Vintage Aquascutum Jacket

Holy cow.  What a week for awesome finds it has been. I was in a thrift shop to drop off a donation, had a quick browse around (as one does), and this caught the corner of my eye. It's a beautifully made wool blazer in a traditional check pattern. The fabric has the most lovely silky-smooth hand, and everything about it just felt right, as it often does with a well-made garment. When I pulled it off the hanger to get a closer look, I nearly passed-out.

No. Way! And it was in my size.  Shut UP!!  And they wanted ten pounds for it. GET OUT!!

Victory fist-pump.

Based on the cut, I'm guessing that this jacket is circa late 80s, early 90s, although it is hard to tell because it is in pristine condition. At first I thought I would do what I always do when I get something secondhand; get it tailored. But I have decided to leave it alone. It works. Why mess with it?

Acquascutum jacket: thrifted
Jeans: New Look
Boots: Bare Traps (past season)
Tee: H&M
Sterling and citrine necklace (my own)


  1. WOW!! It's details like that collar facing and the beautiful fabric and tailoring that really set the good stuff apart. Contratulations on a great find!

  2. Wow, that's an excellent find - it looks brand new.

    1. I know! I think it might be pretty darn close to never worn. Quite chuffed with this one...

  3. Quelle find, Kristin! It's just gorg - I love the cut and the button details on the sleeve. I think it fits perfectly, and as you say, why mess with something that's already so perfectly tailored? It's great with jeans and boots too. :)

  4. Fits you like a glove and what a great finish piece for jeans and a tee shirt! You find the most fabulous items - kudos to you ;-)

    Spashionista (Alicia)

  5. Ok, my comments are disappearing but I'll try one more time. That jacket is the perfect finish to the basic jeans and T-shirt outfit. You score some amazing pieces!

    Spashionista (Alicia)

  6. Pardon my French: holy crap! That is an amazing score- what a perfect jacket- I wouldn't change a thing, and it looks so fucking GOOD on you. Ten pounds? Wow. Wow. Wow.

  7. It happened the same to me today. Mine is totally new never been worn. The pockets are sealed and I love it so much that i have mistaken it for a new 2019 fashion. That's why I googled it then found your blog. Still mesmerized by the brand 😍.


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