Authentic Vintage Lion’s Drag Strip ‘Class Winner Jacket’ Buddie Original by Alsup Enterprises. Bellflower, CA

This is an authentic Lion’s Drag Strip Class winner jacket. Mid-1960s era. Jacket is a Buddie Original by Alsup Enterprises of Bellflower, CA. Jacket appears to be garage worn, with some grease spots on right elbow, back of jacket an left elbow. Front has tiny hole near snaps that doesn’t go all the way through. Also some slight thread bare spots. Inside satin is dirty around the bottom third. Small hole on left inside lapel. Right armpit lining is a little blown out as well. Collar is dingy, but in nice shape otherwise. This jacket does have its condition issues. I am selling as is and leaving up to the buyer to either restore or enjoy in its original glory.

Ralph is chain stitched on the left lapel. My research indicates this would have been added by the winner and not included at time of presentation. Closest possible match I can find on a driver would be Ralph Hayes registered in 64 and 65 in a Chrysler Hemi AA/FD dragster driver out of California.

Measures:
23″ pit to pit
19.5″ shoulder to shoulder
29.5″ top of shoulder to hem
17.5″ pit to end of cuff.

This piece is available on my etsy store https://www.etsy.com/shop/basecampvintage

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1960’s Lee Denim 91J Chore Jacket – Union Made in USA

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This iconic chore coat design was previously designated 91-J in the labels that preceded it. Prior versions using the older Lee logo where the tail of the L extends underneath both e’s. Besides label and button changes the design remains the same. Triple stitched seams, brass tone hardware and same iconic lines. Maybe the most tale tell sign is the three button cuff.  The jacket seen here has some beautiful fading and patch work on the lower tail end.

Filson Shelter Cloth Upland Bird Hunting Jacket Model 422B

Filson Shelter Cloth Upland Bird Hunting Jacket Model 422B

Discontinued  model 422B Filson upland hunting jacket. Base is a waxed cotton Shelter Cloth jacket with blaze orange shoulders up front and game pocket back. Shelter Cloth is Filson’s medium weight fabric allowing for good movement while maintaining weather proof durability. The blaze orange areas are not in shelter cloth, but a cotton blend. Soft collar lining sort of like moleskin. Game pocket is fully lined with Shelter Cloth.

1950’s USAF Type N-3B Flight Crew Jacket. Skyline 8415 Model

Vintage 1950's USAF type N-3B Flight Crew Jacket. Skyline 8415 Model. XXL

Older model N-B3 “Snorkle” parka . From what’s left of the black label, it appears to be made by Skyline. Originally used at Ellsworth AFB near Rapid City, SD.

It has wool lined pockets and a real fur snorkel hood (though patches of the fur are missing). Has reflective strips (see odd color strips on front and back) sewed on. Not sure if this was added at the base or later for civilian use. I’ve come across photos of other parkas with the same reflective addition, so I am assuming the was added on base to make ground crew more visible at night. Conmar zipper at main closure and on the sleeve pocket. This particular parka is in pretty rough shape and has some repairs.

1950s Sport Chief MG Gabardine Jacket

1950s Sport Chief Jacket Size 38 Rockabilly Gabardine

Vintage Sport Chief gaberdine jacket by Chief Apparel of NY. Gabardine, an early water and wind repellant fabric gets it’s qualities from the manner in which it is woven. It remained a popular option until the development of more sophisticated weatherproof materials made of nylon. This jacket features Leather shoulders, pocket accents and button covers. Front closure is attained by a Conmar locking zipper. The liner features the MG automobile company logo. Not sure if this was a promotional piece, or the Chief Apparel designers were just fans.

1950s Football Sideline Warm Up Jacket.

Vintage 1950s Football Sideline Warm Up Jacket

What I believe to be a 1950s football sideline warmup jacket. The jacket is made of a thick, blanket like denim with an oversized cut. D shaped pockets on the exterior and interior. Metal clasp closure. Silk screened Mahomet Bulldogs 10 on the back. I’ve traced the logo back to an Ohio High School, but know little else about the jacket or manufacturer as there’s no label. I’d guess the piece or pieces like it were manufactured by Champion or Wilson. A part from them appearing in some old photos, there’s really not any information on these available.

1950s Western Field by Montgomery Ward Upland Bird Hunting Jacket

Details about Vintage 1950s Western Field Montgomery Ward Upland BIRD Hunting Jacket Men's Med

Vintage Western Field bird hunting jacket. Black Label vintage denotes age sometime between the 30s and 50s. Has game pocket around back, call pocket, hand pockets and lower hip pockets. Corduroy lining on collar and cuffs. Under the collar is a button down flap hiding an elastic band. Not entirely sure its us. Awesome lines and construction on this piece. Gusseted vented pits and back for ease of movement. Nice heavy sturdy duck cloth cotton canvas.