1950s Aero Wesco hunting jacket

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This vintage mackinaw coat was made by the Aero Brand from wool from the Wesco Wool Pullery of Ellensburg, Washington. The jacket is a double mackinaw, with caped shoulders and double sleeves. It is made of heavy red and black plaid wool, with a plaid lining. The label has a four engined prop plane logo, which appears to be an early 1950s model. The jacket has snapped pockets and an internal game pocket, accessible through snapped vertical flaps on the side seams. The snaps are figural, with the image of the Spirit of St. Louis.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 25″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29″

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1950s Windward Steerhide jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made in the 1950s. It was sold by Montgomery Ward under their “Windward” line. Stylistically, it is about halfway in between an A-2 style flight jacket and a utility jacket. It has flapped pockets with side entry handwarmers, and epaulettes. It has a one piece back, with a leather hem and cuffs. The cuffs have decorative buttons at the ends. One is missing on the left sleeve. The jacket originally had a Conmar zipper. The puller is missing and the track is missing teeth, so it will definitely need to be replaced. There are elasticized side panels to provide a sung fit. The lining is qulited, and there are knit storm cuffs in the sleeves.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (bottom of collar to hem): 23″

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Aero Duxback hunting jacket

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This vintage hunting jacket was made in Utica, New York by Duxback.  It is marked Aero Rainproof Sportsman’s Clothing.  It has a three pocket front, with saddlebag patch pockets.  It has an action back, with a belt. There are under sleeve gussets.  There are scalloped snap closure pocket flaps to access the interior game pocket. The rubberized lining of the game pocket has hardened an is cracking.  Inside, there are two large breast pockets.  All snaps are United Carr. It is tagged a size 44.
Chest: 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to Shoulder: 23″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 18″    PhotobucketPhotobucket

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Europa Leather Jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made in Uruguay the late 1960s through mid 1970s time frame by “Eropa Sport”. It has a classic short style, with three front patch pockets.  It has a 1930s influence to the back design, with its yoke, halfbelt with buckles, and pleats.  The jacket has a brass talon zipper and two interior pockets.Tagged size: 40Chest: 20″Shoulder to Shoulder: 16″Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″   Photobucket

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Monarch leather jacket

This vintage leather jacket was made by the Monarch company, a legendary leather jacket company of the golden era, who held an A-2 contract during the war.  This is an aviator / motorcycle style, with an asymmetrical front zip , two flapped pockets, and two map pockets.  It has epaulettes, belted sleeve cuffs, and a bi-swing half-belted back.  The main zip is a triple marked sunburst Talon. The tab on the male side (the side without the puller) is missing.  It’s still zip-able, but it takes a little bit to get the teeth to mesh initially.  The chain zippers on the two map pockets are also talons. There are two ventilation grommets under each arm.  The jacket is made of colt leather, a type of horsehide.  There is damage to the cuffs, and cracking to the collar.  The left shoulder has some flaking and the lining has wear and some moth damage.  This jacket has been worn and has acquired a fantastic patina over the years.
Chest: 22″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″

 Top of Collar to Hem: 28″

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