c. 1970 Male Chauvinist Pig Jacket
item MJ00035

The Male Chauvinist Pig. A term that first came into usage through Kate Millett's coinage in her work "Sexual Politics", Norman Mailer being described as the epitome of same. The addition of "pig" to two words that had been paired since the civil rights movement seemed to give it great traction as we entered the 70s.

Cheekily, this jacket was designed for an exclusive Florida clothier that catered to affluent males in the over-40 demographic. What at first glance appears to be the ultimate in preppy or public school emblems is actually a pattern of pigs' heads surrounded by "male chauvinist". Of course it may very well be the only surviving example of a tiny number of pieces made. Fabric is acrylic, but feels like the softest cotton hand. Fully lined in custom jacquard; single vent. Label: La Tierra (an extinct Jacksonville, FL purveyor of menswear). Deadstock pink 1950s shirt sold separately.

Condition: Excellent

Measurements: Label size 42: length 32", chest 46", shoulder to shoulder 18.75", sleeve from collar center 36", 26"

Price: This item has been sold.