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Vintage 1910s-20s Grey Top Hat SZ 7 1/8
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Vintage 1910s-20s Grey Top Hat SZ 7 1/8

This vintage top hat is a grey wool fabric (not felt) mounted over a hard base. The sweat band is pebbled brown leather with a glued seam (that's older than stitched) and a small bow. The size sticker is an older style, too. The hat came to me in a Cavanaugh hat box, with notation that this hat belonged to Grandpa Asher Pearce.  Asher Pearce was b. 1841, died 1936 in the Richmond Indiana area and served as a 1st Lt. in the 57th Indiana during the Civil War. The 'P' sticker has the remains of an 'A' next to it, so I think this was indeed his hat. I just think it belonged to SNJ first as those initials were perforated into the band when the hat was made.  As to period? I am, thinking 1910s-1920s, but could be as late as the 30s. Toppers are very hard to date.

Label: Monogram SNJ.

Size: labeled a 7 1/8. Crown: 22 1/4", Brim: 1 7/8", Height 5 1/2"


Condition: Excellent, but for age spotting throughout.

Price: $125
Vintage Dated 1940s Brown Wool Men's Suit SZ 41R
Order #M935
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Vintage Dated 1940s Brown Wool Men's Suit SZ 41R

This dated 1946 men's suit is a brown wool winter weight 2 pc. It's a neat suit. Three button front, vent less back with a moderate lapel, and partially lined with floral sleeve lining. The trousers have single pleats. These have both belt loops and suspender buttons, a watch pocket and cuffs. Metal zipper fly.

Label:Leopold Morse Co Boston April 19, 1946, ACWA

Size: Jacket: Chest: 45", Shoulders: 19.5", Sleeves: 25", CB Neck to Hem: 30.5".
Pants: Waist: 34" +3", Outseam: 42", Inseam: 32.5"+ 1.75" Cuff and 1.5" Hem.

Condition: Very Good. Cleaned with no stains. But there are 3 re-woven spots, 2 on the jacket, one on the trousers. The two on the jacket are shown, the third is similar.

RESERVED Price: $195
Men's Late Victorian Derby Bowler Vintage Hat SZ 7 3/8
Order #H20
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Men's Late Victorian Derby Bowler Vintage Hat SZ 7 3/8

These older derbies are hard to date - the style lasted so long! This men's bowler or derby has a curled brim and high but flat top. The ribbon band is wide with a large bow with metal slide at the left side back - not the side or back, but about halfway between. The brim is ribbon edged. This is a very firm hat. There is a reed at the crown and a wide brown leather embossed sweat band. The sweat band is glued together at the back, not stitched, which is an indicator of age, as is the small round size tag and the extent and quality of the texture and embossing on the sweatband. This company was founded by Joseph L. Hudson in 1881 and eventually was folded into Dayton-Hudson, then Target, and finally, Macy's.

Labels: The LJ Hudson Co Detroit Michigan Arbiter of Fashion in the crown and on the sweatband, and under the band:The J.L. Hudson Store Detroit, Hudson's Big Store and The United Hatters Union Made.

Size: Labeled a 7 3/8. Crown: 23.25", Height: 5.5", Brim: 2".

Condition: the exterior of the hat is very good, with the wear showing on the edges of the brim and the hat band is loose on the interior with some glue residue showing. Please see photos.

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Vintage 1940s Imperial Stetson Men's Panama Hat SZ 7
Order #H934
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Vintage 1940s Imperial Stetson Men's Panama Hat SZ 7

Another classy hat. This fedora style genuine panama has a great shape. The hat band is a printed and pleated crepe. My understanding is that in terms of quality, Imperial was toward the top of the Stetson line, just below Premier. This one has a brown leather sweatband, embossed in gold. No liner, as befits a summer panama.  And we have the original box.

Labels: Imperial Stetson Genuine Panama, for Louis Appel Co., Inc. Louisville and owner's initials of PPA.

Size: Labeled a 7. Crown: 21.5", Height of Crown: 4.75", Brim width: 2 7/8",

Condition: Excellent. No holes, no stains, no breaks. Well cared for.

