Levis Vintage Clothing HomeRun Moleskin Worker Jacket

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This jacket was made by Levis Vintage Clothing as part of their Fall / Winter 2014 “Metropolis” lineup. The official model description is the Levi’s Vintage Homerun Moleskin worker jacket. The tag reads, ” HomeRun Double-Tex Suedette “.
Though the line is described as reproductions of clothes made “circa 1940″, this style of shawl collar, button front jacket was popular from about 1928-1933. These days, it is often referred to as an A-1 style by collectors because of the button front. While it shares a common stylistic ancestor with that knit collared model, the two are divergent lines. When originally produced, these were referred to as Cossack Jackets. That name was later applied to the belt-backed leather jackets of the mid 1930s onward. Through other current productions of the style, it has also become known as the “Menlo” or the “Heron” after specific model names. The Home-Run label was originally used by Levi Strauss from the mid 1920s through to about 1940 for a line of children’s and teenager’s clothing. Levi’s Vintage Clothing resurrected the label design for the some of 1930s workwear reproductions in this Metropolis line. It is a very nice reproduction of the style, made in a durable moleskin cotton. The jacket has a seven button front, with small flapped pockets. It has a shawl collar, and triangular side panels with belt adjusters. The belt’s buckles are reproductions of vintage hammered style hardware. As is typical of this style of jacket, it us unlined. It has ventilation grommets and shirt style cuffs. With a 42″ chest, this would best fit a size 38.

Tagged Size: Men’s Medium
Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 24-1/4″

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Civilian B-15 flight jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the late 1940s-1950s. It is modeled on the B-15 flight jacket, but was made for the Civilian market. In the years following WWII, civilian market flight jackets, sold under their military designations (ex. A-2, B-15) were popular pieces of casual outerwear and were sold by most of the leading stores. Though many were sold, because of their casual nature, many received heavy wear and they are now rare. The jacket is made of green cotton twill with a brown mouton collar. It has a crown zipper with two-way teeth developed during the war. It has snap handwarmer pockets, knit cuffs and waistband and two snapped internal pockets. The jacket has a quilted lining and a mouton faced throat latch.

Chest (pit to pit): 27″(doubled = 54″)
Waist: 26″ (doubled = 52″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 21″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 25″

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1960s Brent half-belt leather jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made in the 1960s for Montgomery Ward under their Brent label. It is a classic half-belt cossack leather jacket style, popular from the 1930s-1960s. While it is not labeled, with its heavier weight, this feels like a steerhide rather than horsehide. This one has a larger Talon zipper than earlier models, as well as a quilted nylon lining. These are rare to find in larger sizes like this, and even rarer to find in such good condition.

Tagged size: 44
Chest (pit to pit): 26″ (doubled = 52″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 21″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 25″

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1940s John Rissman wool windbreaker jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in Chicago c.1947 by John Rissman & Son under the Windbreaker label. It is made of a brown wool material with an alpaca pile-like napped surface. It has a transitional Talon zipper with a wartime style pull and a post-war style stopbox, which helps date it with a good degree of accuracy to the years immediately after WWII. The jacket is a cossack style, with a pleated and belted back and handwarmer pockets. The jacket has a quilted lining and bears the union label of the United Garment Workers of America.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 24-1/2″

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1940s John Rissman gabardine windbreaker jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in Chicago c.1948 by John Rissman & Son under the Windbreaker label. It is made of a khaki wool gabardine. It has a Talon zipper with a Talon marked stopbox and square cornered slider, which helps to date it. The jacket is a cossack style, with a pleated and belted back and handwarmer pockets. The jacket bears a rare half-scale variant of the union label of the United Garment Workers of America.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 24-1/2″

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1970s Fit-U beltback suit jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the 1970s by Fit-U Clothes for Gordons Isnor Limited, which had locations in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. The jacket has a belted back, scalloped pocket flaps, with the one on the chest serving a purely decorative purpose. The jacket is half-lined.

Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-1/2″

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1970s Canadian Rhino-Tex police jacket

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This vintage police jacket was made in the 1970s in Toronto Ontario, Canada by Sainthill Levine under their Super Rhino Tex label. The jacket has hooks for a Sam Browne Belt, epaulettes and a four button front with breast pockets. It is fully lined.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 30-1/2″

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