Key To Life Denim Jacket

$255.20 $319
Rare book cover denim jackets by Helen Neufeld for the Bookjackets collection. Helen Neufeld an accomplished artist who crafted beautifully unique, wearable art for discerning clients and collected unique items from around the world to inspire her work. This one features covers from books by authors who had a liking and wrote about romance and daily occurrences of life.

  • Lightweight crop denim jacket featuring real book cover art
  • Hand treated and dipped process to retrieve book covers
  • Denim blue, sage green, gold, silver
  • Decorative collar/chest pleat fold cotton ribbon trim
  • Metallic thread embroidered geometric print
  • Key engraved print brass metal snap buttons
  • Single stitch sleeves with double snap buttons
  • Book covers featured... Marietta A Maid of Venice by F. Marion Crawford, Paris Vol. II by Grant Allen, & From The Land of Snow Pearls by Elia Higginson
  • Back cover art has pleat fold cotton trim
  • Cotton, actual book covers, silver metal, no fabric contents
  • Helen Neufeld for Bookjackets label
  • Very good vintage condition, back cover ruffle hem is slightly detaching, we recommend this may be reinforced.
  • Estimated size: XS / 0-2

Bust: 31"
Waist: 28"
Length (Center Back): 18.5"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 14"
Sleeve Length: 22"
Sleeve Opening: 8.5"

*Please refer to measurements for correct fit; the jacket did not close on size 4 mannequin, it was too small at the center bust.

We highly recommend spot cleaning / dry cleaner recommendations only.
To best preserve the natural art and integrity of the book covers. 


Please note that garment specs are the total measurement in inches, taken flat from the outside face unless noted otherwise. Please be sure to leave enough allowance for ease of movement and comfort, especially when considering the fit of a lined jacket or coat. We recommend comparing against measurements of clothing with which you are familiar with the fit. Check out these this great tutorial if you are unsure how to measure your garments: Illustrated Measuring Guide

Please read all descriptions and measurements, and purchase carefully. Due to the unique nature of vintage items, all sales are final. 



Bent Knee Mannequin
-Size: 4
-Bust: 33.5"
-Waist: 25.5"
-Hip: 35"
-Inseam (to ankle): 32"


Extended Leg Mannequin
-Size: 2
-Bust: 31"
-Waist: 25"
-Hip: 34"
-Inseam (to ankle): 33"

All items are final sale

Items are sold in condition depicted. Items are shipped in as-is condition. Once the item leaves our possession we are no longer responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen items.

For domestic orders placed online or via Instagram, we offer $10 flat rate shipping, in addition to UPS ground and expedited services for an additional cost. All international orders to ship via UPS or DHL. Customers are responsible for all duties and fees associated with international orders.
Orders are carefully packed, processed, and prepared for shipment within 1 business day of receiving your order.
*Recess is not responsible for incurred customs fees or packages lost in the mail. Please contact us at within 14 days of your purchase date with any issues or inquiries regarding your delivery.

**Some items, especially those purchased via Instagram, may be excluded from our shipping promotion and shipping will be charged at current carrier rates due to oversized, fragile, or odd-sized packaging and materials.**


Local Pickup 

We offer local in-store pickup for purchases made online. Customers who have selected local pickup will be notified via email when the item is ready for pickup during business hours.

Please note that if you have selected a quick checkout method using Apple Pay or Google Pay, the pickup option may not be visible.

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