Original 50s western shirt by Rex Bell's Walking Box Brand. The label has quite an intriguing history, Rex Bell was in the 20s and 30s a Hollywood star, known mostly for his Westerns, and for marrying the it girl of the era, Clara Bow. The name of the label comes from their home, Walking Box Ranch, named after the early Hollywood box cameras. This is a great little 50s shirt from the label, in light blue with burgundy yoke and fringing trim to the shoulders and sleeves. Snap button fasteners to the cuffs. Snug small fit. Hem is rough cut.
Not labeled with a size but fits approx like a ladies size Small. Please refer to the measurements.
Sleeve, from underarm to cuff: 16"
15.5" from shoulder to shoulder
Good condition with some signs of wear:
-The fringe (and to a lesser extent the piping) has been tinged pink when washed, see photos. I still think it looks cute as is, but fringe would have originally been white or cream.
-Hem is shows some light fraying which appears to be intentional in how it was made, there is a small zigzag trim to stop further fraying.
-Some very minor pilling to the cotton. And some faint fade to the underarms, see photo.
I have priced this at about half I would have priced it at had it been pristine, so please note it is sold as is and priced accordingly. Still a fab rare piece of Hollywood and Western history.