Alpaca Lined mouton collared 1940s work jacket

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This vintage short overcoat was sold by the BR Baker Company of Cleveland.  It is made of a fine cotton cord material (Bedford Cord?).  It is fully alpaca lined, in both the body and sleeves.  There are knit storm cuffs.  The coat has a mouton collar, though it feels like the back part has stiffened somewhat.  There are beltloops, but the belt is missing.  The coat has contrast caramel colored buttons and a plain back.  The collar is zig zag stitched.  The coat has seen a good bit of work in its day and has many worn spots and period repairs.  There is a silk or rayon patch inside, where material was removed at some point to patch the elbow.  It is a young man’s style, marked a size 18.  Many of these young men’s styles crossed over into workwear territory. The styling is very similar to its cousin, the shawl collar mackinaw. The coat has flapped pockets, and handwarmer pockets with triangular end reinforcements.
Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″ = size 40)Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22-1/2″Shoulder to Shoulder: 18-1/2″Length (collar to hem):  34-1/2″
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