AAAC Informal Trad Thrift Store Exchange

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jogowill

New Member
Brooks Brothers "Brooksflannel"

Pardon the cliche, but they don't make them like this anymore.

Size 15.5

$50 or offer

 
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conductor

Senior Member
Three offerings tonight:

First, a tweed vest with a wonderful print on the back half. No maker tag.
Meausres 23.5" length, and 20.5" wide at widest point.

asking - CLAIMED





Next, a vest in Black Watch tartan. No maker tag. Tagged XL
Measures 21.5" length, and 21" wide at widest point.

asking CLAIMED



The original Nantucket Reds

asking $30 shipped conus

Size 44

Measures 22" width and 31" length




 
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YoungSoulRebel

Inactive user
Beautiful chocolate brown suede shearling coat. Made to measure by "Parks" a tailor from Hong Kong. This coat is in AMAZING condition with absolutely no holes, rips or stains. It looks like it was made in the late 60s-early 70s. Perfect for those frozen New England winters!

I accept PayPal and Venmo. Price includes shipping within the CONUS. Ocerseas buyers PM me for shipping rates. This coat weights about 6 pounds so I do have to take that into account with shipping costs.

$90 firm

Chest: 20"
Shoulders: 18.5"
Sleeves: 24.5"
Length: 30"



 

GMMcL

Starting Member
Hey gents. I've checked into this community a few times, but rarely I admit.
I have about a half dozen custom made, late 1960s era, completely pristine -- and I mean that, they hardly look worn -- sack cut Brooks Brothers suits with hand sewn faux sleeve buttons suits, a couple of which are 3 piece, and a classic J Press navy flannel on my ebay page. Right up this team's alley. Just a couple sample photos below, plus the item links. I'm pretty close to cost on them at the sale prices, but feel free to message me on ebay and cite this post and I'll do you the best I can.
Also, I recently refocused that ebay account to target mainly trad/ivy items, so check back often.







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tocqueville

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Hey gents. I've checked into this community a few times, but rarely I admit.
I have about a half dozen custom made, late 1960s era, completely pristine -- and I mean that, they hardly look worn -- sack cut Brooks Brothers suits with hand sewn faux sleeve buttons suits, a couple of which are 3 piece, and a classic J Press navy flannel on my ebay page. Right up this team's alley. Just a couple sample photos below, plus the item links. I'm pretty close to cost on them at the sale prices, but feel free to message me on ebay and cite this post and I'll do you the best I can.
Also, I recently refocused that ebay account to target mainly trad/ivy items, so check back often.







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How do you measure length? Bottom of collar or top?
 

mhj

Senior Member
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Florsheim Varsity-circa 1980's-1990's

Excellent condition barely any wear







(sorry, having issues posting pictures today)

Asking only $60 firm, buyer pays shipping
 

TweedyDon

Connoisseur
ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! 42L Brooks Brothers "Madison" fit Hacking Jacket. Fabric woven in England.

This gorgeous jacket is new, and unworn, although its tags have all been removed and the basting from the pockets and vent has been removed, also.

This jacket is spectacular! Cut from a beautiful woolen cloth woven in England, the patterning and colourway of the shell are perfectly English, and absolutely perfect for afternoon walks on your estate, grouse shooting on the moors, or simply tramping through the woods in search of chestnuts with the Labrador. This would also be utterly acceptable for a less formal dinner party in the nicer parts of Gloustershire, or to attend the County Court in your role as the local magistrate! The base of this cloth is a classic English moss green; the windowpane overchecking is in russet red and dark blue.

My pictures don't do this justice at all--but the cut of the jacket does full justice to the quality of the cloth that it's made from! Cut as an English hacking jacket, this has a traditional country three button front. The two primary front pockets are slightly slanted, as you'd expect on a hacking jacket, as is the fully functional ticket pocket. It has slightly military shoulders in the English tradition. This jacket is--of course!--twin vented; moreover, it includes in the interior a lining vent strip, designed to keep the vent from opening too far when the jacket is worn, a feature that very few jackets have unless they are custom made. The jacket is fully canvassed, and fully lined. The lining is Bemberg, and features pick stitching throughout. The jacket has four button cuffs.

This jacket is in absolutely immaculate condition. Originally, this cost a small fortune; here, it is merely $75, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.

Tagged 42L and unaltered. This measures:

Chest: 21 3/4
Sleeve: 25 3/4 (+2 1/4)
Shoulder: 19 3/8
Length: 32 1/4







 

TweedyDon

Connoisseur
UPDATES BELOW!

I have a slew of beautiful Ivy/Trad ties to pass on today, includng some genuine GRAILS--a set of original Ivy League regimental ties, several ties from Langrock of Princeton, including a beautiful wool challis, a 1940s reversible wool tie from Trimingham's of Bermuda, plus regimentals, knits, and emblematics!

As always, I offer FREE SHIPPING ON EVERYTHING IN THE USA; International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at cost!

Also as always, ALL OFFERS ARE VERY WELCOME!

Please PM with interest and offers!

GROUP A: KNIT TIES!

The Ivy Fall classic that goes so perfectly with tweed, I have several knit ties to offer today, in silk, wool, wool-mohair, and cotton! Unless otherwise indicated all are in excellent condition.



3) Rich Bracken Silk Knit; Made in Italy for Land's End. Reinforced neck piece. 3 3/8". $15




4) Roosterknit--THE classic knit tie! 60% wool, 40% mohair. Berry red. 2 1/2". $13




5) Banana Republic; 100% silk knit, Made in Italy. 3 1/2". $14.




6) Vintage teal knit by Damon. Made in the USA. All cotton.2 1/2". Originally $11... still $11!




7) Unknown maker; likely cotton. Burgundy. Two small snags on the keeper end, as shown, hence Very Good condition. 2 1/4". $9




8) Pumpkin orange! Likely silk. A wonderful Fall tie for brown tweeds! 1 3/4". Vintage. $13.




9) Roosterknit. Stripes! All wool. A classic Ivy tie! Originally sold by Bloomingdale's. 2 1/4". $13.




