1940s Seattle Woolen Company jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in Seattle, Washington by the Seattle Woolen Company. The company was founded in 1891 by Thomas Eddy Eyanson and produced garments for rugged outdoor wear, catering to the flood of people leaving for Alaska through Seattle. They were the first woolen mill in Washington State, and were headquartered in Kirkland Washington, directly across from downtown Seattle. After Eyanson’s death in 1908, his son Edward Eyanson took over the mill. They produced fabrics for Filson as well as selling garments under their own name. Note the extreme similarity in label design between that of The Seattle Woolen Co and CC Filson of the same period.
The jacket is a waist length cut with peak lapels and a button front. The pockets are all trimmed in leather for extra durability. There are spacious canvas pockets inside.

Chest (pit to pit): 20-1/2″
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 22″

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1930s Montgomery Ward Pony Horsehide aviator cossack jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made in the late 1930s-early 1940s. It was made in California and was sold by Montgomery Ward under their Sportswear label. The “Aviator” style, a precursor to the modern motorcycle jacket, was popular in this late ’30s-1940s time period, and this is an excellent example. It has an asymmetrical / double breasted zipper design, with handwarmer pockets and double zipped breast pockets. The zippers are all Talons. The chest zippers are the originals, with ring style pulls and Talon branded sliders, a style which stopped production in the 1940s. The main zipper is a replacement, probably done in the late 1950s. Interestingly, the slider has had the pull replaced with a 1930s fan-tail pull, possibly off the original zip. The jacket has a half-belt back with teardrop shaped buckles. The jacket is fully lined, with a wonderful label with a California mission and palm tree. The jacket is made of pony horsehide.

Chest (pit to pit): 20″ (doubled = 40″)
Waist (side to side): 18″ (doubled = 36″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 21″

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Cabinwear Indian Blanket coat

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This coat was made by Banana Republic as part of their now defunct Cabinwear line, which channeled western styles of the 1920s and 1930s. This coat is made in material reminiscent of Indian blankets of that period, with a classic zipper front cut.

Chest (pit to it): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 32″

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1950s Sears steerhide motorcycle jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made for Sears in the mid 1950s and was sold under their Hercules label. It is made of steerhide, with an off center zipper, kidney panel and action back. The pockets on this model are combination handwarmer and snapped flapped pockets, more like what you would see on a Hercules bomber jacket of the period. This jacket takes the map pocket of D-Pocket leather jackets to the next level. The map pocket extends almost from neck to waist to house some large cargo. There is a second, equally large zippered pocket, concealed in the bi-swing back.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 21-1/2″

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1950s Penneys Gentry sportcoat

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This vintage tweed jacket was made in the late 1950s-early 1960s for Penneys, under the Gentry label. It has a classic 2-roll-3 cut, and a wonderful fabric with subtle orange and blue/green. It bears a variant of the 1949 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America tag which was used between 1949 and c. 1961. The (R) symbol was added to the lower left corner of the label in 1962.

Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 30-1/2″

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1950s Hart Schaffner & Marx Trumpeter Sportswear sportcoat

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This vintage jacket was made by Hart Schaffner & Marx in the late 1950s. It is made of striped dark blue and orange wool with a diamond weave. It has a three button front and notch lapels. The jacket is half-lined.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-3/4″

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1930s Woolrich 255 plaid coat

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This vintage jacket was made in the mid to late 1930s by the Woolrich Woolen Mills of Woolrich, PA. This is the rare 255 model, with caped shoulders, handwarmers with D-pocket stitching and flapped cargo pockets. It has exposed buttons and a rear game pouch. The coat, in keeping with many early mackinaw coats, is unlined.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 29″

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