Fire Department Jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281033480027

This vintage jacket was made in 1949 by the Gibson Wear Well Company of 164 Washington Street, Boston, MA. It is a four button jacket, single breasted, peak lapel.  Unlike a uniform / workwear jacket, it has no lapel buttonhole, breast pocket, or any pockets at all for that matter.  The buttons are all silvertone, marked “FD”. It has a United Garment Workers of American union tag. It is marked a size 42, but its chest measurement of 44″ puts it more in the territory of a size 40.
Chest: 22″
Sleeve: 25″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 19″
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