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1960s Golden Yellow Silk Silver Floral Brocade Chinese Jacket


Chinese garments have historically been made with silk and fantastically woven textiles known as brocades that features traditional imagery and motifs, especially florals. Bold colors often set the ground for brocades. Because of all of these creative and quality textile techniques often found in Chinese garments, influences have consistently been adopted by western designers and markets in their fashions throughout the decades that greatly inspired hosting attire in the 1960s.

This circa 1960s brocade jacket is done in a vibrant imperial yellow silk and has a white and green lotus flower motif woven throughout. The jacket is designed in a kimono-esque style with dropped kimono sleeves that ends at three-quarter level and a banded neck edge that rises slightly in the back.

Due to the density of brocade weaves, the fabric drapes pleasantly over the body creating a light moderate degree of volume allowing for a comfortable, open fit. Spectacular in color and easy to wear, this Chinese inspired garment can be worn either as a jacket to bring together an ensemble or on its own as an oversized shirt style as the length only falls to thigh level.

Size estimate: M/L


Bust: 48 inches

Waist: 48 inches

Sleeve length: 21.5 inches measured from the neckline

Jacket length: 30 inches

In excellent condition, the interior of this jacket is just as beautiful as the outside as it is lined with a rich black brocade with a geometric mandala motif. At centre front slightly below the bust, it closes with three hand sewn hook-and-eye fasteners. Professionally cleaned and pressed, high-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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