Which is why I was excited to score the Ricky pictured below.
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The styling this jacket is really cool and sleek as is the color scheme: pinkish-gray and purple. The gathered sleeveheads and the gathered yoke in back add another level of drape to the already drapey rayon gabardine material.
"Super-Calisheen"- whatever that is, it must be good!
It has seen some use throughout its years and sports a few battle scars, but finding a Ricky of this style in this good condition and decent size nowadays requires a stroke of luck and perhaps a blessing from the vintage gods.
Another intriguing aspect of this particular jacket is the outline of some sort of shield patch on the left shoulder:
It would be interesting to know who put what patch on this classic jacket and why. The imagination wanders...