Sears – Simpsons Wearmaster mackinaw

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This vintage coat was made in the early 1950s for Simpsons-Sears under the WearMaster label. This Canadian-market mackinaw is a style popular from the 1930s-1950s with very few changes. It is double breasted, with broad lapels, handwarmer pockets, flapped cargo pockets and a full belt. The lining and label design distinguish this one from the earlier manufacture models.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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1930s belt-back mackinaw coat

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This vintage mackinaw was made in the 1930s. It is made of plaid wool, is double breasted, and has a pleated, belted back. The coat is lined in plaid flannel. It is missing half the buttons, with the other half having been moved to make the coat larger. These coats were popular as workwear and this example is heavily worn.

Chest (pit to pit, with buttons in correct position): 26″ (doubled = 52″)
Chest (pit to pit, with buttons in current position): 29-1/2″ (doubled = 59″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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1941 army shawl collar mackinaw coat

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This vintage US Army mackinaw was made in 1941. It is double breasted, with a shawl collar, epaulettes and a buttoned belt. There is a tailor’s tag reading Basson Tailors – Established 1910 – New York City – Formerly West Point, NY, but also a contract tag which identifies the maker as the South Jersey Clothing Company.

Tagged size: 38
Chest (pit to pit): 21″
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31-1/2″

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WWII 10 button peacoat

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This vintage coat was made in the 1940s for the US Navy. It is made of blue kersey wool. This is the WWII issue 10 button version, with anchor buttons and corduroy lined handwarmer pockets.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 33″

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1950s Lazarus single breasted overcoat

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This vintage coat was made in the early 1950s for the F & R Lazarus Company of Columbus, Ohio. It is single breasted, with a three button front, raglan shoulders and handwarmer pockets. It is made in a muted plaid wool. The coat is half lined and bears an early variant 1949 union label.

Chest (pit to pit): 26″ (Doubled = 52″)
Sleeve (center of collar to cuff): 36″ (roughly equivalent to a 25″ sleeve)
Length (base of collar to hem): 45-1/2″;

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1940s overdyed brown Hudson’s Bay point blanket coat

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This vintage coat was made in the 1940s by the Hudson’s Bay Company. It is made of the English production blankets, which helps with the dating. The coat has broad shoulders and a double breasted cut. It has handwarmer pockets and a plain back. It appears that the coat was at one point overdyed dark brown. Although Hudson’s Bay did make shorter length bay blanket coats, I have not seen this particular style from them before, which, in combination with the period color change makes me wonder if this was at some point professionally altered from a longer coat. Whatever the case may be, it was done well, and gives it a distinctive and sporty look.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28″

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1960s Custom Inspired blue chesterfield coat

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This vintage coat is single breasted and made of blue wool, with a black velvet collar. It has fishmouth lapels and flapped pockets. According to the tag it was “Custom Inspired by the ‘gifted hands’ of master craftsmen”.

Chest (pit to pit): 22-1/2″ (doubled = 45″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 43″

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