1950s Penney’s workwear suit

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This vintage suit was made c. 1958 by Penney’s. It is made of wool whipcord in a workwear / western style. The jacket is a fairly standard workwear cossack style, with a zipper front, action back, cargo and handwarmer pockets, a zip breast pocket, and button adjusters on the cuffs and waist. Zippers are both brass Talons of the type used in the 1950s. The jacket is unlined. While the jacket is in good shape, the pants of the suit are more heavily worn and faded. They have the Penney’s tag as well. The waistband has a rubber “chain” to keep the wearer’s shirt tucked in, however the rubber is now crumbling. The fly has a brass Talon zip. The pants are cuffed.

Jacket
Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length: 23″
Waistband: 20″ (doubled = 40″)

Pants
Waist (side to side): 17-1/2″ (doubled = 35″)
Outseam: 40″
Inseam: 29″
Rise: 11″
Cuff: 10″ (doubled = 20″)
Cuff Depth: 1-3/4″

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Penney’s Hunting Jacket

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This vintage coat was made in the early 1960s by Penney’s. It has a brass talon zipper front, with red zipper tape, a wide collar, and a plaid lining. There are two flapped front pockets, and a game pouch.

Chest (pit to pit): 45″
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″

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Penney’s Plaid

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This vintage jacket was made in the 1950s, and sold by Penneys.  It is a great gray, blue and white plaid.  It has a three button front with gray knotted leather buttons. Patch pockets.Chest (pit to pit): 22″Shoulder to Shoulder: 17″Sleeve (Shoulder to cuff): 25″    Photobucket

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Hunting Coat Preview

Red and black hunting mackinaws. All kinds of different patterns. Zip fronts, button fronts, caped, two pocket, four pocket, six pocket. A perfect casual vintage winter coat. Coming fall/winter 2012.

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Top Row, from left: Midwest Outerwear, Maine Guide, Soo, Penney’s

Bottom Row, from left: Woolrich, Johnson, Soo, Soo