This vintage overcoat was made around the turn of the century. It is double breasted and has a wool shell with an astrakhan collar, toggle closure, cuffed sleeves, ticket pocket and full fur lining. Perfect for the aspiring robber baron.
Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 48″
This vintage cutaway coat was made in 1907 by Henry Jonas of Butte, Montana for M.A. Berger, a noted land agent in the Butte area in the late 1800s and early decades of the 1900s. Butte was well known in that period for its copper mining. The coat bears the label of the Journeyman Tailors of America union.
Chest (pit to pit): 20″
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-3/4″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 36″
This vintage vest was made in the 1910s. It has an incredible weave, be sure to see the close up photo. It has five mother of pearl buttons and a belted back. There are repairs around the buttons, and staining throughout the vest. The belt is missing its buckle, and is pinned up for the photos.
This vintage hat was made right around the turn of the 20th century. It is not marked as to the maker, but the sweatband is marked XXX Nutria Warranted. This style was popular as a city style in the 1900-1910 period. It has a western style curled brim, and a short, uncreased crown, similar to what was on a Stetson Boss of the Plains.
This jacket was made in the 1960s by Jeffrey Joyce for the Towne Toggery of Fall River, MA. It is a belted full norfolk style, a style more commonly associated with the Edwardian through 1930s period. It is a bold brown, mustard and green tweed. It has a four button front, with two buttons to close the belt. It has a long vent in the back. It is half lined.
Chest: 21″ (doubled = 42″ = size 38)
This vintage hat was made in the 1910s or 1920s by the Temple Hat company. It is marked XXX quality. It has a gray green ribbon with huge early style bow. It has a bold weave with triple ply weaves. The sweatband is heavily textured and is still soft and supple. The lining is half mesh and half silk, with a screened logo. Size: 7-1/4Brim Width: 2-1/4″Ribbon Width: 2-1/4″Crown Height: 3-3/8″
This hat was made in the early part of the 20th century, or possibly the late 1800s. I’ve never seen another hat with this super early John B. Stetson crest. It’s extremely old and unusual.
The hat is a very fine montecristi panama, see the detail picture with a penny for scale for an idea of just how fine. There are three breaks in the straw in the brim, at the back, but unlike the other early Stetson Montecristi, they don’t show very badly, especially when worn. The hat has a classic optimo blocking, and the brim is finely backwoven. THe sweatband has some of the finest stitching I’ve seen and is extremely wide. It is still nice and supple. The original owner’s initials, “ECA” are stamped opposite the Stetson logo.
Brim Width: 2-1/8″
Ribbon Width: 7/8″
These trunks were made in the early part of the 20th century, 1920s or prior. They are wool, with a button fly. They have a flapped key / coin pocket. Originally there would have been some kind of top- probably striped, that would have gone along with these. The belt loops are a different color and type of wool- I wonder if they were added later? Seeing as they’re 80 to 100 years old, they do show some age, but I don’t see any stains or moth bites.
This one probably dates from the 1920s. Typical boss of the plains crown. May have had a curled brim edge at one point, but if that’s the case, it’s long since been cut off. Textured leather sweatband, no lining. Wide ribbon. Deep imprints. No. 1 Quality, a western designation of the time. Very high quality fur felt.