This vintage shirt was made by Duofold, of Mohawk, NY, a company noted for their knitwear. This is an early version of their “Sportsman’s Doublet”. It is made from Duofold’s two-layer fabric, which features an outer layer of 100% wool for warmth, and an inner layer of 100% cotton for comfort. There is an early talon zipper, and green buttons.
Chest (pit to pit, unstretched): 20″
Chest (pit to pit, stretched): 25″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 27-1/2″
This vintage shirt was made by Palladium Fifth Avenue in the 1950s. This type of lace up pullover was popular following inclusion of a similar style in such programs as Disney’s Davy Crockett serial. This sueded cotton version is a fairly sedate interpretation of that look.
Chest (pit to pit): 23″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
This vintage vest was sold under the Auston, Ltd., New York label. It has a red wool front, copper colored back and striped lining. It features nicely shaped points, a darted, four pocket front, pointed pocket flaps. The red buttons are a nice touch. “British” marked buckle on the back.
This vintage hat was made in the 1930s by the John B. Stetson company. It bears their “No. 1 Quality” designation. The dressweight felt has an unusual rose color. The liner is a complementary pink, with a highly detailed stamp. It was originally sold in Vinita, OK by “The Army Store”.
This vintage fedora was made in the 1940s by the John B. Stetson company. It is an early version of their “Flagship” model. It has a double-stitched pressed underwelt brim edge, and a rust colored ribbon. The sweatband has an early style “stars” crest. The felt designation is worded “Royal Stetson DeLuxe”, instead of the usual (later) phrasing “Royal DeLuxe Stetson”. It has a narrow, unreeded sweatband.
This vintage hat was made in the 1920s by the John B. Stetson company. It is made of a luxuriant fur felt velour. It has a raw edge brim, flanged somewhere in-between what we now think of as a fedora, and a homburg. It has a twisted bow with an intentionally frayed trailing edge, a popular detail at that time. It was originally sold by the Marshall Field Company. The sweatband bears their stamp, but not the Stetson mark. The back of the leather shows Stetson’s stamp, Lot 5992, which places the sweatband in somewhere in the early 1920s timeframe. There are signs of stitching from an unreeded sweatband, which would indicate that this early 1920s sweatband is a replacement, and that the hat itself was made prior to WWI.
The felt is in very good shape, as is the sweatband.