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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1940s Symax Shawl Collar barnstormer jacket

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This vintage coat was made in the late 1940s by the Symax Garment Company of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is made in a double breasted, belted, shawl collared style. It has a gray collar, a black leather body with handwarmer pockets and flapped cargo pockets and a full belt. While this style had fallen out of favor in the United States by the early 1940s, it retained some popularity north in Canada through into the early 1950s. It can be distinguished from earlier manufactured models by its quilted lining, which replaced the sheepskin and corduroy liners which were more popular pre-war.

Chest (pit to pit): 27″ (doubled = 54″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 35″

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Levis Vintage Clothing HomeRun Moleskin Worker Jacket

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This jacket was made by Levis Vintage Clothing as part of their Fall / Winter 2014 “Metropolis” lineup. The official model description is the Levi’s Vintage Homerun Moleskin worker jacket. The tag reads, ” HomeRun Double-Tex Suedette “.
Though the line is described as reproductions of clothes made “circa 1940″, this style of shawl collar, button front jacket was popular from about 1928-1933. These days, it is often referred to as an A-1 style by collectors because of the button front. While it shares a common stylistic ancestor with that knit collared model, the two are divergent lines. When originally produced, these were referred to as Cossack Jackets. That name was later applied to the belt-backed leather jackets of the mid 1930s onward. Through other current productions of the style, it has also become known as the “Menlo” or the “Heron” after specific model names. The Home-Run label was originally used by Levi Strauss from the mid 1920s through to about 1940 for a line of children’s and teenager’s clothing. Levi’s Vintage Clothing resurrected the label design for the some of 1930s workwear reproductions in this Metropolis line. It is a very nice reproduction of the style, made in a durable moleskin cotton. The jacket has a seven button front, with small flapped pockets. It has a shawl collar, and triangular side panels with belt adjusters. The belt’s buckles are reproductions of vintage hammered style hardware. As is typical of this style of jacket, it us unlined. It has ventilation grommets and shirt style cuffs. With a 42″ chest, this would best fit a size 38.

Tagged Size: Men’s Medium
Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 24-1/4″

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1941 army shawl collar mackinaw coat

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This vintage US Army mackinaw was made in 1941. It is double breasted, with a shawl collar, epaulettes and a buttoned belt. There is a tailor’s tag reading Basson Tailors – Established 1910 – New York City – Formerly West Point, NY, but also a contract tag which identifies the maker as the South Jersey Clothing Company.

Tagged size: 38
Chest (pit to pit): 21″
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31-1/2″

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1930s Shawl Collar railroad mackinaw coat

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This vintage coat is a 1930s railroad mackinaw. It is double breasted, with a shawl collar, belted back, handwarmer pockets and cargo pockets. Because this is a workwear coat, subject to abuse, this style had additional leather reinforcement at the pockets, sleeve bottom and cuffs. As was typical of these early production mackinaw coats, this one is unlined, with taped seams. While the shawl collar mackinaw style goes back to the 1910s, the leather reinforced railroad version didn’t gain popularity until the 1920s. By the early 1940s, production was waning, though old coats of this style continued to be be worn for years, a testament to their durability and warmth.

Chest (pit to pit): 26-1/2″ (doubled = 53″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 22-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 36″

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1930s talon fantail zipper two tone sweater

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This vintage hand-knit heavy wool sweater is two-toned navy blue and cream. It has the original owner’s initials, RL, knit into the chest. It does up with a mid 1930s fantail Talon zipper with a grommet stopbox.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Center of collar to end of cuff: 36″
Length (base of collar to hem): 26-1/2″

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Reversible Tweed and Moleskin coat

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This vintage jacket was made in England in the late 1950s-1960s. It is a car coat length and is reversible, herringbone tweed on one side and camel colored moleskin on the other. Each side has handwarmer pockets, and leather loops at the collar for doing the shawl collar up around the neck. It has double vents.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 32-1/2″

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