1940s Hart Schaffner Marx tweed suit

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This vintage suit was made in the 1940s by Hart Schaffner & Marx and was sold by the Progress Clothing Store of Livingston, Montana. It is made of diagonal tweed, similar to that used on old Fender amps.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

Waist (side to side): 14-1/2″ (doubled = 29″)
Outseam: 40-1/2″
Inseam: 29-1/2″
Rise: 11″

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Al’s Bootery Billings, Montana cowboy boot bag

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This vintage bag was made in the 1960s to carry a pair of custom made cowboy boots from Al’s Bootery of Billings, Montana. It has a large pull zipper, two tone styling and a great mid-century logo of Al with his tools and boots. With it’s secure zipper closure and large size, it makes the perfect stylish carryall or overnight bag.

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1960s Phoenix sportcoat

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This vintage jacket was made in the 1960s by Phoenix for Bloom’s store for men, Great Falls, Montana. It has a great, slubby, textural brown and blue muted plaid.

Chest (pit to pit): 22-1/2″ (doubled = 45″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 30″

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1960s Brookton Rose Tailoring Company suit

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This vintage suit was made in the 1960s by Rose Brothers under the Brookton label and was sold by the Globe Clothing Company of Helena, Montana.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder:18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 32″

Waist (side to side): 19″ (doubled = 38″)
Inseam: 30″
Outseam: 43″
Rise: 13″

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1940s Capps Clothes double breasted jacket

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This vintage suit jacket was made in the early 1940s by Capps Clothes (established 1838) and was sold by Jacoby’s Store for Men, Helena, Montana. Jacoby’s changed their name from Bossler’s in 1941, so with the 1939 union tag, the high cut, pre-bold look of the suit and the information about the original store, I would put this jacket’s original date of manufacture from 1941-1944.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16″
Sleeve (Shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 29-1/2″

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1950s blanket stripe Ario’s Western jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the 1950s for Ario’s of Great Falls, Montana (serving the stockman since 1897). Ario’s was founded by Victor Ario as a saddlery, and developed into a full outfitter. Ario’s son, who took over the business, retired in 1957 and the company became the H Bar O saddlery. From the styling of this jacket, I would put it in the mid 1950s timeframe. It has the typical styling of a western jacket, heavy weight fabric, peak lapels, bi-swing shoulders and a square bottom. This one is made of striped blanket material. The pattern is similar to Pendleton’s Glacier National Park blanket or a Hudson’s Bay point blanket, though the stripes are out of order from the arrangement found on those mills, so I’m not positive what company produced the fabric. The yoke work is some of the most detailed I’ve seen, with sharp cutaways, and is mirrored on the design of the pocket flaps. The jacket is fully lined, and has a model tag reading, Montana.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-1/2″

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1960s McCrackens Jackets

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This vintage sportcoat was made in the early 1960 for McCracken’s of Bozeman, Montana. The jacket is green, with narrow lapels and a three button closure. It has a center vent and is half-lined.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff):24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-1/2″

This vintage sportcoat was made in the early 1960 for McCracken’s of Bozeman, Montana. The jacket is blue, with narrow lapels and a one button closure. It has dual vents and is half-lined.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff):24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29″

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1950s H Bar C western jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the 1950s by noted western wear manufacturer, H Bar C ranchwear. It has razor sharp peak lapels, a squared off cutaway, patch pockets with scalloped, buttoned pocket flaps, a three button front, and a western scalloped yoke. It bears a 1949 amalgamated clothing workers of america label, with the pre (R) variant that dates it between 1949 and 1961. With the overall styling, I would place the dating at the tail end of the 1950s.

Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27″
Length (base of collar to hem): 32-1/2″

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1950s Atomic Fleck black and white jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the 1950s and was sold by Monarch Clothes, Billings, Montana. It is a bold atomic fleck sportcoat, with a blue-black background and white flecks. It has patch pockets, flapped on the hips, a short vent, and pearloid buttons. It is half-lined, as was typical of jackets of this era, and bears a 1949 union tag.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27″
Length (base of collar to hem): 32-1/2″

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1960s Gross West Wear western jacket

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This vintage western jacket was made in the 1960s by Gross westernwear for The West Wear, Billings, Montana. Is is a black and blue pattern, with western yokes front and back. It is half lined with a wild lining.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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