Zecron Shawl Collar mackinaw

Also see:
Canada Goose shawl mackinaw
White collared mackinaw
Brown collared mackinaw

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281070487250

This vintage coat is a classic workwear style, the shawl collar mackinaw. It has a canvas shell, with zipped breast pockets, cargo pockets, and leather buttons. The buttons are particularly unusual, as they are square as opposed to the usual round ones. The breast pocket zippers are Astro brand. The coat has a zip in shearling liner. Lining zips are also Astro brand, larger than the pocket zips. The coat was made by Zecron International – world wide weatherproof.

Chest (pit to pit): 25″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 24″
Shoulder to Cuff: 19″

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1940s horshide half-belt leather jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281070696494

This vintage leather jacket was made in the 1940s or 1950s. Its heavy leather feels like horsehide, but there are no tags. It has acquired an incredible patina to the leather, originally a dark seal color. The main zip is a Scovill, but it is missing teeth and the slider, so it will need to be replaced. The jacket is a very clean design, with a shirt style collar, handwarmer pockets and a zipped breast pocket. The rear has a halfbelt with adjuster belts. Incredible grain and mismatched panels, each having taken on a unique character over the years. The jacket is lined in khaki cotton, and has no remaining tags. There is a small hole in the leather by the breast pocket, and places (shoulders, cuff, sleeve) where seams need to be re-stitched. The leather is still strong, however, and has not worn through in the collar and cuffs like you would expect to see.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″

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WWII German leather breeches

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271163019110

These vintage leather breeches were part of an American GI’s estate, a bring-back from the war. They are leather with a sheepskin lining, designed for cold weather usage. I’m not sure whether they were intended for motorcycle or for aviation usage. Distinctively German yoked front. Fishtail back. Broadfall design with buttons on the hips. Back adjuster belt, button calves. The back cinch belt is broken, and there is some damage to the leather at the crotch and at the back, but overall, these are in very solid shape.

Waist: 16″
Inseam: 22″

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1930s Irish Tweed overcoat

As seen HERE

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281070726333

This vintage overcoat was made in the mid 1930s from “Obrien Fleece” tweed. It was sold in Saint Paul, Minnesota by the Golden Rule store. Obrien Fleece was a high end Irish tweed fabric of the period, made, as the tag states, in the Irish Free State. The Irish Free State existed from 1922-1937, which helps to date this coat. It has classic double breasted styling with raglan shoulders, patch pockets and cuffed sleeves. There is a throat latch inside the coat by the store label. A somewhat unusual feature is the small interior pocket, closed with an early Talon ball and chain zipper. The Talon name is seen on the slider and on the ball. Really incredible, detailed labels.

Chest (pit to pit): 25″
Raglan sleeve (center to cuff): 36″

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For more on trade with the Irish Free State (and some great art) see HERE

Reproduction leather and plaid jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271162993951

This reproduction jacket has a great vintage style. Leather front and collar, with zipper breast pocket and round stitching on the pockets. Belt back with side adjusters, and yoked shoulders. Diamond weave green and black wool plaid. There is leather reinforcement on the cuffs and leather patches on the elbows.

Chest: 23″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″

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Shawl Collar army mackinaw

I feel that the shawl collared officer’s Mackinaw is one of the best looking, most practical coats to have come out of WWII. I’ve sold two so far, one by the Progressive Clothing Mfg. Co. (full post), the other a custom job for Captain H. W. Largent of Presque Isle, Maine (full post).  I have a spot on repro done in the ’60s by Lakeland in bright red wool, and three more originals that I should be listing next week.  The design was essentially a civilian one, a holdover from a style popular in the ’20s for wool outdoors and hunting coats, like the ones seen in this post. I believe the original pattern from which this coat evolved was an m1926.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281070705722

This vintage shawl collar mackinaw was custom tailored during WWII for an army officer. It has a wide shawl collar, epaulettes, a double breasted front and flapped patch pockets. The coat is fully lined.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″

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