40s Americana Zip Jacket in burgundy cord from The House of Foxy.
I purchased this jacket second hand from Call Me Lucille – I had been eyeing off the Americana range of jackets since I discovered The House of Foxy, so when I saw she was parting with this one I jumped at it! It is every bit as stunning as I had imagined. The quality of the jacket is extremely high. I am always being complimented on it. It has that unmistakable WWII bomber jacket cut popular in America in the 1940s, with the tight cropped waist, strong padded shoulders and loose, puffed body.
This particular jacket is an older version of their signature ‘Americana’ style, which is based off a 1940s deadstock jacket and made of soft burgundy needlecord with zip closure rather than the button versions now available. It is fully lined in a beautiful, rich green satin-feel fabric. It has side pockets instead of the breast pockets of the button Americana jackets.
The only issue I personally have with this jacket is the sleeves are a little short. I have this issue with my other Size Small Americana in the button style, and don’t really mind all that much – I tend to roll the cuffs up if I feel like it looks too obvious with my outfit. My Medium button Americana is just right in arm length, and has a slightly oversized fit elsewhere. If you’re long limbed and are worried about the sleeve length though, I’d recommend contacting The House of Foxy to get the arm measurements.
Currently (Oct 2021), the older zip versions are not stocked on HoF, so if your heart is set on this specific design I’d recommend having a look at the House of Foxy buy swap sell groups – some you’ll find listed in this blog post – for all the pre-loved goodies from fellow vintage dames!
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I am wearing a Size Small (8-12) and have the following body measurements :
Bust: 33″ / Waist: 25″ / Hips: 36″ / Height: 5’8″
Any questions? Leave me a comment and I will get back to you!