This vintage suit was made by the Batch Tailoring Company of Helena Montana in February of 1950 for an A.J. Murphy. Unfortunately, the pants have gone missing at some point in the past sixty five years, so this is only the jacket and vest.
This vintage jersey was made in the 1950s in Great Falls Montana by the Allsports Supply Co for the Palmer Construction Company. It is two tone red and white with raglan sleeves and a chainstitched felt patch on the chest.
Chest (pit to pit): 19″ (doubled = 38″)
Chest (pit to pit, stretched): 25″ (doubled = 50″)
This vintage coat was made in the early 1950s for Sears. It was sold under the JC Higgins label. It is made from heavy red and black plaid mackinaw cloth. There are handwarmer pockets and flapped cargo pockets. There is a game pouch on the back. The coat is lined in a different plaid, with rayon linings in the sleeves. This model can be seen in the page from the 1950 Sears catalog below. This model goes back with few changes to the 1930s, but earlier models had patch cargo pockets.
Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 29″
Early aviators and proto – wayfarers. Crystal frames, green lenses. The crystal frames sunglasses look pretty close to what would become the iconic wayfarer, but from a couple years before the official introduction of the model. Maybe they weren’t as “groundbreaking” as the current literature would have you believe.