Marilyn Monroe Jean Jacket
Until Marilyn Monroe’s death in 1962, her reputation as one of the most famous and popular women in Hollywood spanned multiple genres. After her demise, her image remained a fixture in popular culture. Her name is still used in countless references to the movie that made her famous and her face remains an icon in popular culture. In addition to her film legacy, Monroe is remembered as a trailblazer in the fashion industry. From her first appearance in jeans in 1954, to the last full length film, The Misfits, she appeared in a variety of ensembles. In many of these outfits, she was paired with a cowboy, such as in The River of No Return, and chased wild mustangs in the wild west. In the latter, Monroe wore the skintight J.C. Penney “Foremost” denim jeans.
During the filming of The Misfits, Monroe was given a special costume to wear during a sequence where she and a few other characters a la Clint Eastwood chase wild mustangs through the Nevada desert. In the film, she wore a tan leather cowboy boot. This is the most obvious item to be chosen, but she also wore a white cotton voile shirt. This was not the standard western shirt of the 1950s, but rather a more sophisticated design. It is soft and has barrel cuffs that are button fastened.
The best thing about this jacket is that it is extremely comfortable to wear. The materials are top notch and the construction is of the highest quality. The jacket has two faux chest pockets, and a lapel collar to keep out the elements. It is the perfect blend of function and style, and is a suitable choice for a night out on the town or a casual day at the office. In addition, the denim is made from 100% cotton, which is a smart choice for a woman’s jean jacket.
While the jacket’s main draw is the novelty material, it’s also a good fit for women who enjoy wearing clothes that fit well and look great. The tan corduroy-faced collar is a nice touch, as it prevents chafing and rubbing. The jacket also boasts a few other fancies, such as a belt loop and a zip-fly. These are the details that make this jacket a unique and rare find.
The other novelty is the belt, which is the tan leather variety with a matching gold-toned metal keeper. This is actually a clever touch, as it keeps the jacket from rattling around when the wind blows. The belt also has an embossed gold-finish Western-style buckle that is the most aesthetically pleasing. It might seem a bit out of place on a costume, but it serves to complete the look.