1940s Grais Sportswear leather half-belt jacket

This vintage leather jacket was made by by Grais – Sportswear with Grace in the 1940s. It has a half-belt, pleated back, a surcoat length cut, a tunneled, elasiticized belt with a single button closure, a blacked out Talon of mid-late 1940s manufacture, and ring pull chain zippers on the dual breast pockets. The cargo pockets are flapped and there are buttons on the cuffs.

Chest (pit to pit): 20″ (doubled = 40″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 27-1/2″

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Late 1940s H Bar C gabardine belt-back western suit

This vintage suit was made in the mid-late 1940s by H Bar C of California. It is made of wool gabardine, with a waist length cossack style jacket, with a half-belt back, handwarmer pockets, breast pocket and talon main zipper. The pants are western in style.

Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/4″ (doubled = 42-1/2″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 24-1/2″

Waist (side to side): 15″ (doubled = 30″)
Inseam: 29″
Outseam: 39″
Rise: 10″

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Chainstitched Emerson uniform jacket

This vintage jacket was made in the 1930s or 1940s, and was a uniform of some sort. Usher? Carhop? Gas station attendant?

Chest (pit to pit): 20″
Shoulder to shoulder: 16-3/4″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 21″
Waist (side to side): 15-1/2″ (doubled = 31″)

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Denver Colorado made custom deerskin leather jacket

This vintage jacket was likely made in Denver, Colorado in the 1950s. It is made of deerskin leather, and has all the unusual details which I have only found on Denver based custom makers, like the trapezoidal reinforcement stitching at the base of the bi-swing shoulders, the button front, the slightly narrower than typical belt to the half-belt back, the style of pleats to the back, the flapped patch pockets, the extra long cuffs, the seam in the lining at the belt-line. This one doesn’t have a label, but A.T. Hendrick is one of the Denver makers which also exhibit all the eccentricities of this pattern. I have had other jackets of theirs from the late 1930s and 1930s. This one feels a bit more refined, a bit later, but still has the distinctive detailing held over from the patterns of the 1930s, modified with a bit of extra length, an additional breast pocket, and tweaks to the collar.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-1/2″

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Californian leather jacket

This vintage jacket was made by the California Sportswear Company of Los Angeles, California under their Californian label.

Tagged size: 44
Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 21″

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1950s Sawtooth western shirt

Collar: 15-1/2″
Chest (pit to pit): 19-1/2″ (doubled = 39″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 31″

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1940s Forsyth Trooper western shirt

Collar: 15″
Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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