This vintage coat was made in 1950s by King-O-Wear Outerwear. It is a car-coat length, with a four button front. The coat has leather buttons, decorative stitching on the collar, large patch pockets, a ticket pocket flap, and incredible three button cuffs. The coat has short double vents, and a rare 1949 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America union tag which I have only ever seen on other King-O-Wear products.
Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder:18-1/4″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 33″
This vintage mackinaw coat was made by the Hudson’s Bay Company in the 1940s from their iconic point blankets. This is a particularly rare model, made in a tan point blanket, instead of the more typical red and black or multi-stripe. It has the classic mackinaw cut: double breasted, belted, with patch pockets on the hips and handwarmers on the chest. The lining of the coat is a transitional style, which helps date it. Generally, mackinaw coats like this made in the 1920s and 1930s were completely unlined. In the 1940s, half linings like this one has started to come into fashion. By the 1950s, most were fully lined. The original owner’s name. “G. Lasker” is written in the lining.
Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-3/4″