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Vintage 1940s to 1950s Chore Coat - Vibrant Plaid Cotton Artist's Painter's Smock or Work Blouse Size L to XL

Regular price $98.00 USD
Regular price $118.00 USD Sale price $98.00 USD
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•Highlights: really cool piece to be worn open or closed over clothes or as a chore jacket/smock; bias yoke; black celluloid shank buttons; gathered cuffs; slant pocket; swing shape is cute worn belted (our belt not included)

•Colors: rusty red, yellow, black plaid

•Fabric(s): cotton

•Lined: no

•Closures: buttons

•Designer/Labels: I believe home-sewn in the 40s or 50s -- textile selvedge marked "Style Craft" and their ads date back into the 40s


Fits many, suggested range is L to XL. Please allow room for fit and ease and any clothing layered under it.

Bust (underarm area measured flat on exterior, then doubled) to about with 46" underarms pulled taut/flat

Waist unfitted/about 50"

Length about 31 1/2"

Shoulders about 17 1/2" through seams

Sleeves about 22 1/2" and fit with elastic at your wrists

Armhole circumference about 20"


Very good vintage condition. Cleaned. 70+ years old.

To note: gently worn-in/lived-in, as you'd expect a hard-working piece like this to be. I found a few tiny speckles of paint under scrutiny, which adds charm -- she really did wear this cutie to paint in!


Our pieces are true vintage with a history and a past life, not newly made reproductions. Please be familiar with vintage clothing and read over our shop policies before purchasing. We are happy to answer any questions you might have to help you with online purchasing. 

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Vintage is sold as-is and all sales are final. All vintage garments will show signs of previous wear and use, including deadstock and unworn pieces. We take extra care to note and/or photograph any imperfections we find. You can read our thousands of happy reviews on Etsy and eBay for an idea of the quality and high standards we strive to keep.



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