1930s button front leather jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made in the 1930s. It is an early style of utility jacket, with a button front and a shirt style collar. There are handwarmer pockets with snap tab closure, and d ring adjuster belts for the back and cuffs. The jacket is cotton lined, with two buttoned “pistol pockets”, like found on G-1 flight jackets.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length (base of collar to hem): 26-1/2″

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1950s Western Roebucks jacket

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This vintage western jacket was made in the 1950s and was sold by Sears under the Roebuck’s label. Roebucks was, at the time, their house brand for westernwear- mostly jeans and denim jackets, but also fancier items like this. I have had several other jackets made by the same manufacturer (same factory labels, same cut and detailing), all sold under different store labels, so somewhere there was a factory producing these to be sold under house labels. The jacket is made of tweed and has peak lapels, a scalloped front yoke, pleated front and scalloped pocket flaps. The back has a fancy yoke and deep dual pleats. It is fully lined, and according to the tag, the model name was the Guardsman.

Chest (pit to pit): 23-1/2″ (doubled = 47″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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1950s horsehide bomber jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made in the early to mid 1950s. The pattern is nearly identical to what was being produced by Albert Richard at this time, but it uses Conmar hardware as opposed to the Talons usually used by that company. The jacket has a sheepskin collar, handwarmer pockets and a zip chest pocket. The back is one piece.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to end of cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to end of knit): 23-1/2″

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1930s Montgomery Ward Pony Horsehide aviator cossack jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made in the late 1930s-early 1940s. It was made in California and was sold by Montgomery Ward under their Sportswear label. The “Aviator” style, a precursor to the modern motorcycle jacket, was popular in this late ’30s-1940s time period, and this is an excellent example. It has an asymmetrical / double breasted zipper design, with handwarmer pockets and double zipped breast pockets. The zippers are all Talons. The chest zippers are the originals, with ring style pulls and Talon branded sliders, a style which stopped production in the 1940s. The main zipper is a replacement, probably done in the late 1950s. Interestingly, the slider has had the pull replaced with a 1930s fan-tail pull, possibly off the original zip. The jacket has a half-belt back with teardrop shaped buckles. The jacket is fully lined, with a wonderful label with a California mission and palm tree. The jacket is made of pony horsehide.

Chest (pit to pit): 20″ (doubled = 40″)
Waist (side to side): 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 21″

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Bond Clothes Executive Group 1960s suit

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This vintage suit was made in Rochester, New York, in the early 1960s by Bond Clothiers under the Executive Clothiers label. It is two button, with notch lapels and short double vents. It has two pairs of pants, one cuffed, the other with no cuff.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28-1/2″

Cuffed
Waist (side to side): 16″ (doubled = 32″)
Outseam: 40″
Inseam: 29″
Rise: 11″

Cuffed
Waist (side to side): 16″ (doubled = 32″)
Outseam: 40″
Inseam: 29″
Rise: 11″

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1950s Sears steerhide motorcycle jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made for Sears in the mid 1950s and was sold under their Hercules label. It is made of steerhide, with an off center zipper, kidney panel and action back. The pockets on this model are combination handwarmer and snapped flapped pockets, more like what you would see on a Hercules bomber jacket of the period. This jacket takes the map pocket of D-Pocket leather jackets to the next level. The map pocket extends almost from neck to waist to house some large cargo. There is a second, equally large zippered pocket, concealed in the bi-swing back.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 21-1/2″

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1950s Kuppenheimer atomic fleck suit

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This vintage suit was made in the 1950s by Kuppenheimer and was sold in Livingston, Montana by the Progress Clothing store. It is blue wool with an orange fleck and slubby texture. The suit is single breasted, with a low two button closure and notch lapels. It is half-lined and has a short vent. The pants have drop loops and cuffs.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″) Size 40
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

Waist (side to side): 17″ (doubled = 34″)
Inseam: 31″
Outseam: 42″
Rise: 11″

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