Californian leather jacket
This vintage jacket was made by the California Sportswear Company of Los Angeles, California under their Californian label.

Tagged size: 44
Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 21″

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1940s gabardine half-belt jacket
This vintage jacket was made in the mid-late 1940s. It is gabardine, made in a waist length utility jacket style, with a half-belt back with a center pleat, straight yoke and side adjuster buckles. The jacket has a Talon main zipper, with a square cornered slider and U shaped Talon stopbox, which was produced in the immediate post-war years. The jacket is fully lined, and does not have a label.

Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 24-1/2″

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1940s Saddle Sturdy Brand gabardine jacket
This vintage jacket was made in the late 1940s by Glenshore of Denver, Colorado under their Saddle Sturdy Brand label. It is made of wool gabardine, in a western flavored waist length utility jacket style. It has curving seams front and back, well integrated handwarmer and breast pockets, side adjuster tabs and a long collar. It has a zipper front with a no. 3 Talon zipper, with a squared corner slider with rectangular hole, and unmarked wide rib stopbox, which help nail down the late 1940s date.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 24″

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1940s two tone half-belt gabardine jacket
This vintage jacket was made in the late 1940s. It is made from wool gabardine in a half-belt cossack style, with a zipper front, handwarmer pockets and side belt adjusters. It is fully lined. The zipper is a bell-shaped Conmar zipper of the type used during WWII.

Chest (pit to pit): 22-1/2″ (Doubled = 45″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 26″

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1950s Hell on Wheels Motorcycle Club Jacket
This vintage jacket was made in the 1950s by Peters Sportswear. It is made of black gabardine with yellow piping on the collar, sleeves and pockets. The original owner was a member of the “Hell on Wheels” motorcycle club, when it was still a sanctioned AMA club. The original owner’s name, “Dan” is chainstitched in yellow thread on the chest. It looks like the name was originally longer (Danny?), but that stitches were picked out. The chest also bears a American Motorcyclist Association patch and the club name, “Hell on Wheels”. Somewhat enigmatically, the jacket also has a football letter, “S” stitched on. The cuffs have dragon liberty cuffs sewn to the outside for a bit of extra flair. The jacket has a brass Serval zipper with a pin lock

Chest (pit to pit): 24″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length: 23″

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Allied Clothiers mustard colored jacket

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This vintage sportswear jacket was made in the early to mid 1950s by Allied Clothiers. It is made of lightweight mustard colored cotton, with side adjuster belts, action pleated shoulders and handwarmer pockets. The front does up with a rare Talon zipper variant, in aluminum with a 1953 patented E-Z Zip-Tab.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22-1/2″
Length: 26″

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Two Tone Gabardine Hollywood Jacket

Now on eBay!
This vintage hollywood jacket has a brown gabardine body and a lighter brown tweed back and sleeves.  It has a three button front, patch pockets, and two buttons on each sleeve.  It is fully lined. It is missing the bottom button, and the manufacturer’s label, but it is otherwise in excellent condition.  Very Howard Hughes.
Chest: 20-1/2″ (doubled = 41″)
Shoulder to Shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length: 31-1/2″








Allen Stockman Suit

I got this vintage suit in today. In the pocket was a letter from the original owner’s wife dated 1947. The original owner’s armed services honorable discharge pin is still on the lapel. I’m not clear on whether this suit is pre-war or immediately post-war, but it seems that it hasn’t been worn in 65 years.

If I had just seen the jacket of this, I would never have thought “suit”. The cut is classic sportswear, with a short body, button adjusters on the sides, an open collar and double buttoned waistband. The heavy material puts it squarely into the realm of someone who spends a lot of time out of doors. A real workwear look, especially with the construction of the pockets. Like some leather jackets of the period, there are suit style buttons on the sleeves. I would almost expect some sort of belted or sunburst pleated back on it, but other than the adjusters, it is just plain.

This Eisenhower style jacket is unlined, with serged seams and a cotton reinforcement panel at the bottom edge.

Now here’s where things really get interesting. It’s a suit! It has a button fly, wide fancy western style belt loops to accommodate a wide western belt. Watch pocket, and western style pockets.

Made by Allen Brand
Stockman’s Garments
Denver, CO
Western Made for the Westerner

The jacket still bears the original owner’s ruptured duck discharge pin and American Legion pin

Details of the Pocket and Cuff