If you’re like me, you’ve never put any thought into the chest pocket design on early 1900’s workshirts and accepted them for what they are. The fact is, aside from its uniquely cool look, these pockets actually have a function. A lot of collectors may already know this, but here’s a little history behind them for those who are in the dark.
1939 - This design also requires a specialty cigarette box
Here's a current-day shirt that show's the above 1947-style pocket construction
Two different CARD BELTS
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