GROUP B: REGIMENTALS!

The classic Ivy tie, worn with anything from the most formal of suits to the most casual of country tweeds, the Regimental tie is one of the links to Ivy Style's borrowing from the dress of English gentlemen, for whom the stripes one wears matter greatly, showing one's membership in Clubs, Alumni Associations, Old Boy networks... and of course, Regiments!

All are in excellent condition unless otherwise noted.




11) The English Shop of Princeton--one of the bastions of Ivy Style! This has a tiny rub on one corner that I only just found, but because of this it's in Very God condition. 3 5/8". $12.




12) Tie Bar. A lovely classic stripe! 3 1/2". $12.




13) Bill Blass. Vintage. Unknown fabric; likely polysilk. 3 1/8". $8.




14) Brown and Church. All silk, made in the USA. 3 3/4". $12.




16) Chaps by Ralph Lauren, dating from when it was good--so this is definitely vintage! Sold by Lord and Taylor. Some slight rumpling to the keeper. 2 /58". $12.





GROUP C: ORIGINAL 1960s IVY LEAGUE SCHOOL TIES!


These are wonderful--if your school is here, grab it quickly, as you're unlikely to see these again! These date, I believe, from the mid 1960s, and were part of a set of Ivy regimentals. These are all in Very Good vintage condition.

These were sold by Nevius-Voorhees, the upscale family-run department store in Trenton, NJ. This store had links to the Ivys--J. Nevius, who became its CEO, was in the '37 class of Princeton.




18) Brown regimental. 3 1/8". $15




19) Yale regimental. 3 1/8". $15. You have my sympathy if you can lay claim to this; I hear that "Pug Dressing" is now a class here....

 
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TweedyDon

Connoisseur
Price drops on more tweeds!

As always, I offer FREE SHIPPING ON EVERYTHING IN THE USA; International inquiries are welcome, with shipping at cost!

Also as always, ALL OFFERS ARE VERY WELCOME!

Please PM with interest and offers!


1) WONDERFUL Southwick houndstooth jacket.

This is wonderful! Made by Southwick, one of the great traditional American clothiers, for Roots, one of the great (and long gone) tradly clothiers of upscale New Jersey, this beautiful jacket is cut from a classic grey and cream houndstooth tweed with accents of forest green, with a complementary dark red windowpane overcheck. It is half-canvassed and fully lined. It's a contemporary two button front closure jacket, with subtle darting and a single centre vent. It has four button cuffs; all the buttons are likely horn. It was, of course, Made in the USA, and it's in absolutely excellent condition.

Asking just $39, or offer, for this beauty!

Measurements
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Chest: 22
Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+2)
Shoulder: 18 3/4
Length: 30 1/2






2) WONDERFUL Custom Tailored Tweed 3/2 sack by Brooks Brothers!

This is a wonderful jacket--and one attached to some political controversy!

This jacket was made in 1989 for John R. Fiorino... who made the headlines of the Washington Post in 1988 as a contributor to the Dukakis campiagn. Dukakis was running ads against George Bush (The Other One) criticizing him for being an elitist, and presented himself a a Man of the People. In response to this The Washington Post ran an article attacking Dukakis for being an elitist, noting that at least 50 wealthy Americans had contributed over $50,00 each to his campaign--and some had contributed as much as $100k! (Remember, this was 1988... and while these figures are large now, they were astronomical then! One of the wealthy American elite was the wealthy Chairman of the Monmouth Co., NJ, Democratic Party--John Fiorino... who commissioned this jacket just over one year later. (For the record, Fiorino contributed $80,000 to the Dukakis campaign--which would have bought a LOT of nice tweeds!)

Whatever you think of his politics, Fiorino had excellent taste in jackets! This beautiful 3/2 sack has a wonderfully liquid label roll, and is cut from a beautiful dove-grey herringbone tweed that's shot through with vertical striping of cream, baby blue, and sepia tea rose pink. It's absolutely lovely! And the tailoring on it is exquisite--it's absolutely beautifully cut, and the pattern matching on the back is beautiful. It's half-canvassed and half-lined, with a single centre vent. It has three button cuffs and faux buttonholes. It was, of course, Made in the USA. It's in excellent condition, and a steal--for either Democrats or Republicans--at

just $39, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 21 7/8
Sleeve: 23 1/4 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 18 3/4
Length: 29







3) A JACKET WITH AN AMERICAN TALE

This jacket is wonderful.... Not just for its own sake, but for the American stories that are woven into its fabric.

If the Brooks Brothers jacket, above, was a sign of the Establishment, this jacket is an example of the other end of the American spectrum--the self-made immigrants and long-time workers who built AMerican from the ground up, and made themselves wealthy in so doing.

Let's start with the jacket itself. Made by Schneider's Custom Tailoring of Pittsburgh, you might think that this was made by a tailoring firm with German origins. But it wasn't; Schneider's was owned and operated by Tonino Trivelli, an Italian immigrant to the United States. Trivelli had little formal education, since he began work as a tailor's apprentice in 1946, age 12. The Second World War was just over, and young Tonino needed to help contribute to the family finances in a devastated Europe. Through hard work and skill he rose to the rank of Master Tailor--no mean feat in Italy. At some point he emigrated to the United States, choosing as his destination Pittsburgh.... as he already had family connections in the large and vibrant Italian communities that supplied a lot of the labor to the local steel mills. There, he set up Schneider's Custom Tailoring, eventually managing to move into the prestigious Oliver Building, Pittsburgh's famous skyscraper. He'd arrived--and his clients knew it. You want first-rate Italian tailoring? You go to Schneider's.

And who better to be a client of his than another self-made man, Edward L. Solomon? A long-term Western PA working class family, his grandparents were in the steel industry as foremen and union bosses in Beaver Falls and Pittsburgh, probably employees of Crucible Steel. After serving in the Naval Air Corps Edward saved enough to buy Mercer Lime and Stone, which he expanded and made successful.

Steel, stone, and Italian tailoring from immigrants who started age 12.... This is an *American* jacket!

