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Chinese Silk Embroidery Jacket

MORPHEW COLLECTION Black Silk Antique Vest With Chinese Embroidery & Hand-Knott
By Morphew
Located in New York, NY
MORPHEW COLLECTION Black Silk Antique Vest With Chinese Embroidery & Hand-Knotted Fringe MORPHEW COLLECTION is made entirely by hand in our NYC Ateliér of rare antique materials sour...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vests

Framed Antique Two-Piece Chinese Embroidery Winter Jacket Ensemble
Located in Atlanta, GA
This two-piece set of Chinese antique winter coat and a neck warmer ensemble circa 19th century (late Qing dynasty) is presented in two matching giltwood shadow boxes. Tailored in li...
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Antique 19th Century Chinese Chinese Export Textiles

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Giltwood, Silk

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Chinese Cloud Collar 1900s with silk and metallic embroidery featuring the moth
Located in New York, NY
This absolutely stunning Chinese cloud collar dates from about the early 1900s, and is part of a textile tradition which originated in the medieval Mongol Empire. From at least the 1...
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Early 19th Century Capes

Antique Chinese Silk Robe Jacket With Micro Crewel Embroidery & Turquoise Lining
Located in Portland, OR
This is a beautiful Antique Chinese jacket in a brown/black tone on tone fabric with Chinese Symbols. The symbols are embroidered in such a way that the turquoise lining shows throu...
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Early 20th Century Jackets

Finding the Right Jackets for You

No matter if you’re preparing for a fashion event or a weather event — you’re going to need a good jacket.

What would become the modern jacket as we know it began as a strictly professional item. A lot of the vintage and designer jackets (and coat styles such as the Navy-inspired peacoat) in our closets were likely popularized by soldiers who battled aggressive climes with their regulation field jackets, bombers and parkas buttoned or zipped to the chin. Indeed, keeping troopers comfortable guided the design of the military surplus garments that have often become buzzy fashion trends. But now, jackets add far more than warmth to our wardrobe, and we hunt down outer layers branded with peerless fashion labels.

Fashion’s most iconic creations, despite their age, remain modern: Biker jackets originated in the 1920s, Balenciaga’s celebrated puffers are steeped in a tradition of down coats that began in the 1930s and your vintage denim jacket has come an even longer way, from California Gold Rush to wardrobe staple. Jeans bequeathed jean jackets during the 1880s, thanks to Levi Strauss, who crafted the former as a durable garment to be worn by miners and railroad workers. Later, jeans and jean jackets became synonymous with nonconformity and rebelliousness — with fashion legends such as actor James Dean in the 1950s and model Veruschka in the 1960s and ’70s leading the indigo-toned charge.

Another fashion rebel, Coco Chanel, used the classic tweed jacket to introduce more comfort and mobility into women’s daily lives. Debuting in 1954 and based on a cardigan, the groundbreaking Chanel jacket forever changed what women wear. The garment reacted against the fitted, constricting styles of Christian Dior’s New Look, which, as Chanel saw it, was making women dress like decorative objects.

On 1stDibs, find bold collections from cutting-edge contemporary designers who’ve taken the classic silhouette of the jacket to new heights or build out your array of vintage treasures (denim or otherwise) with dazzlers from Yves Saint Laurent, Gianni Versace, Moschino and more.

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