WWII Shawl Collar Army Mackinaw

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This vintage mackinaw was made in 1942 by the Jacob Siegel Co. for the US Army. It is shawl collared and double breasted, with flapped patch cargo pockets and epaulettes.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 32″

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Critique overcoat

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This vintage coat was made in the 1950s by Critique and was sold by Winokur’s Clothes Shop of 150 Delancy Street, New York. It is gray with a subtle electric blue overcheck running through the fabric.

Chest (pit to pit):23-1/2″ (doubled = 47″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 45-1/2″

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1950s Windward plaid mackinaw coat

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This vintage mackinaw coat was made in the early 1950s for Montgomery Ward and was sold under their Windward Outdoor Clothing label. It is made of red, black and gray plaid mackinaw cloth, with a half-belt back and button on front belt. It bears a 1949 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America union label, and a Windward label before the inclusion of the (R) symbol, which, combined with the quilted lining and subtle details, put the dating solidly in the early 1950s. The overall style of the coat from the outside is nearly unchanged from its first wave of popularity around 1935.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-3/4″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 31″

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1930s Sportclad hunting coat

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This vintage jacket was made in the 1930s, and was sold by the J.C. Penney Company under their Sportclad label. It is made of red and black plaid wool mackinaw fabric with flapped cargo pockets, handwarmer pockets, a zipped rear entry to the internal game pocket, and leather reinforcement at the corners of these pockets. The zippers are early Talon, with bell-shaped pullers. The deco lines on the pull of the zipper put the date of manufacture around 1937. The jacket is fully lined, and has a trimmed throat latch.

Chest (pit to pit):23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 27-1/2″
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1930s shawl collar mackinaw

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This vintage coat was made by the Fechheimer Bros Company of Cincinnati, Ohio. It bears a 1930s United Garment Workers of America union label in the rare small size. I’ve had a number of these shawl collar mackinaws, and from maker to maker there were a number of subtle variations from the stock pattern. This one is truly special, with unique pointed, buttoned patch pockets, epaulettes of an unusual design, and a high button stance. Typical for the 1930s production of these coats, commonly worn as fall/ winter workwear by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps, this one is unlined with finished seams.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 34″

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English National Fire Service uniform jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in 1952 for the British National Fire Service (NFS). It is sized as per English army uniforms, with a size no. 10 fitting between 5’7″ and 5’8″, with a chest of 38 inches, a waist or 34 inches. It was made by the Universal Clothing Co. At some point, probably in the 1970s, the body had a psychedelic lining partially applied over the original.

Chest (pit to pit): 19″ (doubled = 38″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length (base of collar to hem): 30-1/2″

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1920s Hudson’s Bay Company point blanket mackinaw coat

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This vintage coat was made in the mid 1920s from Hudson’s Bay point blanket material. It is made in an early style mackinaw cut, double breasted with cargo pockets (but no handwarmers), and with even button spacing all the way to the top, similar to early peacoats. As is typical for these early cuts, the coat is unlined. It bears a style of label which stopped being used by Hudson’s Bay in the late 1920s. These early blankets are also easily discernible from more modern ones by their heavier weight and deeper nap.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 34″

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B-9 Parka

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This vintage jacket was made in the 1940s. Similar to the USAAF B-9 jacket, but with extra length, I believe this was USN issue. It features a wartime Crown zipper, a mouton hood and throat latch, buttoned epaulettes, and a quilted lining. There are two rows of stitching overtop the lining which appear to have been added later.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″

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DeLuxe Fashion Tailored Clothes VelvaCuna overcoat

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This vintage overcoat was made in the 1930s by DeLuxe Fashion Tailored Clothes from Genuine Velvacuna wool fabric. It is double breasted, though the buttons have been moved to enlarge it at some point.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-3/4″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 44″

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1940s Town Clad Cunapac overcoat

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This vintage coat was made in the 1940s for Penney’s under the Town Clad brand name from Cunapac fabric. It is a single breasted, fly front style with cuffed sleeves and handwarmer pockets.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-3/4″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 43-1/2″

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