WOMENS ARMY SURPLUS CADET JACKET - MEDIUM
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When Alicia made the big move from Calgary to Vancouver, BC she didn’t realize how much of a culture shock she was in for. She thought Calgary was pretty cosmopolitan but quickly realized that the locals in Vancouver considered it a ‘cowtown’. She found herself ill-equipped fashion wise for the trendy melting pot of pan-asian/grunge/hipster attire she encountered there. She didn’t want to look like a ‘hick’ at the clubs but she the move had just about tapped her out financially. After becoming dismayed looking through the over-priced clothes on Robson Street, she wandered down a side street and discovered a wonderful vintage fashion boutique. She thumbed through the racks until she came across an super cute waist cut army jacket. It was perfect, she had to have it. As she was checking out the clerk complimented her on her choice and told her the jacket was a former Canadian Army women’s cadet jacket. Then the clerk asked her if she was a ‘Vancouver native’ and Alicia knew she had made a wise choice.
For sale is a super cute former Canadian Army women’s cadet jacket. This waist-cut jacket looks to be made out of wool blend material and is olive drab in color. It is medium weight (perfect for Vancouver’s weather) and is completely lined with a satiny smooth material. It has two front button breast pocket as well as one interior pocket. It also features some really nice details like lined button flaps on the main buttons and the front breast pockets. It has buttoned shoulder epaulets and a waist cinch strap. It is tailored with darts for a tighter fit and is designed to fit just at or above the waist. We are dating this one to the 1970’s. NOTE- The jacket in the photo is nearly identical to this one except the lining is light green instead of khaki.
This jacket looks to be a women’s medium.
Bust: 42” (107 cm)
Waist: 39" (99 cm)
Bottom of collar to waist hem: 24” (61 cm)
Sleeve inseam from armpit to cuff: 20” (51 cm)
Note- Inside the arms are fully lined so it looks great with cuff folded up if too long.
This jacket is in good vintage condition with limited signs of use and no holes or rips, all buttons are in place. We did find some moth holes in the right inside sleeve and on the bottom front waist hem (see last photo).
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