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What are some common traits of vintage jackets?

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Some common features of vintage jackets include unique buttons with fine details often made from exotic materials, such as bone, tortoise shell, mother-of-pearl and ivory, and richly textured fabrics, such as tweed and wool woven into classic herringbone and hound's-tooth patterns.

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Vintage jackets often have quality linings of silk, wool or shearling, with fully lined sleeves and pockets. The details of a vintage Chanel jacket from the 1950s are characteristic of quality vintage jackets of the time. The jacket features buttons stamped with the designer���s logo, fully lined pockets and the designer���s label hand-sewn into the lining. The fabric is thick wool woven to give it a coarse texture. The jacket also has a chain sewn into the hem that serves as a weight so the jacket hangs properly when worn.

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