1940s Bouldercord Suit


This vintage work suit was made in the mid-late 1940s. It is made in California of Vat Dyed Mercerized Sanforized Bouldercord whipcord.  The jacket is waist length, with small, mid-set flapped patch pockets and a shirt style collar.  It has a Talon zipper, with a square hole pull and Talon marked U shaped stop box, which put the date of manufacture in the years immediately after WWII. The pants are flat fronted, and appear to have had original cuffs let down.
Chest (pit to pit): 24-1/2″ (doubled = 49)
Shoulder to shoulder: 22″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 23-3/4″
Waist (side to side): 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Outseam: 46″
Inseam: 31-3/4″
Rise: 14-1/4″

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Days Ranger Whipcord Crusier jacket

This vintage jacket was made in the 1950s by Day’s from “Ranger Whipcord”. It has a six pocket front, and a rear game pocket with zipper closed entry. The front does up with snaps, and the game pocket with Talon chain-style zippers. It is lined in a striped whipcord material, and bears a United Garment Workers of America union label in the inside breast pocket

Chest (pit to pit): 25″ (doubled = 50″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 27″

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1920s Bedford Cord breeches

These vintage breeches were made in the 1920s. They are made out of a gray Bedford cord. At some point around 1930, the original owner upgraded them, reinforcing the pocket edges with heavy brown leather, probably elk or deer. He also removed the original belt loops, replacing them with black leather, and extended the legs 2-1/2″ with black leather. The extensions do up with flower patterned snaps, which help date the work. They are a transitional style, with male ends marked “USF Co”, and female ends marked “United Carr”. “USF” stands for “United States Fastener”. They merged with Carr Fastener in 1929 to form “United Carr”, but for a short time during the transition, they used the old USF toolings.
The breeches have a watch pocket, one flapped back pocket and one open. The legs button closed, and the pants have a button fly.

Waist (side to side): 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Inseam: 26″
Outseam: 38″

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1950s Penney’s workwear suit

This vintage suit was made c. 1958 by Penney’s. It is made of wool whipcord in a workwear / western style. The jacket is a fairly standard workwear cossack style, with a zipper front, action back, cargo and handwarmer pockets, a zip breast pocket, and button adjusters on the cuffs and waist. Zippers are both brass Talons of the type used in the 1950s. The jacket is unlined. While the jacket is in good shape, the pants of the suit are more heavily worn and faded. They have the Penney’s tag as well. The waistband has a rubber “chain” to keep the wearer’s shirt tucked in, however the rubber is now crumbling. The fly has a brass Talon zip. The pants are cuffed.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length: 23″
Waistband: 20″ (doubled = 40″)

Waist (side to side): 17-1/2″ (doubled = 35″)
Outseam: 40″
Inseam: 29″
Rise: 11″
Cuff: 10″ (doubled = 20″)
Cuff Depth: 1-3/4″

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