Vintage 1960s mens Woolf Brothers crimson red sport coat jacket blazer.
Like new condition mens crimson red polyester sport coat with Pembrook and Woolf Brothers interior label. Classic tailored jacket has divided collar, two front flap pockets and chest pocket. Long sleeves has two gold plated buttons to match same buttons of larger size on jacket front.
Partially lined in print rayon. Two interior slit pockets for personals.
Interior label recommends Professional Dry Clean Only for this fine knit garment, and pressed with a cool iron. Alter with ballpoint needle and stretch thread if needed.
Chest 42 inches
Length 31.5 inches
Sleeve Length 24.5 inches
Shoulder Width 19 inches from seam to seam
The Woolf Brothers department store originated in Leavenworth, Kansas, then moved to a three story building at 557 Main Street in Kansas City by 1880. There the Woolf Brothers, Alfred and Samuel, sold mens clothing and furnishings on the first two floors, and operated a laundry and shirt factory on the third. They had made a name for themselves in Leavenworth selling made to measure shirts and doing business with some of the toughest customers in the West including Wild Bill Hickok, Bat Masterson, and Buffalo Bill Cody, who were probably also familiar with another of the Woolf Brothers best selling products, double breasted red flannel underwear.
Alfred Woolf would celebrate the birth of a son in 1880, Herbert M. Woolf, who would eventually take the helm at Woolf Brothers and transform it into one of the classiest and most successful mens clothiers in the Midwest. As an 1898 graduate of Central High, young Herbert Woolf started at the bottom of the family business and worked his way up from collector to window decorator to buyer, finally becoming a junior partner in his twenties. After the death of his father in 1915, Herbert Woolf steered the company toward more diversified product lines and a further geographic reach with stores in Wichita, Dallas, Tulsa, Memphis and Junction City, Kansas.
Woolf passed away in 1964 at the age of 83, but will long be remembered as an active man and a great influence on Woolf Brothers clothing.