A Los Angeles-based reader wrote to me and supplied photos of his recent commission with Enzo Caruso. The jacket is inspired by a specific example worn by Clark Gable in the 1935 film China Seas.

Clark Gable’s biswing jacket
Clark Gable’s biswing jacket

The Caruso jacket pictured below is made out a Holland & Sherry blue wool-cashmere mix and features a stitched, half-belted back, bi-swing shoulders and military pockets. In the right pocket, there is an additional insert pocket.

Second fitting

 

Biswing back

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