This vintage coat is an m1938 jeep coat, issued during WWII. The style descends from sheeplined canvas work coats and shawl collared mackinaws of the 1910s-1930s. It has a cotton shell and a wool lining. The coat has a double breasted front and a wide wool faced shawl collar. It is belted. There is a buttoned throat latch under the collar to secure it in cold weather, fastened with a riveted “wreath” button. Patches identify the original owner as a technical sergeant in the Army Service Forces.
Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
This vintage officer’s mackinaw was custom tailored by Wimbledon from fine kersey wool. It has a large shawl collar, epaulettes and a belt. There are wide differences example to example when it comes to these mackinaws- this one has the quilted liner, a square-ended belt, slightly larger buttons and no sleeve adjuster tabs.
Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (top of collar to hem): 36″
This vintage short doeskin officer’s overcoat was made in the 1940s by Smith Gray of New York. It has a six button front, with two large flapped patch pockets, and a rear center vent. It is half lined with a quilt stitched section in the shoulders. It bears a 1939 union tag in the pocket.
Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
I had another one of these in which sold last year. Check that one out HERE
This vintage officer’s short overcoat / shawl collared mackinaw was made during WWII for Captain H. W. Largent of Presque Isle, Maine. It bears a USAAF patch on the left shoulder. It has a shawl collar, a double breasted front, with two flapped patch pockets, epaulettes, and is belted. The inside is lined, with a quilted section by the arms. The jeep coat has a united garment workers of America union label in the inside pocket.Chest: 21″Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″Shoulder to cuff: 25-1/2″