This vintage eight panel work cap was made from denim, with unlined construction, taped seams and a brim with concentric stitching for rigidity. With an absence of a snap on the brim, and a plastic rivet to the center inside, I’m leaning toward a date of manufacture in the 1960s, though the proportions and small button on top give it a very passable ’30s look. The cap best fits between a 7-1/8 and 7-1/4.
This jacket was a sample made in Japan by John Lofgren & Co., one of two made for a jacket which never went into production. Based on chore jackets from the 1920s, it is made from 11 oz indigo selvedge denim, with a chinstrap, changeable ring buttons with an incredible “Cock O’ the Walk” logo, and a nicely detailed watch pocket with a slanted buttonhole for a watch chain.
This shirt was made by Ralph Lauren under their RRL line. Drawing influence from work shirts of the 1930s, it has a red and white dot fabric, with a chinstrap, side entry to the breast pocket for a pocket watch, angled buttonhole for a watch chain, asymmetric pockets, pencil pocket, false half-placket and ralph’s take on a vintage union label.
This jacket was made by Ralph Lauren under the Polo label. It was part of their Sun Valley collection. The jacket is based on 1930s wool work jackets, with a fold-out vest/chest protector, buttoned throat latch, half-belt back, low slung buttoned side adjusters, buckled cuff belts, and a zipped breast pocket. The main zipper is a bell-shaped Talon repro.
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.
This vintage shirt was made around 1936-1938 by Woolrich. It is made from red and black plaid wool from the Woolrich Woolen Mills of Woolrich, PA and has an unusual full zipper design with a single buttonhole on the tails. The zipper is a Talon, with sunburst stopbox, oval slider-to-pull connector and sunburst slider. In typical workshirt form, this has two buttoned breast pockets.
This vintage mackinaw was made in the 1940s for a US army officer. It has a shawl collar, is double breasted, and belted. This one has seen a lot of wear, though it’s hard to know whether it was during the war or post-war, as these were popular as surplus as workwear.
This vintage jacket was made in the early 1940s. Likely sold by Sears, this wool and capeskin leather panel style was briefly popular from about 1940-1943. It has a bell shaped Conmar zipper, a buttoned throat latch, handwarmer pockets, pleated half belt back and leather trimmed breast pocket.
Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16″
This vintage work vest was made in the 1940s for Montgomery Ward and was sold under their Windward label. It is a high necked workwear style with two pockets and a sheepskin lining. Though tagged a 38, this would best fit a 35-36.