1930s Levi’s Type 1 denim jacket

This vintage denim jacket was made by Levi Strauss in the 1930s.  Based on the one sided big E red tab, the silver prong type buckle on the buckle back, and the other details, this is the 1936 revision of the design. 

Chest (pit to pit): 19-1/2″ (doubled = 39″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16-3/4″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length (base of collar to hem): 21″

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Key Imperial half-belt denim jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the 1950s by Key Imperial.  It is made from denim with a half-belt back and bi-swing shoulders.  It would have originally had a zipper front, but at some point the zipper was replaced with buttons with hand stitched buttonholes.  The jacket has a blanket lining and has had the cuffs patched with a lighter denim.
 

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)

Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 25″

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Continental Coffee Co jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the early 1960s and was worn by Jim, an employee of the Continental Coffee Company. The jacket has buttoned patch pockets and a talon zipper front.

Chest (pit to pit): 23-1/2″ (doubled = 47″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 23″

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Blue Bell Denim Chore Jacket

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This vintage jacket was made by Blue Bell, Inc.  It is blanket lined, with a four pocket front.

Tagged size: 42
Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 30″

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Warehouse Stifel jacket reproduction

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This jacket was made in Japan by WareHouse.  The design is inspired by 1920s chore jackets, with an indigo discharge pattern twill fabric, ring-back buttons reading “Union Made”, and a four button front with a pencil pocket in one of the breast pockets.

Tagged size: 42
Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28-1/2″

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1930s denim army pullover

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401051338434

This vintage jacket was made in the 1930s for the US army.  It is a pullover style with large side entry pockets and zinc buttons.

Chest (pit to pit): 24-1/2″ (doubled = 49″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 21″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-3/8″
Length (base of collar to hem): 27-3/4″

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Lofgren Cock ‘o the Walk denim chore jacket

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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.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled – 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 27-1/2″

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1930s Merrill Woolen Mills chinstrap work shirt

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This vintage shirt was made in the 1930s in Merrill, Wisconsin by the Merrill Woolen Mills. It is made of red and black wool, with a two-button extended stand collar chinstrap. It has a half-length placket, long tails and two breast pockets.

Collar: 15″
Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″_
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff):24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31-1/2″

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Duxbak half-zip chinstrap work shirt

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This vintage shirt was made in the 1930s by Duxbak in Utica, New York from plaid wool fabric from the Newton Woolen Mills of Homer, New York. It has a half-zip front with an early Talon zipper and a two button chinstrap.

Collar: 14″
Chest (pit to pit): 20-1/2″ (doubled = 41″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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1930s-1940s half-belt canvas work jacket

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This vintage workwear jacket was made in the late 1930s-1940s. It has a mid-late 1940s Talon zipper, but the stitching is crude and doesn’t match the rest of the stitching on the jacket, so it is very likely a replacement. The jacket is made of heavyweight twill, with handwarmer pockets, a breast pocket, half-belt back and side adjuster belts.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/4″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 22-1/2″

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