This vintage jacket was made for the Swedish army. It is an asymmetrical pattern, with a large fold-over map pocket on the center of the chest. It has a cafe-racer style band collar with an adjustable strap to cinch it down. The jacket has a waist belt, adjustable cuffs and reinforcement at the elbows. It is made of very heavy green canvas, with a removable green pile lining for warmth. This is tagged a european size 52, which works out to a US 42. The pattern for these jackets is extremely oversized, as this, along with the matching overalls that would have originally been issued with it, were meant as an top layer with other winter gear underneath.
Tagged size: 52 (equivalent to a US 42)
Chest (pit to pit): 31″ (doubled = 62″)
Waist: 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 23″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27″
Length (base of collar to hem): 26″
This vintage leather jacket was made in the late ’60s or 1970s. It is heavy roughout cowhide suede. It has a talon main zipper and talon cuff zippers. The top collar snap bears the logo of the maker, Wheels of Man. The jacket has an action back, two handwarmer pockets and zippped cuffs. There is general wear and staining to the suede throughout the jacket. The left cuff is worn and the stitching at the end of the seam has let go. The right cuff has similar damage, and several small tears around the zipper. The lining also bears the logo of the company and is stained, especially towards the bottom hem.
Chest: 23″ (doubled =46″)