1950s Lockshire gabardine overcoat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281472843346
This vintage overcoat was made in the 1950s by Lockshire of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It is single breasted, with notch lapels. It has a vented back and slash handwarmer pockets. It is half-lined, as was customary at that point. The jacket has a fantastic label and a 1949 union tag. With a 48″ chest, this will best fit someone who wears a size 42 suit.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 46-1/2″

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Brooks Brothers Chesterfield Coat

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This vintage Chesterfield overcoat was made in the 1940s for Brooks Brothers. It is made of high quality wool, with a fly front, peak lapels and a velvet collar. It is fully lined, with two inside pockets. According to the hanger chain, it was originally owned by a Jacques Sammes.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 42″

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Womens Hudsons Bay point blanket coat

This vintage coat was made in the 1950s-1960s by the Hudson’s Bay Comapny from their iconic multi-stripe point blankets. This style was produced in the 1950s and 1960s and was joined by and later replaced by a double breasted design. This one has a modified shawl collar and high button stance. It has buttons for the rarely seen and rarely used button-on hood, which is not included with this jacket.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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1941 Scotch Woolen Mills peak lapel suit

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This vintage suit was made in 1941 by the Scotch Woolen Mills, a Chicago, Illinois based tailoring company. The suit has a typically 1930s cut, with a high degree of waist supression. It is single breasted, with a two button closure and wide, pointy peak lapels. The suit is half-lined (as opposed to the more typical skeleton/petal lining of the era) in a floral jacquard fabric. The pants are zipper fly, with an early Talon zipper. They are straight cut and cuffed. The fabric is a wonderful deep burgundy with red and orange stripes. It’s a nice change from usual brown suits, and is surprisingly easy to coordinate colors with.

Jacket
Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28″

Pants:
Waist: 17″ (doubled = 34″)
Inseam: 31″
Outseam: 42-1/2″
Rise: 11-1/2″
Thigh:12″
Cuff: 10-1/2″

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H Bar C western suit

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This vintage suit was made in the 1950s by H Bar C ranchwear. It is made of gray corded wool, with typical flashy western detailing: peak lapels, a three button front with leather buttons, a square cutaway, flapped patch pockets, scalloped pocket flaps, and bi-swing shoulders. The jacket’s cut is pure late ’40s early ’50s Bold Look, with exaggerated wide, padded shoulders and a nipped in waist. The pants have western pockets, fancy belt loops, a Conmar zipper, and pearl snapped back scalloped pockets.

Jacket
Chest (pit to pit): 22-1/2″ (doubled = 45″)
Waist: 20″ (doubled = 40″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

Pants
Waist: 17″ (doubled = 34″)
Outseam: 43″
Inseam: 31-1/2″ (about 2-1/2″ to be let out)
Rise: 12-1/2″
Thigh: 13-1/2″ (doubled = 37″)
Knee: 12″ (doubled = 24″)
Cuff: 10″ (doubled = 20″)

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1930s AlPeru overcoat

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This vintage overcoat was made in the late 1930s by Roger Williams from Alperu fabric and was sold by The Fair, either at their Chicago or Oak Park location. In the 1930s, these Alperu fabric overcoats retailed for $40. In today’s money, that’s the equivalent of a $650 coat. Despite the “Warmth Without Weight” slogan, this is quite a heavyweight coat. It is single breasted, with notch lapels, flapped patch pockets and half-cuffed sleeves. The coat is fully lined and has a vertical interior breast pocket.

I love all these brand names from the 1930s and 1940s.  Alperu.  Alpacama, Alpagora, IncaPaca, Algora, BalPaca, etc.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″(doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length: 44″

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Soo Woolen Mills Double Mackinaw

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This vintage double mackinaw mas made by Soo Woolen Mills of Michigan in the 1930s.  It is an early style, with a broad collar, a caped front, and four pocket front, with game pocket in back.  There is heavy fading and moth damage, and despite cleaning, the coat still smells like campfire.  This coat saw heavy abuse in its day.  It is unlined, with unusual seam taping only partially up the front. Perfect for the vintage outdoors or workwear look.
Chest: 24″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 19″
Sleeve: 25″
Length: 35″
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1930s Armorknit overcoat

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This vintage overcoat was made in the 1930s by Armorknit and was sold by Kennedy’s under their “Club Clothes” Label.  It is marked a size 40, but has a 52″ chest measurement, placing it squarely in larger territory. It has a 1936 union tag, which places its date of manufacture between 1936 and 1939.  It has wide notch lapels, raglan shoulders, and button cuffs.  There is a chew on the hem near the corner, and some staining to the lining near the label. This is some of the weightiest overcoat material I’ve felt- it really lives up to the “Armorknit” name.
Chest: 26″Length: 47″Center to Cuff: 36″
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