1930s Ben Parkoff Fedora hat


This vintage hat was made in the early 1930s for Ben Parkoff of Brooklyn, New York and is their “The Parksley” model.  It is a rare style, briefly popular in the early ’30s, the snap brim homburg, flanged with a sharply curled homburg type brim curl to the back, and a more relaxed one in the front, allowing it to be worn up brim or snapped. It has the feathered edge to the bow that was so popular at this time, and the twisted dip to the reverse side of the ribbon which was also a short lived trend.  It has a center crease with pinches and a bound 2-1/4″ brim.  It has a wide sweatband with a taped rear seam and a fancy pleated lining. The original store size tag is still in the ribbon.

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1930s CanPro money bag

This vintage bag was made by the Can-Pro Corp of Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin. It is made of heavy canvas, with a rubber bottom and a leather top with metal fastenings, so that the leather belt can thread through and lock. This size is a model 113. This particular bag was used by the Brooklyn Office, and later the Greenburgh office of S.B. Thomas, Inc., 33-01 Queens Blvd. Long Island City, NY, and has a metal plate with their info riveted to the bag. There is a riveted chain for a lock (with part of the lock attached) attached to the leather at the top of the bag.
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1950s Woolrich plaid shirt

This vintage plaid shirt was made in the 1950s by the Woolrich Woolen mills of Woolrich, Pennsylvania. It was sold by the Goodwear Company of 177 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. The shirt is made of wool plaid, and has shrunk-down versions of the buttons found on the heavy hunting coats. Pockets have pointed flaps. The collar is lined in black twill.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length: 31″

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