VINTAGE BLACK SHEEP HUNTING VEST
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"LET ME SEE YER EYES!" the crusty old farmer yelled out from his pickup truck.
"What's that?" Gary called back as he slipped a dove in his hunting vest and made his way out of the cotton field.
"Let me see yer eyes son," The farmer repeated.
Gary made his way over to the truck with his hand tightly gripping his shotgun--just in case.
"They look alright," the farmer said after he'd seen Gary's eyes up close. "We just sprayed pesticide all over that field so you shouldn't be hunting out there."
"Well ah...okay, sorry we didn't know," Gary replied, now being joined by his older brother Greg who was a little concerned that a crazy man in the truck was hassling his younger brother.
Years later, even though Gary claimed he had no lasting affects from that day hunting doves in the freshly sprayed Arizona cotton field, his brother would beg to differ.
Here's a circa 1960s upland game hunting vest made in Japan and sold by Black Sheep field clothing. It is made out of light brown cotton canvas and has a large rubberized game pouch in the back. It features one exterior breast pocket and two large slash pockets and elastic loops to hold 12 shotgun shells located at the chest. This vest is marked as a "Mens XL" but we'd call it a "Mens L" in today's sizing. It measures 25" from the collar to the back hem, the game pouch expands and hangs another 1" below that. 48" chest and 14" arm openings. The care tag says to spot clean and let dry or dry clean.
This vest is in very good vintage condition and looks like it may never have been worn in the field. We found a small light smudge on one of the pockets which may have come from storage. The game bag is spotless and the rubber is in great shape with no signs of UV deterioration. The elastic shell loops are still in good shape. We found a few tiny pin size holes on the inside and bottom of the canvas fabric outside the game pouch but they are not visible from outside. The fabric is free of tobacco
smoke or other foul odors.
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