Red Head Brand half-moon vest

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272141235839

This vintage vest was made in the 1930s by Red Head Brand.  It is made from canvas with shotgun shell pockets, a breast pocket, large buttoned cargo pockets and two inside pockets.
 
Tagged size: 44

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)

Length: 28″

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J Peterman half moon hunting vest

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This vest was made by the J. Peterman Co. of Lexington, Kentucky, based on hunting vests of the 1930s. It has the distinctive “half-moon” opening on the front of the vest to the internal game pouch, as well as unusual pockets with the front stitched to keep everything secure even when moving vigorously.

Chest (pit to pit): 20″ (doubled = 40″)
Length (base of collar to hem): 28″

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Red Head Brand half-moon vest

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This vintage vest was made in the 1930s-early 1940s by Red Head Brand.  It is made from canvas, with a half-moon front entry to the game pouch, large pleated cargo pockets, closed bottomed shotgun shell pockets and two smaller internal patch pockets.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Length (base of collar to hem): 27-1/4″

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1920s Duxbak PakBak canvas hunting jacket

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This vintage hunting jacket was made in the late 1920s-early 1930s by the Utica Duxbak Corp, makers of Rain Proof Sportsman’s Clothing. This is their Pakbak model, which has a large, expandable game pouch, bearing a Feb 1926 patent. The jacket is made of canvas, with a corduroy collar. It has an early style front entry game pouch.

Chest (pit to pit): 25″ (doubled = 50″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 30-1/2″

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1930s Drybak half moon hunting vest

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This vintage hunting vest was made in the 1930s by Drybak. It is a half-moon sleeveless jacket style, with large cargo pockets on the front and rear, and the “half moon” front entry to the buttoned internal game pouch.

Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)
Length (base of collar to hem): 25″

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1930s Red Head half-moon hunting vest

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This vest was made in the 1930s by Red Head Brand, a high end maker of hunting and outdoorsman’s garments. This style has come to be known as a half-moon hunting vest, after the shape of its pass through pockets into the game pouch. Period advertisements generally referred to this style as a sleeveless jacket rather than as a vest. This one has pleated, flapped patch pockets on the front, as well as two patch pockets on the lining. The half-moons pass through to the roomy internal game pocket, which closes with a button.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Length: 27″

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Ralph Lauren reproduction 1920s hunting jacket

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This hunting jacket was made by Ralph Lauren as part of their now defunct Polo Sportsman line. It is made of brown canvas and is sort of a greatest hits version of 1910s-1930s hunting jackets, drawing mainly from the detailing of Red Head and Duxbak designs. It has a front entry half-moon style game pouch, double breast pocket and double round cargo pockets. The shoulders are reinforced and there is corduroy on the collar and inside the cuffs. The sleeves have double ventilated armpit gussets, the collar has a buttoned throat latch, and the cuffs have a distinctive button closure, which, unlike the rest of the detailing of the coat, I do not recognize.

Chest (pit to pit): 25″ (doubled = 50″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 21″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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