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.
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.
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.
This coat was made recently by Zara, but pulls its styling heavily from men’s overcoats of the 1920s, with its slim silhouette, wide lapels, high-mounted handwarmer pockets, flapped cargo pockets, fabric and cuff detailing. It is a relatively lightweight coat despite its looks, perfect for parts of the country where the extreme weight of originals is not appropriate.
Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
These vintage pants were made in the 1960s for Harley-Davidson. They are made of heavyweight black leather with an absolutely killer grain. They have a double snap waistband, heavy jacket size Conmar zipper fly and diamond pull zipper pockets.
This vintage boater was made in the 1930s and was sold by the J.C. Penney Company under the Solar Straws / Sol-Air Conditioned label. It is an open weave, and has a Bon Ton Ivy ventilated floating sweatband. The hat has a distinctive hatband design, and is a 7-3/8.