Seattle Fashion Icon John Doyle Bishop kept an upscale Women's Boutique on 5th avenue from 1945 thru his death in 1980 - the closest thing that we have to a Chanel here in the Northwest! Originally from Ireland, Mr. Bishop was a designer that loved the tailored look and many times went with Equestrian influences. Ben Reig was a design firm on Seventh Ave in Manhattan that was founded in 1929 and was well respected for quality designs with conservative, tasteful looks. The main designer for Ben Reig from 1941 thru 1954 was Omar Kiam. Ben Reig passed in 1968 and his label expired 4-5 years later. Clearly John Doyle Bishop only carried the best items in his boutique, and this darling cropped jacket has definite conservative inspiration, perfect for your carriage driving or super chic with skinny jeans and your leather boots. It is my guess it was once part of a smart suit and the jacket may have been trimmed in fur as the snaps indicate. Either way it is still fabulous today! 100% wool in a petrol gray color, 3/4 sleeves, faux triple pocket + button detailing, fully lined, short notched collar, lightly tailored, Ready for you to wear with the following notes: There is a small hole under RHS lapel (cannot be seen without lifting the lapel); there are holes in the interior lining of both armpits; there is a small hole under the back of the collar and a tiny hole on the left shoulder. Really a quality garment and in great condition for the age. Made in USA, size Small, 1950s.
The following measurements were taken with the garment lying FLAT and recorded in inches, please be sure and DOUBLE the appropriate measurements: Shoulders: 15.5, chest: 19, waist: 18, length: 21.5, sleeve: 18.