1930s Rogers Peet chesterfield overcoat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271590601506
This vintage overcoat was made in the 1930s by high-end clothier Rogers Peet. The coat was purchased at their Boston location, 104 Tremont Street, by an A. Leighton of 10 Chauncy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He wore the coat until 1948, evidenced by a postal insurance form dated February 18th, 1948 and a checking deposit slip dated February 24, 1948, both found in the breast pocket and included with the coat. The coat is about as classic as they come. It is a chesterfield, with a three button fly front (rolled to the second button) and a velvet collar. It is made of some of the finest, densest wool I have felt. Absolutely the quality you would expect from Rogers Peet. It has flapped pockets and a vented back with two buttons to close the vent. The coat is luxuriantly fully lined.. There is a small button which allows the lapels to be buttoned up against the Boston winters.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 42″

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1930s Lampelt shawl collared horsehide coat

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This vintage coat was made in the 1930s and was sold in Boston by Lampelt sportswear, a manufacturer or sheeplined leather coats such as this and of grizzly jackets. The coat is made of horsehide leather, is double breasted, with a broad sheepskin shawl collar, handwarmer pockets, flapped cargo pockets and a belt. The back has a square cut yoke. There are button adjuster tabs on the sleeves. Inside, the jacket has a sheepskin lining, with blanket lined sleeves and brown corduroy trim. These coats were popular pre-war with motorcycle riders and as workwear in the fall and winter. The leather is nicely supple on this example.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″, roughly a size 36)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 32-1/2″

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1940s Fitzgerald Special fedora

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271309651870
This vintage fedora was custom made in Boston by Fitzgerald hatters. I believe it dates from just after the war from the style, but the construction has a number of more typically pre-war details to it. The hat has a fancy pleated liner and a textured, unreeded sweatband. The hat has a teardrop crown, narrow brim binding and a fancy ribbon.

Size: 7-1/8

Here’s another from Fitzgerald, dating to the 1960s

https://vintagehaberdashers.com/2012/06/03/the-fitzgerald-special-boston/

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