Allen Cowboy Suit

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This vintage suit was made by the Allen Mfg. Co of Denver Colorado in 1963. This style of western suit, with its wide peak lapels and squared cutaway emerged on the western fashion scene just after WWII, a “greatest hits” collection of all the wildest detailing of prewar suits- the razor sharp peak lapels, the bi-swing shoulders, the saddlebag pockets. The style stayed virtually unchanged through the 1950s. In the early 1960s, it fell out of favor for suddenly extremely narrow notch lapels and different detailing. It’s surprising to see such a late date in a suit of this style. Also interesting is that this suit does not have the yoked western style back commonly associated with this style. The pants have subtle western scalloping to the pockets, wide belt loops and are cuffless.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem: 29-1/4″

Waist (side to side): 17-1/2″ (doubled = 35″)
Outseam: 43″
Inseam: 30-1/2″
Rise: 12-1/2″

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