Monday, February 28, 2011

1950's Carhartt Chore Caps

Both incorrectly listed as 1940's, these two caps went for $204 and $253 respectively. Quite a heft sum to pay for a cap of any era! Also surprised that the thin striped version went for less money as it's definitely rarer and more attractive in my opinion (eBay monkey business perhaps?).


Patrick Segui RIVETED said...

the thin stripes are the real 20's 30's hickory.if you find one without its tag it's garantied to be that old .sold one on the bay last month and just got 100$ go figure !!

Matt Strickland said...

I don't know about that, it's got a 50's tag on it. The older tag with the diagonal writing doesn't have "sanforized" on the bottom. Even then, that's from the 40's.

The San Fernando Valley Mercantile Co. said...

I think the fine stripe version went for less due to its small size. I have garments in that fabric from as late as the 1970's (Lee). Did you nail down a date on that Carhartt duck jacket?

Matt Strickland said...

Yeah, the jacket is definitely 40's because of the tag. It's has the diagonal "Carhartt" with no "sanforized" at the bottom.

Patrick Segui RIVETED said...

i didn't say the thin stripes hickory disappeared ,i just ment it was more commonly used back then.the fact that it was thinner, easy to ripp and, i've been told, more expensive to produce, might explain why it was replaced by the more cost effective and stronger "regular hickory" .but who really knows !??


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