And it lives up to its heritage. Made in November 1993, this is a beautiful glen plaid check, this is cut from lighter-weight 11 1/2oz cloth; perfect for modern office environments, which is just what the CEO of Mercer Lime and Stone needed. The colourway is beautiful; muted and autumnal. This has patch pockets--always a desirable feature! It's half canvassed and half-lined, and has a single centre vent. It's subtly darted--as you'd expect from Italian tailoring--and has a two button closure. This is a wonderful example of Italian-American tailoring! It's in excellent condition.

Asking just $29 for a piece of American history, boxed and shipped in the USA.

Measurement
s:

Chest: 22
Sleeve: 23 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 19 1/2
Length: 30 1/2








4) CLASSIC TWEED in herringbone and barleycorn--with TICKET POCKET!

This is a lovely, classic tweed jacket! The tweed itself is wonderful; alternating vertical bands of classic grey herringbone in light grey and dark grey, and classic barleycorn, in the same colour scheme, woven together to form a beautifully complex yest subtle tweed. This is shot through with vertical stripes of forest green, sky blue, sepia pink, and dusty orange, for a wonderfully complex tweed indeed.

The cut of the jacket does justice to its cloth. A contemporary two button front closure, this has flapped front poickets--including a ticket pocket that is still basted shut! It has subtle darts, and a single centre vent. It has four buttons cuffs--the buttons throughout are likely horn. It is half-canvassed and half-lined. It was Union made in the USA for Austin Reed, and is in excellent condition.

Asking just $27, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 19 1/2
Sleeve: 24 3/4 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 17 7/9
Length: 29








5) GORGEOUS Harris Tweed in Charcoal Herringbone with vertical striping!

This is absolutely GORGEOUS! A classic charcoal herringbone Harris Tweed, this is enlivened with classic Harris vertical stripes in beautiful shades of forest green, Royal blue, and rust orange; this is a truly lovely example of Harris tweed!

The jacket lives up to the cloth; a contemporary two button model with subtle darts and a single centre vent, it appears to be half-canvassed, and is half-lined. It has four button cuffs--and all the buttons are the classic leather covered, metal-shanked, football buttons that go so perfectly with Harris tweed. This jacket was Made in the USA, and is in absolutely excellent condition. It's a bargain at

just $30, or offer.

Tagged 40R. Measurements:


Chest: 20 1/4
Sleeve: 24 1/4 (+ 1 1/2)
Shoulder: 18 1/8
Length: 29 1/2








6) SPECTACULAR and RARE Harris Tweed!

This is a wonderful jacket, and if it was just a bit smaller there's no way that it would be here, as I love the more unusual yet classic Harris patterns. Cut from a lovely traditional weight Harris Tweed, the patterning and colourway of this jacket are both wonderful. The base is a traditional and classic cream, slate grey, and peat black houndstooth; this is overlaid with windowpane overchecking in russet, the colour of bracken in late autumn. This really is a beautiful jacket!

It's a contemporary two button model, with subtle darts. It has three button cuffs. All of the buttons are traditional the traditional metal-shanked, leather-covered buttons that go so well with Harris--here, they're a lovely shade of rich chestnut that complements the overchecking perfectly. The jacket is half-canvassed and half-lined, and has a single centre vent. It was Union Made in the USA--and is in absolutely excellent condition!

Asking just $39, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.

Measurements:



Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 26 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 31 3/4







7) Classic Tweed, cut from Dormeuil cloth!

This is a lovely understated tweed! This is made from cloth from Dormeuil, a French clothiers that has been in business since 1842. Dormeuil cloth is easily some of the best in the world, although whether its quality justifies its exceptionally high cost (higher than other superb fabrics, such as those by Holland & Sherry) is a matter for debate. Of course, the original cost of this fabric won't concern you since this is appearing here... But it does indicate that this is an exceptionally nice jacket indeed!

The Dormeuil cloth from which this jacket is cut is lovely; a miniature check in autumnal shades of chestnut, bracket, moss green, and tan, this is a very versatile jacket indeed. Made by Austin Reed, there's no country of manufacture listed, but judging by the twin vent it's either England, or, judging by the three button cuffs with no faux buttonholes, the USA. In either case, the quality of the tailoring is excellent; it's half-canvassed and fully lined, and has a contemporary two button front with subtle darting. It's in absolutely excellent condition, and given the quality of both the cloth and the tailoring is a steal at

just $32, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 27 1/2 (+ 1 3/4)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 32 1/2








8) VINTAGE 3/2 Tweed Sack in a beautiful and striking plaid!

Judging from the Union label this dates from the late 1960s, and was made for Macy's--back when Macy's was a store you'd want to buy clothing from, as it was still selling classic Made in the USA items... Like this wonderful 3/2 sack tweed! (Try finding a 3/2 sack at Macy's now, half a century after this little gem was first purchased....) While this is unapologetically a plaid tweed, it's not a bold "blanket" plaid, and so could readily be worn by anyone in any situation where tweed is appropriate. And the plaid is lovely; string, but not overwhelming, and a lovely medly of autumnal russets, brackets, peat black and tan.

The jacket itself is a classic 3/2 sack with two button cuffs. It is half-canvassed and half-lined, with a lapped center seam and a hook vent. It has very natural shoulders. 'm very conservative at grading vintage jackets, reserving "Excellent" for those that are NOS or close to it, and so this is in Very Good/Excellent condition. It was, of course, Union made in the USA, and is a bargain at

just $29, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 20 3/4
SLeeve: 24 3/4 (+2)
Shoulder: 17 5/8
Length: 29 5/8








9) BEAUTIFUL Contemporary 3/2 lambswool tweed sack from Brooks Brothers

This is a beautiful jacket! Cut from pure lambswool, this has a wonderfully soft hand and drape. The patterning and subtle and complex. The base is a chevron tweed in forest green, tan, and cream, overlaid with overchecking in forest green, slate blue, and russet bracken. This is cut as a 3/2 sack with a lovely fluid lapel and the traditional two button cuff. It is half-canvassed, and fully lined; the lining is a lovely shade of sepia rose. It has a single centre vent. This is a truly beautiful and distinctive jacket. It was, of course, Made in the USA.

