1960s Pepsi delivery jacket

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This vintage pepsi work jacket dates from the 1960s.  It has a large pepsi patch on the back, coming unstitched a bit, a triangular pepsi patch on the sleeve and a “say pepsi please” patch on the front.  The jacket has a talon zipper, which is missing its pull. It was made by Riverside Masterbilt.
Size: 42
Chest: 24″
Sleeve: 25″
Shoulders: 19″
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Norfolk Jacket

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This jacket was made in the 1960s by Jeffrey Joyce for the Towne Toggery of Fall River, MA.  It is a belted full norfolk style, a style more commonly associated with the Edwardian through 1930s period.  It is a bold brown, mustard and green tweed.  It has a four button front, with two buttons to close the belt.  It has a long vent in the back.  It is half lined.
Chest: 21″ (doubled = 42″ = size 38)
Sleeve: 25-1/2″
Shoulders: 17″
Length: 31″
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Alberg red blazer with black velvet collar

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This vintage jacket was made in the late ’50s or early 1960s by Alberg of Montreal.  It is a bright red flannel blazer with a black velvet collar.  Very much a hunt inspired blazer.  It has a short rear vent, one button on each sleeve, and no breast pocket.  There is some slight staining to the front of the jacket, which could probably be taken care of with a dry cleaning.  The jacket is half-lined in dark red.
Chest: 22″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length: 32″
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Johnson Woolen Mills Mackinaw

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This vintage hunting coat was made by Johnson Woolen mills. It has a button front and four snap closure pockets.  The rear game pouch closes with brass talon chain zippers. The coat is lined in red flannel. The interior pocket has torn.
Chest: 25″ (doubled = 50″)Sleeve: 25-1/4″Shoulders: 20″

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Soo Woolen Mills Hunting Mackinaw

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I think this is my favorite style of hunting mackinaw.  It was made by Soo Woolen mills, and has a button front, with a large collar.  The plaid is more interesting than the buffalo plaid used on a comparable woolrich of the era.  This one has two button chest pockets, and two button handwarmer pockets.  There is a large game pouch in back.  The coat is lined in gray flannel.  There is heavy mothing and staining throughout, and broken button on the sleeve- this was a coat which saw a lifetime of use and abuse in the field.
Chest: 24″
Sleeve: 25-1/2″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 19″
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1930s 7-1/8 Parkway Felts Homburg

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This vintage homburg was made in the mid to late 1930s.  The sweatband is marked “Merit – Mello Fit – New York”.  The liner is marked “Parkway Felts – designed for Harry Harrold Hatter, Trenton”.  The felt and ribbon are in nice condition, but the unreeded sweatband has dropped most of its stitches.
Size: 7-1/8Brim Width: 2-5/8″Ribbon Width: 1-5/8″
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1910s Miller Allaire Homburg/Fedora

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/271084068749

This vintage hat was made in the 1910s by the Miller- Allaire company of New York. It has a “United Hatters” union tag, which was replaced by the “United Hatters Caps and Milliners” label in 1934, dating it before that point. It is a transitional soft style, somewhere in between a fedora and a homburg.  The brim doesn’t have a full homburg curl, it’s slightly more relaxed.  It has a wide silk ribbon with a bold bow.  The sweatband is unreeded, with all stitching in tact. The leather is a bit dry, but there is no damage.  The felt is in very good condition- I do not see any moth bites.
Size: 7Brim width: 2-1/2″Ribbon Width: 2-1/4″
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Knapp Felt Homburg

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This vintage homburg was made, probably in the early 1930s, by the Crofut and Knapp Co. of Firth Ave. NY and retailed by Levi Strauss and Company, Indianapolis.  The model name looks like it’s the “Province”.  It has a wide brown leather unreeded sweatband, which, in typical fashion, has dropped stitches for about two inches near the rear seam.  It has a nice early ’30s twisted knot to the bow.  The reorder tag is a Dobbs, but both products were made by HatCo in the same factories, so that makes perfect sense.  The size tag looks like it reads 7-1/4, but the hat measures out to a 7-1/8.
Size: 7-1/8Brim Width: 2-3/8″Ribbon Width: 1-7/8″
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Munsingwear 1939-1946

This ad campaign for Munsingwear ran 1939-1946. It was a pivotal time in the industry, as people switched from one piece knit or broadcloth union suits to the modern “streamlined” standard of briefs and boxers. Also notable is the introduction of t-shirts as a piece of outerwear, though at the time, it was reserved for casual and sporting contexts.

The Olus Coat Cut Shirt

Shortly after the transition started to happen between tunic shirts to full button “coat cut” shirts, the question of what to do with the tails came about. Some manufacturers, like Signal in the previous post, opted for curved front shirt tails which overlapped to avoid gapping. Others, like Olus, decided to extend the tails, and make a shirt/drawers combination. Sort of a sleeved athletic union suit with a collar. These ads date from 1914 to 1916.
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