1930s Plaid Workshirts

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This vintage shirt was made in the 1930s for Montgomery Ward. It is made from a red and black wool buffalo plaid. It has two breast pockets, square cut, jacket style tails, large cat-eye buttons and the streamlined MW Montgomery Ward logo.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder:17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 26″

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This vintage shirt was made in the 1930s for Montgomery Ward. It is made from a red and black wool buffalo plaid, with a cotton lined collar stand. It has two breast pockets, gusseted tails and Montgomery Ward’s name in a script logo.

Chest (pit to pit): 23-1/2″ (doubled = 47″)
Shoulder to shoulder:17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 21-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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This vintage shirt was made in the 1930s by Cascade Brand. It is made from a red and black wool buffalo plaid, with a cotton lined collar stand. It has two breast pockets and gusseted tails.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″(doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder:17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 20″
Length (base of collar to hem): 26″

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1940s Dureghan Longwear overcoat

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This vintage overcoat was made in the 1940s by the New Process Company of Warren, Pennsylvania under the LongWear label of Dureghan 100% Wool fabric, with a luxurious nap. It is single breasted and half-lined.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1.2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 44″

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1950s Lazarus single breasted overcoat

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This vintage coat was made in the early 1950s for the F & R Lazarus Company of Columbus, Ohio. It is single breasted, with a three button front, raglan shoulders and handwarmer pockets. It is made in a muted plaid wool. The coat is half lined and bears an early variant 1949 union label.

Chest (pit to pit): 26″ (Doubled = 52″)
Sleeve (center of collar to cuff): 36″ (roughly equivalent to a 25″ sleeve)
Length (base of collar to hem): 45-1/2″;

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1940s overdyed brown Hudson’s Bay point blanket coat

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This vintage coat was made in the 1940s by the Hudson’s Bay Company. It is made of the English production blankets, which helps with the dating. The coat has broad shoulders and a double breasted cut. It has handwarmer pockets and a plain back. It appears that the coat was at one point overdyed dark brown. Although Hudson’s Bay did make shorter length bay blanket coats, I have not seen this particular style from them before, which, in combination with the period color change makes me wonder if this was at some point professionally altered from a longer coat. Whatever the case may be, it was done well, and gives it a distinctive and sporty look.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28″

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1960s Custom Inspired blue chesterfield coat

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This vintage coat is single breasted and made of blue wool, with a black velvet collar. It has fishmouth lapels and flapped pockets. According to the tag it was “Custom Inspired by the ‘gifted hands’ of master craftsmen”.

Chest (pit to pit): 22-1/2″ (doubled = 45″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 43″

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1930s Shawl Collar railroad mackinaw coat

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This vintage coat is a 1930s railroad mackinaw. It is double breasted, with a shawl collar, belted back, handwarmer pockets and cargo pockets. Because this is a workwear coat, subject to abuse, this style had additional leather reinforcement at the pockets, sleeve bottom and cuffs. As was typical of these early production mackinaw coats, this one is unlined, with taped seams. While the shawl collar mackinaw style goes back to the 1910s, the leather reinforced railroad version didn’t gain popularity until the 1920s. By the early 1940s, production was waning, though old coats of this style continued to be be worn for years, a testament to their durability and warmth.

Chest (pit to pit): 26-1/2″ (doubled = 53″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 22-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 36″

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1930s Hart Schaffner & Marx NRA tagged overcoat

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This vintage overcoat was made between 1933 and 1935 by Hart Schaffner & Marx for the Lou Lucke Co. of Havre, Montana. The coat is double breasted, in a blue and gray tweed. It has a pleated back and raglan shoulders. The coat bears a NRA (National Recovery Act) member tag, which dates the coat accurately. Lou Lucke was born in 1874 and operated a mercantile in Havre starting in 1903.

Chest (pit to pit): 26″ (doubled = 52″)
Sleeve (center of collar to cuff): 36″ (roughly equivalent to a 27″ sleeve)
Length (base of collar to hem): 50″

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