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.


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