1930s denim army pullover

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401051338434

This vintage jacket was made in the 1930s for the US army.  It is a pullover style with large side entry pockets and zinc buttons.

Chest (pit to pit): 24-1/2″ (doubled = 49″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 21″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-3/8″
Length (base of collar to hem): 27-3/4″

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Lofgren Cock ‘o the Walk denim chore jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272097450976

This jacket was a sample made in Japan by John Lofgren & Co., one of two made for a jacket which never went into production. Based on chore jackets from the 1920s, it is made from 11 oz indigo selvedge denim, with a chinstrap, changeable ring buttons with an incredible “Cock O’ the Walk” logo, and a nicely detailed watch pocket with a slanted buttonhole for a watch chain.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled – 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 27-1/2″

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1920s Carter’s denim workwear chore jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272035137322
This vintage denim jacket was made by Carter’s (H.W. Carter) of Lebanon, New Hampshire. It has a five button front (including the collar button) and four pockets on the front with an additional one inside. It has ring-back buttons with metal grommet reinforcement. The back of the buttons has patent dates from 1913 and 1917. The jacket bears an early variant tag from the United Garment Workers of America.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Length (base of collar to hem: 27″

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1920s Thompson Mfg. Co denim chore jacket

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This vintage denim chore coat was made by the Thompson Manufacturing Company, which was located at 56 Church Street, Belfast, Maine. They produced overalls and “working clothes” from a 7,980 square foot, 3 story factory, built in 1909, and did not survive the depression, with the business closing c. early 1930s. The jacket is made from selvedge denim with a four button (including the collar) front and three pockets. The donut-hole buttons bear the maker’s name,

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff):
Length (base of collar to hem:28-1/2″

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1949 denim battledress jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in 1955 by Prices Tailors Ltd to the 1949 Battledress Pattern. It is a British Army size 13, for someone 5’11” to 6′ with a 39-40″ chest. By the measurements, it is pretty oversized.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27″
Length (base of collar to hem): 23-1/2″

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Levis LVC 1933 501XX jeans reproduction review

I bought these Levis LVC 1933 501XX jeans in December of 2012.  They’re made from denim from the Cone Mills and were made in Turkey. A little over two and a half years on, they’re still hanging on, barely.  I’ve worn them pretty hard in that time.  In the wood shop, metal shop, while doing construction, while building architectural models, etc.  So they’ve had a rough life.  That said, they’ve still worn out faster than any other pair of jeans I have owned.  They’ve worn through in the crotch, knees, thighs and seat.  A rivet fell out of the pocket fairly early on, the stitching has come undone on about half of the pocket accurate, and there are many spots worn so thin that I’m sure another round of patches is due before too long.  photo Levis.jpg

1970s Lee Riders denim jean jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271906279305
Chest (pit to pit): 20-1/2″ (doubled = 41″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 23″

I own this jacket’s twin and wear it regularly.  So much cleaner of a design than later denim jackets with handwarmer pockets.  And when they’re cut short, like a proper denim jacket is, you don’t need them.

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Ralph Lauren Rugby work shirt

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271739023590
This workshirt was made between 2004 and 2013 by Ralph Lauren as part of their now defunct Rugby line. The style is influenced by Big Yank work shirts of the 1930s. It has a chinstrap collar stand, embroidered ventilation eyelets, vintage style buttons, buttoned breast pockets, Ralph Lauren’s take on a vintage union label and U shaped reinforcement yokes.

Tagged Size: Small
Chest (pit to pit): 21″
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 29-1/2″
Collar: 15″

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Blue Chimayo vest

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271679975768
This vintage vest was made in New Mexico from Chimayo indian blanket / rug fabric. It was tailored and sold by Pioneer wear. the vest has a denim back with a western style yoke and is fully lined. There are stitch marks from what appears to have been a larger label behind the Pioneer Wear one,. Unlike many of these square bottomed Chimayo vests, this one has buttonholes instead of loops.

Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)
Length: 24-1/4″

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