1940s Bouldercord Suit


This vintage work suit was made in the mid-late 1940s. It is made in California of Vat Dyed Mercerized Sanforized Bouldercord whipcord.  The jacket is waist length, with small, mid-set flapped patch pockets and a shirt style collar.  It has a Talon zipper, with a square hole pull and Talon marked U shaped stop box, which put the date of manufacture in the years immediately after WWII. The pants are flat fronted, and appear to have had original cuffs let down.
Chest (pit to pit): 24-1/2″ (doubled = 49)
Shoulder to shoulder: 22″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 23-3/4″
Waist (side to side): 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Outseam: 46″
Inseam: 31-3/4″
Rise: 14-1/4″

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1930s TrueFlax summer suit

This vintage suit was made in the 1930s from Trueflax pure linen. I can only find ads for the Trueflax name from 1933-1937. The suit is single breasted, with a two button front, patch pockets and an unvented back. It is unlined, save for the shoulders and front pocket area, which have a second layer of linen. The pants have an extension tab waistband, suspender buttons and cuffs.

Chest (pit to pit): 22-1/2″ (doubled = 45″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28″

Waist (side to side): 17″ (doubled = 34″)
Outseam: 41″
Inseam: 29″
Rise: 12″

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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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