This vintage western suit was made in the early-mid 1950s in Denver, Colorado by the Allen Mfg. Co. It is made from gray wool with a purple and brown fleck. The suit has a three button front, square cutaway, peak lapels, four western “smile” pockets and a yoked back. The pants have pearl snap back buttons, fancy pockets and western belt loops.
This vintage suit was made between 1962 and about 1965 by H bar C Ranchwear. It is made of a dark green sharkskin, with narrow lapels and understated yoking front and back. The pants have western style pockets and beltloops and pearl snaps on the rear pockets.
Chest (pit to pit): 20″ (doubled = 40″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29″
Side to side: 15-1/2″ (doubled = 31″)
Here’s another piece from the collection.
This suit was originally owned by a country/western performer named Robert Frost. Unfortunately I have been able to find out very little about him. The suit is a home-made job from the ’60s, in the style of the Nudie suits worn by Porter Wagoner. If anyone has any info on it, I’d love to hear from you.
This vintage two tone jacket has a gold metalic brocade panel front, and black sleeves, trim, and back. With the asian print lining, it’s safe to say it’s a Hong Kong tailored job. It buttons all the way up the front, to the neck, so it can be worn with a standard suit jacket look, or a nehru look. It’s a great early rock and roll stagewear look. There is wear to the metallic thread, and some staining to the front- see pics.
Why should ’60s Nashville stars have all the fun? Found this original suit on eBay. Sadly, the pants are much too short. Definitely not an all-the-time thing, but it puts a smile on my face to drag it out from time to time.