1950s Rice Sportswear Coureur De Bois blanket mackinaw

This vintage mackinaw coat was made in Canada in the 1950s by Rice Sportswear under the Coureur de Bois label. Although made with blankets from a different woolen mill, the styling is nearly identical to what was being produced and sold by the Hudson’s Bay Company at the time. These striped blanket mackinaws were, and are, a Canadian icon, as well as being stylish and practical. The blanket pattern on this one has a red background, with a broad black stripe and a skinnier black stripe. It is double breasted and belted, with handwarmer pockets on the chest and patch pockets on the hip, in the traditional manner. It is fully lined, with an excellent graphic on the label. While the tag is stamped, “38”, with a 52″ chest measurement, I would say this would probably fit a size 44 or 46 better. Tagged sizes are notoriously unreliable. For the best fit, compare the provided measurements with a coat you own which you feel fits well.

Chest (pit to pit): 26″ (doubled = 52″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length: 35″

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1 thought on “1950s Rice Sportswear Coureur De Bois blanket mackinaw

  1. I have a coat very similar to this, only it’s white with a large black stripe at the bottom. Stamped size 42. Excellent condition. Never worn. Needs cleaning. Would be willing to sell it to you at wholesale for your store or web site. If you are interested, please let me know. Thanks.

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