This vintage field coat was made by the Belknap Hardware and mfg co of Louisville, KY. It is a standard field coat, with a large came pocket, corduroy collar, action back and multiple front cargo pockets. It is made from heavy water resistant duck canvas. It is partially lined in plaid flannel.
Chest (pit to pit): 27″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22-1/2″
This vintage leather jerkin was made in 1950 for the Belgian military. It is a similar model to that used during WWII by British forces. These were popular, both pre and post war among European laborers and hunters as an overgarment. This one has an olive drab blanket lining and plain shoulders. The tweed jacket pictured under the jerkin not included, and is pictured only to illustrate this vest’s use as a piece of outerwear.
This vintage hunting coat was made by Soo Woolen mills. It is a later variant on the ’30s Soo mackinaw I’m also selling, and while detailing changed over the years, that distinctive collar is still present.
Chest (pit to pit): 24″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29″
This one probably dates from the 1950s or ’60s. Nice to see that brass talon with the red leather pull on it. It seems a lot of sellers use that particular design of zip to date something to the ’50s, but you see it used for decades after that.
This vintage hunting coat was made by Midwest Outerwear in the 1970s. It has a red taped Talon main zipper, and a nylon toothed chain pull zip on the pocket. The jacket has been heavily worn, with tears to the lining, staining.
Chest (pit to pit): 20″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 16″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22″
This reproduction jacket has a great vintage style. Leather front and collar, with zipper breast pocket and round stitching on the pockets. Belt back with side adjusters, and yoked shoulders. Diamond weave green and black wool plaid. There is leather reinforcement on the cuffs and leather patches on the elbows.
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
This vintage Woolrich coat has really great detailing. It has a brass Talon zipper front, with a buttoned wind flap. It is fully belted, with a chunky metal belt buckle. The handwarmer pockets close with brass talon zippers, and have leather reinforcements at the ends. The pocket trim forms the belt loops in the tradition of norfolk jackets. The front patch pockets are of the saddlebag variety, allowing them to expand when used. The coat has a hood, and a full sherpa lining, with quilted nylon in the sleeves. It is tagged a size 46, but with the 46″ chest measurement, fits like a size 42.
Chest (pit to pit): 23″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 19″
Shoulder to Cuff: 25″
There were a lot of companies producing these hunting jackets, but for me, Woolrich is the iconic one. That giant rounded collar, the button front. Simple and rugged. One served me well in the pouring rain of Alaska and against the Canadian maritime wind. It’s hard to find one in mint condition. These were not fashion, they were utilitarian pieces, used for decades, until there was nothing left. Tears and repairs are the norm. Woodsmoke and rain a way of life. This one is the short version, less commonly seen than the four pocket version.
This vintage hunting mackinaw was made by the Woolrich Woolen Mills. It is their short, zip up pattern, which features two breast pockets, two slash handwarmer pockets, and a large rear game pouch. This one bears patches from Pennsylvania hunting groups. Chest (pit to pit): 21″Shoulder to Shoulder: 17-1/2″Sleeve (Shoulder to cuff): 23″