I found this thread after doing a search for Worumbo. This morning I had a great find at my local Goodwill. A lovely checked sportcoat (medium-sized, subdued grey-and-green plaid) cut in the classic sack style -- undarted, three-button front, two spaced buttons on each cuff, half-lined with a satin lining, and lapel notches that have the lower notch point rounded, while the upper point is sharp. Everything about this jacket says high quality. There are the standard lower pockets with flaps and a breast pocket slightly angled. Inside there are two labels: On the left, there is a black label which says Worumbo in Gothic letters and below that America's Finest in copperplate. On the right there is a cream label with a little crest containing a W at the top, and below that Wolper's in big medieval-style letters, then lower still, Chelsea, Mass, in similar, but smaller letters. The jacket does not show any signs of having been worn very much, no gaps anywhere, loose buttons, frayed armholes or the tell-tale arched sag in the bottom, at the back. I am quite sure the cloth is 100% wool. It has a nice flannel-like hand, fits me perfectly, and feels almost as comfortable as an old Shetland sweater. My total cost: $9.00 plus tax. I felt it was a great value.
I am doing some research on the labels, which is how I found this thread. The net did not give me anything for Wolper's so if anyone knows of this shop or company, I would appreciate hearing about it. In the meantime, I plan to use a clothes steamer to refresh the coat and smooth out some minor wrinkles. And then a light pressing with a warm iron and a protective cloth should make it look splendid.
I learned long ago how to press shirts and slacks, and after learning how much damage dry cleaning can do to woolens, decided to air and brush them after each wear -- and steam wool suits and sportcoats occasionally. I also learned how to press them with a warm iron and protective cloth. Useful skills, I think, if one is to take care of clothes that should last a long time.
All told, a good day of thrifting. I even found a nice Resilio silk tie with a repeating crest pattern. Maybe that darned virus is good for thrifting. 10 AM - 11 AM is senior hour at our Goodwill, and it is very quiet these days.