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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1930s studded, jeweled western belt

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This vintage leather western belt was made in the 1930s. It is made of a natural colored leather with a geometric (squares over octagons) tooled pattern. It has a double prong garrison style buckle. As was popular with western belts of the period, it is embellished with jewels and studs. It is faintly marked “Genuine Full Grain Cowhide Bridle” on the back. This is a rare example of one of the earlier designs of this style.

Sizing (remember to take measurement over pants)
Length to first set of holes: 30-1/2″
Length to last set of holes: 33-1/2″
Belt Width: 1-3/4″

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1940s studded, jeweled western belt

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This vintage leather western belt was made in the 1940s. It is made of brown leather with a floral tooled pattern. It has a double prong garrison style buckle. As was popular with western belts of the period, it is embellished with jewels and studs. It is marked “Yellowstone Park” on the back. Was it sold there as a souvenir of the west, or was that a brand name? Whatever the case, it didn’t go far, spending the rest of its life up to this point in Montana.

Sizing (remember to take measurement over pants)
Length to first set of holes: 32″
Length to last set of holes: 34-1/2″
Belt Width: 1-3/8″

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Blue Steerhide Campus leather jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made in the 1950s by Campus sportswear. It is made of navy blue steerhide, with an attached belt and mouton collar.  It has a talon zipper with a lucky rabbits foot pull.  It has a green quilted liner, and is tagged a size 18- these jackets were targeted towards high school and college kids, hence the sizing.  Please go by the measurements. There is some wear to the leather, but no real damage.  I’ve attached a photo of this jacket next to a black leather jacket to give an idea of the color difference.Chest: 19-1/2″ (doubled = 39″)Shoulder to Shoulder: 17″Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″    Photobucket

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Allen Stockman Suit

I got this vintage suit in today. In the pocket was a letter from the original owner’s wife dated 1947. The original owner’s armed services honorable discharge pin is still on the lapel. I’m not clear on whether this suit is pre-war or immediately post-war, but it seems that it hasn’t been worn in 65 years.

If I had just seen the jacket of this, I would never have thought “suit”. The cut is classic sportswear, with a short body, button adjusters on the sides, an open collar and double buttoned waistband. The heavy material puts it squarely into the realm of someone who spends a lot of time out of doors. A real workwear look, especially with the construction of the pockets. Like some leather jackets of the period, there are suit style buttons on the sleeves. I would almost expect some sort of belted or sunburst pleated back on it, but other than the adjusters, it is just plain.
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This Eisenhower style jacket is unlined, with serged seams and a cotton reinforcement panel at the bottom edge.
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Now here’s where things really get interesting. It’s a suit! It has a button fly, wide fancy western style belt loops to accommodate a wide western belt. Watch pocket, and western style pockets.
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Made by Allen Brand
Stockman’s Garments
Denver, CO
Western Made for the Westerner

The jacket still bears the original owner’s ruptured duck discharge pin and American Legion pin
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Details of the Pocket and Cuff
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Exotic Print Jantzen

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This vintage bathing suit was made by Jantzen in the late 1950s or early 1960s.  It has an exotic print green, blue, yellow and orange striped fabric, with a metal buckle bearing the Jantzen diving girl.  The front of the suit is lined and there is a key pocket.  The tag gives the size as a 32.  There is a draw string which ties on the hip.
Waist unstretched: 11″ (doubled = 22″)Waist stretched: 16″ (doubled = 32″)Rise: 11″Side Seam: 7″ 
   
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