I've had this really very old men's jacket for years now, stashed away in the archives. I assumed it was one of the very first ever dinner jackets ever designed and made by the tailor Hepworths but I'm not entirely sure. The lapels are rough and perhaps has a faille cover layer on them or maybe they didn't. It would be great if anyone could shed any light on the history for me.
The shape of the back has a Victorian feel to it, without any vents and the rounded shoulders.
That Hepworths Bespoke Tailored label is embroidered and I've not come across that design before.
The lining is in a soft cotton, rather than a shiny satin or faille. It also has deep cuffs with 4 silk woven covered buttons.
So, your thoughts gentlemen please? I would be very much interested to hear how old you think this is and if you have any idea on its story.