1930s – 1940s Hercules shawl collared leather coat

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This vintage coat was made for Sears in the 1940s and was sold under their Hercules workwear label. The coat is made of black front quarter horsehide with a brown mouton collar. It is double breasted, with a shawl collar, handwarmer pockets and flapped cargo pockets, square yokes front and back and buttoned adjuster belts on the cuffs. The coat has a quilted cotton lining, lighter in weight than the typical sheepskin lining found in this style coat. Sleeve linings are purple, and have knitted cuffs to keep the wind out. The Hercules label is of the style used in the 1940s, however the last time I can find this model in any Sears catalog is in the Fall 1940 edition. This style of double breasted, shawl collared, hip length leather coat was popular in the 1920s and 1930s and changed very little through its production run. By WWII, this style coat would have been considered old fashioned and was replaced by zip-front sheeplined surcoat style jackets.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 33″

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1940s brown sanforized shorts

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These vintage cotton twill shorts were made in the 1940s. They have piped side seams, single pleats, an attached belt, front coin/key pocket and a single rear pocket. They are Sanforized and have a button fly.

Waist (side to side): 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Outseam: 14-1/2″
Inseam: 3-1/2″

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G-1 leather flight jacket General Zipper

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This vintage leather jacket is a USN G-1 flight jacket. It has a half-belt, bi-swing back, knit cuffs and waistband, button closure patch pockets with a pencil slot and a button throat latch on the underside of the collar. The main zip is a General, which bears a striking resemblance to Talon’s toolings. The interior wind flap has been cut off, the tag removed, and the original owner’s name marked out on the lining.

Chest (pit to pit): 20″ (doubled = 40″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to end of knit): 24″
Length (base of collar to end of waistband): 24″

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1960s Suede Californian leather Norfolk jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made by the California Sportswear Company of Los Angeles, California under the Californian label. It takes heavy stylistic cues from the Norfolk jackets of the 1910s and 1920s. The jacket has two breast pocket flaps with chest pleats, a full attached belt, flapped hip pockets, and a pleated back with a scaloped yoke. The jacket is fully lined.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 30″

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Glen Isle two tone sweatervest

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This vintage sweatervest was made in Canada for Penmans and was sold under the Glen Isle Sportswear label. It has a brown and cream body with brown trim and back.

Tagged size: 44
Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)

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1940s Pendleton half-belt cossack jacket

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This vintage half-belt jacket was made by the Pendleton Woolen Mills of Pendleton, Oregon and was tailored in California. It is a classic half-belt cossack jacket design, with a Talon zipper front, zipped breast pocket and slash handwarmer pockets. The side belt adjusters are mounted lower than the belt, in the manner of Hercules leather halfbelts of the mid to late 1930s. The style of Talon zipper, with the square hole in the puller and the Talon name on the stopbox place the date of manufacture of the jacket to just after WWII. The (R) symbol on the Pendleton label, combined with the zipper designs narrow it down to about 1947.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 26″

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Late 1940s mouton collar bomber jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made in the late 1940s. It is made of brown leather with a brown mouton collar. It has slash handwarmer pockets and a zip chest pocket. The cuffs and waistband are knit wool. The chest zipper is an early style Talon and the main zipper is a spring loaded two-way post war Crown.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to end of knit waistband): 24″

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Late 1940s half-belt leather jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made in the late 1940s- early 1950s. It is a surcoat length half-belt design with flapped cargo/side entry handwarmer pockets. The sleeves have scaloped cuffs with fancy buttons. The zippers are all Talon. The lining is shredded.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
shoulder to shoulder: 19″
sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28″

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1950s fringed deerskin jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made in the 1950s, likely by one of the many Wisconsin deerskin leather tanneries / jacket makers. It is made of russet colored deerskin, in a western utility jacket cut with fringed front and rear yokes. It has elasticized sides, a ’50s update from the older side buckle adjusters. It has button cuffs and handwarmer pockets. The jacket does up with a Conmar zipper of the design used in the 1950s.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27″
Length (base of collar to hem): 27″

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Black Bear Brand cruiser jacket

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This vintage cruiser jacket was made in the 1930s by Black Bear Brand, a high-end outdoor outfitter and workwear manufacturer from Seattle, Washington. The jacket has a four pocket front, an internal game pocket with rear access and an inside pocket. In the pocket is a faded United Garment Workers of America union label.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28″

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