1950s Cowboy King by G.W.G Denim Jacket Size M/L
The Great Western Garment company was founded in 1911 in Canada. As many other garment companies did during WWII, the factory made uniforms for the US military, and ended up making 12.500 uniforms per week. In 1961 Levi's purchased 75% of G.W.G. The slogan was "They wear longer because they're made stronger". This Cowboy King is a truly unique and rare piece of western wear.
- Made in Canada from somewhere between 1953-1959
- The ever popular design of the Lee Rider jacket, but with a slightly more boxy and roomier fit
- Simple two-pocket design
- Made of 100% cotton Snobak denim - A sub brand also produced by G.W.G
- Yellow chain- and single stitching
- Buttoned waist adjusters
- Beautiful and original brass G.W.G buttons in front opening and cuffs
- Good looking repair with patch on left sleeve
- Light blue wash with a soft feel
- This jacket has some of the most beautiful denim fabric we've seen. The denim is similar to the quality of 1950's Levis jackets - Irregular and 'slub', where the warp thread differs all the way down the weave.
- Pictures from catalogues are from 1950, 1955 and 1959
- Please note that the jacket appears slightly darker on the photos than in real life.
Condition: One adjuster button missing on the back. Repair on left sleeve, some smaller holes on front and wear to the collar and cuffs. Loose stitching as expected in these old timers. Perfectly worn and authentic looking.
- Size: No size is marked. This jacket will fit a variety of sizes due to the wider chest. A size M, size S with a slightly oversized fit or even a short L for a more modern tight fit. Please see measurements below before purchase:
- Pit to pit: 22"
- Shoulder to shoulder: 19"
- Sleeve from shoulder to end of cuff: 24"
- Length front from top button: 19.5"
- Length back from neckline: 22.5"
- Waist across: 18.5"