Just picked up another Derby of San Francisco windcheater. To be honest I prefer the detailing of the early Catalina jackets but they were made so short as to be unwearable by modern man. The Derbys are pretty nice though. I have a 1960s golden tan cord one with padded interior.

This one dates from the 80s- no golden paisley lining but it has the Catalina La Paz style reverse pocket openings a la Baracuta and has a Made in USA 80s era tag. It also appears to be a nice medium tan – older ones are often oyster or the unwearable UPS brown colour.

Perfect with highwater Levis 67 505s, weejuns or Clarks desert boots.


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