This carries the old-school Brooks Brothers "block capitals on navy" label.

It is in excellent condition except for a single thread weave flaw on the left hand chest, and a similar weave flaw on the left cuff, as shown.

Asking just $29, or offer.

Tagged 44, this measures smaller:


Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 25 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 19
Length: 30 1/8









10) Brooks Brothers Camelhair in muted earthtone glen plaid

This is a wonderfully subdued jacket! Cut from extremely lovely camelhair, this has a wonderful hand and drape. The glen plaid patterning is a subtle medley or loden green, autumn bracken, and earth browns; this is a perfect jacket for a New England Fall just as the leaves are turning. It is subtly darted, and has a two button closure, four button cuffs, and a center vent. It is fully canvassed and fully lined. It is in absolutely excellent condition.

Asking just $29, or offer.

Tagged 42XL, this measures:


Chest: 22
Sleeve: 27 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 19 1/4
Length: 34










12) VINTAGE! UTTERLY 1960s dark burgundy herringbone 2-button sack tweed--with original hanger!

This is both seriously rare, and seriously beautiful! It's hard to know where to start with this, so let's begin with the colourway. This is a very, very dark burgundy tweed in miniature herringbone heavily flecked throughout with dark black peat. This is an utterly 1960s aesthetic; it's a classic herringbone, and the colouring is dark, but it's still a burgundy tweed--shocking for the squares with their black and cream herringbones, or occasional daring glen plaid! This is also very 1960s Ivy; defiant, yet conventional, rebelling within the lines of probity.

As well as its colourway this is a very 1960s Ivy cut, with very narrow notch lapels, a lovely fluid lapel roll--AND it's a two-button sack! It features the classic two button cuffs, a single centre vent, and is half-lined. It is also fully canvassed. As you'd expect this carries a 1960s Union tag; where else would you build clothes like this, except in the USA--or possibly the swinging UK?

It's in absolutely excellent condition. It even comes complete with its original hanger!

Asking just $29, or offer.

Measurements
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Chest: 21 1/4
Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 18 1/4
Length: 30 5/8










13) CLASSIC Old-School Jos. A. Banks 3/2 sack herringbone tweed

Please don't confuse this with the current offerings from Jos. A Banks; this dates from its "Red Label" era, when it was a worthy rival to Brooks--and when Brooks was generally much better than it now is, too!

This is a classic 3/2 sack in brown and tan herringbone--if you don't have one of these in your wardrobe, you should! This has a very high lapel roll--almost a 2.5/3--with a lovely liquid roll. This features the classic two-button cuffs and a single center vent. It is half canvassed, Made in the USA, and has its original hang-tag intact. This is in absolutely excellent condition, and is a steal at

just $25, or offer.

Measurements:

Chest: 21 1/2
Sleeve: 23 (+2)
SHoulder: 19 1/2
Length: 30 1/2







14) CLASSIC herringbone Harris Tweed

If you don't have a black and cream or slate blue herringbone Harris tweed in your wardrobe--why not? This is an absolute staple, and, together with a good navy blazer, should be part of the backbone of any classic wardrobe. So, if you don't have one--now's your chance!

This example is lovely! A wonderful greyish slate-blue herringbone, this has classic metal-shanked football buttons, a two button closure, and is subtly darted. It is half-canvassed, half-lined, and has a single centre vent. It was, of course, Made in the USA. It's in excellent condition, although the buttons have a slight amount of patina, as shown.

Asking just $25, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 20
Sleeve: 24 (+ 1)
Shoulder: 18 1/4
Length: 29 1/2







16) CLASSIC herringbone Harris Tweed

The grey and cream herringbone Harris Tweed jacket is an absolute classic and a staple of any traditional wardrobe--and this is a lovely example for a larger chap!

Cut from classic grey and cream herringbone, this is a contemporary two button jacket with subtle darting. It features metal-shanked football buttons in black; three to each sleeve. It appears half-canvassed, and is half-lined with a single center vent. It was Made in the USA, and is in excellent condition.

Asking just $27, or offer.

Tagged 50R, but measures smaller:

Chest: 23 1/2
Sleeve: 26 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 19 3/4
Length: 30 1/2







17) RARE IVY/TRAD CLASSIC--a tweed stroller!

The "stroller"--a combination of jacket and waistcoat--is an increasingly rare Ivy classic, and this is a lovely example. (I'll also be posting a wonderful example from J. Press shortly.) Made for Neiman Marcus, the tweed has a soft moss green base with a bracken and sky-blue windowpane overcheck; perfect for Fall, Winter, and Spring!

The jacket is half-canvassed and half-lined, with a single center vent. It has a standard two-button closure, and three button cuffs. The waistcoat has four fully functional pockets.

This was Union Made in the USA.

This is in excellent condition, except that one of the cuff buttons on the jacket has broken. Since this has no faux buttonholes this is an easy fix; just remove it and its companion on the other sleeve, and convert this to a two-button cuff jacket!

Asking just $29, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 19 1/4
Sleeve: 25 (+2)
SHoulder: 17
Length: 29 1/2

Vest width: 17
Vest length: 25 3/4








18) Made in the UK BEAUTIFUL & CLASSIC Basketweave Harris Tweed.

This is wonderful, and I wish that it fit me! This is a beautiful Harris Tweed in the increasing rare and yet very versatile basketweave weave in the absolutely classic black, grey, and cream colourway. This jacket is subtly darted, and has a contemporary two-button closure. It appears to be half-canvassed, and is fully lined. It features twin vents, as befits its English heritage, and was Made in the UK. The buttons are all metal-shanked. This jacket is in absolutely excellent condition!

Asking just $29, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.

Tagged 42L, but this measures more like a 38 or 40L. Measurements:


Chest: 20 1/4
Sleeve: 27 (+1 1/2)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 32








19) ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS HARRIS TWEED JACKET! Likely UNWORN!

