Green shawl collar cardigan sweater

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272166243119

This vintage cardigan sweater was hand knit from green wool.  It has a broad shawl collar, small pockets and a bold knit.
Chest (pit to pit, unstretched): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 34″

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1940s Hudsons Bay point blanket coat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272099346046

This vintage coat was made in the 1940s-1950s by the Hudson’s Bay Company from their Hudson’s Bay Point blankets.  This one is made in the rare brown on brown color scheme, with the black and red being more common in that era.  It is double breasted, with a belted waist and a half-lining.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 34″

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Wallace & Barnes Brown’s Beach influenced jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401022059584
This jacket was made by Wallaces & Barnes, Garments of Distinction, New York. It is a modern take on a 1930s Brown’s Beach Jacket, with the cut, snap front, pocket detailing and collar shape all mirroring that iconic work jacket, but rendered in melton wool.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28″

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1949 denim battledress jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400995267014
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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1950s Black Deerskin leather jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271983398791
This vintage jacket was made in the late 1940s-early 1950s, probably in the midwest USA. It is made from beautiful, soft, resilient deerskin leather, with front and back yokes, side adjuster belts and buttoned patch pockets. It has a spring loaded Crown zipper.

Chest (pit to pit): 22-1/2″ (doubled = 45″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/4″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff):25-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 25-1/2″

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Boucher’s Butte overcoat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401000720480
This vintage overcoat was made in the late 1930s and was sold by M.H. Schwartz, successor to Boucher’s, located in uptown Butte, Montana. M.H. Schwartz took over Boucher’s c. 1939 and used the “successor to” tagline in 1939 and 1940. The coat is extremely heavy wool, with a wide double breasted closure, broad lapels and handwarmer pockets. Just the thing for those harsh Montana winters, walking up the hill to and from the mine. The coat is fully lined and bears an Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America union label. With the way it is stitched into the coat, I can’t tell if it is a 1936 or a 1939 variant. With the c.1939 dating from the retailer’s history, either is possible.

Chest (pit to pit): 25″ (doubled = 50″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 45-1/2″

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Alaska hand knit cowichan sweater

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400989047399
This vintage sweater was made in the late 1960s-1970s. It is green with a polar bear and “Alaska” on the back. It does not have a zipper or buttons, though one could easily be added, and is fully lined, though the lining is not sewn down at the cuffs or hem.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Cuff to center of collar: 30″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 29-1/2″

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1900s Tiger Special hat

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This vintage hat was made around the turn of the century by the B&K Company under the name, “The Tiger Special”. It was sold by N.L. Wann of Fairbury, Illinois. It appears that Wann was bought out in 1916 by a Mr. Lloyd Borngener. The hat has a curled brim and is creased with a center dent and widely spaced pinches. It has a narrow ribbon and is a size 7-1/8.

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1950s Peters Bros Shady Oak Banker’s Special

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271978818190
This vintage hat was made by Peters Bros Inc of Fort Worth, Texas. It is the Texas Hat, the Shady Oak Bankers Special One Hundred. Costing $100 new in the 1950s, this was an incredibly fine high end hat, made from Swiss felt. It was made for a Max Krauss. Please remember that the X rating system has inflated grossly over the years and that it has no consistency from manufacturer to manufacturer, so the 6X rating on this made it, at the time, one of the finest hats money could buy. It is a 6-7/8.

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1950s Knox Fifteen fedora hat

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This vintage fedora was made by Knox and was sold by Raleigh Haberdasher of Washington, DC. It originally retailed for $15, making it a moderately upmarket hat at the time. It has a wide ribbon with a twisted knot style bow and a seamless welt edge. It is a size 7-1/4.

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