cheaterome said:Yeah Its a postwar If not immidiate postwar example of a beautiful gabardine jacket. Lucky fella.
Crown zipper on the front points to that, as well as the longer collar points as well.
Nice score on everything buy the way.
cheaterome said:"Are they from the same era?"
Without sounding bitter or jealous.... YEAH.
The arrow cuff tabs that secure the wrist and pillow (bellows) pockets plus the overall design screams pre 1952.The label reminds me of the labels that were put in Art Vogue rock and roll shirts and back panel Hawaiians.
The collar isn't all that long but the make of the jacket including the label leads me to believe once again post war as well...What are your plans for this stuff?
Crown zippers are a special breed they usually have a spring return mechanism on pretty much all of their zipps which return the puller mechanism to the flat position and lock it with a pin between the teeth. Plus they say Crown on them, and I have been collecting this stuff long enough that I can spot that stuff like paparazzi following a over drugged celebrity .
CROWN military zippers have chevron or bent teeth and they are considered to be of the highest quality (Cadillac) among zipper manufacturers.
johnnyphi said:I'm sorry to appear ignorant... I've just learned that if I step beyond my level of knowledge on the FL, there is usually an expert who will explain why I'm wrong. So... I've decided to stop guessing. I'm going to post pictures of what I have, which gives experts a chance to see the pristine versions of items they admire, and in return, I'm asking for knowledge, so I can learn more about what I have in my inventory.
I don't have a specific plan, yet. So far, my girlfriend and I have spent approximately 20 hours organizing everything into groups. It's been a LONG weekend! Now, I'm working on posting the photos and sharing the interesting items.
So... for now... I'm protecting and cataloging the inventory. I haven't decided what my next step will be. Do you have any ideas?
Vintage Betty said:Mr. johnnyphi, Thank you for sharing your photos and experience with us. As collectors, we are coveting your items and very happy to share in your wonderful experience.
Everyone here started ignorant, so please don't be concerned. There is no single "book" or "class" to learn all the nuances of vintage clothing. We are happy to share our knowledge with you.
Since you asked for ideas, I think the fellas here on the Lounge would be OVER THE MOON if you perhaps would offer some of the items to members here. Some gentlemen have taken the time to educate you, and they should be rewarded.
This is just my personal opinion, but as a woman with over two decades of vintage clothing collecting I can't tell you how many times I "helped someone out" and have that person turn around and sell the item elsewhere or not even given me a token as a thank you. It has literally broken my heart and prevented some potential friendships from flourishing. Gentlemen such I have met on the Lounge are a class unto themselves, too courteous to ask for said items in exchange for knowledge they are sharing. But I guarantee, the persons here are TRUE COLLECTORS and will honestly covet your items and wear them with pride, vs just buying something because its trendy or popular.
Thank you for your consideration.
johnnyphi said:That sounds like a great find. I wish my new collection had been stored in a cedar closet. I hope you aren't getting angry PMs from friends on the FL demanding that you sell your find ASAP!
So... How can I recognize one of the Crown zippers, when I see one?
Please feel free to let me know if you have received angry PMs and I will give the sender a time out in the corner.johnnyphi said:I hope you aren't getting angry PMs from friends on the FL demanding that you sell your find ASAP!
Feraud said:Please feel free to let me know if you have received angry PMs and I will give the sender a time out in the corner.
This is one of the more interesting pieces we found this weekend during the inventory. It is a gabardine fabric, with a "Unisec" tag that seems to explain the details of the fabric.
Has anyone seen anything like this before?