Price: $145 
Vintage 1950s Grey Dobbs Men's Fedora Hat SZ 7
Order #H937
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Vintage 1950s Grey Dobbs Men's Fedora Hat SZ 7

Another fine lid, this one a grey fedora by Dobbs. There's the wide grosgrain hat band, a brown leather sweat band and a nice clean liner with an oilskin tip.

Label: Dobbs Fifth Ave. New York and stamped Guild Edge. PPA for the owner's initials.

Size: Labeled a 7. Crown: 21 7/8", Height of Crown: 4 3/4", Brim width: 2 3/8".

Condition: Excellent. No moth bites or stains, well cared for.

Price: $45
 Vintage Early 1960s Olive Green Straw Resistol Stingy Brim Hat SZ 7
Order #H941
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Vintage Early 1960s Olive Green Straw Resistol Stingy Brim Hat SZ 7 1/8


Snappy Hat! This stingy snap brim straw by Resistol is from the 1960s. The wide ribbon hatband is striped in olive, white, black and tans, while the edge is bound in matching olive ribbon. The sweatband is brown leather. The crown is unlined except for the tip.

Labels: Resistol Self Conforming and Stanifer's Richmond, KY.

Size: Labeled a 7 1/8. Crown: 22.5", Height of Crown: 4/75", Brim width: 1 7/8".

Condition: Excellent, but for some spotting on the sweat band as shown.

Price: $35
Early 1950s Vintage Grey Gab Suit with Patch Pockets
Order #M940
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Early 1950s Vintage Grey Gab Suit with Patch Pockets
SZ 40

This cool pale grey summer suit has the cool hand of rayon. The lapels are moderate width, and there is a 2-button front with 3 patch pockets. This jacket has a nice long line with a CB vent. The pants have a single pleat, Hollywood waist, cuffs, belt loops and metal zipper. The jacket is partially lined.

Label: Genuine Sewell Clothes Guaranteed

Size: Size 40. Jacket: Chest: 44", Shoulders: 18", Sleeves: 24.5", CB Neck to Hem: 30.5".
Pants: Waist: 32", + 2", Outseam: 38.5", Inseam: 27", + 2", + 1.5" , cuff.

Condition: This has been dry-cleaned. There are two faint spots on the front of the jacket, please see closeups. The pants have dinginess at the seat as shown. No holes.Probably best worn for stage or lower light conditions, but you may have a better cleaner than me.

Price: $135
Early 1950s Vintage Navy Blue Wool Gab Suit with Patch Pockets
Order #M941
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Early 1950s Vintage Navy Blue Wool Gab Suit with Patch Pockets SZ 38

This deep navy blue wool gab suit has moderate width lapels, a two-button front and the classic 3 patch pockets. This jacket has a nice long line without a CB vent. The pants have a single pleat, Hollywood waist, cuffs, belt loops and metal zipper. The jacket is partially lined.

Label: Genuine Sewell Clothes Guaranteed

Size: Jacket: Chest: 42", Shoulders: 18", Sleeves: 24.25", CB Neck to Hem: 30".
Pants: Waist: 31", + 2", Outseam: 39", Inseam: 27.5", + 2", plus 1.75", cuff.

Condition: The pants are excellent; the back of the jacket has scattered moth damage as shown in a lightened photo. This is mostly tracks, but a few small breakthroughs. Probably best worn for stage or lower light conditions.

Price: $100
1960s Vintage Deep Olive Wool Tweed Suit
Order #M936
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1960s Vintage Deep Olive Wool Tweed Suit SZ 39/40

This dark olive wool herringbone tweed 2-piece suit comes from the Anderson-Little Co., manufacturers of menswear for many years - at least the 1930s thru the 1990s. I believe the label has been revived in recent years? The suit has moderate lapels, a 2-button front, welt pockets with flaps and a center back vent. The trousers have belt loops, a flat front and a nylon zipper. The jacket is partially lined.

Label: Anderson-Little Manufacturers of Men's Clothing Individual Sales Department and ACWA Union Label

Size: Jacket: Chest: 43", Shoulders: 19", Sleeves: 23", CB Neck to Hem: 29",
Pants: Waist: 34", + 3", Outseam: 40.5", Inseam: 29.35", + 1.5", Hem.

Condition: Excellent. No holes or stains.

