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Need Help Dating this Fringe Jacket & The tag for time period info

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion - Ask Questions Get Answers' started by Alexandria Dierkes, Aug 8, 2020.

  1. Alexandria Dierkes

    Alexandria Dierkes Registered Guest

    Hello all!
    I would be incredibly grateful if anyone has any insight on this piece and the tag. I've done a good bit of research, but I'm officially stumped. It has a talon zipper that looks like it's sometime between 40's-50's. Can't pin point that either..
    Let me know if you know anything I don't! Please and thank you! Screen Shot 2020-08-08 at 1.01.44 PM.png IMG_2826.jpg
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  2. lkranieri

    lkranieri Trade Member

    I just found this, but I am going out in a few minutes and will look for more when I return. It gives us a couple of clues, though, as it was in a 1974 Colorado newspaper (but was advertising a ca. 1950’s jacket, I assume; MC=mid-century)
    HouseOfMorganClassifAdCO1974.jpg
     
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  3. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    Perhaps the ad was referring to MC as "Motorcycle".
     
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  4. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  5. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    I agree, I thought 50s but somehow maybe later as well. But that chunky zipper looks so 50s~
     
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  6. lkranieri

    lkranieri Trade Member

    That may be...
     
  7. lkranieri

    lkranieri Trade Member

    In light of what I just found (below) about the House of Morgan, I think Barbara is correct about MC being for motorcycle (or Motorcycle Club), but that is not a reference to the OP's jacket...

    I found the following information in city directories for Denver CO and they ranged from 1971 to 1979 (EDITED TO ADD I later found Doris and her House of Morgan in a 1967 Denver city directory), so perhaps your jacket is not from the 1950's. Note the 1979 city directory entry that states she does custom tailoring.

    Since the ad I posted earlier was from a Colorado newspaper and as it seems you bought the jacket from a seller in Colorado, I think we can safely say it was probably from Doris I. Morgan, custom tailor in Denver CO in the (late 1960's to the) 1970's:

    HouseOfMorganDorisDenverCOCityDir1971.jpg

    HouseOfMorganDorisDenverCityDir1973.jpg

    HouseOfMorganDorisTailorDenverCityDir1979.jpg
     
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  8. Alexandria Dierkes

    Alexandria Dierkes Registered Guest

    Thank you SO much! I really appreciate it.
     
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  9. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  10. lkranieri

    lkranieri Trade Member

    Thank you for the kind words, but as I said many times, I am only as good as the online databases I can find.

    Just an FYI to add that I found Doris I. Morgan and her House of Morgan in Denver in the 1964 city directory, but not in the 1961 city directory. The 1962 and 1963 city directories don't seem to be online.
     
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