This is absolutely gorgeous--Harris Tweed as it should be! Cut from a Harris Tweed that has the heft that you'd expect from this famous fabric, the colourway and patterning do full justice to the weight and quality of the cloth. The base is a wonderful and complex and increasingly rare barleycorn pattern in beige and autumn brown; this is beautifully complemented by classic vertical Harris striping in Royal Blue and Bracken Russet. This jacket is cut as a contemporary two-button model, with subtle darting. It is half-lined, and features a single center vent. The buttons are all metal-shanked.

Moreover--all of the front pockets are still basted shut, so this is likely unworn--or worn very, very sparingly!

It was Made in the USA.

And there's more, for this jacket was sold at Pomeroy's Department store in Reading, PA. Pomeroy's was a landmark in central PA for decades; it opened under another name in 1876, and became Pomeroy's when George Pomeroy bought out his partners in 1923. From then on, it became famous for its Tea Room, for the 6th floor Toy Department with visits by Santa at Christmas--and, of course, its classic clothing. Pomeroy's closed in 1990, making this jacket at least 25 years old. However, you couldn't tell that just by looking at it, since it's in absolutely excellent condition.

Given the provenance, quality, and sheer beauty of this jacket, it's a steal at just $35, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.

Measurements:

Chest: 20 1/2
Sleeve: 25 3/4 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 17 3/4
Length: 31











20) VINTAGE 3/2 sack in light loden twill

This is a SPLENDID jacket! Cut from a lovely thick twill in a light loden green, this beauty is a true 3/2 sack with a lovely lapel roll. It dates from between 1962 and 1972, judging by the Union Label, and was sold by Roots, one of the major purveyors of tradly items in New Jersey and Eastern PA. (And this has a wonderful vintage label from there!) It has a lovely lapel roll, and the twill is wonderfully durable and attractive--almost like keeper's tweed, except all-wool and with no cotton content. It has classic two button cuffs, and is half-canvassed and half-lined. It has a single centre vent. And, of course it was Made in the USA.

This is in excellent condition, except for one minor flaw.... Sometime around 1978 the original owner left two things in the lower left pocket: a list of instructions from one of his clients (he was a lawyer), which were typed out on a manual typewriter.... and some candy! Unfortunately, the candy "leaked" into the lining of the pocket, which is now stiff and candified. (And possibly edible.) This has no effect on the jacket, but my advice would be to have the pocket liner replaced--a simple and easy job for any competent dry-cleaner tailor.

Given this, this jacket is in Very Good condition overall, and hence is very well priced at just

$22, or offer.

Measurements
:

Chest: 21 3/4
Sleeve: 24 3/4 (+2 1/2)
Shoulder: 18 1/4
Length: 30






Pocket liner:


 
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TweedyDon

Connoisseur
As always, I offer FREE SHIPPING ON EVERYTHING IN THE USA; International inquiries are very welcome, with shipping at cost!

Also as always, ALL OFFERS ARE VERY WELCOME!

Please PM with interest and offers..... and please do check oit and "like" my new Facebook Page, WaterhollowTweed!


21) Lovely Vintage Shepard's Check Tweed!

This is absolutely lovely! A classic shepard's check--a pattern that is rarely seen nowadays--this jacket has a terrific colourway, being a medley of chestnut brown, russet, and black on a classic cream background. It is a standard contemporary two button front with very subtle darting. It is half-lined, and has a single centre vent. The buttons are classic leather-covered, metal-shanked "football" buttons. Although there is no country of origin listed this was clearly Made in the USA. It's in Very Good condition; it could just use a dry clean to freshen it up!

Asking just $25, or offer.

Tagged 38R; measurements:


Chest: 19 3/8
Sleeve: 24 (+2 1/2)
Shoulder: 17 1/2
Length: 29









22) Dark Bottle Green Wide Wade Cord Jacket

An academic Ivy classic, cord jackets traditionally come in brown or green--and this is one of the lovelier green ones I've seen! Cut from a lovely soft bottle-green wide wale corduroy, this is fully lined and half-canvassed. It has a standard contemporary two button front, is subtly darted, and has a single centre vent. It has three button cuffs, and was Made in the USA. It's in excellent condition.

Asking just $27, or offer.

Tagged 44S. Measurements:


Chest: 22 1/4
Sleeve: 24 1/2 (+2)
Shoulder: 20
Length: 30







23) OLD SCHOOL Jos. A. Banks Herringbone Tweed--with THREE PATCH POCKETS!

Please put your prejudice against JAB items to one side, for this jacket dates from the tail end of the "red label" era, when Banks could rival Brooks for decent Tradly items!

This is a classic tweed in dark grey herringbone stripes while alternate with similarly dark grey barleycorn stripes, making this a lovely and interesting tweed that still appears classic and conservative at a distance. This jacket is a contemporary two button model with subtle darts. It also has THREE patch pockets at front--including the ever desirable patch breast pocket! This jacket is fully lined, and half-canvassed. It is unvented, in Flusser-approved style, and was Made in the USA.

It's in excellent condition, and is a steal at just $27, or offer.

Tagged 46L, this measures:


Chest: 25 1/4
Sleeve: 26 (+1 3/4)
Shoulder: 20 3/4
Length: 32 3/4









24) CLASSIC HARRIS TWEED in dark grey herringbone with chestnut accents!

This is a lovely, classic Harris! Cut from dark grey herringbone, this is accented throughout with flecks and vertical stripes of rich burnished chestnut brown, forest green, and dark blue--a wonderful example of this famous tweed! The jacket itself is a contemporary two button model, with subtle darts and a single centre vent. It is fully lined, and was Made in the USA. This is a lovely, classic wardrobe staple, and a bargain at just

$32, or offer.

Measurements:


Chest: 21 1/4
Sleeve: 24 (+2 1/2)
Shoulder: 18 1/4
Length: 31










25) Classic Tweed Hacking Jacket!

This is a lovely example of a durable tweed hacking jacket! Cut from grey and cream basketweave tweed, this lovely jacket has all of the features you'd expect from a hacking jacket; slanted, flapped, hacking pockets, a functional and slanted hacking ticket pocket, twin vents, and suede elbow patches! This also features a half-lining, it is subtly darted, and has a two button front and three button cuffs. All of the buttons are leather-covered, metal-shanked, football buttons.

