1940s embroidered western shirt

This vintage shirt was made in the 1940s. It is two tone green and taupe, with embroidered green yellow and pink flowers. It has a fancy yoked front and back , pearloid plastic buttons and a single snap sewn at the neck for a flat closure.

Chest (pit to pit): 23-1/2″ (doubled = 47″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28″

 photo edit western shirt.jpg

 photo DSCF1419.jpg

 photo DSCF1420.jpg

 photo DSCF1421.jpg

 photo DSCF1422.jpg


1948 China Navy Souvenir jacket

This vintage jacket was made in the 1940s as a souvenir of a tour in China. It is a waist length wool jacket, with shirt style pockets and an extension tab waistband. The quality of the wool makes me think the jacket itself was Theatre made rather than a cut down uniform. It is embroidered with dragons on the insides of the cuffs, liberty cuff style, a junk and a rickshaw on the breast pockets, and a dragon on the back. The back reads, “Tsing Tao, Hong Kong, Shanghai, China, 1948”. The front of the jacket bears the original owner’s name, Don C. Yanders, who served aboard submarines during WWII and who was stationed in China in the immediate post-war years.

Chest (pit to pit): 19″ (doubled = 38″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 22″

 photo edit china_1.jpg

 photo DSCF6545.jpg

 photo DSCF6546.jpg

 photo DSCF6547.jpg

 photo DSCF6548.jpg

 photo DSCF6549.jpg

 photo DSCF6551.jpg

1961 Sunoco work coat


This vintage Sunoco uniform was made in 1961 by the Hirsch Tyler company of Philadelphia, makers of precision uniforms. It is a four button, single breasted style, with wide lapels and a large patch breast pocket, embroidered with the Sunoco logo. Very stylish flaps on the pockets. The jacket has a warm blanket lining, and reinforcement backing buttons. Interestingly, the tailor and union labels are sewn to the inside of the jacket, as there are no inside pockets to hide them in, as would be typical.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″

 photo IMG_4333.jpg
 photo IMG_4336.jpg
 photo IMG_4335.jpg
 photo IMG_4337.jpg
 photo IMG_4338.jpg
 photo IMG_4339.jpg