1940s Grais Sportswear leather half-belt jacket

This vintage leather jacket was made by by Grais – Sportswear with Grace in the 1940s. It has a half-belt, pleated back, a surcoat length cut, a tunneled, elasiticized belt with a single button closure, a blacked out Talon of mid-late 1940s manufacture, and ring pull chain zippers on the dual breast pockets. The cargo pockets are flapped and there are buttons on the cuffs.

Chest (pit to pit): 20″ (doubled = 40″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 27-1/2″

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Scotts Gray Ltd. beltback pleated jacket

This vintage jacket was made in Yugoslavia in the late 1970s and was sold by Scotts Gray Ltd. It is made in a 1920s belt-back style, with double patch breast pockets, high button stance, triple pleated pockets, fancy pleated back and belted back. The jacket is made in a flecked corduroy similar to what was sold in the 1920s-1930s as Tweederoy.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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1940s brown sanforized shorts

These vintage cotton twill shorts were made in the 1940s. They have piped side seams, single pleats, an attached belt, front coin/key pocket and a single rear pocket. They are Sanforized and have a button fly.

Waist (side to side): 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Outseam: 14-1/2″
Inseam: 3-1/2″

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1960s Suede Californian leather Norfolk jacket

This vintage leather jacket was made by the California Sportswear Company of Los Angeles, California under the Californian label. It takes heavy stylistic cues from the Norfolk jackets of the 1910s and 1920s. The jacket has two breast pocket flaps with chest pleats, a full attached belt, flapped hip pockets, and a pleated back with a scaloped yoke. The jacket is fully lined.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 30″

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Action front 1960s sportcoat

This vintage tweed jacket was made by Greyhound. It is an unusual style, which makes dating a bit tricky, but from the lining and label, I would lean towards the early 1960s. Stylistically, it draws heavily from leisurewear of the 1940s. It has a Hollywood jacket style collar. There are twin breast pockets, which are still basted shut. Large, deep pleats run from these breast pockets to the flapped hip pockets. The jacket has a four button front and a square cutaway.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″
Shoulder to shoulder: 20-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (bottom of collar to hem): 30″

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Foster Sportswear long halfbelt


This vintage leather jacket was made in the 1950s by Foster Sportswear.  It has a yoked back and front, a pleated and belted back and saddlebag pockets. It has pinked details throughout, giving it a casual western vibe. It has a Scovill / Conmatic zipper, which still works well.  The leather has damage and repairs- there is a tear under one of the pockets, an old repaired tear on the side/back panel, and scuffing to the shoulder.  The jacket is lined in Alpaca pile by “Inca Paca” / “Timme Tuft”.
Chest: 22″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Sleeve: 25″
Length: 33″