1950s Penney’s Sportclad gabardine jacket

This vintage jacket was made in the early 1950s for Penney’s under the Sportclad label. It is made of khaki colored wool gabardine, with elastic side panels for a neat silhouette, an evolution of the half-belt and side adjuster buckes of 1930s jackets of a similar style. The jacket has a Talon zipper, with the deep grooved, unmarked U shaped stop box which was used in the early 1950s.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length (base of collar to hem): 24-3/8″

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Allied Clothiers mustard colored jacket

Also see: https://vintagehaberdashers.com/2012/05/23/1950s-allied-clothiers-cotton-ricky-jacket/

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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Pioneer Scooter Club jacket


This vintage jacket was made in the mid 1950s. The label is missing, so the maker is currently unknown. It is made from a gabardine material, with a conmar zip, and pick stitched collar and pockets. There are elastic panels at the side of the waistband, and button adjusters on the cuff. The Pioneer Scooter club was active in San Francisco starting in 1960. Around this time, this ricky jacket was retrofitted for scooter use with leather elbow patches, and a club patch and pin. From the wear and staining to the jacket, it is clear that the original owner was active within the club membership. Scroll down the listing to see photos of an early “Pioneer Scooter Club” rally. Lots of Vespas and Lambrettas, and the club patch clearly visible.

Chest (pit to pit): 22-1/2″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 22-1/2″
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Buck Skein 2-tone ricky

This vintage two tone Ricky jacket was made by Buck Skein in the early-mid 1950s. Buck Skein advertised these styles heavily in spring-summer of 1954. This one is made of a lightweight, breathable fabric, probably a linen-rayon blend. It is unlined, and has a brass Talon zipper. With a 50″ chest measurement, this fits as a size 46.

Chest (pit to pit): 25″ (doubled =50″)
Shoulder to Shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Waist: 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Length (collar seam to hem): 23″

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