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post #106 of 1163

I picked up this really cool, vintage, HSM jacket. Probably one of the oldest I have come by. However, I am thinking that it may be a women's jacket but the measurements seem to fit a 38R: 21" underarm, 24.75" sleeve, 18-18.5" shoulders, but it has a feminine like style and the sleeves have no buttons. Any insight would be appreciated.

 

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post #107 of 1163
Cool thread, I'll be sure to put up some pics of my 50s and 60s Oxxfords.
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hope you sent those back to get resoled by the original maker, i think it would be worth it

 

Sadly, Lotus went bust a couple of decades ago and I think they'd stopped making these a while before that as more and more people were buying rubber wellies instead of "guaranteed waterproof" veldtschoen footwear that was much more expensive. Good blog on Lotus and their veldtschoens here by a friend of mine.

 

There are some competent cobblers out there who are up to the job, just not got round to having them done as I've a bit of a magpie instinct when it comes to veldtschoen boots and I'm in no danger of ever wearing out the pairs that I own. One day I'll summon up the bollocks to shift some of them and treat myself to something nice...

 

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My Dad, who was in the 8th Air Force based in England during W.W 2, came back with a pair of veltdschoen which he wore in the snow in New York,
where we lived ,for the next 40+ years. I understand that it was not uncommon to adopt items from other armed forces uniforms and wear them with one's
own uniform. For my Dad, this also included a pair of Jodphur boots and a trench coat, also probably British. The latter had numerous holes in it
caused by a nearby incendiary bomb hit and a souvenier more than a coat to be worn.

 

I think veldt shoes were issued to officers, and the boots were private purchase although I'm open to being corrected on that. I bet the shoes were still going strong 40 years on, no?

 

I'd definitely not want to part with that trench coat!

post #109 of 1163
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Sadly, Lotus went bust a couple of decades ago and I think they'd stopped making these a while before that as more and more people were buying rubber wellies instead of "guaranteed waterproof" veldtschoen footwear that was much more expensive. Good blog on Lotus and their veldtschoens here by a friend of mine.

There are some competent cobblers out there who are up to the job, just not got round to having them done as I've a bit of a magpie instinct when it comes to veldtschoen boots and I'm in no danger of ever wearing out the pairs that I own. One day I'll summon up the bollocks to shift some of them and treat myself to something nice...


I think veldt shoes were issued to officers, and the boots were private purchase although I'm open to being corrected on that. I bet the shoes were still going strong 40 years on, no?

I'd definitely not want to part with that trench coat!

As a Yank he no doubt purchased the boots.-possibly with American cigarettes or other goodies from the PX,
as was the widespread practice at the time.
post #110 of 1163
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If you're talking about the store on the SW corner of union square, I too went in there many times in the 80's and it wasn't much like the 8 story wonderland PSG just described. Safari jackets and bush hats yes, but no guns, no exotic skins, no fine European tailored clothing or bench made shoes.

No you are right even though the bashed up Jeep was there. I just meant that US retailers did stuff you never saw in the rest of the world.
post #111 of 1163
It was kind of a trip in there. I bought a pair of mandals in that store that I wore in my college years.
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You guys have made me proud of this thread the past few posts. worship.gif
+1. Srsly good stuff. Those boots have me hot and bothered.

As soon as I get a chance to come up from air at work, I'll take shots of the handful of Savile Row finds I've come into the last couple of days, including a Huntsman traded with another SFer and a Huntsman fox hunting jacket. Awesome stuff, and my current pics don't do them justice.
post #113 of 1163
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As a kid, my family moved to the NYC area in 1963. One of my most memorable initial experiences in all of Manhattan was visiting the 8 story A&F store. It was like a dream world and each floor had its own edited theme of the finest things from around the world. It still catered to the image of the great explorer although in reality it was the best hunting, fishing, camping, field, country home apparel, furniture and accessories available. The menswear floor had everything from blue blazers to knee length hooded fur coats making you look like an Arctic explorer. Of course they had safari jackets and shirts, full length shearling jackets, suede blazers. The gun floor had everything from a miniature derringer to a canon for sale. The furniture floor had exotic animal skins, campaign furniture, etc. The camping floor had all kinds of cool hiking and outdoor gear from Europe. This was no LL Bean. Even if you didn't go in to get outfitted for a safari, it felt like an adventure just being there, where many famous people had outfitted themselves for safaris, great explorations and even for war.

The only store Ernest Hemingway trusted to furnish him hunting apparel and guns! He used them, too!
post #114 of 1163
Dreams of summer as the mercury drops to zero F here today.

Chipp, early 1970s:

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Hubert White, 1960s or 70s:

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Hong Kong custom tailor, August 29, 1966:

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post #115 of 1163
Those madras jackets are pretty great
post #116 of 1163
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What did you ever do with that Rainbow chipp?
post #117 of 1163
Spoo: It's on display on a form in my house. I've yet to wear it, but it's too damn cool to hide away in the closet.


Hickey Freeman, 1941:


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Brooks Brothers tuxedo, late 1940s to early 60s:

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This is one of my favorite thrift store finds. Almost mind condition and my size. Looking forward to wearing it.


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post #118 of 1163
I need to post pics of the Chan hong kong bespoke jacket I have from I think 1961.

Think 3 roll 2, sack cut, silver buttons... in shaggy black mohair.
post #119 of 1163

Not sure this really fits the vibe of this thread, but it is vintage....and kinda rare.

 

 

 

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post #120 of 1163
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The only store Ernest Hemingway trusted to furnish him hunting apparel and guns! He used them, too!

 

By used, you mean "on himself"?

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