1950s H Bar C Ranchwear western jacket

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This vintage western jacket was made in the 1950s by H Bar C Ranchwear. It it is made of striped wool and has peaked lapels, flapped patch pockets, fancy yokes front and back and a bi-swing action back. It is fully lined in octagon/paisley fabric. The union tag is the early 1949 variant, prior to the inclusion of the (R) symbol, which dates its manufacture between 1949 and 1962. The styling suggests a date of manufacture in the mid 1950s.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31-1/2″

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1940s Sawyer Barker Pine Tree shirt

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This vintage shirt was made by the Sawyer Barker Co. of Portland, Maine, makers of Pine Tree Brand garments. ¬†They were known for their workwear and their cone denim overalls. They had a factory at 120-126 Center Street. The “Made in Maine for over 50 years” dates this shirt to the 1940s.¬†Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (42″)
Tagged size: 16″
Collar: 15-1/2″
Shoulder to shoulder: 16-1/2″
Sleeve (Shoulder to cuff): 22″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28-1/2″

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Chinstrap WWII Army Shirt

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This vintage shirt was made in the 1940s. it has two chest pockets one with a pencil pocket, double button cuffs and epaulettes. It has a chinstrap collar stand, a detail common on workshirts of the 1920s-1930s. The maker of this shirt likely was primarily a maker of those workshirts before being awarded the contract to make this one for the Army.

Collar: 15-1/2″
Chest (pit to pit): 20″ (doubled = 40″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 31″

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1920s hookless zipper front pullover Hudson’s Bay jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the 1920s. It was tailored from Hudson’s Bay point blanket material, at the time, one of the most expensive wools on the market, prized for its warmth and vibrant colors.
The jacket is a pullover style, with an A-1 style knit waistband. The separable-bottomed zipper was not introduced by Hookless/Talon until 1930. Prior to that point, if a manufacturer wanted a zip-front to a jacket, it had to be closed-bottomed, which meant a pullover style. This zipper is an extremely rare early Hookless, dating to the 1920s. It has a bent wire pull, probably meant for a leather pull attachment. This design pre-dated the grommet-zipper by a good five years or more.
It has a shirt style collar, with a long chinstrap, a detail borrowed from work clothing. The opening of the zipper has a layer of wool behind it to keep anything from becoming snagged in the teeth of the zipper. The Hudson’s Bay Company label bears the logo used in the 1920s, pre-dating the inclusion of registration numbers in the late 1920s.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 21″ (Replacement of missing cuffs would probably bring length to 24-25″)
Length: 27″

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1930s J.A. Brewster red mackinaw coat

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This vintage mackinaw coat was made in Camden, Maine by the J.A. Brewster company. The company was founded in the 19th century by Jarvis Adelbert Brewster. The company produced high quality outerwear for the harsh Maine winters, with locations in Camden and Freeport Maine. The LL Bean flagship store would later be built at the site of Brewster’s Freeport location. Brewster produced the first run of red wool outdoorsman’s shirts for the Boy Scouts in the 1940s. This coat was made in the late 1930s. The style is pure function, with an oversized collar to block out harsh winter winds. A throat latch / chinstrap makes sure it stays snug when up. The coat is single breasted, with handwarmer pockets on the chest and patch pockets on the hips. As was the style up through the 1930s, this coat is unlined. To make up for the lack of lining and still retain warmth, these early coats were made of super thick wool. After WWII, when lighter weight coats began to be more popular, quilted linings made up for the lower quality of the shell. This one has some of the thickest wool I’ve seen on this type of coat. The tag position is consistent with the dating- later coats by this maker generally had the tag on the inside by the collar.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (collar to hem): 30″

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WWI army pullover shirt

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This is a WWI army shirt. It is a pullover style, with two large breast pockets, a three button front, and elbow reinforcements. The tails are gusseted.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22″
Length: 30″
Collar: 14″

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1920s plaid Big Indian Shirt workshirt

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This vintage plaid wool workshirt was made by the Big Indian Shirt company. This is their early yellow and black label with tipis, which was used in the 1920s through the early 1930s. There are two breast pockets. The left one is cut to hold a pen. The collar has a nice shape, with a dramatic undercurve. The tails have gussets.

While most plaid shirts like this were made by outdoors companies like Woolrich, Big Indian was exclusively a workwear company, producing primarily in chambray. Their popularity peaked in the mid 1920s.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length: 28″
Neck: 15″

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WWI army shirt

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This is a WWI army issue pullover wool shirt. It has two breast pockets, one with stitching for a pen. The sleeves have reinforcements at the shoulders. The original tag is still at the hem, but it is mostly illegible. The chest and placket are partially lined. There are gussets at the tails.

Chest (pit to pit): 24-1/2″ (doubled = 49″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length: 32-1/2″
Neck: 16″

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1920s wool outdoors shirt

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This vintage shirt was made in the 1920s or 1930s. It is similar to the army shirts of WWI, with its pullover styling and attached collar, but does not have the breast pockets of that pattern. The buttons on the cuffs are mis-matched, but are obviously very old replacements.

Chest (pit to pit): 20″
Shoulder to shoulder: 16″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 21″
Collar: 15″

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Ralph Lauren chinstrap workshirt

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This shirt was made by Ralph Lauren and is a reproduction of a 1920s or 1930s work shirt. It is made of a black and white checked cotton, with a chinstrap collar stand, a point collar, two breast pockets, tail gussets, and curved front tails with a placket that ends after the 5th button down.

Chest (pit to pit): 25″
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Collar: 16-1/2″

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