1950s-1960s Brent Half-belt

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This vintage leather jacket was made for Montgomery Ward in the late 1950s- early 1960s and sold under their Brent label. It is made of leather, with a half-belt back, a surcoat length, Conmar Conmatic main zipper, zippered breast pocket and combination handwarmer/cargo pockets. It has a full quilted lining.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28″

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1960s Brent half-belt leather jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made in the 1960s for Montgomery Ward under their Brent label. It is a classic half-belt cossack leather jacket style, popular from the 1930s-1960s. While it is not labeled, with its heavier weight, this feels like a steerhide rather than horsehide. This one has a larger Talon zipper than earlier models, as well as a quilted nylon lining. These are rare to find in larger sizes like this, and even rarer to find in such good condition.

Tagged size: 44
Chest (pit to pit): 26″ (doubled = 52″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 21″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 25″

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1950s Brent norfolk jacket style coat

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This vintage herringbone tweed jacket was made in the late 1950s and was sold by Montgomery Ward under their house label, Brent. It is a 1920s Norfolk style, with norfolk straps and an attached belt. The jacket has a warm pile lining and quilted sleeves.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29″

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1950s Brent halfbelt leather jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made in the 1950s by Brent, a house brand of Montgomery Ward. It is a heavy leather, probably steerhide, but possibly horsehide- without a label it’s hard to be positive. The jacket has a half-belt back and a slanted zipper closure breast pocket. Zippers are by Conmar. The jacket has a quilted lining and storm cuffs.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length: 30″

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1950s Brent striped shirt

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This vintage shirt was made under Montgomery Ward’s “Brent” label. It is made of a cotton and silk blend in a silver, red and black striped pattern. It has a top loop collar, horizontal buttonholes and long sleeves There are several small holes, the worst of which are pictured, near the collar.

Chest (pit to pit):
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Collar: 15″

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