1960s Mod Tweed hacking jacket

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This vintage tweed jacket was made in the 1960s by Brookfield Clothes for Buttreys. It is a mod cut, with a four button front, square cutaway, buttoned down lapels, wide collar, ticket pocket flap and long vent. The jacket has a wild half-lining. Very British Invasion rock and roll!

Chest (pit to pit): 20-1/2″
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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1950s Atomic Fleck black and white jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the 1950s and was sold by Monarch Clothes, Billings, Montana. It is a bold atomic fleck sportcoat, with a blue-black background and white flecks. It has patch pockets, flapped on the hips, a short vent, and pearloid buttons. It is half-lined, as was typical of jackets of this era, and bears a 1949 union tag.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27″
Length (base of collar to hem): 32-1/2″

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East West Musical Instruments style leather jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made in the late 1960s – 1970s time frame, and is one of the coolest from that era I’ve seen in a long time. The western pictorial theme, with a desert landcape and a bird (or is that a “Gilded Palace of Sin” era Sneaky Pete pterodactyl?) put me in mind of Nudie’s rodeo tailors. The western yoking and brass studs on the front further that western theme. This style of jacket was pioneered by California’s “East West Musical Instruments” although this jacket isn’t nearly as complex as most of their output. There’s no, or evidence that there was one, so who actually made the jacket is a bit of a mystery. There is a standard style for the era “Medium” size tag. My guess would be it was made by a small custom leather shop. The jacket is leather, sewn rough-out. It has a snap front.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Waist: 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length: 22″

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Two Tone dinner jacket

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This jacket is made of a lightweight black and white material with contrasting black trim, collar and cuffs. It has a one button front, with a shawl collar.

Chest (pit to pit): 23-1/2″ (doubled = 47″)
Shoulder to Shoulder: 19-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length: 31″

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Buck Skein 2-tone ricky

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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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Cowboy Joe Las Vegas shirt

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This vintage gabardine shirt was made in the early-mid 1950s by Cowboy Joe. It is their “Las Vegas” model. It is made of two tone gabardine, seafoam for the body, and green for the contrast. It has Rau-Klikit pearl snaps. The male side of the snap second from the top is missing. There are white piped “smile” pockets and fancy five-snap cuffs. The shoulders and collar are chainstitched with rainbow colored ribbon in abstracted flowers and plants. This is the same model of shirt worn by Elvis’s bass player, Bill Black and guitarist, Scotty Moore c. 1954. This example bears the marks of a lifetime of use, with stains and wear to the fabric.

Chest (pit to pit): 22-1/2″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22-1/2″
Collar: 15″

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Cowboy Joe shirt

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This vintage gabardine shirt was made in the early-mid 1950s by Cowboy Joe. It is made of two tone gabardine, sandy tan for the body, and black for the contrast. Scotty Moore and Bill Black wore this model of shirt in their early days with Elvis, c. 1954. This particular example probably dates from just before that, as it has buttons instead of pearl snaps. It has rainbow ribbon chainstitching of abstracted flowers and plants on the front yoke.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 16″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Collar: 15″

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