1940s Canadian sweater

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272137459625

This was sold to me as being early 1930s, hand knit in British Columbia for a First Nations wedding. ¬†With the style of Lightning zipper stopbox it has, I don’t think I quite buy that provenance, but I will say it is an early one for the zip front cardigan style that would come to be so iconic in Canadian culture, most likely dating from the late 1940s.

Chest (pit to pit): 16-1/2″ (doubled = 33″)

Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 18″
Length (base of collar to hem): 22″
 

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Fringed Suede jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400989009964
This vintage jacket was made in the USA by Lariat from suede leather. It is fringed, laced and beaded with a three button front and handwarmer pockets.

Tagged size: Medium
Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 27-1/2″

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1930s Joseph Cohen Vanity Clothes overcoat with swastika lining

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This vintage overcoat was made in the mid 1930s by Joseph H. Cohen & Sons of 71 5th Avenue, New York City, under their “Vanity Clothes” label. The coat is double breasted, with a 4×6 button stance and breast pocket. It has razor sharp peak lapels and a plain back. The coat is half lined in blue and black swastika / whirling logs silk brocade. This type of Native American / Indian pattern was popular pre-war. The lining at the bottom has a larger version of the pattern than the upper panels. The original owner’s name, G.S. Norton, is written on a tag underneath the lining. The breast pocket has a handkerchief with an American Eagle embroidered, “mother”,

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 47″

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Blue Chimayo vest

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This vintage vest was made in New Mexico from Chimayo indian blanket / rug fabric. It was tailored and sold by Pioneer wear. the vest has a denim back with a western style yoke and is fully lined. There are stitch marks from what appears to have been a larger label behind the Pioneer Wear one,. Unlike many of these square bottomed Chimayo vests, this one has buttonholes instead of loops.

Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)
Length: 24-1/4″

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Red 1950s-1960s Skookum hunting cruiser jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the late 1950s-1960s by the Centralia Knitting Mills of Centralia Washington for Harold Kaufman under the Skookum Sportswear label. It is made of heavy red mackinaw fabric in a four pocket, caped pattern, with front snaps. Due to the heavy weight of the material, the coat is unlined.

Chest (pit to pit): 27″ (doubled = 54″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 22″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 32″

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1930s Western Costume Company Hollywood fringed buckskin pants

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These vintage buckskin pants were made in the 1930s, or possibly earlier. They were used by the Western Costume Company of Hollywood California in western movies starting in the 1930s. They are made of buckskin leather, rough side out, with fronge running the length of the outseam. They have one pocket, on the right seam, have a button fly and belt loops. There is a stain on the right leg and on the pocket bag. The main tag has them marked as a size 32×32, but they have been taken in and shortened over the decades, as these were used in countless movies. The main tag has number 38-23_5-2. If the illegible number is a 4, that number, 2345 was the production number for 1936’s The Last of the Mohicans, starring Randolph Scott, in which he wore an identical looking pair of buckskin pants, and in which other characters wore many fringed buckskin costume pieces.

Waist (side to side): 15″ (doubled = 30″)
Outseam: 36″
Inseam: 25″
Rise: 11″

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1930s Nite Hawks MC Detroit kidney belt

This vintage black leather kidney belt was made in the 1930s and was personalized by a member of the early motorcycle club, the Nite Hawks. This, along with the original owner’s 1930s Schott jacket (which I do not have) came out of a Baltimore, Maryland estate, although it appears that the Nite Hawks Motorcycle Club was based out of Detroit. It has wonderful round, flat, riveted studwork, and a three buckle fastening. the bottom belt has two studs.
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