Thursday, July 16, 2009
JACKET #3 – ELLESSE ME
I practically screamed when I spotted this electric blue vintage Ellesse jacket from a thrift store some months back. Reminds me of when I was a kid in the eighties, and I had a pair of Ellesse black leather sneakers that I LOVED, and wore until their bitter end, despite the fact they looked like black orthopedic, granny, janitor shoes. What I like in particular about this jacket is that it has the look of a racing jacket, complete with a lime green satin lining, and a Perugia, Italy patch (city/country of origin) and a 59 patch (year of origin). It also has gargantuan removable shoulder pads and Ellesse embroidered in lime green across the front chest area. I’m guessing it dates back to the mid-1980s.