1960s Raleigh Haberdasher suit


This vintage suit was made in 1961 and sold at high end Washington DC menswear store, Raleigh Haberdasher.  It has a two button front, a black and silver almost-herringbone fabric and narrow peak lapels.

Chest (pit to pit): 23-1/2″ (doubled = 47″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/4″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 31″
Waist (side to side): 34″
Outseam: 43-1/2″
Inseam: 32″
Rise: 11-1/2″

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1930s A&N Trading shawl collar mackinaw


This vintage coat was made by the A&N Trading Co of 8th and D St. NW Washington DC in the 1930s, either for the Army or the Civilian Conservation Corps.  It is the rare early variant of the army shawl collar mackinaw, made from OD wool, with a double breasted closure, belted waist, and epaulettes.  In keeping with the early pattern, and typical of work mackinaws of this period, the coat is unlined.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 32-3/4″

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Georgetown Leather Design half-belt leather jacket

This vintage leather jacket was made by Georgetown Leather Design. This was made in the late 1960s in the early days of Georgetown Leather Design, a high-end DC area leather company, before they opened their other area locations in the early 1970s and changed their label. The jacket is made in a half-belt cossack style, popular from about 1935 to the late 1950s. By the 1960s, most manufacturers producing this silhouette had changed the dimensions and detailing, however this one plays it completely straight, and other than the label and quilted lining, it could easily pass for one made nearly 30 years prior. It is made in heavy leather, probably steerhide, with a wonderful patina. The main zip is a brass Talon, as is the pocket zipper. The jacket has scaloped cuffs, a belted back, bi-swing shoulders, and a short, trim cut.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Waist: 19″ (doubled = 38″)
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff):21-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 23-3/8″

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Lee Leeston Fedora Hat

This vintage fedora was made in the late 1930s or early 1940s by Lee as part of their Leeston line.  It is a lightweight, unlined fur felt, with broad brim binding and a black ribbon.  The hat is creased in a teardrop crown.  Inside, there is an unreeded sweatband, which, as is typical for that type of sweatband of this era, has dropped many stitches.  Please see the photos.  The sweatband leather is stiff.  It was sold by Burt-Easter Haberdashery which had locations on Pennsylvania Avenue and on H. Street in Washington DC.  There is light staining and wear to the felt, staining to the brim binding, and a moth track on the bottom of the brim.
Size: 7-1/8
Brim Width: 2-3/4″
Ribbon Width: 1-3/4″