WWII Alpaca Pile shawl collar coat

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This vintage coat was made in the 1940s, and is an early USN deck coat. It takes its style from earlier sheepskin lined shawl collar box coats, but has an alpaca pile collar and lining, as well as a waterproof layer between the outer canvas and the inner lining. The pockets have leather reinforcements and there are leather loops instead of buttonholes, typical of this style.

Tagged size: 48
Chest (pit to pit): 26″ (doubled = 52″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26-1/4″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 33″

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1930s Alpaca Pile overcoat

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This vintage coat was made in the 1930s. It is made of 100% Alpaca pile, and would have been very expensive when new. The coat is double breasted with loop closure for the buttons instead of buttonholes, a common feature on fur and sheepskin coats to accommodate the thickness of the material. The coat is fully lined.

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Chest (pit to pit): 24″(doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to end of cuff): 26″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 46″

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1930s National Clothing Co. Alpacuna double breasted overcoat

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This vintage coat was made in the late 1930s for the National Clothing Company of Rochester, NY out of Alpacuna Fabric. The coat is double breasted with raglan shoulders and a belted back. The coat is fully lined and has a vertical interior pocket.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Center of collar to end of cuff: 35-1/2″ (equivalent to 26″ sleeves and 19″ shoulders)
Length (base of collar to hem): 46″

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Late 1930s Mongolama overcoat

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This vintage overcoat was made in the very late 1930s or early 1940s from “Mongolama” cloth, and was sold in Bozeman, Montana by Wagner Bros. It is a double breasted cut, in a heavy gray wool blend fabric. It has lazy peak lapels, a belted back, cuffed sleeves, and a 3×6 double breasted fastening, a very 1930s style. It has a 1939 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America union tag which puts its manufacture between 1939 and 1949. The style, and the date range where Mongolama was advertised put it at the earliest end of this time frame. The coat is fully lined, which is somewhat unusual for overcoats of this period.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 47″

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Single Breasted Alpagora Overcoat

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This vintage overcoat was made in the late 1930s through mid 1940s timeframe by “Alpagora”. This alpaca/ wool overcoat blend was advertised heavily at that time, noted for its warmth. This coat is single breasted, with a fly front. It has no rear vent. Due to the position of the stitching on the coat, it is impossible to tell whether the coat bears a 1936 or a 1939 union tag.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″

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Philcraft alpaca lined mouton collared gabardine overcoat

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This vintage bold look overcoat was made in the 1940s. It has a blue gabardine shell and a button on belt. The coat has a shearling collar and an alpaca lining. The wide shoulders are heavily padded. It was sold by St. Clair Page of Marshfield, WI. Cravenette processed.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″

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DeLong sportswear jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the early 1950s by DeLong sportswear.  It is made of “Nylodeen”, a miracle fabric advertised heavily in the 1950s, which was a nylon-wool blend in a gabardine weave, designed to shed water more readily than a standard all wool gabardine. The pile collar of this coat was described in period advertisements as being a timme-mouton.  It has a front belt, a talon zipper and a quilted lining. It is tagged a size 40.Other than the color and size, the coat worn by Flick in “A Christmas Story” is nearly identical. Tagged size: 40Chest: 23″Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″    PhotobucketPhotobucket

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