This vintage jacket was made in the 1970s by Fit-U Clothes for Gordons Isnor Limited, which had locations in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. The jacket has a belted back, scalloped pocket flaps, with the one on the chest serving a purely decorative purpose. The jacket is half-lined.
Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-1/2″
I found this vintage sweater in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. It is handmade from a pattern by the Canadian company, Mary Maxim dating to the 1960s, and depicts the sport of Five Pin Bowling, played only in Canada. Watch the video below to see another one of these sweaters in action.
This vintage jacket was made in the early 1960s. It is a gray chalkstripe fabric, with small peak lapels. It is made of Gatewood English Worsted Wool, and was made by Shiffer Hillman. It retailed in Halifax Nova Scotia at Rubin’s men’s shop.
This vintage blue blazer was made by Savile Row in 1957. It sold to Donald Baldwin of Rubenstein Clothing. It is made of “Queensbury superfine worsted” wool. It is a two button style, is unvented and has a flapped ticket pocket.
This vintage blazer was made in Canada in the late 1960s by Tip Top Tailors. It is made of a Fortrel and Wool blend. It has crest buttons, pleated patch pockets with scalloped pocket flaps, and an action pleated belt back. This 1930s influenced style came back in the late 1960s for a brief period. It is half-lined in a wild fabric.
This vintage overcoat was made in the late 1930s and was sold by Colwell Brothers in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Colwell Brothers was (and still is) Halifax’s premier men’s store. They were extremely high end, and I have handled a lot of merchandise that they sold over the years. It is all absolutely the best of the best, and they favored more traditional, English styles. This overcoat has a 1936 union tag, which places its date of manufacture between 1936 and 1939. It has a six button front. All buttonholes are functional, but the lapels are rolled to the second button, something which was a style of the time. As this is a more conservative style, it has a plain back instead of the fancy belted backs you would see on younger mens styles. It is fully satin lined. The coat is in excellent condition.
Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
This vintage overcoat was made of “Algora” fabric and sold by Rubin’s of 65 Gottingen Street, Halifax Nova Scotia. While marked “Algora” (presumably a mixture of wool, alpaca, and angora), it feels like a pretty straight ahead wool. The thread color on the top button is different than the other two, but otherwise, the coat is in great shape.