1900-1910s corduroy hunting vest

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272114901997

This vintage hunting vest was made in the late 1900s-early 1920s.  It is made from corduroy with a cotton back and lining with canvas shell pockets and blue buttons. It has a buckle back Really rare to see one of these done in corduroy.
 

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

Length (back): 19-1/4″

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1900s-1910s Red Head Brand vest

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401060626184

This vintage hunting vest was made between 1908 and 1916 by Red Head Brand, and bears their earliest label.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Length (back): 20″

A piece I wrote for my website on the history of Red Head:
E.C. Cook & Bro. was founded in Chicago c.1867 by E.C. Cook (b.1845) and his brother F.W. Cook. They were manufacturers of awnings, tents, waterproof wagon,horse and truck covers, flags, banners and canvas signs. Later they expanded range to include hunters’ and tourists’ outfits, including jackets, cartridge vests, leggings, hats, gun and rifle covers, holsters, belts, cartridge belts, rod cases, and boots.
The Red Head brand name first used 1908. In 1915, a half million dollar contract for boots for the British Army was rejected and the company was forced into bankruptcy. Former employee S. Theodore Anderson, who had been with Cook since 1885 became president of the new Alward Anderson Southard Co, formed along with Charles H. Southard and Edward Hendrickson (with Cook since 1897). The new company took over the closed factory, located at 925 W. Chicago Ave, hired 100 new workers, and resumed production of the defunct Cook’s lines.
In 1931, Theodore Anderson died and the company was taken over by his widow, Alma Anderson. The company grew and flourished under her ownership and management, opening a new factory in 1940 at 4300 Belmont Ave. and expanding employment to over 500.
Anderson died in 1956 and the company was taken over by Clarke F. Hine. Red Head was purchased by the Brunswick Blake Collender Co, of bowling ball fame, in December 1959. Brunswick purchased the DryBak company several years later, selling both company’s similar hunting lines for a time in the 1960s.
In 1970, Red Head Brand was again sold and operations relocated to 4949 Joseph Hardin Dr Dallas, Texas.
The brand is currently owned by Bass Pro shops. They have been marketing Red Head as a “heritage brand”, though they do no market any vintage style products, and put the company’s origin in 1856, a date which has no relation anything.

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Canvas and Leather Ralph Lauren hunting jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272080576294

This jacket was made for Ralph Lauren, with a design based on 1910s-1920s hunting coats.  It has leather trimmed pockets, with leather belts on the large cargo pockets. It has a flap on small bellows pockets, which on an original coat would be for shotgun shells, but which have been enlarged for street usage on this coat. The pocket overlapping the center button operates like a flight suit or motorcycle jacket map pocket, rather than opening to an internal game pouch like an original. This has not one, but two internal game pouches, one in between the outer shell and inner lining, like coats of the 1910s, and one with an open top and hook closure between the lining and the wearer, like on coats made in the 1930s and on.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31-1/4″

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L.M. Weed Co. Duxbak hunting vest

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272080553061

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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Cushman reproduction shawl collar shaker knit sweater

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401036156042

This sweater was made in Japan by Cushman Sportswear, styled after a 1920s model. It has a shawl collar, two small pockets and a six button front with seventh under the collar.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 28″

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Ralph Lauren blanket coat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401036142931

This coat was made for Ralph Lauren and was sold under the Polo label.  It is based upon a c. 1915 shawl collar blanket mackinaw made by Guiterman Bros. The coat is double breasted, with a shawl collar, leather trimmed handwarmer pockets, flapped cargo pockets and a belted waist.  In keeping with the original upon which this style was based, it is unlined. The original retail of this coat was $1195.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 21″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 33″

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