1910s-1920s pullover workshirt

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This vintage shirt was made in the late 1910s- mid 1920s. It is made of red wool, in a pullover style, with a convertible collar and buttoned breast pockets. This style of convertible collar, designed to be worn either buttoned up, or worn spread for a look similar to the lumberjack jackets of the time, was briefly popular on workshirts in this time frame. The shirt has a bold reinforcement panel, stitched so that it doubles as a small third pocket.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length (base of collar to hem): 27-1/2″

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1930s Sears Hercules plaid work jacket

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This vintage plaid mackinaw coat was made in the mid 1930s for Sears under the Hercules workwear label. This coat was also made under the Fieldmaster hunting label for Sears at the same time, however the hunting version has a game pouch, while this, the workwear version, does not. The coat is made from red and black plaid mackinaw cloth, with double shoulders and two-way pockets (top entry cargo pockets over side entry handwarmers). As was typical of work coats of this period, it is unlined.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 30″

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1930s Plaid Workshirts

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This vintage shirt was made in the 1930s for Montgomery Ward. It is made from a red and black wool buffalo plaid. It has two breast pockets, square cut, jacket style tails, large cat-eye buttons and the streamlined MW Montgomery Ward logo.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder:17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 26″

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This vintage shirt was made in the 1930s for Montgomery Ward. It is made from a red and black wool buffalo plaid, with a cotton lined collar stand. It has two breast pockets, gusseted tails and Montgomery Ward’s name in a script logo.

Chest (pit to pit): 23-1/2″ (doubled = 47″)
Shoulder to shoulder:17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 21-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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This vintage shirt was made in the 1930s by Cascade Brand. It is made from a red and black wool buffalo plaid, with a cotton lined collar stand. It has two breast pockets and gusseted tails.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″(doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder:17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 20″
Length (base of collar to hem): 26″

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1930s shawl collar mackinaw – Former Western Costume

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This vintage mackinaw was made in the 1920s or 1930s. It is double breasted, with a shawl collar and patch pockets. It has a Western Costume – Hollywood, California stamp, along with the word “CHAR” and the number “1900” written inside by the sleeve head. This coat was used in Hollywood film productions. There is heavy staining and period repairs to the back. At some point in its more recent history, it was sound as part of Ralph Lauren’s vintage collection.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder:17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 28″

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1930s J.O. Ballard chinstrap workshirt

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This vintage shirt was made by the J.O. Ballard woolen mills of Malone, New York. It is made of a red and green plaid. It has flapped breast pockets, a chinstrap (extension collar stand) and vertical keyhole buttonholes.
J.O. Ballard was founded in 1888 by Jay Olin Ballard, and traded alternately under the J.O Ballard name and the name, Malone Woolen Mills. The company began making wool outdoorsman’s breeches in 1891 and followed up with mackinaw coats like this one. They were famous for their Malone plaid- gray with red and green overchecks. Coats of this cut were advertised to hunters, hikers, mountain climbers, lumberjacks, workmen and all other stripes of outdoorsmen. The depression closed the company in 1933. It re-opened again in 1935 with the assistance of an Reconstruction Finance Corporation loan, a depression era loan program.

Collar: 15″
Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28″

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Ralph Lauren Rugby work shirt

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This workshirt was made between 2004 and 2013 by Ralph Lauren as part of their now defunct Rugby line. The style is influenced by Big Yank work shirts of the 1930s. It has a chinstrap collar stand, embroidered ventilation eyelets, vintage style buttons, buttoned breast pockets, Ralph Lauren’s take on a vintage union label and U shaped reinforcement yokes.

Tagged Size: Small
Chest (pit to pit): 21″
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 29-1/2″
Collar: 15″

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1930s Shawl Collar railroad mackinaw coat

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This vintage coat is a 1930s railroad mackinaw. It is double breasted, with a shawl collar, belted back, handwarmer pockets and cargo pockets. Because this is a workwear coat, subject to abuse, this style had additional leather reinforcement at the pockets, sleeve bottom and cuffs. As was typical of these early production mackinaw coats, this one is unlined, with taped seams. While the shawl collar mackinaw style goes back to the 1910s, the leather reinforced railroad version didn’t gain popularity until the 1920s. By the early 1940s, production was waning, though old coats of this style continued to be be worn for years, a testament to their durability and warmth.

Chest (pit to pit): 26-1/2″ (doubled = 53″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 22-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 36″

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