This vintage Officer’s Short Overcoat / Shawl Collar Mackinaw was made in 1942 by high-end clothier Richman Brothers under contract for the US Army. This style coat was a direct descendant of the shawl collar workwear mackinaws of the 1910s-1930s, and from the m-1926 mackinaw worn by the Army and the Civilian Conservation Corps before the war. It is a double breasted style, with a broad shawl collar, epaulettes, and a belted waist. The coat is fully lined with an interior breast pocket.
Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 33″
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 army officer’s shawl collar mackinaw was issued in 1942. It was made by the ambiguous “Mfr. 478″ and issued by the Philadelphia quartermaster’s depot. If features a pointed end belt, a plain liner, and no sleeve adjuster tabs. The belt loops are positioned on the front of the coat, whereas on the other examples I am currently selling they are positioned further back.
Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26-1/2″
Length (top of collar to hem): 38″