WWII Alpaca Pile shawl collar coat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400937333934
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

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271712661944
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

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271689389026
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

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271647982141
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

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281056376976

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

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281056381932

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

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281050466717

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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Brown Double Breasted Overcoat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281038288330

This vintage overcoat was made in the 1940s by Collegian Clothes for the Matzke Dite Company of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  It bears a 1939 Union tag, which places its date of manufacture between 1939 and 1949.  The coat is a brown wool alpaca blend.  It has a double breasted front with wide lapels, has button tabs on the sleeves, and a plain vented back. For some inexplicable reason, someone has cut out the botton half of the lining.Chest: 23″Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″Sleeve: 25″    Photobucket

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Albert Richard leather jacket

This vintage leather jacket was made by Albert Richards.  It is their “Shetland” model, made of “Satintan” horsehide, with a “Beavertex” mouton collar.  It has an alpaca lined body and quilted lined sleeves.  The main zipper is a post-war Talon.  The prong is still attached to the zipper tape, but is coming away from the body of the jacket, so a new zipper may be in order. The pocket zipper appears to have had the puller chain replaced with a piece of wire some time back.  The jacket has a one piece back, knit waistband and cuffs, epaulettes and flannel lined handwarmer pockets.  The leather is heavily grained with a great patina.  There is definite wear to it, and some small light patches of paint, but there are no holes or tears.  The knits have some mothing, and it looks from the difference in color that either the cuffs or the waistband are are replacement.  The aplaca pile lining shows wear, where bits of the pile have worn down to the fabric. There are three ventilation grommets under each arm.
Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 19-1/2″
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Mouton Collared Trench Coat by Supreme Fashion Tailored Clothes

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281022711661

This vintage overcoat was made in the years following WWII. This style was popular in the late 1940s in through about the mid 1950s.  It is a double breasted gabardine overcoat, with a mouton collar.  The body is lined in alpaca pile, the sleeves are quilted.  The collar on this one is the nicest I’ve seen, so luxuriously soft.  The shoulders are wide and heavily padded, for that early bold look. There are a few small mothnips on the sleeve, but they’re minor.  The belt is detachable, allowing you to wear it with a full belt, a half belt or no belt at all.
Chest: (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to Shoulder: 21″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length: 53″
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