1930s Sears Hercules plaid mackinaw coat

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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″

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1940s Hercules mackinaw coat

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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″

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1930s plaid stag coat mackinaw

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This vintage jacket was made in the 1920s-mid 1930s. It is what was then called a stag coat, a variant on the mackinaw coat. It is single breasted, with patch pockets and a fold over collar. It has a double back, and is unlined.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled – 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29″
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1920s Sheuerman mackinaw coat

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This vintage mackinaw coat was made by Sheuerman Bros of Des Moines, Iowa. It is double breasted, with broad lapels, patch pockets and a buttoned belt. The coat is gray with a subtle overcheck. As is typical of mackinaw coats of this era, it is unlined. The construction appears that there was a vent that has been closed, possibly the coat was shortened. The label is typically 1920s, with a black background and yellow lettering. Sheuerman’s slogan was “from sheep to shape”.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27″
Length (base of collar to hem): 36″

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1930s shawl collar mackinaw – Former Western Costume

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This vintage mackinaw was made in the 1920s or 1930s. It is double breasted, with a shawl collar and patch pockets. It has a Western Costume – Hollywood, California stamp, along with the word “CHAR” and the number “1900” written inside by the sleeve head. This coat was used in Hollywood film productions. There is heavy staining and period repairs to the back. At some point in its more recent history, it was sound as part of Ralph Lauren’s vintage collection.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder:17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 28″

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1920s Devine’s Hudson’s Bay Company Point blanket mackinaw coat

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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″

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Sears – Simpsons Wearmaster mackinaw

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This vintage coat was made in the early 1950s for Simpsons-Sears under the WearMaster label. This Canadian-market mackinaw is a style popular from the 1930s-1950s with very few changes. It is double breasted, with broad lapels, handwarmer pockets, flapped cargo pockets and a full belt. The lining and label design distinguish this one from the earlier manufacture models.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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