U.S. DRINKING TEAM JACKET. "COACH"
300 - 500 USD
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Men's baseball-style jacket (size: custom). Blue satin, with quilted red stain lining, "U.S. Drinking Team" embroidered patch on breast, embroidered American flag patch on sleeve, and large "Coach" applique on back.
Frank Sinatra had a set of these U.S. Drinking Team jackets custom made for him and a group of his closest friends. His read “Coach” on the back, and the others had the last names of his friends. Frank and his cohort wore them out to dinner, and while at leisure in Palm Springs. Members of the USA Drinking Team included Leo Durocher (former player and manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers, who was a very close friend of Frank's), as well as Jilly Rizzo (Frank’s best friend), Pat Henry (a comedian who often opened for Frank), and Robert Marx (Frank’s stepson).