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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M-69 Transport Coat

I have worn the buttoned version of this USN M-69 Transport coat for two winters now, and it’s about the most practical winter garment imaginable. And yet- somehow so very ridiculous.

It’s a full length goatskin leather overcoat. This Willis and Geiger version has the zipper front, which gives it a bit of a deiselpunk vibe to it. Very Buck Rogers. Brown painted Talon zips throughout. Full alpaca pile lining with satin overlays. Mouton collar.

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