Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Like a Bandit

It's been a while since I showed off what I've horded in recent weeks. I didn't pay more than $12 than an single item shown below. So let's get to it.

The two suit jacket below were found at one Goodwill store along with several ties.

This first jacket comes from 1933-1935. How do I know this? It has an NRA tag (not the NRA you're thinking but rather the National Recovery Administration). The NRA existed from 1933 to 1935 when it was declared unconstitutional. This is my first NRA jacket and makes for an interesting piece of history.
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The second jacket is from the early to mid-1940s with some nice shape and great pinstripes. It fits me perfectly but unfortunately it has a big moth hole in the back.
Look at that lapel roll!
I had no idea what this next item was when I first saw it. This weirdness along with the cheap price had me sold.

It has no pockets, no lining, is made of suprisingly lightweight material, has one single faded tag and looks to be homemade but is well constructed. "Simon" is written on the inside collar. Looks like an old time frock coat or even a "Jazz Suit" but it is neither of those.
It is pretty old and the construction shows it.
Check out the beautiful houndstooth fabric pattern:
I've come to the conclusion that this frock-ish coat was made as a theatrical piece roughly 50 to 60 years ago. A vaudeville piece, perhaps.
And lastly for this post are these vintage shoes from the 1940s or 1950s. They are my first pair of vintage shoes and are size 13 narrow. Here they are before a good shine.
The leather uppers are nearly unworn though the soles are have seen more wear, especially the leather part.
More on the way.


Horatio said...

Great finds--please share more!

I love the houndstooth of the strange coat. How do you plan to wear it?

Will said...

Have more fantastic stuff to show.

I don't. :D Don't really know what to do with it. It's just an oddity to display, I suppose.


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