1950s Allen western suit

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This vintage western suit was made in the early-mid 1950s in Denver, Colorado by the Allen Mfg. Co.  It is made from gray wool with a purple and brown fleck.  The suit has a three button front, square cutaway, peak lapels, four western “smile” pockets and a yoked back.  The pants have pearl snap back buttons, fancy pockets and western belt loops.

Chest (pit to pit):22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-3/4″
Waist (side to side): 17″  (doubled = 34″)
Outseam: 44″
Inseam: 32″
Rise: 12″

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1940s Allen western suit

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This vintage suit was made in the late 1940s in Denver, Colorado by the Allen Mfg. Co. It is made of 100% Virgin Wool gabardine. This style of western suit came into being just after WWII, and was sort of a greatest hits version of details of 1930s suits, with its saddlebag patch pockets, wide peak lapels, bi-swing shoulders and suppressed waist. The square cutaway, popular in the 1910s-1920s, gives the suit a western flair, as do the fancy pockets on the pants and the wide belt loops. The pants are flat front and cuffless.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/4
Length (base of collar to hem): 29″

Waist (side to side): 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Outseam: 42″
Inseam: 30-1/2″ (3″ in hem, so probably about 2.5″ that could be let out)
Rise: 11.5″

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1930s Allen Stockman suit

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This vintage suit was made in the 1930s in Denver Colorado by Allen Brand, maker of stockman’s garments. It is made of heavyweight mackinaw wool, with a waist length jacket. The jacket is button front, with a double button waistband and buttoned side adjusters. The pants are flat front, button fly, cuffless, and have western style belt loops. As was typical in this era of workwear and outerwear made from materials like this, the jacket and pants are unlined. The jacket has a honorable discharge “ruptured duck” pin in one lapel and an American Legion pin in the other. When I bought this suit, I was told that it was worn home after WWII by its original owner, and stored unworn since 1946.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 24-1/2″

Waist (side to side): 16″ (doubled = 32″)
Outseam: 40-1/2″
Inseam: 30-1/2″
Rise: 10″

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Allen Blanket stripe western jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the 1950 by the Allen Manufacturing Company of Denver Colorado (western made for westerners for over half a century). The jacket is made from camel colored wool blanket material, with a brown and turquoise striped pattern The jacket has a three button front, with peak lapels, handwarmer pockets concealed in pleats, flapped hip pockets, and fancy yokes front and back. It has a full quilted lining.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″
-Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 32-1/2″

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1940s Allen gabardine western cossack jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the late 1940s by the Allen Mfg. Co. of Denver Colorado. While Allen primarily made westernwear, this jacket seems to fit more into the mold of 1940s California sportswear. It is a waist length Cossack style, with pleated patch pockets. Their angled tops wrap around into the buttoned side adjuster belts. There is a single chest pocket with a Conmar chain zipper. The main zipper is a spring loaded Crown with the “two way” teeth developed by them during WWII. It has a bi-swing back.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 26″

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