Costume and Textiles
Man's Jacket with Removable Peplum and Insertable Pocket FlapMade in United States, North and Central America
Designed by Francis Toscani, for the Worsted-Tex brand, American, 1915 - 1973. Made by H. Daroff and Sons, Inc., Philadelphia, 1892 - 1973.
Ivory silk slubbed plain weave
Currently not on view
1974-51-7a--cGift of Mrs. Francis Toscani, 1974
LabelThis 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."