M1926 shawl collar mackinaw

This vintage jacket is a prewar version of a US army shawl collar mackinaw. The most notable difference from the wartime version is that this is unlined. There are twin breast pockets inside, as well as taped seams. The coat has large patch pockets, with buttoned flaps. The sleeves have buttoned adjuster belts. The jacket has a slimmer, slightly longer cut than the wartime version. This one is pressed to roll to the second button, accentuating that length. It was made by the Lilley Ames company of Columbus, Ohio, and issued to a “Jason Bower”. The name “O. Spencer” is visible directly above, written faintly in pencil. This would best fit someone in the size 36 to 38 range.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length: 36″

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Sakowitz Bros WWII army officer’s Shawl Collar Mackinaw

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This vintage WWII Army officer’s mackinaw coat has a double breasted front, a shawl collar, epaulettes, and a buttoned belt. It was tailored by Sakowitz Bros. of Houston, Texas. It is fully lined, with quilted shoulders.

Chest: 22″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Shoulder to Cuff: 24-1/2″
Length (top of collar to hem): 34″

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WWII army officer’s overcoat

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This vintage overcoat was made for an Army officer during WWII. Buttons of the type seen more typically on the short mackinaw overcoats. Nipped waist, belted back. Bad mothing on back near vent and hem.

Chest: 20″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″

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WWII officer’s short overcoat

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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″

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