Dobbs Fifteen

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271290514295

This vintage fedora was made by Dobbs in the 1940s. It is made of high quality fur felt, has a tall crown with a center-dent crease and front pinches, a black ribbon and bow and coral colored brim binding. This hat sold at the fifteen dollar price point, which was at the higher end of the pricing spectrum at the time. The hat has a brown leather sweatband and a cream colored lining. The hat was originally sold by Klee Bros. and Co., Chicago, IL.

Size: 7-1/4
Brim Width: 3″
Ribbon Width: 1-5/8″
Crown Height: 5-3/4″

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Reproduction leather and plaid jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271162993951

This reproduction jacket has a great vintage style. Leather front and collar, with zipper breast pocket and round stitching on the pockets. Belt back with side adjusters, and yoked shoulders. Diamond weave green and black wool plaid. There is leather reinforcement on the cuffs and leather patches on the elbows.

Chest: 23″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″

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Mending Mens Suits – 1943

Make do and mend. How to repair mens suits and how to extend the life of mens suits- the vintage way!

How to:
make shields
make wear guards
make knee retreads
make seat retreads

repair a worn collar roll
repair a frayed sleeve edge
repair worn elbows
reline sleeves
repair a worn coat edge
repair a lumpy coat hem
make underarm patches for a coat lining

repair worn trouser cufs
repair frayed pocket edges
replace inside pocket
do inside pocket repairs
repair worn trouser knees
reseat trousers

vest shield patch
vest panel patch

repair worn buttonholes
repair pulled out buttons
restore pin-stripes
reweave patches
repair a three corner tear
repair small holes

lengthen trousers
shorten trousers
let out or take in seat
let out too-short crotch

garment care
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