Western Field Hunting Vest

This hunting vest was sold by Montgomery Ward under their house brand “Western Field”. It is made of canvas, and has a rear external game bag, a plaid lining, and a serval zipper. There are two large bellows pockets on the front, and elasticized pockets for sixteen shotgun shells.

Chest (pit to pit): 24-1/2″ (doubled = 49″)
Length: 24″

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1950s Brent striped shirt

This vintage shirt was made under Montgomery Ward’s “Brent” label. It is made of a cotton and silk blend in a silver, red and black striped pattern. It has a top loop collar, horizontal buttonholes and long sleeves There are several small holes, the worst of which are pictured, near the collar.

Chest (pit to pit):
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Collar: 15″

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Powr-House shawl collar mackinaw


This vintage shawl collar mackinaw was made under Montgomery Ward’s workwear label, Powr-House. This style was popular from the 1930s-1950s and the style remained basically unchanged during that time. It has a cotton shell, with a mouton collar and sheepskin lining. There are leather reinforcements at the corners of the pockets, and a throat latch under the shawl collar. The label and the quilted material in the sleeves make me think this is probably a ’50s version of the coat- earlier ones, while nearly identical on the exterior, would likely have had blanket wool linings in the sleeves. There is some light colored staining to the mouton collar, and at the bottom of the coat, some light colored staining, which cleaning has not been able to remove. The coat is labeled in the pocket as a size 42.

Chest (shoulder to shoulder): 24″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″