North Country Lacrosse WI curling club jacket
This vintage jacket was made in the mid 1940s by North Country Outdoor Wear – styled by Klinkerfues Bros Co, St. Paul, MN. It is a green and white plaid, with a brass Talon zipper front. There are buttoned breast pockets and handwarmer pockets. The jacket has shirt style cuffs and is unlined. The shoulder has patches from the Lacrosse Curling Club. The owner was Tri-state champ in 1947 and 1948. The jacket has a pin from the 1939 Indoor Outdoor Skating Championships, LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length: 27″

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1956 Varsity Jacket
This vintage letterman jacket was made in the 1950s. The shoulder patch says 1956, which could place its date of manufacture anywhere from 1952 and 1956. It is a classic varsity style, with raglan shoulders, a snap front, and knit cuffs, collar, and waistband. The pockets are trimmed in leather. The gold trim on one of the sleeves has worn away on the shoulder, and there are marks from old patches. The wool is heavily worn. This jacket was made by Finch Sportswear of Minnesota, and has great chainsitching on the back of an Indian wearing buckin pants portaging a Canoe.

Chest (pit to pit): 25″
Center of collar to cuff: 35″
Length (base of collar to hem): 25-1/2″

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1920s Berg 7-1/4 fedora hat

This vintage fedora was made by Berg hats in the late 1920s or early 1930s. It has a stitched underwelt brim edge. It has a long bow with an intentionally frayed trailing edge, as was the style of the time. The other side has a very nice period styling detail, a twisted ribbon. Inside is a black leather sweatband, with a blind embossed “Berg” logo. The sweatband has finely spaced stitching, and a decoratively embossed top edge. While brown leather sweatbands became the norm in the 1930s-1950s, black sweatbands like this were relatively common in the 1920s. The leather is still wonderfully soft and supple. It has a taped rear sweatband seam, also a typical detail of the period. The hat was sold at D’Toggery Inc., of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Size: 7-1/4
Brim Width: 2-1/8″
Crown Height: 5-3/4″
Ribbon Width: 1-1/2″

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WB Place Deerskin Leather Jacket

This vintage deerskin jacket was made by the W.B. Place company of Hartford, Wisconsin.  They were tanners- you sent them a deerskin, they tanned it and tailored it into a jacket or gloves.  This jacket has a classic design for this kind of leather, very outdoorsy, with a western yoked front and back, contrast leather stitching and fringe.  There are issues with the finish of the jacket, which seem more to do with the quality of the original tanning job than with wear.  There is wear just above the cuffs, where the owner rolled the sleeves under to shorten them.Chest: 23″Shoulder to Shoulder: 19″Sleeve: 25″    Photobucket