This vintage WWII Army officer’s mackinaw coat has a double breasted front, a shawl collar, epaulettes, and a buttoned belt. It was tailored by Sakowitz Bros. of Houston, Texas. It is fully lined, with quilted shoulders.
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Shoulder to Cuff: 24-1/2″
Length (top of collar to hem): 34″
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.
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″
1930s Red Wing tall brown leather lace up boots. Super narrow width and small size. Marked Red Wing at the top of the shaft. I think they’re even the original laces. Not sure if these are Mens or Womens.