1960s Menen herringbone tweed jacket

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This vintage jacket was made by Menen Tailors, Spokane, Washington in 1962. It is made of gray herringbone wool tweed.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 30″

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1940s Benchly Double Breasted suit jacket

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This vintage jacket was made by Benchly and was sold by Lowenson’s of Portland, Oregon. It is double breasted and bears a 1939 union label.

Chest (pit to pit): 22-12″ (doubled = 45″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 30″

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1940s Dureghan Longwear overcoat

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This vintage overcoat was made in the 1940s by the New Process Company of Warren, Pennsylvania under the LongWear label of Dureghan 100% Wool fabric, with a luxurious nap. It is single breasted and half-lined.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1.2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 44″

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1920s Sheuerman mackinaw coat

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This vintage mackinaw coat was made by Sheuerman Bros of Des Moines, Iowa. It is double breasted, with broad lapels, patch pockets and a buttoned belt. The coat is gray with a subtle overcheck. As is typical of mackinaw coats of this era, it is unlined. The construction appears that there was a vent that has been closed, possibly the coat was shortened. The label is typically 1920s, with a black background and yellow lettering. Sheuerman’s slogan was “from sheep to shape”.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27″
Length (base of collar to hem): 36″

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Late 1930s Mongolama overcoat

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This vintage overcoat was made in the very late 1930s or early 1940s from “Mongolama” cloth, and was sold in Bozeman, Montana by Wagner Bros. It is a double breasted cut, in a heavy gray wool blend fabric. It has lazy peak lapels, a belted back, cuffed sleeves, and a 3×6 double breasted fastening, a very 1930s style. It has a 1939 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America union tag which puts its manufacture between 1939 and 1949. The style, and the date range where Mongolama was advertised put it at the earliest end of this time frame. The coat is fully lined, which is somewhat unusual for overcoats of this period.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 47″

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1950s Brent norfolk jacket style coat

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This vintage herringbone tweed jacket was made in the late 1950s and was sold by Montgomery Ward under their house label, Brent. It is a 1920s Norfolk style, with norfolk straps and an attached belt. The jacket has a warm pile lining and quilted sleeves.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29″

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1950s Land N Lakes western jacket

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This vintage western jacket was made in the 1950s by the Herman K. Lavin Co. of St. Paul Minnesota under the Land-N-Lakes label. It seems to have been a popular naming convention among St. Paul manufacturer’s, with Guiterman Bros’s “Town and Country” and Gordon & Ferguson’s “Field and Stream”. The jacket is a western cut, with a square cutaway, peak lapels, fancy yokes front and back and bi-swing shoulders. The gray flannel tends to quiet the design a bit. It is fully lined.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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ClothCraft gray flannel sportcoat

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This vintage gray flannel jacket was made in the 1950s by Joseph & Feiss under the ClothCraft label. The jacket bears a 1949 union label. It has a two button front, patch pockets, and a half lining.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length: 31″

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Silver D-Pocket Motorcycle Jacket

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This is a truly rare and unusual early D-Pocket motorcycle jacket. It is a Harley Davidson Cycle Champ style. The label is missing, but going by the Canadian made “Lightning” zips, it would appear this is an extremely early version of the pattern produced by the British Mfg. Co. It has early bell-shaped lightning zips, for the main and the sleeve zippers, with a Lightning chain zip on the D-pocket. The sleeves zip open, whereas on later Canadian-made versions of this jacket, they had gussets. There is a little snap belt at the end of the sleeve to further secure the cuff when zipped up, though one is missing. Studs on the pocket corners and on the epaulettes (though 3 of the 4 from the lapels are missing). These studs are the early rounded variety, where as later versions had ones which were more squared off. The epaulettes are of the early stitched down variety, whereas later examples had ones with snaps.
The most unusual feature is definitely the color. You don’t see a lot of silver leather jackets, and yes, that is the original color, it is not some kind of later re-spray. This was definitely a signature piece for some biker, and he wore it long and hard.

Heavy smoke smell which I have been unable to remove. Overall wear to leather. Wear through leather at collar. Damage and stitch separation to left cuff. Missing snap belt closure on right cuff. Missing one belt loop. Heavy damage to front belt leather. Separation to stitching on cigarette pocket. Wear to lining, worn through near cuffs.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 19″
Shoulder to cuff: 24″
Length (bottom of collar to hem): 22-1/2″
Waist: 18″

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