English Motorcycle Boots

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These boots were made in England in the 1980s by a company named “Celebrity”. They are a captoe style, with functional buckles on the outsides. They have holes for studs or jewels.

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1930s lace up field boots

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These vintage boots were made in the 1920s or 1930s. They are a men’s size 7, and are a tall lace up field boot style. This style was popular with hunters and workmen during this period. They have 18 eyelets, and are a rare wingtip style. They have roamer brand rubber soles, long since cracked, and Ritz brand heels. The leather has been conditioned and while it does show wear, is still supple. The soles will definitely need to be replaced if these are to be worn. They measure 11-1/4″ heel to toe (outsole).

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1950s Resistol Italian Milan porkpie

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This vintage hat was made in the 1950s. The milan straw body was made in Italy, and it was finished and sold by Resistol. It has porkpie styling, with a wide grosgrain ribbon, with a back bow. This style was popular for a period in the mid to late 1950s. Despite being marked a 7-1/4, the hat has shrunk and measures and fits as a 7-1/8.

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1950s Swedish / German Goatskin utility jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was sold by Albackens of Malung, Sweden. The design is typical of what was coming out of German shops of this period. It is made of black goatskin, in a classic utility jacket style. It has a zipp zipper. There are a number of teeth missing on the zippers, but it still zips up well. There are buckle adjusters on the sides, and button tabs on the sleeves. The leather has a wonderful patina.

Chest (pit to pit): 19″ (38″ chest)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22″
Length: 23″

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c.1947 day-glo men’s trunks

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These vintage trunks were made in the late 1940s from the new “Day-Glo” fabric, made under patents 2417383 and 2417384. It certainly lives up to the claim of “fluorescent”. They have an elasticized waist (the elastic is still good), a full mesh liner, and a flapped, buttoned coin/key pocket. Postwar California beachwear at its finest. There is some fading, but it blends in somewhat with the shininess and day-glo effect of the fabric. With the waist, I would recommend these for a size 34-36.

Waist (unstretched): 13″ (doubled – 26″)
Waist (stretched): 20″ (doubled = 40″)
Side Seam: 12″
Inseam: 2-3/8″
Rise: 14″

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Burgundy 1930s men’s swimsuit

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These vintage swim trunks were made in the 1930s. They are marked “Guaranteed 100% all wool”. They are belted, with an elasticized belt with zig zag buckle. They have a smell from their old mothproofing, but it seems to have done its job well, I do not see any holes. They are lined in the front.

Waist (unstretched): 14″ (doubled = 28″)
Waist (stretched): 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Side Seam: 9″
Rise: 14″

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