1920s embroidered dragon robe

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401086914241

This vintage robe is made from cream colored wool, with a blue satin collar, cuffs and pocket tops, cord trim and belt and embroidered dragons on the back and sleeves.  It has a monogrammed breast pocket and full striped lining.
 
Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled – 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 45-1/2″

 photo edit robe.jpg

 photo DSCF5609.jpg

 photo DSCF5610.jpg

 photo DSCF5611.jpg

 photo DSCF5614.jpg

 photo DSCF5616.jpg

 photo DSCF5617.jpg

 photo DSCF5613.jpg

 photo DSCF5612.jpg

Advertisements

1930s Studded Jeweled Western Belt

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272131471985

This vintage belt was made in the mid-late 1930s.  It is tooled with a diamond pattern with alternating diamond clusters of small studs and colored jewels.  The belt holes are grommets and there is a tooled keeper.  The original belt buckle was missing when I bought the belt and I have added a Japanese reproduction buckle with a whirling logs motif, which is close to what this would have had when new. The loop for the buckle needs to be re-stitched, at some point before I got it, the original buckle was removed and the belt was re-stitched to a smaller position, indicating multiple owners over its lifetime, as someone else has punched additional holes in the end of the belt to expand it. The belt measures 34″ to the smallest hole, 37″ to the largest grommet, and 39 to the last informal (punched later) hole.

 photo edit belt 1.jpg

 photo DSCF4715.jpg

 photo DSCF4716.jpg

 photo DSCF4720.jpg

 photo DSCF4721.jpg

 photo DSCF4724.jpg

 photo DSCF4725.jpg

1930s Jeweled Studded western belt

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271900729809
This vintage belt was made c.1938 and was sold by Sears under the “Cowhand Special” model name. This type of jeweled, studded western belt was popular between about 1933 and 1941, with narrower styles and styles with overlaid contrast leather reviving it in the late 1940s-mid 1950s. This early variant was equally popular with cowboys as it was with the collegiate crowd, and you frequently see these worn in period photos with wide waistband collegiate slacks. This style of belt buckle was used on these belts from 1937-1939.

Belt Width: 1-3/4″
Smallest hole: 26″
Largest Hole: 33″

 photo edit belt1.jpg

 photo edit beltboard.jpg

 photo DSCF6607.jpg

 photo DSCF6608.jpg

 photo DSCF6609.jpg

 photo DSCF6610.jpg

 photo DSCF6611.jpg

 photo DSCF6613.jpg

1940s-1950s jeweled western belt

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400926387820
This vintage belt was made in the late 1940s – early 1950s. It is made of black leather with a floral pattern, a western belt buckle with metal tip and loop, studs and red and green jewels. It is tagged a size 30, so it would probably work best for someone with a 28″ waist. Although difficult to read, it appears to be stamped that it was made in San Francisco.

 photo edit belt.jpg

 photo DSCF5314.jpg

 photo DSCF5315.jpg

 photo DSCF5316.jpg

 photo DSCF5317.jpg

 photo DSCF5318.jpg

1950s Korean War Moneybelt

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271834081745
This vintage money belt was made in the 1950s. These were popular with US servicemen for keeping money and other personal objects safe. This one was used by a L.O. Lemon, and has a Japanese bell shaped zipper which takes stylistic cues from pre-war Talon zippers.

 photo edit moneybelt.jpg

 photo DSCF4139.jpg

 photo DSCF4138.jpg

 photo DSCF4137.jpg