Price: $110 
 Vintage 1960s Olive Felt Richman Bros. Stingy Brim Fedora Hat
Order #H942
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Vintage 1960s Olive Felt Richman Bros. Stingy Brim Fedora Hat SZ 7 1/4

Snappy Hat! This stingy snap brim wool felt by Richman Bros. is from the 1960s. The narrow felt hatband has a brass buckle while the edge is welted. The sweatband is black with gold printing. The crown is lined in white satin.

Labels: Richman Brothers Tyson

Size: Labeled a 7 1/4. Crown: 22 7/8", Height of Crown: 5", Brim width: 1 7/8".

Condition: Excellent, but for some spotting on the lining and the owners name written in ink.

Price: $35 
1970s Vintage Green, Blue and Yellow Wool Pullover Sweater by Chipp
Order #M939
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1970s Vintage Green, Blue and Yellow Wool Pullover Sweater by Chipp SZ L

This super Geelong lambswool V neck pullover sweater has a bold allover pattern in olive green pale blue and soft yellow. The neck and waist ribbings and fold back cuffs are all the solid green. Research tells me Geelong is a particular breed of sheep that is especially soft.

Labels: Made in Scotland Expressly for Chipp New York New Haven and 100% Super Geelong Lambswool Made in Scotland

Size:  Taken flat and un-stretched. Chest: 46", Waist: 37", Shoulders: 18", Sleeves: 22", cuffed, 25", flat, CB Neck to Hem: 25.5".

Condition: Excellent. No holes or stains.

Price: $55 
1970s Vintage Suit in White Polyester Seersucker
Order #M942
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1970s Vintage Suit in White Polyester Seersucker SZ 40/42

I couldn't resist this 1970s summer suit. It's white, with 2 pieces, a 2-button jacket with super wide lapels and it's a polyester seersucker. Too much! The trousers are flat front with a wide waistband, belt loops, on seam pockets, nylon coil zipper and a very slight flare. The jacket is fully lined.

Labels: Levy Bros. Inc. Louisville, Professional dry clean only and ACWA Union label.

Size: Jacket: Chest: 44", Shoulders: 19", Sleeves: 24", CB Neck to Hem: 31",
Pants: Waist: 36", + 3", Unhemmed: Out seam: 40.5", Unhemmed: Inseam: 33.5".

Condition: Excellent. No holes or stains. The pants are unhemmed.

Price: $99 
   
Vintage 1940s Panama Straw Fedora SZ 7
Order #H933
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Vintage 1940s Panama Straw Fedora SZ 7

This genuine panama hat is a great one from the old Louisville menswear store, Loevenhart & Co. It even comes with its original box. It is a hand woven genuine panama in the wide snap brim style with a pleated and pongee band in rust with small figured print. Loevenhart's was founded in Louisville in 1898 - see our entry on them on our Louisville Department Stores page for more information. 

Labels: Loevenhart & Co. Louisville. Hand Woven Genuine Panama Panacool. JWT. 
 
Size: Labeled a 7. Crown: 21.75", Brim Depth 2 7/8" everywhere, Crown Height: 5"

Condition: Appears unworn. No spots, stains or holes.

Price: $105

Vintage 1970s Grey Pinstriped 3 Piece Men's Suit English Made
Order #M930
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Vintage 1970s Grey Pinstriped 3 Piece Men's Suit English Made SZ 38 - 40


This red and grey pinstriped wool blend 3-piece suit is English made. The jacket has wide lapels, a ticket pocket and side back vents. The fitted vest has a back belt and 2 pockets. The pants are flat front with belt loops, and a nylon coil zipper. The legs have a very slight flare.

Labels: Made in England Nicholson of St. Albans, Levy Bros Inc. Louisville, Terylene 100% Viscose Lining Dry Clean only 55% Polyester 45% Wool.

Size: Jacket: Chest: 42", Shoulders: 17.5", Sleeves: 24", CB Neck to Hem: 29.5".
Pants: Waist: 34" + 1.5" Seam Allowance, Outseam; 38.5", Inseam: 29.5" + 2" Hem
Vest: Chest: 42", Waist: 36" to 38", Neck to Hem: 21".

Condition: No holes or stains. Very fresh.

Price: $119

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