff 22.5.
Condition- unfortunately, this bb had not made it through the years unscathed, although there are no faults construction-wise, there is a medium size black mark on the right side of the waist and some kind of black scuffing to the hood please see photos. I have washed this piece but have not tried to get it professionally dry cleaned. It is priced gently, accordingly. The item "RARE Vintage 40s Gerhard Kennedy Blanket Line Hooded Anorak Sportscoat S/M" is in sale since Tuesday, March 5, 2019.
This item is in the category "Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage Clothing & Accessories\Women's Vintage Clothing\Coats, Jackets & Waistcoats". The seller is "porgle22" and is located in London. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Chile, Bangladesh, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Dominica, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Grenada, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Montserrat, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Turks and caicos islands, Aruba, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine.