1950s Brent striped shirt

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281082030208
This vintage shirt was made under Montgomery Ward’s “Brent” label. It is made of a cotton and silk blend in a silver, red and black striped pattern. It has a top loop collar, horizontal buttonholes and long sleeves There are several small holes, the worst of which are pictured, near the collar.

Chest (pit to pit):
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Collar: 15″

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Country Western

Here’s another piece from the collection.
This suit was originally owned by a country/western performer named Robert Frost. Unfortunately I have been able to find out very little about him. The suit is a home-made job from the ’60s, in the style of the Nudie suits worn by Porter Wagoner. If anyone has any info on it, I’d love to hear from you.

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Gordon and Ferguson Field and Stream plaid western jacket

I saw one of these on Ira Gitlin at the Blob’s Park Buddy Holly tribute concert back in early February, and commented on what a cool jacket it was.  Somewhat weirdly, the next day I found a nearly identical jacket and snapped it up.  It’s funny how the world works.

Photo by Michael G. Stewart

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281070743767

This vintage jacket was made in the 1950s by Gordon and Ferguson of St. Paul, MN under their Field and Stream label. It is a western style jacket, with peak lapels, buttoned saddlebag pockets, and a yoked back with bi-swing shoulders.

Chest: 22″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Shoulder to cuff: 24″

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Tweed Hollywood Jacket

This one may not have the immediate flash and bang of the two tone variety, but it’s wild in its own right.  The cut, those pocket details, and oh that fabric.  This vintage tweed hollywood jacket has some really killer detailing. It has four patch pockets, all are pleated. The larger, lower set are flapped.  The jacket is rolled to the third button, but has five, all evenly spaced. The buttons are leather knot / football type, but could probably stand to be replaced.  The top button is missing, the third is in the pocket, as is one of the sleeve buttons. The jacket is fully lined, but I can not locate any labels.  It has classically ’40s wide padded shoulders.  The flecky tweed is heavy and soft- comfortably casual
.Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to Shoulder: 24″
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Gold Lame Hollywood Jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271093646688

This vintage two tone jacket has a gold metalic brocade panel front, and black sleeves, trim, and back.  With the asian print lining, it’s safe to say it’s a Hong Kong tailored job.  It buttons all the way up the front, to the neck, so it can be worn with a standard suit jacket look, or a nehru look.  It’s a great early rock and roll stagewear look. There is wear to the metallic thread, and some staining to the front- see pics.
Chest: 21″
Sleeve: 24″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 17″
Length: 30″
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