1900s Tiger Special hat

This vintage hat was made around the turn of the century by the B&K Company under the name, “The Tiger Special”. It was sold by N.L. Wann of Fairbury, Illinois. It appears that Wann was bought out in 1916 by a Mr. Lloyd Borngener. The hat has a curled brim and is creased with a center dent and widely spaced pinches. It has a narrow ribbon and is a size 7-1/8.

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1950s Knox Fifteen fedora hat

This vintage fedora was made by Knox and was sold by Raleigh Haberdasher of Washington, DC. It originally retailed for $15, making it a moderately upmarket hat at the time. It has a wide ribbon with a twisted knot style bow and a seamless welt edge. It is a size 7-1/4.

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1950s Buco J-24 horsehide leather motorcycle jacket

This vintage jacket was made in the early 1950s in Detroit, Michigan by the Joseph Buegeleisen Company (Buco) out of horsehide. It is their J-24 D-Pocket model motorcycle jacket. From the style of stop box on the main zipper, with its wide ribs, but without the Talon name, this one was made between about 1952 and 1957. The jacket has a D-pocket map pocket with a rounded cornered cigarette pocket. It has zipped sleeves, snapped lapels, snapped belt loops for an external belt, bars on the epaulettes, zippered side storage, a handwarmer pocket, and bi-swing shoulders. At some point, it appears the original owner either broke the main zipper or gained weight, and added snaps, which are offset from the original zip position.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 23-1/2″

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Early 1930s cut down Cossack Jacket

This vintage jacket was made in the early 1930s, probably between about 1930 and 1934. This style, with the plain back, side panels with buckle adjusters, leather waistband and small patch pockets, was one of the first jacket styles to become popular following the invention of the separable bottomed zipper in 1930. The jacket has a buttoned throat latch / chinstrap, and while the zipper is a 1950s Conmar, replacing what would likely have been a double branded Hookless/Talon, the grommets from the original zip are still in place at the waistband.

Chest (pit to pit): 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 15″
Length (base of collar to hem): 23-1/2″

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Staunton Military Academy overcoat

This vintage overcoat was made by the Shenandoah Tailoring Company, Inc. of Mt. Sidney, Virginia for a cadet at the Staunton Military Academy of Staunton, Virginia. The school closed in 1976.

Chest (pit to pit): 20″
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 50″

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