This jacket was made for Jack Lang, a family-owned department store chain based in Philadelphia that started in 1952 and closed in 1991, two years after its founded, Jack Lang, sold the business.

This jacket is in absolutely excellent condition, and although there's no country of origin listed it was clearly Made in the USA.

Asking just $30, or offer, for this lovely classic tweed!

Measurements:

Chest: 20 3/4
Sleeve: 25 (+2)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 30 1/4







26) VINTAGE 3/2 sack jacket in classic charcoal herringbone tweed

Dating from February 1963, this is a lovely classic 3/2 sack jacket with a very high lapel roll; this is possibly the highest 3/2 lapel stance I've seen, and it's almost, but not quite a 3 button sack! It has beautifully narrow 1950s-1960s lapels, a lapped centre seam down the back, and a single hook vent. It is half-canvassed and half-lined. It is cut from a lovely classic charcoal herringbone tweed.

This was made for Croyden Men's Store in Trenton, NJ; although not as well known or as prestigious as the Donnelly stores, Croyden was most definitely an upscale retailer, featuring customized Hickey-Freeman suits and jackets... and running an aggressive bilboard-based advertising campaign in the 1940s and 1950s to position itself as the best men's store in Trenton!

This jacket is in Good/Very Good condition; it could do with a dry clean and a re-press on the lapels, and there is some rubbing to the interior pocket at the top--as is to be expected in a jacket of this age!

It's a bargain at just $22, or offer.

Measurements:

Chest: 22 1/4
Sleeve: 25 1/4 (+2)
Shoulder: 18
Length: 31








 
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TweedyDon

Connoisseur
Size 40 Barbour Northumbria--OLD SCHOOL VERSION!

This is NOT one of the "modern" Barbours, with their lint-attracting peachfuzz "Sylkoil" finish, obnoxious embroidered logos, and fashion-forward "branding".... This is a Barbour that dates from when Barbours were made properly, in England, and were sold primarily as solid workwear to the country set, all the way from landowning Royalty down to locals who worked as beaters on their estates.

This jacket is thus finished in the original matt wax finish that made Barbour famous, not the modern peach-fuzz Sylkoil that's designed to attract lint. It doesn't have an exterior logo embroidered on the flap of an outside pocket, and it was Made in South Shields, England.... Not Vietnam, Bulgaria, or Romania.

This coat is the real deal.... and, as such, is becoming increasingly rare, as these jackets are simply not made any more.

This is a Northumbria model jacket--the "Big Brother" of the classic Border, being cut to precisely the same pattern but made from heavyweight waxed cotton, rather than mid-weight wax cotton of the Border. This makes it much more durable in the field, and also means that it lacks the Border's tendency to crack along the creases that invariably occur in older Barbours.

This jacket has all of the features you'd want, and none that you wouldn't. It features two deep flapped bellows pockets at the front, as well as two deep moleskin lined handwarmer slash pockets. It has two deep poacher's pockets in the interior with removeable washable pockets inside each. It has a deep zip-lined security pocket on the right-hand side of the front placket, and a velcro-fastened security pocket on the interior chest. It closes with either press studs, or a two-way Barbour zipped, with a thick ring pull for use in the cold. It features a deep interior drip strip, and the sleeves have velcro-adjustable storm cuffs. It has a corduroy collar that can stand up, and then be fastened with a fully functional throat latch. It has underarm grommets for ventilation. It is lined in the classic "heavyweight" cotton lining in a classic Forest Green tartan with windowpane checking.

This Barbour is in the classic sage. It dates from when Barbour held three Royal Warrants, proudly displayed on the label.

It is in excellent condition, except for a couple of very minor issues; a small fray hole by one of the handwarmer pockets at the edge, and a similar fray hole on the underside of one seam; it has some minor surface scuffing on the back, and some very minor fraing on the leading edge of the bellows pockets. It was waxed before being stored last year, and so is ready to wear.

Asking just $115, boxed, shipped, and insured in the USA. Given its condition and the fact that most old-school Barbours now have to be shipped from the UK as the US supply has all but dried up, I am confident that this is the best value Barbour around today!

This is a size 40; it measures:


Chest: 23 1/4
Sleeve: c. 35 (slightly longer; measured like a shirt)
Shoulder: 19 3/4 (at back)
Length: 35 1/2







 
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sbdivemaster

Super Member
Consolidating Everything Together

All prices include US/APO shipping.
International buyers contact me for shipping rates.


SHIRTS!

Lands' End Stewart Plaid Seersucker Short Sleeve


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Excellent Condition
Round bottom; Made in Indonesia; 100% Cotton
TAGGED: Medium
Neck: 16.5"
S2S: 20"
P2P: 23.5"
BOC: 30.5"
PRICE: $10
Josh Allen Pink Madras Short Sleeve


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VG Condition
Round bottom; Made in USA; 100% Cotton
TAGGED: Large
Neck: 16"
S2S: 18"
P2P: 23"
BOC: 30"
PRICE: $10
LL Bean Blue Plaid Seersucker Camp Shirt


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Excellent Condition
Straight bottom; Made in China; 100% Cotton
TAGGED: Large
Neck: 18"
S2S: 20.5"
P2P: 25"
BOC: 29.5"
PRICE: $10
Brooks Brothers Black/Tan Micro Checks Broadcloth


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VG Condition; washed a few times
Round bottom; 100% cotton; Made in Hong Kong
TAGGED: XL
Neck: 18"
Sleeve: 36.5"
S2S: 22"
P2P: 27"
BOC: 32.5"
PRICE: $10
Bass White with Multi Stripes OCBD


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VG+ Condition; Washed a few times; Thick, beefy oxford
Button Down Collar; Round bottom
100% Cotton; Made in Malaysia
TAGGED: 16.5 x 34/35
Neck: 16.5"
Sleeve: 34"
S2S: 19"
P2P: 24"
BOC: 31.5"
PRICE: $10

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PANTS!

