Here’s another one that’s been in my collection for a long time. This Borsalino was made in the 1920s, with a classic straight sided crown, nearly flat brim and wide ribbon with a twisted knot bow. Made for the export market, this one has an unreeded sweatband with a laced, crimped top edge and was sold by A.L. Rafuso of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada. It is a 7-1/4 with a 2-1/2″ brim and 5-1/2″ crown.
This vintage police jacket was made in the 1970s in Toronto Ontario, Canada by Sainthill Levine under their Super Rhino Tex label. The jacket has hooks for a Sam Browne Belt, epaulettes and a four button front with breast pockets. It is fully lined.
Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 30-1/2″
I found this vintage sweater in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. It is handmade from a pattern by the Canadian company, Mary Maxim dating to the 1960s, and depicts the sport of Five Pin Bowling, played only in Canada. Watch the video below to see another one of these sweaters in action.
This vintage jacket was sold by Eatons as part of the Eatonia line, probably in the late 1950s. It is an unvented, four button double breasted style, with patch pockets. The breast pocket is emblazoned with a “Nova Scotia” patch. It is half lined and has contrast buttons.
This vintage overcoat was made in the late 1930s and was sold by Colwell Brothers in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Colwell Brothers was (and still is) Halifax’s premier men’s store. They were extremely high end, and I have handled a lot of merchandise that they sold over the years. It is all absolutely the best of the best, and they favored more traditional, English styles. This overcoat has a 1936 union tag, which places its date of manufacture between 1936 and 1939. It has a six button front. All buttonholes are functional, but the lapels are rolled to the second button, something which was a style of the time. As this is a more conservative style, it has a plain back instead of the fancy belted backs you would see on younger mens styles. It is fully satin lined. The coat is in excellent condition.
Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
This vintage overcoat was made of “Algora” fabric and sold by Rubin’s of 65 Gottingen Street, Halifax Nova Scotia. While marked “Algora” (presumably a mixture of wool, alpaca, and angora), it feels like a pretty straight ahead wool. The thread color on the top button is different than the other two, but otherwise, the coat is in great shape.