Polo Ralph Lauren beltback tennis jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272050112972

This jacket was made in Italy for Ralph Lauren around 2007 and was sold under the Polo label.  It is white with a slubby corded texture, pleated patch pockets and a belted back.  It is half-lined, like the original 1930s jackets it is based on. While tagged a size 44, I’ve had a couple of these jackets over the years, and they’ve all run small.  With a 44″ chest measurement, this best fits someone who wears a size 40.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 32″

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1950s TwistTex summer straw hat

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This vintage fedora was made in the 1950s. These were produced under a variety of labels, this one bears the name, Twistex. It has a weather proof coating, a burgundy pugaree and a ventilated crown It is a size 7-1/8 and has a 2-3/8″ brim.

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1930s TrueFlax summer suit

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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 Palm Beach Goodall Springweave jacket

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This vintage jacket was made by Goodall, creators of the famed Palm Beach Cloth from their Springweave fabric. Springweave was introduced in early 1944. Goodall changed their name and label to Goodall Sanford in late 1944, so this is a rare and precisely date-able piece of vintage. This was from the early formulation of Springweave fabric, which consisted of lightweight wool and mohair. It has a nice herringbone weave to the fabric, a two button cut, and patch pockets. The jacket was sold by the Stix, Baer and Fuller men’s store.

Size: 38
Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 30-1/2″

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1950s Luca’s Custom Boater hat

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This vintage boater was made in the 1950s. The body of the hat was likely made in Italy, and then finished by Luca’s Custom Made Hats, 509 John Street, Utica, NY. The hat has a traditional striped ribbon, a mesh liner, and a floating leather sweatband to help the stiff hat conform better to your head shape.

Size: 7-1/4
Brim Width: 1-3/4″
Crown Height: 3-3/8″

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