Pendelton Charcoal Gray


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VG+ Condition
100% Wool; Made in ?? (USA?)
TAGGED: ??
Waist: 41"
Inseam: 34"
Outseam: 43.5", bottom of waistband
Leg opening: 9.5"
Flat Front; 7 Belt loops; French Fly; Split Waist
Slant Front Pockets; Rear Besom Pockets w/button
PRICE: $20
Polo Ralph Lauren Stone Chinos


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VG+ Condition
100% Cotton; Made in Mexico w/USA fabric
TAGGED: 36x29 "Andrew Pant"
Waist: 37"
Inseam: 29"
Outseam: 40", bottom of waistband
Leg opening: 9"
Double Forward Pleats; 7 Belt loops
On-seam Front Pockets; Rear Besom Pockets w/button
PRICE: $20
Polo Ralph Lauren Light Gray Flannel


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I really like the fabric of these pants... nice medium weight, soft flannel.
However, upon closer inspection at home, you can see where there used to be
braces buttons. Someone removed them and left some little holes on the inside
of the waistband (see pics); these are not visible from the outside. These
little holes could easily be patched up with just a needle and thread.
Thus, they are listed as Very Good condition and priced accordingly.
VG Condition
100% wool; Made in ??
TAGGED: ??
Waist: 37" +1" (Very Relaxed in the thigh)
Inseam: 27"
Outseam: 38", bottom of waistband
Leg opening: 10.5"
Double Forward Pleats; 7 Belt loops; Flap Coin Pocket
French Fly; Split Waist w/1" to let out
On-seam Front Pockets; Rear Flap/Besom Pockets w/button
PRICE: $15
Vintage Lands' End Gray Chinos


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Excellent Condition (They feel new; no idea why label was cut)
100% Cotton twill; Made in Dominican Republic w/USA Materials
TAGGED: 42L
Waist: 42"
Inseam: 29"
Outseam: 40", bottom of waistband
Leg opening: 10"
Double Revers Pleats; 7 Belt loops
1.5" Cuffs; French Fly; Split Waist w/1.5" to let out
Slant Front Pockets; Rear welt Pockets w/button
PRICE: $15
Polo Ralph Lauren Navy 15-Wale Cords


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Excellent Condition The hems look almost new; still has tag stitching
100% Cotton; Made in Macau - These are very nice, a bit dressier...
TAGGED: 34x30
Waist: 35"
Inseam: 29.5"
Outseam: 39.5", bottom of waistband
Leg opening: 9"
Flat Front; 7 Belt loops
Slant Front Pockets; Rear Besom Pockets w/button
PRICE: $15

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SWEATERS!


Jacques De Loux 2-Ply Cashmere V-Neck Sweater


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VG+ Condition; Shows very little wear
This is vintage gear - I still have one of my dad's JDL sweaters!
Straight bottom; 100% Cashmere; Made in USA
TAGGED: XL
S2S: Raglan
P2P: 23.5"
Sleeve: 35" (5" cuff)
P2C: 21"
P2H: 18"
BOC: 28"
PRICE: $35
LL Bean Lambswool V-Neck Sweater


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VG+ Condition; Shows very little wear
Straight bottom; 100% Lambswool; Made in Thailand
TAGGED: XL
S2S: Raglan
P2P: 26.5"
Sleeve: 36"
P2C: 20"
P2H: 17.5"
BOC: 28.5"
PRICE: $25


[td] Ralph Lauren Tan Cotton Crew Neck
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VG Condition ; a substantial weight cotton knit
Straight bottom; 100% Cotton; Made in Hong Kong
TAGGED: XL
S2S: 19.5"
P2P: 23"
Sleeve: 34"
P2C: 19"
P2H: 16"
BOC: 24.5"
PRICE: $20 [/td][/tr]

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SUIT!

Aquascutum Suit Charcoal w/Blue & Tan Pin Stripes

The fabric is a nice darker charcoal with blue pin stripe and even thinner tan stripe (almost dotted line); Very nice fabric!

T. Madden & Co. was a small men's clothing shop located a bit north of Los Angeles. Opened in the 90's, but didn't last very long. It's a shame...


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Excellent Condition; Very little wear - really nice suit.
JACKET:
2 Button w/Darts (very subtle - see pics); Full Canvas
Single Vent; Bessom Pockets w/Flaps; 4 Button Cuffs;
Full Lining; Made in USA; 100% wool.
TAGGED: ??
S2S: 20.5"
P2P: 23.5"
Waist: 21.5"
BOC: 32.5"
Sleeve: 26.5" + <1"
PANTS:
Double Reverse Pleats; Split Waist;
French Fly; Braces Buttons; 100% Wool
TAGGED: ??
Waist: 37.5" +1"
Inseam: 31.5" + <1"
Outseam: 42.5", bottom of waistband
Leg opening: 10" / 1.5" Cuffs
2x Reverse Pleats; 9 Belt loops
On Seam Front Pockets; Rear Besom Pockets, 1 w/button

PRICE: $60 > $50

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LEVI'S!

Levi 505 Tan Cords - 34x36


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Excellent Condition
75% Cotton/25% Poly; Made in ?? (Columbia?)
TAGGED: 34x36
Waist: 34"
Inseam: 35"
Outseam: 44.5", bottom of waistband
Leg opening: 8.5"
Flat Front; 5 Belt loops;
5-Pocket Styling (Just like 505 jeans)
PRICE: $20
Levi 505 Tan Cords - 38x30


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Excellent Condition
75% Cotton/25% Poly; Made in Columbia
TAGGED: 38x30
Waist: 39"
Inseam: 29.5"
Outseam: 41", bottom of waistband
Leg opening: 8.5"
Flat Front; 5 Belt loops;
5-Pocket Styling (Just like 505 jeans)
PRICE: $20
Levi Denim Trucker Jacket - Medium


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VG+ Condition Very slight flaw on back (see pics)
100% cotton; Made in USA
TAGGED: Medium
S2S: 21"
P2P: 23"
BOC: 25.5"
Sleeve: 34"
S2C: 25"
P2C: 20.5"
P2H: 13.5"
PRICE: $25 (Heavy shipping weight)

Please PM with questions or interest.
 

straw sandals

Senior Member
All right, fellows. I'm trying to scrape together some cash to purchase ATL's pair of loafers. So here are three pairs of shoes, all 10.5 to 11. Buy all three for $100, shipped.

