WWII 10 button peacoat

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This vintage coat was made in the 1940s for the US Navy by the Naval Clothing Factory. It is made of blue kersey wool. This is the WWII issue 10 button version, with anchor buttons and corduroy lined handwarmer pockets. It was issued to a K.J. Teceira.

Chest (pit to pit): 20″ (doubled = 40″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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1942 Officer’s short overcoat mackinaw

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This vintage mackinaw was made to 1942 specifications, and was probably made in 1943. The official term was, Overcoat, Wool, Doeskin O.D. Officers Short Style. This was a successor to the shawl collar overcoats issued from the 1920s-early 1940s. I have one of those in a separate listing. The coat is double breasted, with flapped cargo pockets and epaulettes. It is fully lined.

Tagged size: 36
Chest (pit to pit): 20″ (doubled = 40″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31-1/2″

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1940s WWII Albert Turner Shawl Collar mackinaw coat

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This vintage coat was made in late 1941 or early 1942 by Albert Turner, Inc. to 1941 specs for the officer’s short mackinaw coat. It is a size 36 R and has a shawl collar, epaulettes, flapped patch pockets, a six button double breasted front, and a buttoned belt. The coat is fully lined.

Tagged size: 36R
Chest (pit to pit): 20-1/2″ (doubled = 41″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/4″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 32-1/2″

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1930s-1940s canvas moneybelt

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This vintage moneybelt was made in the 1930s-early 1940s. The style of pin-lock zipper with flat pull and symmetrical D shaped stops was more typical of mid-1930s manufacture, but from the period demand, I would guess this dates from the early part of WWII. It is made of canvas, with leather reinforcement and a selvedge webbing waistband.

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1940s Palm Beach Goodall Springweave jacket

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This vintage jacket was made by Goodall, creators of the famed Palm Beach Cloth from their Springweave fabric. Springweave was introduced in early 1944. Goodall changed their name and label to Goodall Sanford in late 1944, so this is a rare and precisely date-able piece of vintage. This was from the early formulation of Springweave fabric, which consisted of lightweight wool and mohair. It has a nice herringbone weave to the fabric, a two button cut, and patch pockets. The jacket was sold by the Stix, Baer and Fuller men’s store.

Size: 38
Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 30-1/2″

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1940s Civilian B-2 leather flight jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in Kansas City, Missouri, as a civilian version of the US army B-2 Flight jacket, issued in the early 1930s, and replaced by the B-3 in 1934. The army version was made of horsehide, with a single breast pocket, attached belt zippered cuffs on the inside of the wrist, and a full alpaca lining and mouton collar. This jacket was produced with a civilian label and a few alterations to the pattern. This jacket is made from capeskin, and with handwarmer pockets instead the large breast patch pocket that was universally removed from the army production version. This jacket has an off-center Talon main zipper, with bell-shaped slider and unmarked diagonal-stripe sunburst stopbox. The sleeves have zipper cuffs, with early pattern United Carr snaps and bell shaped talon zippers. The jacket has heavy wear, and the label has been partially worn away. The remaining text reads “aviation” and “Kansas City Mo”. There is a remnant of what looks to be a wing logo. The size tag is of the black and yellow design used on military jackets, and the pocket linings are the distinctive shade of twill used in the linings of A-2 jackets. These details point to this jacket having been made as part of a specialized civilian aviator’s line by a manufacturer which held a military jacket contract.

Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 22″

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1930s German sleeved leather vest

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This vintage jacket is made in a sleeved waistcoat style, with a five button front, turnback lapels, and four flapped pockets. It has a belted back and snap cuffs. The style of snaps used are typical of German manufactured leather jackets. It is fully lined, and is tagged a German size 54, which is equivalent to a US size 44. With a 45″ chest, I would say this would best fit a size 40-42

Chest (pit to pit): 22-1/2″ (doubled =45″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27″
Length (base of collar to hem): 21″

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