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″
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″
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″
I own this jacket’s twin and wear it regularly. So much cleaner of a design than later denim jackets with handwarmer pockets. And when they’re cut short, like a proper denim jacket is, you don’t need them.
These vintage boots were made in the 1930s, and have short shafts with a deeply scalloped top cut. They have leather soles and narrow, tall, nailed leather heels. While the flashy boots of the ’30s-’50s survive, the plainer, workingman’s boots like this are extremely hard to come by. They measure 12″ heel to toe, 4″ at the widest point. While the leather isn’t cracked, it would take some work to get these back into wearable condition.