This vintage jacket was made in the 1930s by the Independent Towel Supply Company of Cleveland, Ohio. It is their style 630, made of white canvas, with a three button front, square cutaway and three patch pockets. The breast pocket is unusually shallow. This style of jacket was worn both institutionally as workwear and became popular on east coast university campuses as part of the 1930s “beer suit”.
Chest (pit to pit): 20-1/2″ (doubled = 41″)
Shoulder to shoulder:16-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length (base of collar to hem): 26-3/4″
This vintage sweater was made by Valley Stream under the Suprina’s Sportland label (service by sportsmen). It is two tone green and cream, with white buttons and a felt Theta Gamma Chi patch, from the now defunct fraternity. The Right sleeve has been rolled under and stitched to shorten it for some reason.
Chest (pit to pit, unstretched):18″ (doubled = 36″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Left Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Right Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22″
Length (base of collar to hem): 25″
This vintage coat is a “Mighty Mac” Boatcoat. It is a peacoat style with a twist. With its navy blue Melton wool body, its handwarmer pockets, patch pockets and button-on hood, it draws from the designs of WWI peacoats, WWII peacoats and British duffel coats to create something which is unique, yet recognizable. These were marketed in the late 1950s through to about 1962 by Mighty Mac to the high school and college aged crowd, and were made in sizes 14 through 20 (ages). This one is the largest size, a young man’s 20, which is equivalent to a men’s 40. It originally sold for $37.95, which is roughly equivalent to $300 in today’s money.
Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 32″
This vintage hand-knit heavy wool sweater is two-toned navy blue and cream. It has the original owner’s initials, RL, knit into the chest. It does up with a mid 1930s fantail Talon zipper with a grommet stopbox.
Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Center of collar to end of cuff: 36″
Length (base of collar to hem): 26-1/2″
This vintage sweater was made by the Wigwam Hand Knit Hosiery Company of Sheboygan, Wisconsin for Marvin Goetsch. It has his name chain-stitched on a felt patch under the hem. Despite this, it is still neatly folded in the original store box, and appears to have never been worn. The sweater is a rich blue wool.
Chest (pit to pit, unstretched): 19″ (doubled = 38″)
Chest (pit to pit, stretched): 26″ (doubled = 52″)
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff, cuffed): 22″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff, uncuffed): 25″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 17″
This vintage letterman jacket was made in the 1950s. The shoulder patch says 1956, which could place its date of manufacture anywhere from 1952 and 1956. It is a classic varsity style, with raglan shoulders, a snap front, and knit cuffs, collar, and waistband. The pockets are trimmed in leather. The gold trim on one of the sleeves has worn away on the shoulder, and there are marks from old patches. The wool is heavily worn. This jacket was made by Finch Sportswear of Minnesota, and has great chainsitching on the back of an Indian wearing buckin pants portaging a Canoe.
Chest (pit to pit): 25″
Center of collar to cuff: 35″
Length (base of collar to hem): 25-1/2″