Half Belt Deluxe
One of our favourite designs: a 1950s cut inspired by the finest Half Belt styles
• 1950s style
• Relaxed fit
• Zip closure
• Five pocket set up - including angled chest pocket, two hand-warmer pockets and two cargo pockets
• Stud fastened cuffs
• Bi-swing back with single point rear yoke and false half belt
• Side adjusting straps
• Pictured left in Cordovan Chromexcel Front Quarter Horsehide
Typical of the styling of the 1950s, the Half Belt Deluxe features a multi pocket design based on the basic 1950s Half Belted jacket first introduced in the 1930s, a more stylised and functional version of the original.
This model benefits from having a five pocket set up: one sloping breast pocket with ring and ball zipper, two large cargo pockets with stud closing, with two hand warmer pockets (inserted) into the cargo pocket feature. We use a classic cord effect detail around the cargo pocket set, typical of 1930's to 50's American styling.
The sleeves have a stud closing/fastening in a blackened brass finish, again a feature of USA 30's to 50's design. The back of this jacket has a bi-swing back with a false belt feature (same as the Half Belt) and side adjusting belt and brass buckle, to ensure correct fit.
This jacket is a 1950s inspired design which offers a fit with quite a bit of room around the body which was typical of the more relaxed fitting styles of this era.
The perceived ‘correct’ fit of the 1950s was generally more ‘oversized’ than modern sizing, so we typically recommend either selecting your usual size for this style to achieve the intended ‘1950s’ relaxed fit, although many choose to size down for a more modern fitted look.
Additionally, the jacket’s side adjusters can be cinched in at the natural waist to provide a more fitted look around the waist while retaining room around the chest and shoulders, or alternatively, they can be loosened out to provide more room for layering.
Don’t worry, all sizing information displayed here is only a guide. Every order placed is checked over by a member of our production team who will confirm your size selection against your measurements or recommend any necessary changes that need to be made. If you have any specific queries, you can note these in the special instructions box on the ‘measurements’ page when placing your order.