1959 Beau Brummel rockabilly jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in 1959 for Storrs-Schafer of Cincinnati, Ohio by Beau Brummel Tailoring for John Jepson. Beau Brummel was famously the maker of Palm Beach Cloth neckties. It is made of a bold black and gray striped, flecked wool, and is half-lined.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 30-1/2″

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1950s Lazarus single breasted overcoat

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This vintage coat was made in the early 1950s for the F & R Lazarus Company of Columbus, Ohio. It is single breasted, with a three button front, raglan shoulders and handwarmer pockets. It is made in a muted plaid wool. The coat is half lined and bears an early variant 1949 union label.

Chest (pit to pit): 26″ (Doubled = 52″)
Sleeve (center of collar to cuff): 36″ (roughly equivalent to a 25″ sleeve)
Length (base of collar to hem): 45-1/2″;

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1950s red wool American Field hunting jacket

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This vintage hunting jacket was made in the 1950s in Toledo, Ohio by the Hettrick Manufacturing Company under their American Field Sportswear label. The jacket is made from red wool, with handwarmer pockets and buttoned, flapped cargo pockets. It has access to an internal game pocket through buttoned slits on the side seams. The coat has a cotton flannel lining and viscose rayon sleeve linings.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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Hettrick American Field Half Moon hunting fishing vest

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This vintage vest was made in the 1940s by the Hettrick Mfg. Co. of Toldeo, Ohio. It is what is now known as a “half-moon” style, named after its round game pocket access on the front. This vest was intended for flyfishers, and has a fly rod loop to hold your rod and a multitude of pockets. It is made of khaki colored canvas.
Chest (pit to pit): 20-1/2″ (doubled = 41″)
Length: 23″

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1910s “The Gem” Special hunting vest

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This vintage hunting vest was made by the Gem Shirt Company of Dayton, Ohio in the 1910s. The Gem Shirt Co. was founded c.1888, and diversified into canvas hunting clothes in the early part of the 20th century, innovating the usage of lined waterproof game bags. They were a high end maker at the time, making their products from an excellent grade of cotton canvas duck. They ceased production by the 1920s.
The vest has 37 closed bottomed reinforced corduroy shotgun shell pockets on the front of the vest. The corduroy material is somewhat unusual, a nice early detail. The back is belted, but instead of the usual vest style central belt and buckle arrangement, this one has double side adjuster belts. It has Southwick buckles, a type patented in 1906, also used on some DuxBak vests of the period. It has an early black and yellow label, which identifies this model as the “Special”, made for “Outers and Hunters”. The grouse on the label is carried through onto the figural buttons. They are removable ring-back, of the type common on workwear of the period.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Length (front): 24″
Length (rear): 19″

For another vest made by “The Gem”, see here. A comparison of the two is below.

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Patent no 819,180, as found on the back of the buckle.  Patented May 1, 1906
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The logo for “The Gem” was trademarked in 1911, although it had been in use since 1888. The label on this vest reads “Registered”, dating it after 1911.
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Ad for “The Gem” from 1912

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The Gem Hunting Coat, 1917

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1918. Guiterman Bros Town and Country vest, Gem Hunting Coat and a Springfield Rifle

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1923. Gem Hunting Vests and coats.  This is the last I can find on the company.

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1940s Hettrick American Field Half Moon Vest

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This vintage vest was made in the 1940s by the Hettrick Mfg. Co. of Toldeo, Ohio. It is what is now known as a “half-moon” style, named after its round game pocket access on the front. This vest was intended for flyfishers, and has a fly rod loop to hold your rod and a multitude of pockets. It is made of green canvas. Wear to canvas. Missing fly pad. Period repair to back

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Length: 19″

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Advertisements for this model from 1940s Hettrick Mfg. Co. catalogs.

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