Manhattan jacket

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This vintage jacket was made by the Lasley Knitting Co. of Seattle Washington in the 1950s. It is made from orange wool with a snap front and black leather sleeves with striped orange cuffs. The back has chenille lettering reading “Manhattan”.

Tagged size: 42
Chest (pit to pit): 24-1/2″ (doubled = 49″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to end of cuff): 26-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 31-1/2″


Noblemen Car Club jacket
This vintage jacket was made in the late 1950s-1960s. Made from maroon wool, it has a zip front with striped knit sections at the shoulders. The back bears the crest of the Great Falls Montana car club, the Noblemen, with a Roman centurion whipping his blown V8 powered chariot onward. The front is chainstitched with the original owner’s name, Murph. It is reversible, with satin on the other side in the same color.

Tagged size: 38
Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26-1/4″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 31″

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Calamity Cassey jacket

This jacket was made in the 1990s in Boerne Texas by Cassey Brei under her Calamity Cassey label. She made high end westernwear inspired by the work of 19th century plains indians. This jacket is absolutely stunning, especially compared with the products of most makers doing this style, which take liberties with the design. This jacket is made from canvas with suede fringe, concho buttons and studwork on the pockets.

Chest (pit to pit): 19-1/2″ (doubled = 39″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 15-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 21-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 28-1/2″

Gold dot zip front Wrangler denim jacket

This vintage jacket was made by Wrangler and has a gripper zipper fastening, pleated front with embroidered gold dots, and has had the sleeves removed at some point.
Tagged size: 46 (remember to refer to measurements for a good fit)
Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Length (base of collar to hem): 24″

1940s Bonspiel King shawl collar cardigan sweater

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This vintage sweater was made in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in the 1940s by Knit-Rite under their Bonspiel King label for the curling market. Canadian makers continued making this 1920s style for years after it went out of style in the US. It bears the patch of the Tam O’Shanter Country Club

Chest (pit to pit, unstretched): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Chest (pit to pit, stretched): 31″ (doubled = 61″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 24″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 28″ folded, 30″ unfolded
Length (base of collar to hem): 30″

1940s Curl-Rite shawl collar cardigan

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This vintage cardigan was made in the 1940s in Canada by Curl Rite for the curling market. Whereas this style of wide shawl collar cardigan had gone out of style in the US years earlier, it continued to be made, largely without alteration north of the border.
Chest (pit to pit, unstretched): 22 1/2″ (doubled = 45″)
Chest (pit to pit, stretched): 29″ (doubled = 58″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 22″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 28″