Allen Cowboy Suit

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This vintage suit was made by the Allen Mfg. Co of Denver Colorado in 1963. This style of western suit, with its wide peak lapels and squared cutaway emerged on the western fashion scene just after WWII, a “greatest hits” collection of all the wildest detailing of prewar suits- the razor sharp peak lapels, the bi-swing shoulders, the saddlebag pockets. The style stayed virtually unchanged through the 1950s. In the early 1960s, it fell out of favor for suddenly extremely narrow notch lapels and different detailing. It’s surprising to see such a late date in a suit of this style. Also interesting is that this suit does not have the yoked western style back commonly associated with this style. The pants have subtle western scalloping to the pockets, wide belt loops and are cuffless.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem: 29-1/4″

Waist (side to side): 17-1/2″ (doubled = 35″)
Outseam: 43″
Inseam: 30-1/2″
Rise: 12-1/2″

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1959 Beau Brummel rockabilly jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in 1959 for Storrs-Schafer of Cincinnati, Ohio by Beau Brummel Tailoring for John Jepson. Beau Brummel was famously the maker of Palm Beach Cloth neckties. It is made of a bold black and gray striped, flecked wool, and is half-lined.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 30-1/2″

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1950s blanket stripe Ario’s Western jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the 1950s for Ario’s of Great Falls, Montana (serving the stockman since 1897). Ario’s was founded by Victor Ario as a saddlery, and developed into a full outfitter. Ario’s son, who took over the business, retired in 1957 and the company became the H Bar O saddlery. From the styling of this jacket, I would put it in the mid 1950s timeframe. It has the typical styling of a western jacket, heavy weight fabric, peak lapels, bi-swing shoulders and a square bottom. This one is made of striped blanket material. The pattern is similar to Pendleton’s Glacier National Park blanket or a Hudson’s Bay point blanket, though the stripes are out of order from the arrangement found on those mills, so I’m not positive what company produced the fabric. The yoke work is some of the most detailed I’ve seen, with sharp cutaways, and is mirrored on the design of the pocket flaps. The jacket is fully lined, and has a model tag reading, Montana.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-1/2″

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1930s Pendleton striped blanket coat

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This vintage coat was made in the early 1930s from striped point blanket material. While the Hudson’s Bay Company point blankets had a striped pattern with four stripes at each end of the blanket running indigo, yellow, red, green, this coat was made from a blanket with a continuous stripe patterned blanket running red, orange, indigo, green and then repeating. While there are no labels on this coat, I have seen this blanket pattern attributed to the Pendleton woolen mills. The pattern of the blanket has been inverted for the sleeves and runs vertically for the collar, giving some real interest there. The coat has handwarmer pockets and flapped cargo pockets. It has a double breasted cut and as is typical of mackinaw coats produced in the 1930s and prior, this example was made unlined.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 34″

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1920s Hudson’s Bay Company point blanket coat

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This vintage coat was made in the mid 1920s from Hudson’s Bay point blanket material. It is made in an early style mackinaw cut, double breasted with cargo pockets (but no handwarmers), and with even button spacing all the way to the top, similar to early peacoats. As is typical for these early cuts, the coat is unlined. It bears a style of label which stopped being used by Hudson’s Bay in the late 1920s. These early blankets are also easily discernible from more modern ones by their heavier weight and deeper nap.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 34″

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1970s Women’s Hudson’s Bay Company point blanket coat no. 2

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This vintage coat was made by the Hudson’s Bay Company from their iconic multi-stripe point blankets. The coat is double breasted, with a pleated vent and handwarmer pockets.

Chest (pit to pit): 20″ (doubled =40)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 32″

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1970s Women’s Hudson’s Bay Company point blanket coat no. 1

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This vintage coat was made by the Hudson’s Bay Company from their iconic multi-stripe point blankets. The coat is double breasted, with a pleated vent and handwarmer pockets. The inside of the coat is stained. While the front of the coat is missing two of its distinctive buttons, there is an extra inside, and one underneath the collar, so that could be easily remedied.

Chest (pit to pit): 22-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22″
Length (base of collar to hem): 30″

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