This vintage overcoat was made in the late 1920s-early 1930s. It if made with Flex-Edge construction, which was patented March 24, 1925 and consists of the seams being folded back past the edge and sewn flat. The tag advertises it as having “no thick clumsy seams, and tailored to stay tailored”. The coat is double breasted, with horizontal, round edged peak lapels, a breast pocket and flapped hip pockets. The coat has a belted back and is half-lined.
Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 34″
This vintage mackinaw coat was made in the late 1930s for Sears under its Hercules label. It is wool plaid in a double breasted cut, with handwarmer pockets and flapped cargo pockets. As is typical of these earlier production mackinaws, it is unlined.
Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-3/4″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 30″
This vintage mackinaw coat was made in the early 1940s for Sears under its Hercules label. It is wool plaid in a double breasted cut, with handwarmer pockets and flapped cargo pockets. It has a plaid lining, a feature Sears introduced in its mackinaws around 1941. By the post-war period, many mackinaws sold by Sears had switched over to a quilted lining, and the design of the Hercules label had changed.
Chest (pit to pit): 26″ (doubled = 52″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 21″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 31″
This vintage overcoat was made in the 1920s-1930s by Regency House of London and New York. It was styled in Golden Square, London, and was sold by Carson Pirie Scott & Company, a high end department store based in Wisconsin. It is made in an extremely bold black and white herringbone tweed, with raglan shoulders, broad lapels, a plain back and button adjuster cuffs. It is half-lined, as was typical of overcoats of this period. There is an internal breast pocket, a smaller pocket, and a button on throat latch for cold weather.
Tagged size: 39
Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Sleeve (center of collar to cuff): 36″ (about equivalent to 27″ sleeves and 18″ shoulders)
Length (base of collar to hem): 48″
This vintage coat was made in the 1920s from Hudson’s Bay Company Point blankets for Devine’s of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada. It is an early style, double breasted, with D-pocket stitched handwarmers and round flapped patch pockets. This particular round pocketed variant of blanket coat was favored by western star, Tom Mix, around this time frame. As is typical of mackinaws of this era, this one is unlined. The coat has decorative stitching at the exposed edge, a holdover from capote styling. It originally had a belt, which would have likely had a button closure, but as is typical, it is no longer with the coat. The blanket is of the pre-war English manufactured type, with a deeper nap than later blankets, and a thick “point”, which is placed on the inside of the coat. It bears the style Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket label which ceased being used in the late 1920s, and a typically 1920s black and yellow manufacturers tag, which reads, “Made Expressly for Devine’s, Soo Canada”.
Chest (pit to pit): 25″ (doubled = 50″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 37″
This vintage coat was made in the late 1940s by the Symax Garment Company of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is made in a double breasted, belted, shawl collared style. It has a gray collar, a black leather body with handwarmer pockets and flapped cargo pockets and a full belt. While this style had fallen out of favor in the United States by the early 1940s, it retained some popularity north in Canada through into the early 1950s. It can be distinguished from earlier manufactured models by its quilted lining, which replaced the sheepskin and corduroy liners which were more popular pre-war.
Chest (pit to pit): 27″ (doubled = 54″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 35″
This vintage coat is a “Mighty Mac” Boatcoat. It is a peacoat style with a twist. With its navy blue Melton wool body, its handwarmer pockets, patch pockets and button-on hood, it draws from the designs of WWI peacoats, WWII peacoats and British duffel coats to create something which is unique, yet recognizable. These were marketed in the late 1950s through to about 1962 by Mighty Mac to the high school and college aged crowd, and were made in sizes 14 through 20 (ages). This one is the largest size, a young man’s 20, which is equivalent to a men’s 40. It originally sold for $37.95, which is roughly equivalent to $300 in today’s money.
Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 32″