1920s Red-Head Brand canvas hunting jacket

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This vintage canvas hunting jacket was made in the 1920s by Red Head Brand. It features the early variant of their makers label and of their buttons. The jacket is made of a double layer of canvas, with an internal game pocket (enclosed between the two layers instead of an open, rubberized lined pouch as was found on RedHead coats from the 1930s-on). There is access to the game pocket through internal slit pockets, similar to the access on a half-moon vest. The collar and cuffs are corduroy, and the shoulders have additional reinforcement. The hip cargo pockets are two separate U shaped pockets which share a flap. The breast pocket combines a watch pocket and a cigarette pocket, again under the same flap. There are grommet ventilated double underarm gussets for freedom of motion, and a throat latch hook and eye under the collar.

Tagged size: 40
Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-3/4″

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Early 1930s mackinaw Stag Coat

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This vintage mackinaw coat was made in the early 1930s. At the time of its manufacture, this single breasted plaid mackinaw style, with its A-1 style patch pockets and shirt collar, was known as a Stag Coat. It has a double yoke back for a bit of extra warmth, and like many early mackinaws, is unlined.

Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28″

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1930s Woolrich 255 hunting mackinaw

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This vintage jacket was made in the mid to late 1930s by the Woolrich Woolen Mills of Woolrich, PA. This is the rare 255 model, with a double front yoke, handwarmers with D-pocket stitching and flapped cargo pockets. It has exposed buttons and a rear game pouch. The coat, in keeping with many early mackinaw coats, is unlined.

Chest (pit to pit): 24-1/2″ (doubled = 49″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 30″

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Red 1950s-1960s Skookum hunting cruiser jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the late 1950s-1960s by the Centralia Knitting Mills of Centralia Washington for Harold Kaufman under the Skookum Sportswear label. It is made of heavy red mackinaw fabric in a four pocket, caped pattern, with front snaps. Due to the heavy weight of the material, the coat is unlined.

Chest (pit to pit): 27″ (doubled = 54″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 22″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 32″

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1960s red Woolrich 511 Mackinaw coat

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This vintage woolrich coat was made in the early 1960s in Woolrich, Pennsylvania. It is the 511 model, the red version of the 503, which was introduced around the turn of the century.. This version has the later symmetrical breast pockets, and Woolrich branded snaps.

Chest (pit to pit): 25″ (doubled = 50″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 31″

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1930s H.W. Carter & Sons red and black point blanket mackinaw coat

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This vintage jacket was made by H.W. Carter & Sons of Lebanon, New Hampshire in the mid 1930s. It is made of heavy red and black point blanket material, in a single breasted mackinaw style. Unusual for a point blanket coat, this example has a game pocket, which does up with two early Hookless-style Talon zippers. The coat has a zipper hood which snaps down into a collar. The hood zips open and closed with a Talon zipper, the design of which dates this jacket to c.1937. The coat bears a United Garment Workers of America union label, as well as a black and yellow tag identifying the material as water repellent and all wool. The jacket is fully lined in mustard colored cotton, similar to what Woolrich was using on their hunting coats in this period, especially in its use of a single patch breast pocket. The mackinaw has snap closure cargo pockets as well as handwarmers.

Chest (pit to pit): 25″ (doubled = 50″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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1910s The Gem Hunting vest

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This vintage hunting vest was made by the Gem Shirt Company of Dayton, Ohio in the 1910s. The Gem Shirt Co. was founded c.1888, and diversified into canvas hunting clothes in the early part of the 20th century, innovating the usage of lined waterproof game bags. They were a high end maker at the time, making their products from an excellent grade of cotton canvas duck. They ceased production by the 1920s.
This vest is their budget version, with sewn on buttons instead of changable ring-backed ones, and without the side adjusters or buckle back which other models featured.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Length (front): 22″
Length (rear): 19″

For other vests made by the Gem shirt company, see here and here

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