Red Head Brand half-moon vest

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This vintage vest was made in the 1930s-early 1940s by Red Head Brand.  It is made from canvas, with a half-moon front entry to the game pouch, large pleated cargo pockets, closed bottomed shotgun shell pockets and two smaller internal patch pockets.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Length (base of collar to hem): 27-1/4″

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L.M. Weed Co. Duxbak hunting vest

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This vintage vest was made in the 1910s-1920s by the L.M. Weed Company of Binghampton, New York under their DryBak label. It is made of high quality canvas with a six button front, closed bottomed shotgun shell pockets and a cinch back.

Chest (pit to pit): 19″ (doubled = 38″)

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1940s Windward Montgomery Ward vest

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This vintage work vest was made in the 1940s for Montgomery Ward and was sold under their Windward label.  It is a high necked workwear style with two pockets and a sheepskin lining. Though tagged a 38, this would best fit a 35-36.
Tagged size: 38

Chest (pit to pit): 18-1/2″ (doubled = 37″)

Length (base of collar to hem): 20

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Hollywood western vest

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This vintage vest was made in the early part of the 20th century from a mustard colored corduroy, with a buckle back, four pocket front, piped edges and lapels.  At some point it found its way into Hollywood wardrobe.  The plaid overcheck of the corduroy looks to have been airbrushed on at that point in its life. This was used in various westerns over the years, and remained in Warner Brothers’s costume house until fairly recently, as evidenced by their modern style label with bar code.

Chest (pit to pit): 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Length (back): 21″

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Hollywood costume- western vest

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This vintage vest was made in the early part of the 20th century from pound sign jaquard material, with a four pocket front, lapels and leather trimmed pockets.  At some point it found its way into Hollywood wardrobe.   This was used in various westerns over the years, and remained in Warner Brothers’s costume house until fairly recently, as evidenced by their modern style label with bar code.
Chest (pit to pit): 19″
Length (back): 19″

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1950s Sears Hercules sheeplined work vest

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This vintage vest was made in the 1950s for Sears under their Hercules Outerwear workwear label. The style of the vest, with its cotton shell, high buttoning closure and sheepskin lining, is unchanged since the 1930s.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Length (Base of collar to hem): 22-1/2″

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