Civilian B-15 flight jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the late 1940s-1950s. It is modeled on the B-15 flight jacket, but was made for the Civilian market. In the years following WWII, civilian market flight jackets, sold under their military designations (ex. A-2, B-15) were popular pieces of casual outerwear and were sold by most of the leading stores. Though many were sold, because of their casual nature, many received heavy wear and they are now rare. The jacket is made of green cotton twill with a brown mouton collar. It has a crown zipper with two-way teeth developed during the war. It has snap handwarmer pockets, knit cuffs and waistband and two snapped internal pockets. The jacket has a quilted lining and a mouton faced throat latch.

Chest (pit to pit): 27″(doubled = 54″)
Waist: 26″ (doubled = 52″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 21″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 25″

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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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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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1930s-1940s Durolux double breasted overcoat

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This vintage coat was made in the early 1940s by the Joseph & Feiss Company under their Clothcraft label from Durolux fabric for the Beck Clothing Company of Jamestown, North Dakota. The coat is dark blue, double breasted, with wide lapels, handwarmer pockets and a plain back. It is half-lined.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27″
Length (Base of collar to hem):38″

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1940s John Rissman wool windbreaker jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in Chicago c.1947 by John Rissman & Son under the Windbreaker label. It is made of a brown wool material with an alpaca pile-like napped surface. It has a transitional Talon zipper with a wartime style pull and a post-war style stopbox, which helps date it with a good degree of accuracy to the years immediately after WWII. The jacket is a cossack style, with a pleated and belted back and handwarmer pockets. The jacket has a quilted lining and bears the union label of the United Garment Workers of America.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 24-1/2″

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