This vintage jacket was made in Brazil and sold in the late 1940s-1950s. It is made of a bold herringbone tweed material, with a brown mouton collar. It was sold by Alfred – Kalil Sehbe S.A. – Camia Do Sul. European influence is also visible in the hardware. Though made in Brazil, the Astro brand zipper (with interesting stapled grommet style male end) does up on the left track as opposed to the American way of having it on the right. The jacket has a quilted lining.
Chest (pit to pit): 25″ (doubled = 50″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff):24″
Length (base of collar to hem) 26-1/2″
This vintage overcoat was made in the 1930s or 1940s. It has a classic double breasted cut, with a belted back. It has flapped patch pockets, and is half lined. But what really sets it apart from the crowd is the fabric. This is the boldest herringbone I’ve seen outside of an Apparel Arts illustration. Unfortunately, the label is long gone. The fabric has multicollored pre-atomic flecks of red, green and white.
This suit dates from the 1930s or early 1940s. It is Montreal, Canada tailored for Premier brand clothes. It is fully lined, whereas most American suits of the period were skeleton lined. The trousers are not cuffed and have a button fly.