Hercules half-belt jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the mid-late 1940s and was sold by Sears under their Hercules label.  The jacket is made from a lightweight cotton, with a Crown zipper with two-way teeth, a belted back, handwarmer pockets and belt adjusters on the side.  It is unlined.
 

Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)

Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 25-1/4″

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Hercules Fieldmaster blanket coat

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This vintage coat was made in Canada in the 1950s from English made Early’s Witney Point Blanket material and was sold by Sears under their Hercules Fieldmaster label. It has a Milium lining, which, when combined with the incredibly thick blankets used in this make for one of the warmest vintage coats out there.
Tagged size: 38
Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 36-1/2″

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JC Higgins hunting jacket

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This vintage hunting coat was made for Sears Roebuck and Co under their JC Higgins hunting label.  It is made of canvas with a corduroy collar. It has an open top, hook closure internal game pouch.

Chest (pit to pit): 24-1/2″ (doubled = 49″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28″

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Leather and Wool two tone jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the early 1940s.  Likely sold by Sears, this wool and capeskin leather panel style was briefly popular from about 1940-1943.  It has a bell shaped Conmar zipper, a buttoned throat latch, handwarmer pockets, pleated half belt back and leather trimmed breast pocket.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 21-1/2″

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Early’s Witney Point blanket coat

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This vintage coat was made in Canada in the 1950s from English made Early’s Witney Point Blanket material and was sold by Sears under their Hercules Fieldmaster label. It has a Milium lining, which, when combined with the incredibly thick blankets used in this make for one of the warmest vintage coats out there.

Tagged size: 44
Chest (pit to pit): 28″ (doubled = 56″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 33-1/2″

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1950s Sears Hercules sheeplined work vest

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This vintage vest was made in the 1950s for Sears under their Hercules Outerwear workwear label. The style of the vest, with its cotton shell, high buttoning closure and sheepskin lining, is unchanged since the 1930s.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Length (Base of collar to hem): 22-1/2″

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Early 1930s cut down Cossack Jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the early 1930s, probably between about 1930 and 1934. This style, with the plain back, side panels with buckle adjusters, leather waistband and small patch pockets, was one of the first jacket styles to become popular following the invention of the separable bottomed zipper in 1930. The jacket has a buttoned throat latch / chinstrap, and while the zipper is a 1950s Conmar, replacing what would likely have been a double branded Hookless/Talon, the grommets from the original zip are still in place at the waistband.

Chest (pit to pit): 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 15″
Length (base of collar to hem): 23-1/2″

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1930s Jeweled Studded western belt

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This vintage belt was made c.1938 and was sold by Sears under the “Cowhand Special” model name. This type of jeweled, studded western belt was popular between about 1933 and 1941, with narrower styles and styles with overlaid contrast leather reviving it in the late 1940s-mid 1950s. This early variant was equally popular with cowboys as it was with the collegiate crowd, and you frequently see these worn in period photos with wide waistband collegiate slacks. This style of belt buckle was used on these belts from 1937-1939.

Belt Width: 1-3/4″
Smallest hole: 26″
Largest Hole: 33″

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1950s D-Pocket leather jacket biker cut

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This vintage leather jacket was made in the 1950s, and was likely sold by Sears under the Fieldmaster label. This is distinguished as one of the earlier production Sears D-pockets by the small Talon zipper (before they switched to either larger Talons or Serval zips). This has a separate square bottomed patch pocket cigarette pocket, which was replaced by the late 1950s-early 1960s by a internal pocket with just the flap. The D-pocket is also a separate piece of leather, while on later manufactured versions (with either the Oakbrook or Leather Shop labels) the pocket was accomplished with stitching and a welt. This also has a tunneled belt loop through the kidney panel rather than the attached quarter belts of later versions. The earliest Sears branded D-Pockets were produced under contract by Buco in Detroit, Michigan, while later 1950s versions were produced in California. At some point, this jacket was used by a member of a biker gang, as evidenced by stitch marks left by the removal of a club insignia and top and bottom rockers. The Harley Davidson patch, which would have been added by the jacket’s owner, and which would not have been the property of the club, is still on the jacket’s kidney panel. With a chest measurement of 46″, this would fit a 42 if worn over a shirt, or roughly a 38-40 if worn over a denim jacket

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Waist (side to side): 18-1/2″ (doubled = 37″)
Shoulder to shoulder:19″
Length (base of collar to hem): 21″

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1950s Sears 5X beaver open road fedora hat

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This vintage fedora was sold by Sears in the 1950s. It is a thin ribboned model, with a c-crown. It has a brown leather sweatband, marked with the Sears logo and “Formease”. It is tagged a 7-1/8, but measures out closer to a 7.

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