Tag Archives: Utica
1930s Utica Duxbak plaid hunting coat
Duxbak half-zip chinstrap work shirt
This vintage shirt was made in the 1930s by Duxbak in Utica, New York from plaid wool fabric from the Newton Woolen Mills of Homer, New York. It has a half-zip front with an early Talon zipper and a two button chinstrap.
Chest (pit to pit): 20-1/2″ (doubled = 41″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″
1930s Duxbak Mohawk canvas hunting jacket
This vintage hunting jacket was made in the 1930s by the Utica Duxbak company of Utica, New York under their Rainproofed Mohawk hunting and fishing label. It is made of canvas, with a corduroy collar and corduroy lined cuffs. The jacket has the early style double round pockets which share a common flap. It has bi-swing shoulders, integrated undearm gussets, and a front placket pass through to the game pocket, with scalloped reinforcement stitching, mirrored by the flaps on the side seams to the game pouch. The expanding game pouch is marked Patent Pending and closes with early manufacture United Carr snaps.
Tagged size: 38
Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22″
length (base of collar to hem): 27″
1920s Duxbak hunting vest
This vintage vest was made in the 1920 by Duxbak in Utica, New York. While it is missing its label, the cut, the construction of the closed bottom shotgun shell loops and the type of buckle used are all unique to Duxbak and makes it easy to identify. The buckle used on the back bears the patent number “819180”, which shows that this buckle design dates from 1906.
The DuxBak line was started in 1906 by Bird, Jones and Kenyon, and had a factory located at 1 Blandina St., Utica, NY. Prior to the 1920s, Duxbak used the slogan “Duxbak Sportsman’s Clothing” in their advertisements and on their tags. During the 1920s, they switched to ” Duxbak Rain Proof Sportsman’s Clothing”. By the 1930s, they had changed their label to include a graphic of a hunter, and to emphasize “Utica”.
Chest (pit to pit): 19″ (doubled = 38″)
1930s Utica Duxbak hunting vest
This vintage hunting vest was made in the 1930s by the Utica Duxbak Corporation of Utica, New York. It is made of the high quality canvas Duxbak products of this era are famed for. It has 32 shotgun shell loops and a five button front, with the original Duxbak branded buttons. The buckle is an EM Southwick design, patented in 1906.
Chest (pit to pit): 19″
Length (back): 16″
Length (front): 20″
1920s Duxbak hunting coat
This vintage canvas hunting jacket was made in the 1920s by Duxbak. It is their early style of hunting coat, introduced in the first decade of the 20th century, with double hip pockets, and a double breast pocket. For both, the double pockets share a single flap. This jacket has the early version of what would later become the “half-moon” pocket, a pass through on the front of the coat to the interior game pocket. The jacket is a double thickness. The pockets have been lined/patched with selvedge salt and pepper cotton. Underarms are double-panel gusseted and have ventilation grommets. There is a calendar in the pocket dated 1939, presumably the last time this coat was worn in earnest. With the amount of wear put on it, its safe to say it dates from some time before that. The style of label and style of the coat confirm a 1920s date of manufacture.
Tagged size: 42
Chest (pit to pit): 25-1/2″ (51″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29″
1920s Duxbak mackinaw coat
This vintage mackinaw coat was made in the late 1920s or early 1930s by the Utica DuxBak corporation of Utica, New York. DuxBak was well known for its high quality garments for outdoorsmen. They were perhaps better known for their canvas coats, vests and pants, but their wool makinaws were of equally high quality. This is an early version, with a caped front, game pocket, and flapped patch pockets. The coat has a shirt style collar with a particularly tall collar stand. The collar is lined in cotton drill, and the underside of the collar is faced with the same material. The snaps are of a ring type. Handwarmer pockets are partially covered by the front cape, and are stitched in a reverse “D-pocket” style. The flaps on the game pocket have a narrow, sharply scalloped flap. The label is of a rare style, with a black background and red and green text.
Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Aero Duxback hunting jacket