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Saturday
May212011

Vintage Find of the Day: 1950s Mexican Tourist Jacket

By Valerie Lawrence

Gorgeous worn with your favorite pair of jeans, this classic two tone appliqué jacket made by “La Mexicana” is an unusual design with white on the front and red on back.  A rare find, it is adorned with hand embroidery and appliqués of sombreros, cacti, clouds and hills.  Another great find at Etsy.

Credit: Etsy

Credit: Etsy

Size: Medium
Bust: 36
Shoulder: 16 inches
Arms: 23 inches
Length: 26 inches

During the 1940s and 50s, Mexico was an exotic getaway for American tourists who came home with ponchos, sombraros, painted skirts and especially the “tourist jacket.”

Credit: Paper Goodies

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