1930s Wool men’s Malibu swimsuit

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This vintage swimsuit was made in the late 1930s by Malibu. It is made of burgundy wool, with a false fly and a key/coin pocket with a buttoned, scalloped flap. The sides are double piped with yellow wool, there is a diamond shaped crotch gusset for a more comfortable fit, and the suit has a yellow textured web belt with a fancy buckle. The brand was named after Malibu beach, and advertised it as “The Beach of the Stars”, a clever way to associate itself with the Hollywood elite without necessarily having any of them as endorsers.

Tagged size: 36
Waist (unstretched): 14″ (doubled = 28″)
Waist (Stretched): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Side seam: 12″
Rise: 15-1/2″

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1950s Jeweled Studded Belt

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This vintage studded jeweled belt was made in the 1950s from Pennant Steerhide. It has an embossed floral pattern, red, blue, amber and green jewels, a western “good luck” horsehshoe and cloverleaf buckle, retainer and end. It measures 29-1/2″ at the smallest hole and 33″ at the largest. This would probably fit someone who wears size 30 pants the best.

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Ralph Lauren Deck Jacket

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This jacket was made by Ralph Lauren under the Polo label. Its design is heavily influenced by early pattern USN N-1 deck jackets. It blends the styling of the button and the hook front ones. It is made from 100% cotton, in a soft knit. The jacket has a bell shaped Talon zipper, knit collar, cuffs and waistband. It has semicircular patch pockets, ventilation grommets at the underarms, a fly front and a buttoned throat latch / chinstrap.

Tagged Size: L
Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to end of cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to end of waistband): 27″

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1940s hunting coat

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This vintage hunting coat is made from brown canvas, with a brown corduroy collar. It has large cargo pockets with shotgun shell loops inside, reinforced shoulders and an internal buttoned game pouch. It is half-lined with plaid flannel.

Chest (pit to pit): 26″ (doubled = 52″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 21″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length (base of collar to hem): 26″

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Active Sportswear Hunting Vest

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This vintage hunting vest was made in the 1950s. It was sold by Sears under the Active sportswear label. Due to similarity in design and construction to their product, I would guess that this was made under contract by the Empire Mfg. Co. It has two large cargo pockets on the front with shotgun shell loops inside. There is a game pouch on the back.

Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled =43″)
Length: 24-3/4″

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Peters Bros Shady Oaks Fifty

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This vintage hat was made in the 1950s by Peters Brothers Inc. of Fort Worth, Texas. It is “The Texas Hat” – the Shady Oaks Banker’s Special. Later models would change the name to the Shady Oak, dropping the s. These were the models famously presented to presidents, and worn by wealthy Texas oilmen. It retailed for $50 in the 1950s, an extremely expensive hat for the time, and the quality really shows. I would say it is comparable to Stetson’s 7X Clear Beaver felt of the period.
The beaver felt hoods used in these earlier models were made in Switzerland. I have read they used these imported felt bodies because mercury processing was still done in Switzerland at that time, which resulted in a higher quality felt.

Size: 7-3/8
Brim Width: 3″
Crown Height: 5-1/2″

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Montgomery Ward Columbia

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This vintage western hat was made in the 1910s or 1920s, and was sold by Montgomery Ward. This style was called the “Columbia” by various manufacturers and was a popular western style at the time.

It is made of black fur felt, with a pencil curled brim, and a narrow ribbon with a western style bow. It has a tall crown, creased with a center dent and front pinches, though the felt is such that it can easily be re-creased as you so choose. The hat is unlined and has a brown leather sweatband, embossed with an early Montgomery Ward crest. The reorder tag, indicating the hat is a size 7, is of a generic style and doesn’t offer many clues as to who made the hat for Montgomery Ward.

Size: 7
Brim Width: 3″
Ribbon Width: 3/8″
Crown Height:5-5/8″

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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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