Obey Propaganda sweatshirt- BBJ

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401043363266

This jacket was made under the Obey label (Shepard Fairey), with a design and fabric heavily influenced by Brown’s Beach jackets. It’s made of a cotton blend knit, flecked on the front, fuzzy and solid on the back. It has trimmed seams and pockets and a snap front.

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

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Brown’s Beach Jacket snap

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401029084640

This auction is for the top of a snap originally on a Brown’s Beach jacket.  This is the larger, earlier version, measuring 13/16″.

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Wallace & Barnes jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401032645834

This jacket was made by Wallaces & Barnes, Garments of Distinction, New York.  It is a modern take on a 1930s Brown’s Beach Jacket, with the cut, snap front, pocket detailing and collar shape all mirroring that iconic work jacket, but rendered in melton wool.

Chest (pit to pit):  22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28″

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Wallace & Barnes Brown’s Beach influenced jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401022059584
This jacket was made by Wallaces & Barnes, Garments of Distinction, New York. It is a modern take on a 1930s Brown’s Beach Jacket, with the cut, snap front, pocket detailing and collar shape all mirroring that iconic work jacket, but rendered in melton wool.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28″

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Rubin Brothers wool workwear jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281560160614
This vintage workwear jacket was made by Rubin Bros. It is made of gray wool, has a serged round collar and a snap front. There is an inside pocket.

Chest (pit to pit): 29″ (doubled = 58″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-1/2″

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Browns Beach Jacket

 

I was extremely lucky to find this Brown’s Beach Jacket in Woodside, Nova Scotia a few years back. It’s probably of 1950s manufacture, and with its Beach cloth, knit outside, fleeced inside, it is both warm and lightweight. This one is made of the blue beach cloth, rather than the more common gray.  The jacket has Scovill snaps. As you can see by the pocket stitching in particular, the quality on these, at least by the ’50s, was somewhat hit or miss. It cracks me up with reproductions of items like this, which were utilitarian and mass produced. In so many cases the reproductions available today are of better quality and construction than the originals.

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