Man's Jacket with Removable Peplum and Insertable Pocket Flap

Designed by Francis Toscani, for the Worsted-Tex brand, American, 1915 - 1973. Made by H. Daroff and Sons, Inc., Philadelphia, 1892 - 1973.

Made in United States, North and Central America

c. 1967

Ivory silk slubbed plain weave

Center Back Length: 31 inches (78.7 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

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Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Francis Toscani, 1974

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This casual safari or bush jacket, with bellows pockets and a box-pleated back vent, cleverly converts to a short, mess-style formal coat-simply detach the skirt using the concealed waist zipper and remove the inserted breast pocket flap. The February 1967 issue of Gentlemen's Quarterly (GQ) illustrated both options, hailing the jacket as, "A laudable idea for a vacationing resort wardrobe."