This vintage buckle reads, “Be American Buy American” and has the logo of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Chauffeurs Warehousemen and Helpers of America in the center of an eagle. The back has a partially obscured makers mark and union bugs. The buckle measures 2″x3″ and fits a 1-5/8″ belt.
This vintage vest was made in the 1970s and was covered by its original owner in a variety of patches, from trucker patches to circus ones.
Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16″
Length (base of collar to hem): 24-1/2″
This vintage leather jacket was made in the 1940s or 1950s. Its heavy leather feels like horsehide, but there are no tags. It has acquired an incredible patina to the leather, originally a dark seal color. The main zip is a Scovill, but it is missing teeth and the slider, so it will need to be replaced. The jacket is a very clean design, with a shirt style collar, handwarmer pockets and a zipped breast pocket. The rear has a halfbelt with adjuster belts. Incredible grain and mismatched panels, each having taken on a unique character over the years. The jacket is lined in khaki cotton, and has no remaining tags. There is a small hole in the leather by the breast pocket, and places (shoulders, cuff, sleeve) where seams need to be re-stitched. The leather is still strong, however, and has not worn through in the collar and cuffs like you would expect to see.
Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″