1. Alden for Brooks Brothers in #8 shell: Size 11, tongue padding installed and they actually fit like 11s. Uppers still in good shape, but one sole has a hole. A resole and Mac treatment would yield a serviceable pair of loafers.

2. Brooks brothers patent dress shoes: Size 11. Creasing, but little wear.

3. Tricker's suede brogues: Size 10 UK, fit like a 10.5/11. Creasing but sturdy. One heel has a loose flap from when I was trying to wrangle shoes and my son at the same time. He wouldn't give me the shoe horn. Alas.











 

nerdykarim

Senior Member
I'm looking for some brown/tan horn blazer buttons (two large; eight small). If anyone has any for sale (or can recommend a good online vendor), please PM me. Thanks.
 

gamma68

Honors Member
TRAD SWEATERS

RALPH LAUREN POLO FAIR ISLE WOOL V-NECK SWEATER VEST

Tagged size L, please see measurements.
Clean with no flaws, ready to wear.

Chest: 21"
Length: 25"

Asking $20>>$17 CONUS







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L.L. BEAN RAGG WOOL SWEATER

Tagged size L, please see measurements.
85% wool, 15% nylon.
Oatmeal color.
LLB hasn't offered this thick hearty sweater in a while, and certainly not one made in the USA.
Clean with no flaws, ready to wear.

Chest: 23"
Length: 29"

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LORD JEFF STRIPED SHETLAND WOOL SWEATER

Tagged size L, please see measurements (fits like a smaller size M).
100% Shetland wool, made in British Hong Kong
Clean with just one rather subtle spot near the sleeve cuff (see photo). This may come out with a dry cleaning. The sweater is otherwise flawless.

Chest: 21"
Length: 28.5"

Asking $17 CONUS.







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BROOKS BROTHERS SHETLAND SWEATER, MADE IN SCOTLAND

Tagged size XL, please see measurements.
Gorgeous colors (see the close-up photos)
100% Shetland wool, knitted in Scotland
Flawless

Chest: 24.5"
Length: 29.5"

CLAIMED
 
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SlideGuitarist

Elite Member
I want to thank YSR for the red Shetland, from Pringle. I wore it, along with some tan jeans, to sit on the blacktop and change a flat tire, then drive to the shop. My wife inadvertently wore the same color scheme:
 

YoungSoulRebel

Inactive user
It looks great on you sir! I actually just posted an (accidentally) almost exactly replication of your outfit on the WAYWT thread haha. Great minds and all...

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I want to thank YSR for the red Shetland, from Pringle. I wore it, along with some tan jeans, to sit on the blacktop and change a flat tire, then drive to the shop. My wife inadvertently wore the same color scheme:
 

TweedyDon

Connoisseur
VINTAGE REVERSIBLE MACKINAW FIELD JACKET by the Minnesota Woolen Co., c. 1965.

The Minnesota Woolen Co. operated in Duluth, MN from 1916 to 1977, and specialized in wool blankets similar to Hudson Bay blankets and woolen outerwear for outdoorsman. The best testimony of the quality of their garments lies in the fact that a lot of their hunting jackets and shirt jackets are still going strong, after 40 or 50 years of hard field use; they can be readily found in usable condition through online vintage retailers or eBay.

(A short video put out by the Minnesota Woolen Co. in 1959 can be seen on my Facebook page, WaterhollowTweed. Please "Like" me for early chances at the goodies I post here, plus information about vintage and classic clothing!)

But while this jacket--which likely dates from the mid 1960s--is of similarly high quality, there's something very special about it: It's reversible. And the Minnesota Woolen Co. didn't make very many reversible jackets, or else they didn't survive, or else they're so beloved that they rarely make it onto the secondary market, as this is the first of its kind that I've seen. (And I've seen a lot of MWC shirt jackets!) My suspicion is that this was a fairly rare item, probably owing to its original cost. Adding the gabardine shell to the heavy wool shell would have made this quite a costly item, and I suspect that the typical customer of the MWC wasn't looking to spend a lot on his or her workwear,

So, the first point to note about this is that it's reversible. One side is the heavy bright scarlet wool that's frequently used in hunting gear from the mid 1930s to early 1970s, when it was superseded by blaze orange. The other side is tan gabardine cloth. Clearly, the idea was that you'd have a jacket that would repel rain--rather than simply soak it up, as wool does--and so enable the heavy wool to keep you warm for much longer in the field.

The scarlet side features two deep front pockets, covered with flaps secured by oversize buttons. It also features two deep slash handwarmer pockets, and a front chest pocket--again, flapped and secured by an oversized button. The gabardine side features two deep handwarmer pockets and a zippered chest security pocket. Since this coat is designed to be fully reversible the sleeve cuffs have no buttons or straps of any kind, so they can be easily turned inside out. The collar is oversized and designed to stand; the coat is closed by a zipper, again, designed to function perfectly no matter which way the coat is turned. Since this is designed for woodland hunting it's cut for ease of movement, and so has venting at the seams on either side.

This also comes complete with its original hood, which, of course, can be reversed like the rest of the coat! It buttons on and it easily removeable.

Unlike most hunting coats of this vintage this has all of its original buttons intact, and the zipper is lovely and fluid. Unfortunately, the wool side has suffered some moth depredations, most noticeably on the collar. This is NO LONGER AN ISSUE, and has resulted in cosmetic damage only, but because of this this lovely jacket is in Good/Very Good condition only, and so is only

$45, or offer, boxed and shipped in the USA.

Measurements (this is c. a modern 40R):


Chest: 23
Sleeve: 25 1/8
Shoulder: 19 1/4
Length: 31







 
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