1940s Grais Sportswear leather half-belt jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made by by Grais – Sportswear with Grace in the 1940s. It has a half-belt, pleated back, a surcoat length cut, a tunneled, elasiticized belt with a single button closure, a blacked out Talon of mid-late 1940s manufacture, and ring pull chain zippers on the dual breast pockets. The cargo pockets are flapped and there are buttons on the cuffs.

Chest (pit to pit): 20″ (doubled = 40″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 27-1/2″

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1940s Montgomery Ward nylon and mouton surcoat

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This vintage jacket was made in the late 1940s and was sold by Montgomery Ward. It is made of shiny brown-burgundy nylon, with a crown zipper main zipper, and anchor branded hook closure belt and an elastic waist. It has a quilted lining.

Chest (pit to pit): 20″ (doubled = 40″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 27-1/4″

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1930s belted burgundy men’s bathing suit swim briefs

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This vintage swimsuit was made in the late 1930s. It is made of burgundy wool with belt loops and side piping. It has a false fly seam, snapped coin/key pocket and built in supporter.

Waist (unstretched): 16-1/2″ (doubled = 33″)
Waist (Stretched): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Side seam: 9″
Rise: 14-1/2″

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1940s WWII Albert Turner Shawl Collar mackinaw coat

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This vintage coat was made in late 1941 or early 1942 by Albert Turner, Inc. to 1941 specs for the officer’s short mackinaw coat. It is a size 36 R and has a shawl collar, epaulettes, flapped patch pockets, a six button double breasted front, and a buttoned belt. The coat is fully lined.

Tagged size: 36R
Chest (pit to pit): 20-1/2″ (doubled = 41″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/4″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 32-1/2″

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1920s Cravenette trench coat

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This vintage coat was made in the mid to late 1920s. The jacket is wool gabardine that has been Cravenette Processed to shed showers. The process’s name became a generic name at this period for this style of coats that doubled as lightweight overcoats and as raincoats.
The “double service – for clear days for storm days” slogan of Cravenette’s was phased out by the late 1920s, helping to further narrow the dating down. The coat is a double breasted trench coat style, introduced c. 1915. The jacket has a half-belt back, with a center pleat terminating in triangular reinforcement stitching. It is partially lined.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Sleeve (center of collar to cuff): 32″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 43″
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1960s Teller tweed norfolk jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the 1960s by Teller of Austria, for the export market. It is made of tweed, with a wool tattersall lining. The jacket is belted, with norfolk straps. The belt loops on the side are decoration, the belt is sewn to the jacket. At some point, the original owner swapped the buttons out for brass Navy buttons.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 30″

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1930s Sears Hercules plaid mackinaw coat

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This vintage mackinaw coat was made in the late 1930s for Sears under its Hercules label. It is wool plaid in a double breasted cut, with handwarmer pockets and flapped cargo pockets. As is typical of these earlier production mackinaws, it is unlined.

Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-3/4″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 30″

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