1960s custom made western shirt


Neck: 15-1/2″

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)

Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/4″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 29″

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Beaver Fifty Open Road


This vintage fedora was custom made in the 1960s from pure beaver felt, and originally sold for fifty dollars, making it extremely expensive at the time.  I have owned many 7X clear beaver Stetsons from this era and the dress weight beaver felt has a very similar feel.  It is a 7-1/4 and has a 2-3/8″ brim and a 5-1/4″ crown.

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1940s Gulf Coast Hat Works cowboy hat

This vintage hat was custom made in the 1940s by the Gulf Coast Hat Works of 2209 W. Main Street, Baytown, Texas. It is their San Jacinto model. It has a fancy pleated lining, old fashioned taped rear seam, extremely fine stitching on the reeded sweatband and an unusual burgundy color to the fur felt. It is a 6-7/8 Long oval.
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Pure Beaver Sinto cowboy hat

This vintage hat was custom made in Spokane, Washington from One Hundred Percent Pure Beaver Fur. It appears the model name is the Sinto. It has a bound brim. It looks like it’s been knocked around a bit, is wearable as is, but with its high quality body, it would make an excellent candidate for a renovation. Size 7-3/8

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1950s Luca’s Custom Boater hat

This vintage boater was made in the 1950s. The body of the hat was likely made in Italy, and then finished by Luca’s Custom Made Hats, 509 John Street, Utica, NY. The hat has a traditional striped ribbon, a mesh liner, and a floating leather sweatband to help the stiff hat conform better to your head shape.

Size: 7-1/4
Brim Width: 1-3/4″
Crown Height: 3-3/8″

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1940s Fitzgerald Special fedora

This vintage fedora was custom made in Boston by Fitzgerald hatters. I believe it dates from just after the war from the style, but the construction has a number of more typically pre-war details to it. The hat has a fancy pleated liner and a textured, unreeded sweatband. The hat has a teardrop crown, narrow brim binding and a fancy ribbon.

Size: 7-1/8

Here’s another from Fitzgerald, dating to the 1960s


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New Jersey Frozen Foods custom leather jacket

This vintage leather jacket was made in the 1950s. It has a classic casual cut, sportcoat length. The jacket has a scaloped yoke on the back, which, along with the horseshoe belt buckle give the jacket an under-the-radar western vibe. The jacket has a button-on belt. Many jackets of this length from the 1930s-1950s had button on belts like this, but lost them over the years, it’s uncommon to find one still paired with the belt. There are two breast pockets which fasten with Conmar chain zippers. The main zipper is also a Conmar. The jacket’s label reads “Custom Made Deerskin Sportswear, New Jersey Frozen Foods, Inc., Morristown, NJ”. Somewhat of an unusual firm to be making leather jackets, but similarity to other leather jacket maker’s patterns make me think that it was produced by a third party factory, probably one of the Wisconsin deerskin jacket factories and sold by NJFF. The jacket is fully lined, with a material change about half-way down.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff):25-12″
Length: 32″

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