Pendleton Blanket Coat

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This vintage coat was made by Pendleton Woolen Mills of Portland, Oregon. It is made from Pendleton Indian trade blankets. It is a single breasted style, with western yokes on the shoulders and back. There are slash handwarmer pockets at the chest, and flapped patch pockets below. The coat is unlined, save for the shoulders.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length: 30″

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Pendleton Vest II

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This vintage vest was custom madein the 1950s, by “Jackie”. This kind of label was typical for small, cottage industry seamstresses of the period. The vest is made from a Pendleton indian blanket, and the seams are trimmed with blanket material. It has a three button front. There are several surface moth bites on the right shoulder.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″
Length: 22″

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1956 Varsity Jacket

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This vintage letterman jacket was made in the 1950s. The shoulder patch says 1956, which could place its date of manufacture anywhere from 1952 and 1956. It is a classic varsity style, with raglan shoulders, a snap front, and knit cuffs, collar, and waistband. The pockets are trimmed in leather. The gold trim on one of the sleeves has worn away on the shoulder, and there are marks from old patches. The wool is heavily worn. This jacket was made by Finch Sportswear of Minnesota, and has great chainsitching on the back of an Indian wearing buckin pants portaging a Canoe.

Chest (pit to pit): 25″
Center of collar to cuff: 35″
Length (base of collar to hem): 25-1/2″

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Custom made Pendleton blanket coat

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This vintage coat was handmade from a Pendleton Indian blanket. It is buttonless, probably meant to be worn with a belt, and has a hood. There are identical pockets on the inside of the jacket as the outside, which would seem to suggest that it is reversible. The finishing on the seams inside the sleeve suggests otherwise. There are holes in and by the pocket, by the corner of the cutaway and the start of one by the collar seam.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (Shoulder to Cuff): 22″
Length (bottom of hood to hem): 29″

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