Homestead Grays 1935 Fingertip Authentic Jacket
History: This authentic "fingertip" style (identical to the jacket worn by slugger Josh Gibson of the Homestead Grays) has been a huge success. The longer length allows you to wear it over a sportcoat or suit jacket. This great 100% wool coat has leather elbow patches and sleeve protectors. Brass snaps and rayon lining, with classic chenille emblem on the chest.
- Made in the USA
- Negro National League
- Exact reproduction of jacket worn by Hall of Famer Josh Gibson
- Fingertip length
- 100% wool body & sleeves
- Leather elbow patches
- Leather pocket and cuff piping
- Antique brass snaps
- Chenille emblem
- Satin lining
- Item #: HGR35J
I bought this to replace the prior Grays jacket I purchased from Ebbets Field Flannels. As expected, this is a top quality wool jacket and I'm sure it will become one of my favorites. My only disappointment is that it is a different style from the old one. I preferred the button front and styling of the discontinued one.
I got this Jacket on the Ready Made sale. So it was 40% off and I received it within a few days. I ordered a size medium since it's a finger tip jacket and it fits perfectly and the quality of the jacket is amazing. Very satisfied with this purchase.
First of all. Customer service at Ebbets are extremely helpful and 100% responsive. I LOVE the style of the jacket. I first purchased a Medium size. The body was perfect, but I noticed the sleeves were way too long for me (my short arms). I reached out to customer service and they explained to me why its a called a "Fingertip Coat." :) So, I returned the Medium and re-ordered a size Small. As I was told by customer service, I was expecting the dimensions from a Medium to a Small to be trimmed down to a inch shorter. Well, I measured the Small, it was 2 inches shorter from pit to pit and the waist. Also, the hand pockets are slightly uneven. The sleeves were perfect! I wasn't sure to return it again and have them make another size Small. I still haven't worn it yet , still has its tags :)
I Love this jacket. Instant favorite. Reminds me of a Peacoat, only better. I’d recommend ordering a size down if you want a less baggy fit. I’m 6’4” and a medium is perfect. I travel for work and this jacket makes heads turn and starts a conversation along the way.