M1938 Jeep Coat

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This vintage coat is an m1938 jeep coat, issued during WWII. The style descends from sheeplined canvas work coats and shawl collared mackinaws of the 1910s-1930s. It has a cotton shell and a wool lining. The coat has a double breasted front and a wide wool faced shawl collar. It is belted. There is a buttoned throat latch under the collar to secure it in cold weather, fastened with a riveted “wreath” button. Patches identify the original owner as a technical sergeant in the Army Service Forces.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length: 31-1/2″

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WWII Doeskin Army Mackinaw

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This vintage army mackinaw was made in 1942. It is made of doeskin wool in a double breasted, shawl collared, belted mackinaw style. The spec tag identifies the official name as the Officer’s Short Overcoat, and the size as a 38 Long. One of the buttons on the belt is missing, but replacements for this model coat are easily found.

Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″
Shoulder to shoulder: 19-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length: 34″

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1920s Hudson’s Bay Company point blanket coat

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This vintage mackinaw coat was made in the 1920s. It is tailored from red and black Hudson’s Bay Company point blankets, in a classic double breasted cut. The coat is belted, with flapped hip pockets and slash handwarmers on the chest. The belt has buttons instead of a buckle, a typically 1920s detail. As with most mackinaws of this era, this example is unlined, with finished interior seams. This blanket material was highly sought after in this era for serious outdoorsmen. Upgrading to point blanket material over standard mackinaw wool could almost double the price.

Chest (pit to pit): 20-1/2″
Shoulder to shoulder: 16″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length: 27″

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1940s Zero King Hollywood Jacket

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This vintage Hollywood jacket was made in the 1940s by Zero-King. It has a wool gabardine body, and suede leather trim with fringe. It has button adjusters on the sides, and leather cuffs.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length: 28″

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Soo Woolen Mills hunting coat

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This vintage hunting mackinaw was made in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan by the Soo Woolen Mills. It is their double-mackinaw model, with a caped front. It has wide coat lapels, whereas most of their competitors favored shirt-style collars on these single breasted models. The cape forms the flaps of the two breast pockets. As is typical with many of these early mackinaw coats, it us unlined. However, there is a double thickness of wool on the back, forming the game pocket, as well as on the shoulders and pockets. Snaps for the pockets are all United Carr, of the late 1930s-1950s design with a dot in between the two words of their name. The tag is the early yellow on black design.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length: 30″

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m1938 Jeep Coat Army Mackinaw

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This vintage coat is an m1938 jeep coat, issued during WWII. The style descends from sheeplined canvas work coats and shawl collared mackinaws of the 1910s-1930s. It has a cotton shell and a wool lining. The coat has a double breasted front and a wide wool faced shawl collar. It is belted. There is a buttoned throat latch under the collar to secure it in cold weather, fastened with a riveted “wreath” button. Patches identify the original owner as a technical sergeant in the Army Service Forces.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length: 31-1/2″

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Peters Bros Shady Oak Bankers Special 75

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This vintage hat was made in Fort Worth Texas by Peters Bros. It is a “Shady Oak Banker’s Special”, and originally sold for seventy five dollars, making it more than three times as expensive as an average fur felt Stetson of the time. It is made from dress weight beaver felt. The hat is styled similarly to an earlier Stetson Playboy, with a raw brim with a stitched edge detail and a thin ribbon. At some time, the hat must have had some work done, as it has a liner from Fort Worth’s other noted hatter, Hatter’s Hats.

Size: 7
Brim Width: 2-1/2″
Crown Height: 5-3/8″

Rust colored Dobbs Fedora

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This vintage fedora was made by Dobbs for Wallach’s department store. It is a light rust colored fur felt with a long-nap finish. It has a raw edge brim and an olive green ribbon. It has a black leather sweatband, which has had the original markings redacted, and a replacement liner added with a generic crest. The liner is of a type more commonly seen in bowler hats, with a card backed liner tip. I’ve had several of these “redacted” hats over the years, I think they were unsold stock that was later re-marketed as a house brand by a different store.

Size: Tagged a 7-1/4 (although it measures out to a 7-1/8)
Brim Width: 2-3/4″
Ribbon Width: 1-3/8″
Crown Height: 5-5/8″

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Akubra Drover

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This hat was made by Akubra, probably in the 1980s. It is a wide brim slouch style, with a bound brim, grommets in the side of the crown, and a low teardrop crease. It is unlined, and has a narrow leather sweatband.

Size: 7-3/8
Brim Width: 3-5/8″
Crown Height: 5-3/4″

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