Thursday, April 7, 2011

Gab Jackets from Heyday!

Anyone who follows Heyday will have already noticed these new jackets on the site but I wanted to do a little post on them because I think it's just a perfect design! I love a nice, tailored '40s suit jacket as much as the next girl (assuming the next girl likes them, of course) but it's casual pieces like this one that really set my vintage-loving heart a-flutter.

Heyday! Gab Jacket in Biscuit Houndstooth 

In my experience, casual vintage jackets like this aren't that easy to come by - I've seen Pendletons and suit jackets a-plenty but I don't often see anything like this one. I love the fitted waist and the gathering at the back (pictured below) - as the description on the site says they go perfectly with Heyday's '40s style trousers (which you can see in these pictures). But I think they'd go equally as well with an a-line skirt or even over a casual dress!

Heyday! Gab Jacket in Tan Houndstooth

If you look closely, you'll notice the neutral colours are actually a very subtle houndstooth print. I think the print is subtle enough that, along with the neutral colours, this jacket would be very versatile. I also love the button closure at the wrist. Hurrah for buttons!  For more info just have a look at the listings on the website. (That link goes to the page for the 'Biscuit' jacket.)

I think it'd be perfect to throw over a cute dress to head off Lindy Hopping on a cooler night or a nice, casual look for shopping or, well, the possibilities are endless, aren't they? What do you think, fantabulous readers - do you love the jacket design as much as I do?

And a little birdy told me about something new and exciting coming soon so keep an eye on the site and on Shona's twitter to stay updated!

Andi B. Goode


  1. I adore this style of jacket too--Heyday sure did a fabulous job with this design!

  2. I saw these at the weekend when we all did an event together and I have to say they are superb!!

  3. This is really cute..I need more cropped jackets in my life..oh goodness, I just wish I could splurge on it!

  4. Gorgeous designs!

    I was hoping there would be a black one, alas not. My hunt for a Summer jacket ocntinues :)

  5. I love that last photo with button details.

  6. I love the subtle houndstooth. Looks like a great cut!


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