Cowboy Joe Las Vegas shirt

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271177383301
This vintage gabardine shirt was made in the early-mid 1950s by Cowboy Joe. It is their “Las Vegas” model. It is made of two tone gabardine, seafoam for the body, and green for the contrast. It has Rau-Klikit pearl snaps. The male side of the snap second from the top is missing. There are white piped “smile” pockets and fancy five-snap cuffs. The shoulders and collar are chainstitched with rainbow colored ribbon in abstracted flowers and plants. This is the same model of shirt worn by Elvis’s bass player, Bill Black and guitarist, Scotty Moore c. 1954. This example bears the marks of a lifetime of use, with stains and wear to the fabric.

Chest (pit to pit): 22-1/2″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22-1/2″
Collar: 15″

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Cowboy Joe shirt

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281082726086

This vintage gabardine shirt was made in the early-mid 1950s by Cowboy Joe. It is made of two tone gabardine, sandy tan for the body, and black for the contrast. Scotty Moore and Bill Black wore this model of shirt in their early days with Elvis, c. 1954. This particular example probably dates from just before that, as it has buttons instead of pearl snaps. It has rainbow ribbon chainstitching of abstracted flowers and plants on the front yoke.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 16″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Collar: 15″

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1930s Radium Silk spearpoint shirt

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281082411382
This vintage shirt was made in the 1930s and sold by Gronfein and Schwartz of Butte, Montana. It is made from Silk Radium, a fabric popular from about 1905-1935. It was a specially treated silk, developed to be extremely light weight, marketed as a summer shirt. It was an extremely expensive shirting material, selling for about four times what a comparable cotton shirt would. The shirt is cut long in the body, with gusseted side seams. It has small mother of pearl buttons, and a long 3-3/8″ spearpoint collar.

Chest (pit to pit): 26″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 20″
Shoulder to cuff: 26-1/2″
Collar: 16-3/4″

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1920s Silk Shirt w/ chinstrap

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This vintage shirt was made by AHL fine shirts. It is an extremely fine and expensive grade of silk. It has twin breast pockets, hidden collar buttons and a chinstrap, and a half placket with curved tails. The shirt came from the same estate as another silk shirt I’m listing, which was originally sold in Butte, Montana.

Chest (pit to pit): 26″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 21″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Collar: 16″

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Quick Trigger Joe western shirt

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271176537489

This vintage shirt was made in the 1940s by Regent and has a “Quick Trigger Joe” label. It has white piping detailing, western yoked shoulders and smile pockets. It has white buttons instead of the pearl snaps that would become common later. The shirt is made of a heavy, drapey fabric, possibly acetate.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 17
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Collar: 14-1/2″

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Walter Dyer motorcycle jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made by the Walter Dyer company of Massachusetts. It is made of a thick, heavyweight leather, probably steerhide, perfect for motorcycle usage. I’ve heard this style of theirs referred to as a “Luftwaffe jacket”, but really, it’s a standard Cafe Racer style with a collar. There are two handwarmer pockets and two zipped breast pockets. There is an action back, and zipped cuffs. All the zippers are brass and were made by Talon. The jacket has a quilted lining, which has what looks to be an ink stain on it. Great wear and patina to the leather. The “Walter Dyer” tag is of the early leather style. It would have originally had the name in script, written in gold, but has mostly worn off.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″

 

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1961 Sunoco work coat

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This vintage Sunoco uniform was made in 1961 by the Hirsch Tyler company of Philadelphia, makers of precision uniforms. It is a four button, single breasted style, with wide lapels and a large patch breast pocket, embroidered with the Sunoco logo. Very stylish flaps on the pockets. The jacket has a warm blanket lining, and reinforcement backing buttons. Interestingly, the tailor and union labels are sewn to the inside of the jacket, as there are no inside pockets to hide them in, as would be typical.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″

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1950s Brent striped shirt

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281082030208
This vintage shirt was made under Montgomery Ward’s “Brent” label. It is made of a cotton and silk blend in a silver, red and black striped pattern. It has a top loop collar, horizontal buttonholes and long sleeves There are several small holes, the worst of which are pictured, near the collar.

Chest (pit to pit):
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Collar: 15″

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Marshall High School Band Jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281082023284

This band uniform was made by Sol Frank Uniforms of San Antonio, Texas for Richard Hyder, of Marshall High School. Marshall, Texas. It has a double breasted bib front with a large M on it in blue and white. The white vinyl piping around the stand collar is badly cracked. It is tagged as a size 36, and the tailor’s tag indicates the wearer had a 40-1/2″ chest. The jacket’s 46″ chest measurement indicates it’s more in the size 42 territory.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″

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