This vintage coat was made in the 1890s-early 1900s from buffalo fur for the North West Mounted Police. The North West Mounted Police was founded in 1873 and existed until 1904, when it was succeeded by the Royal North West Mounted Police, then by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1920. This bears the NWMP buttons of the earliest iteration. The coat has a broad shawl collar and double breasted closure, with distinctive leather straps on the front. It has leather reinforcement to the lining at the underarms and by the collar, as well as riveted leather reinforcement at the vent.
Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 37″
This vintage hat was made around the turn of the century by the B&K Company under the name, “The Tiger Special”. It was sold by N.L. Wann of Fairbury, Illinois. It appears that Wann was bought out in 1916 by a Mr. Lloyd Borngener. The hat has a curled brim and is creased with a center dent and widely spaced pinches. It has a narrow ribbon and is a size 7-1/8.
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.