1970s Fit-U beltback suit jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the 1970s by Fit-U Clothes for Gordons Isnor Limited, which had locations in Halifax and Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. The jacket has a belted back, scalloped pocket flaps, with the one on the chest serving a purely decorative purpose. The jacket is half-lined.

Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-1/2″

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Penney’s plaid hunting jacket

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This vintage hunting coat was made in the 1950s for Penney’s. It is made of heavy black and red plaid with a buffalo plaid lining. The coat has snapped cargo pockets and game pocket entry as well as handwarmers. It has a Talon zipper front.

Chest (pit to pit): 25″ (doubled = 50″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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1970s Canadian Rhino-Tex police jacket

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This vintage police jacket was made in the 1970s in Toronto Ontario, Canada by Sainthill Levine under their Super Rhino Tex label. The jacket has hooks for a Sam Browne Belt, epaulettes and a four button front with breast pockets. It is fully lined.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 30-1/2″

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1930s Shawl Collar railroad mackinaw coat

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This vintage coat is a 1930s railroad mackinaw. It is double breasted, with a shawl collar, belted back, handwarmer pockets and cargo pockets. Because this is a workwear coat, subject to abuse, this style had additional leather reinforcement at the pockets, sleeve bottom and cuffs. As was typical of these early production mackinaw coats, this one is unlined, with taped seams. While the shawl collar mackinaw style goes back to the 1910s, the leather reinforced railroad version didn’t gain popularity until the 1920s. By the early 1940s, production was waning, though old coats of this style continued to be be worn for years, a testament to their durability and warmth.

Chest (pit to pit): 26-1/2″ (doubled = 53″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 22-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 36″

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1930s Hart Schaffner & Marx NRA tagged overcoat

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This vintage overcoat was made between 1933 and 1935 by Hart Schaffner & Marx for the Lou Lucke Co. of Havre, Montana. The coat is double breasted, in a blue and gray tweed. It has a pleated back and raglan shoulders. The coat bears a NRA (National Recovery Act) member tag, which dates the coat accurately. Lou Lucke was born in 1874 and operated a mercantile in Havre starting in 1903.

Chest (pit to pit): 26″ (doubled = 52″)
Sleeve (center of collar to cuff): 36″ (roughly equivalent to a 27″ sleeve)
Length (base of collar to hem): 50″

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1940s peak lapel brown tweed overcoat

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This vintage tweed overcoat was made in the 1940s and was sold by the Van Zandt & Willman Golden Clothes Shop of 6222-24 Halstead Street, Chicago, Illinois. The coat is single breasted, in an oatmeal colored tweed, with peak lapels, belted cuffs and raglan sleeves. It is half-lined, as was typical of overcoats of this period. The coat bears a 1939 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America union label.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Sleeve (center of collar to cuff): 33″ (roughly equivalent to a 24 to 24-1/2″ sleeve)
Length (base of collar to hem): 44-1/2″

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1951 Custom Tailored belt-back double breasted overcoat

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This vintage overcoat was custom tailored in November of 1951 for a Mr. Leon E Nark of Hershey, Pennsylvania. The coat is a classic double breasted style with 3×6 buttoning and a belted back. The coat is half lined, and has cuffed sleeves, pick stitched lapels and flapped patch pockets. The fabric is wool but feels like it may be a blend with cashmere.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 47″

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