May 2, 2012

1940s Reliance Mfg. Co. BIG YANK Herringbone Twill Work Shirt with Cigarette Pocket

BIG YANK shirt photos courtesy of andvintage


Another beautiful Reliance Mfg. Co. BIG YANK work shirt with the iconic cigarette pocket in much favored blue cotton herringbone twill fabric. The unique pyramid top pocket design features a front and back sided pouch sewn on top of the shirt body as opposed to a conventional patch pocket in which a single piece of material is sewn directly on top the shirt body. This pocket is constructed using a single piece of material folded at the bottom to create the pouch which was then stitched along the sides and bar-tack reinforced, hence the lack of stitching on the pocket's bottom. These type of pockets are also referred to as sweat-proof pockets and were used to hold items best kept dry and perspiration free such as a pack of smokes or a pocket watch.

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