Saturday, February 1, 2014

Hippie Leather / Country Western Suit

The influence of westernwear and of the stagewear of earlier Country/Western bands is obvious in this 1970s suede leather hippie jacket. With contrasting stud trimmed scalloped yokes and applied scenes on the back, this jacket came from an unknown maker. It is simply constructed and unlined. If it didn't have a commercial size tag sewn into it, I would guess that it was home-made. It probably came out of a small shop rather than a factory.

For stylistic comparison, an original 1960s stage suit from my collection.

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