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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Pre-War fantail talon zipper moneybelt

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This vintage money belt was made in the 1930s. It is canvas, with a mid-1930s fantail Talon in a no. 5 size (this design was also made in smaller no. 3). It has a d-ring buckle setup with a long waist strap, making it adjustable to a variety of waist sizes. The moneybelt has three divisions inside, two smaller, one larger.

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1950s-1960s Mighty Mac Boat Coat peacoat

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This vintage coat is a “Mighty Mac” Boatcoat. It is a peacoat style with a twist. With its navy blue Melton wool body, its handwarmer pockets, patch pockets and button-on hood, it draws from the designs of WWI peacoats, WWII peacoats and British duffel coats to create something which is unique, yet recognizable. These were marketed in the late 1950s through to about 1962 by Mighty Mac to the high school and college aged crowd, and were made in sizes 14 through 20 (ages). This one is the largest size, a young man’s 20, which is equivalent to a men’s 40. It originally sold for $37.95, which is roughly equivalent to $300 in today’s money.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 32″

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Civilian B-15 flight jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the late 1940s-1950s. It is modeled on the B-15 flight jacket, but was made for the Civilian market. In the years following WWII, civilian market flight jackets, sold under their military designations (ex. A-2, B-15) were popular pieces of casual outerwear and were sold by most of the leading stores. Though many were sold, because of their casual nature, many received heavy wear and they are now rare. The jacket is made of green cotton twill with a brown mouton collar. It has a crown zipper with two-way teeth developed during the war. It has snap handwarmer pockets, knit cuffs and waistband and two snapped internal pockets. The jacket has a quilted lining and a mouton faced throat latch.

Chest (pit to pit): 27″(doubled = 54″)
Waist: 26″ (doubled = 52″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 21″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 25″

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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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WWII 10 button peacoat

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This vintage coat was made in the 1940s for the US Navy. It is made of blue kersey wool. This is the WWII issue 10 button version, with anchor buttons and corduroy lined handwarmer pockets.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 33″

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