Brown Double Breasted Overcoat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281038288330

This vintage overcoat was made in the 1940s by Collegian Clothes for the Matzke Dite Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  It bears a 1939 Union tag, which places its date of manufacture between 1939 and 1949.  The coat is a brown wool alpaca blend.  It has a double breasted front with wide lapels, has button tabs on the sleeves, and a plain vented back. For some inexplicable reason, someone has cut out the botton half of the lining.Chest: 23″Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″Sleeve: 25″    Photobucket

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Duffle Coat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281038269163

This vintage duffle coat is similar to the Royal Navy second pattern dufflecoat, and dates from the late WWII period, or early postwar period.  It is made of heavy camel colored wool, with four toggles.  The ropes are stout and the toggles are wood. Military-type buttons on the cuffs.  Yoked shoulders.  Hood lays flat when not in use, long chinstrap to keep the elements out.  No button adjusters in the hood. Cotton reinforcement at waist, half lined.Chest: 26″Shoulder to Shoulder: 20″Sleeve: 24″    Photobucket

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WB Place Deerskin Leather Jacket

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281038245725

This vintage deerskin jacket was made by the W.B. Place company of Hartford, Wisconsin.  They were tanners- you sent them a deerskin, they tanned it and tailored it into a jacket or gloves.  This jacket has a classic design for this kind of leather, very outdoorsy, with a western yoked front and back, contrast leather stitching and fringe.  There are issues with the finish of the jacket, which seem more to do with the quality of the original tanning job than with wear.  There is wear just above the cuffs, where the owner rolled the sleeves under to shorten them.Chest: 23″Shoulder to Shoulder: 19″Sleeve: 25″    Photobucket

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Woolrich striped blanket shawl collar mackinaw

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271121697118

This vintage coat was made by woolrich.  It has a double breasted front and a pile shawl collar.  The striped blanket material of the coat is 85% wool, with 15% nylon to prevent shrinkage in the elements.  Chest: 24″Shoulder to Shoulder: 22″Sleeve: 23″    Photobucket

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Deadstock 1920s Gordon Hat

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This vintage homburg was made in the 1920s by the Gordon hat company.  It is an early soft felt style, made before the current definitions of “fedora” and “homburg” had come to be.  It is somewhere between the two, with brim flanging similar to a homburg or a lord’s hat, but with a stitched overwelt brim.  It has a distinctive wide wale grosgrain ribbon and substantial double bow.  It has an unreeded sweatband, still soft and in excellent condition, with all stitching present and accounted for.  It has an incredibly detailed seal imprinted on the leather, and on the lining.  The lining is of a fancy style which fell out of fashion in the 1930s.  The sweatband has a taped, rather than a stitched rear seam, a detail rarely seen on later US made hats.  It has a sticker size tag (also common in the 1920s era), which is in excellent condition.  There is the early style large union tag under the sweatband, along with an early style size stamp.  The condition of this hat, particularly the presence of details like the perfectly clean size tag, indicate this hat was rarely, if ever worn.  It’s a truly incredible time capsule of a hat, produced almost 90 years ago.Size: 7-1/4Brim Width: 2-1/2″Ribbon Width: 2-1/4″    Photobucket

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1920s Gordon Hat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281034607401

This vintage hat, like the other 1920s one I’m selling at the moment, was made by the Gordon Hat Company.  It is a forest green fur felt, with a long nap velour finish.  This felt finish was popular in the 1910s and 1920s. The hat is in the fuzzy middleground between fedora, homburg and lords hat, with flanging similar to a homburg, but a stitched overwelt brim.  This style pretty much dropped off the radar by the 1930s. The hat has a wide purple ribbon, which has a feathered trailing edge.  Other than Cavanagh, this bow detail, so popular at the time this hat was produced, was dropped by most hat manufacturers by the end of the 1930s. The hat has an unreeded russet color sweatband, marked “genuine velour”.  The liner has long since gone missing. The sticker size tag on the rear seam of the leather is still legible, and reads 7-1/4. The hat has the old style large union tag, size stamp and a Gordon manufacturer’s tag.Size: 7-1/4Brim Width: 2-1/4″Ribbon Width: 2-1/4″    Photobucket

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1930s Penney’s Belt Back jacket

This vintage belt back jacket was made in the 1930s by the J.C. Penney Co.  It is a single breasted style with notch lapels and sporty patch pockets.  It is gray with a blue overcheck.  The back is pleated and belted. The jacket appears to have been shortened at some point.Chest: 19-1/2″ (doubled =39″)Shoulder to Shoulder: 15″Sleeve: 23″Length: 26″    Photobucket

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El Paso Chaps

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271116503500

Vintage chaps with El Paso lettering. Saddlebag style pockets with leather knot closure.  Great detailing, with creme colored leather and red lettering. Wonderful patina and grain. Star conchos, riveted pockets.
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Master Hatters of Texas

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281034217802

This hat was made by the Masterhatters of Texas (MHT).  It has a self felt band with a metal detail bearing the MHT logo where a buckle or bow would usually be.  Cattleman’s crease. The sweatband indicates it is a 3X felt, but the quality is fairly coarse.  Size 7-5/8
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