1930s Carter and Churchill Profile hunting coat

This vintage coat was made by the Carter & Churchill Co. of Lebanon, New Hampshire under their “Profile” label. It is made of red and black plaid mackinaw wool, with a button front, rounded collar, handwarmer pockets, patch breast and cargo pockets and an internal game pocket. It is half-lined for the game pouch, and unlined on the front. The cargo pocket has a set of shotgun shell pockets built in under the pocket flap. The game pouch does up with early style Talon chain zippers.

Carter and Churchill was founded in 1869 by William S. Carter, after leaving his uncle’s company, H.W. Carter & Sons. He was joined by Frank C. Churchill (former salesman for HW Carter), who would come to be the company’s treasurer. The company was headquartered in Lebanon, New Hampshire, with a plant at 15 Parkhurst Street. Starting in 1880, they produced clothing under the “Profile” label, named after the (former) New Hampshire rock formation, the Old Man of the Mountain. They registered that trademark in 1916. Early on, they were also producers of Lebanon Overalls, work shirts, mackinaws and coats. As the decades wore on, they dropped product lines to specialize in their ski clothing lines, which they continued producing into the 1990s, under the “Profile” name.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-1/2″

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Skaggerac double breasted shawl collar leather mackinaw

This vintage jacket was made in New York by Skaggerac Sportswear in the 1950s. It is a heavy double breasted, shawl collar sheeplined model. It is made of heavyweight steerhide with a black mouton collar, a square front yoke, scalloped back yoke. The grain on the leather is incredible. Though the tag dates it to the 1950s, the style, materials, style of lining with corduroy hem, etc. are all consistent with coats of this style made in the 1930s. This style of coat had gone out of fashion for the most part by WWII. It has a custom order handwritten size tag, reading a size 50. With a 58″ chest, it’s even generous for that size.

Chest (pit to pit): 29″ (doubled = 58″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 24″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 33-1/2″

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1930s Drybak half moon hunting vest

This vintage hunting vest was made in the 1930s by Drybak. It is a half-moon sleeveless jacket style, with large cargo pockets on the front and rear, and the “half moon” front entry to the buttoned internal game pouch.

Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)
Length (base of collar to hem): 25″

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1930s New System herringbone twill shop coat

This vintage shop coat was made by the New System Laundry of Portland, Oregon. It is made of khaki colored herringbone twill, with early manufacture Scovill Mfg. Co. snaps and a belted waist.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/4″

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1930s Sportclad hunting coat

This vintage jacket was made in the 1930s, and was sold by the J.C. Penney Company under their Sportclad label. It is made of red and black plaid wool mackinaw fabric with flapped cargo pockets, handwarmer pockets, a zipped rear entry to the internal game pocket, and leather reinforcement at the corners of these pockets. The zippers are early Talon, with bell-shaped pullers. The deco lines on the pull of the zipper put the date of manufacture around 1937. The jacket is fully lined, and has a trimmed throat latch.

Chest (pit to pit):23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 27-1/2″
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1930s shawl collar mackinaw

This vintage coat was made by the Fechheimer Bros Company of Cincinnati, Ohio. It bears a 1930s United Garment Workers of America union label in the rare small size. I’ve had a number of these shawl collar mackinaws, and from maker to maker there were a number of subtle variations from the stock pattern. This one is truly special, with unique pointed, buttoned patch pockets, epaulettes of an unusual design, and a high button stance. Typical for the 1930s production of these coats, commonly worn as fall/ winter workwear by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps, this one is unlined with finished seams.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 34″

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Hettrick Mfg. Co. Gun Coat hunting jacket

This vintage jacket was made in the late 1920s-early 1930s by the Hettrick Manufacturing Company of Toledo, Ohio under their American Field Gun Coats label. It is made of canvas, with a corduroy collar and cuff linings. It has leather trimmed handwarmer pockets, large cargo pockets and flapped shell pockets. It has a roomy internal game pouch with side access and gusseted underarms.

Chest (pit to pit): 27″ (doubled = 54″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29″

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