This vintage hunting coat was made by Midwest Outerwear in the 1970s. It has a red taped Talon main zipper, and a nylon toothed chain pull zip on the pocket. The jacket has been heavily worn, with tears to the lining, staining.
Chest (pit to pit): 20″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 16″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22″
There were a lot of companies producing these hunting jackets, but for me, Woolrich is the iconic one. That giant rounded collar, the button front. Simple and rugged. One served me well in the pouring rain of Alaska and against the Canadian maritime wind. It’s hard to find one in mint condition. These were not fashion, they were utilitarian pieces, used for decades, until there was nothing left. Tears and repairs are the norm. Woodsmoke and rain a way of life. This one is the short version, less commonly seen than the four pocket version.
This vintage hunting mackinaw was made by the Woolrich Woolen Mills. It is their short, zip up pattern, which features two breast pockets, two slash handwarmer pockets, and a large rear game pouch. This one bears patches from Pennsylvania hunting groups. Chest (pit to pit): 21″Shoulder to Shoulder: 17-1/2″Sleeve (Shoulder to cuff): 23″