Shawl Collar M1938 mackinaw

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401051369991

This vintage coat was made in WWII for the US Army.  It is a variant on the m1938 jeep coat, with a khaki cotton shell and matching collar.
Tagged size: 36
Chest (pit to pit): 23-1/2″ (doubled = 47″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length (base of collar to hem): 34″

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Himel Bros. Chinook

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This jacket was made by Himel Bros. Leather of Toronto, Canada.  It is their Chinook model, with a double breasted closure, shawl collar, handwarmer pockets and flapped cargo pockets. It has bi-swing shoulders, a wool lining and deco vintage buttons. This was a pre-production prototype, with more detailed surround stitching on the handwarmer pockets than the production version, and no tag.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-1/4″

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WWII shawl collar army mackinaw

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401043363270

This vintage mackinaw was made in the 1940s for a US army officer.  It has a shawl collar, is double breasted, and belted. This one has seen a lot of wear, though it’s hard to know whether it was during the war or post-war, as these were popular as surplus as workwear.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder:18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 33″

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Polo Ralph Lauren shawl collar hunting coat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401041929031

This jacket was made for Ralph Lauren and was sold under the Polo label.  It is based on a 1920s-1930s hunting coat, with a shawl collar a seven pocket front and rear game pouch.  It has doubled sleeves and caped shoulders.  It’s made of a heavy knit cotton fabric.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29″

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Polo sheeplined coat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272052101507

This coat was made in the USA for Ralph Lauren, and was sold under the Polo label.  It has a mouton shawl collar, a double breasted cut, handwarmer pockets with leather reinforcement, flapped cargo pockets, and a buffalo plaid lining.
Tagged size: L

Chest (pit to pit):  26-1/2″ (doubled = 53″)

Shoulder to shoulder: 22-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 34″

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1940s Ballantyne shawl collar sweater

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This vintage shawl collar sweater was made in the 1940s in Stratford on Avon, Ontario, Canda from Ballantyne pure wool.  The style is basically unchanged from the shawl collar cardigans popular in the US in the 1920s. Canadians continued producing this style after the trend had passed in the United States, and these were very popular with Curlers.
Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29″

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1960s Shawl Collar Curling Sweater

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This vintage curling sweater was hand knit in the 1960s.  It has green and yellow curling stone and broom motifs on a cream background.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″(doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 29″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31-1/2″

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