Size: M to L (labeled vintage size L)
Chest: measures 46” to fit approx. 42" loosely
Length: 31" from back of neck to hem
Shoulder to shoulder: 18"
Sleeve length: 9.5" from shoulder
Sleeve opening: measures 7.5" flat (15” around)
Underarm to hem length: 18”
Width at hem: 24.5” flat (49” around)
Label: Crown Prince
This royal blue rayon 1950s men’s bowling shirt is chain-stitch embroidered with “Jim” on the front and “Kroll’s Tavern” on the back, in bright gold thread. (Probably from Kroll’s East Tavern, located in Green Bay WI, and in business under its current management since 1945.) The bowling shirt has short sleeves with faux “cuffs”, and the somewhat boxy fit of a classic, mid-century bowling shirt. It has a square hem, a loop collar, horizontal buttonholes, vertical pleats at the back shoulder yoke, and 2 buttoned patch pockets. This authentic vintage 1950s bowling shirt is in very good condition, with one tiny hole in the left sleeve (see close-up photo), unlikely to be visible when the shirt is worn. Check out the League Champion bowling patch on the sleeve, from 1956-57—apparently, Jim was a bowling champ!
(See our last photo for the really cool Kroll's Tavern vintage neon sign!)