This vintage jacket, named the “Browser”, was made in the late 1950s-early 1960s by Sunset House. It was introduced in 1957 and produced through to about 1964, with a pattern change, introducing collar stays among a few other things, around 1962. The earliest versions were offered in red and beige, with the darker brown introduced around 1958. This places the date of manufacture of this particular one between c.1958 and c.1962. This jacket was advertised by Sunset House with several different label variants, the most common endorsed by Cornel Wilde for the men’s version and endorsed by Jean Wallace on the ladies version, with the less common version bearing no endorsement. Elvis favored these corduroy Browser jackets, owning them in all the colors they were produced in, and wearing different colored jackets of the same model on the album cover of “Elvis is Back!” and in the film King Creole. This style was also worn by Eddie Cochran. The jacket has a double pleated back, and four pockets on the front, the openings of which mirror the back pleats. It has a soft roll collar with a tab closure. It is fully lined.
This vintage coat was made in the 1930s and was sold by the New York based department store Oppenheim Collins. It is double breasted, with cargo pockets and handwarmer pockets featuring scalloped trim. There are buttoned adjuster belts at the cuffs.
This vintage coat was made in Canada in the 1950s from English made Early’s Witney Point Blanket material and was sold by Sears under their Hercules Fieldmaster label. It has a Milium lining, which, when combined with the incredibly thick blankets used in this make for one of the warmest vintage coats out there.
This coat is an older RRL Ralph Lauren product. Based on a design from the 1900s-1920s, the coat has a shawl collar, handwarmer pockets, flapped cargo pockets, belt loops, and an unlined construction. It was made in the USA from Indian blanket patterned fabric in 100% cotton.
This jacket was a sample made in Japan by John Lofgren & Co., one of two made for a jacket which never went into production. Based on chore jackets from the 1920s, it is made from 11 oz indigo selvedge denim, with a chinstrap, changeable ring buttons with an incredible “Cock O’ the Walk” logo, and a nicely detailed watch pocket with a slanted buttonhole for a watch chain.
This shirt was made by Ralph Lauren under their RRL line. Drawing influence from work shirts of the 1930s, it has a red and white dot fabric, with a chinstrap, side entry to the breast pocket for a pocket watch, angled buttonhole for a watch chain, asymmetric pockets, pencil pocket, false half-placket and ralph’s take on a vintage union label.