Corduroy Belt-back jacket

This vintage jacket was made in Yugoslavia in the 1970s by Chess King. It has 1930s proportions and detailing, with a high button stance, moderate peak lapels, double breast pockets and a fancy pleated, belted back. Though tagged a 42, sizing is notoriously inconsistent brand to brand, so refer to the measurements. With a 44″ chest, this best fits a 40.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-1/2″

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1900-1910s corduroy hunting vest

This vintage hunting vest was made in the late 1900s-early 1920s.  It is made from corduroy with a cotton back and lining with canvas shell pockets and blue buttons. It has a buckle back Really rare to see one of these done in corduroy.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)

Length (back): 19-1/4″

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Sunset House corduroy Browswer jacket

This vintage jacket, named the “Browser”, was made in the late 1950s-early 1960s by Sunset House.  It was introduced in 1957 and produced through to about 1964, with a pattern change, introducing collar stays among a few other things, around 1962. The earliest versions were offered in red and beige, with the darker brown introduced around 1958.  This places the date of manufacture of this particular one between c.1958 and c.1962. This jacket was advertised by Sunset House with several different label variants, the most common endorsed by Cornel Wilde for the men’s version and endorsed by Jean Wallace on the ladies version, with the less common version bearing no endorsement. Elvis favored these corduroy Browser jackets, owning them in all the colors they were produced in, and wearing different colored jackets of the same model on the album cover of “Elvis is Back!” and in the film King Creole. This style was also worn by Eddie Cochran.  The jacket has a double pleated back, and four pockets on the front, the openings of which mirror the back pleats.  It has a soft roll collar with a tab closure. It is fully lined.
Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-3/8″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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Ralph Lauren beltback sportcoat

This vintage Ralph Lauren jacket is made from brown corduroy, with double flapped breast pockets, a throat latch, and a pleated belt back.  It is unlined, with taped seams and was made in the USA. There are 3-1/2″ of material in the cuff and it appears they have been previously shortened.

Tagged size: L
Chest (pit to pit): 23″(doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder:21″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22-1/4″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 31″

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Hollywood western vest

This vintage vest was made in the early part of the 20th century from a mustard colored corduroy, with a buckle back, four pocket front, piped edges and lapels.  At some point it found its way into Hollywood wardrobe.  The plaid overcheck of the corduroy looks to have been airbrushed on at that point in its life. This was used in various westerns over the years, and remained in Warner Brothers’s costume house until fairly recently, as evidenced by their modern style label with bar code.

Chest (pit to pit): 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Length (back): 21″

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1930s Wards Western Field hunting jacket
This vintage hunting jacket was made in the 1930s for Montgomery Ward under their Western Field label. It is made of lightweight canvas, with a corduroy collar, reinforced shoulders, handwarmer pockets, large cargo pockets, game pouch and breast pocket with an early style ring Talon zipper.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28-1/2″

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