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Nathan Turk was one of the great tailors of rodeo and cowboy costumes. His shop on Ventura Boulevard in Van Nuys, California became a magnet for Western wear lovers in the 1930s. Early wearers of N.Turk outfits were Tom Mix and Gene Autry.
Through the middle part of the 20th century, Nate Turk made clothes for rodeo riders, actors and country music stars.
N. Turk closed in 1978, due to declining health. He sold his business to another of Western wear’s greats, Manuel. According to the story, Manuel paid him with a blank check, which Turk never cashed.
Written by fuzzylizzie
Courtesy of Kim Higginbotham
From a 1940s decorated shirt