1930s Joseph Cohen Vanity Clothes overcoat with swastika lining

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This vintage overcoat was made in the mid 1930s by Joseph H. Cohen & Sons of 71 5th Avenue, New York City, under their “Vanity Clothes” label. The coat is double breasted, with a 4×6 button stance and breast pocket. It has razor sharp peak lapels and a plain back. The coat is half lined in blue and black swastika / whirling logs silk brocade. This type of Native American / Indian pattern was popular pre-war. The lining at the bottom has a larger version of the pattern than the upper panels. The original owner’s name, G.S. Norton, is written on a tag underneath the lining. The breast pocket has a handkerchief with an American Eagle embroidered, “mother”,

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 47″

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Mending Mens Suits – 1943

Make do and mend. How to repair mens suits and how to extend the life of mens suits- the vintage way!

How to:
make shields
make wear guards
make knee retreads
make seat retreads

repair a worn collar roll
repair a frayed sleeve edge
repair worn elbows
reline sleeves
repair a worn coat edge
repair a lumpy coat hem
make underarm patches for a coat lining

repair worn trouser cufs
repair frayed pocket edges
replace inside pocket
do inside pocket repairs
repair worn trouser knees
reseat trousers

vest shield patch
vest panel patch

repair worn buttonholes
repair pulled out buttons
restore pin-stripes
reweave patches
repair a three corner tear
repair small holes

lengthen trousers
shorten trousers
let out or take in seat
let out too-short crotch

garment care
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