1940s Symax Shawl Collar barnstormer jacket

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This vintage coat was made in the late 1940s by the Symax Garment Company of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is made in a double breasted, belted, shawl collared style. It has a gray collar, a black leather body with handwarmer pockets and flapped cargo pockets and a full belt. While this style had fallen out of favor in the United States by the early 1940s, it retained some popularity north in Canada through into the early 1950s. It can be distinguished from earlier manufactured models by its quilted lining, which replaced the sheepskin and corduroy liners which were more popular pre-war.

Chest (pit to pit): 27″ (doubled = 54″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 35″

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Sears – Simpsons Wearmaster mackinaw

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This vintage coat was made in the early 1950s for Simpsons-Sears under the WearMaster label. This Canadian-market mackinaw is a style popular from the 1930s-1950s with very few changes. It is double breasted, with broad lapels, handwarmer pockets, flapped cargo pockets and a full belt. The lining and label design distinguish this one from the earlier manufacture models.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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1970s Canadian Rhino-Tex police jacket

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This vintage police jacket was made in the 1970s in Toronto Ontario, Canada by Sainthill Levine under their Super Rhino Tex label. The jacket has hooks for a Sam Browne Belt, epaulettes and a four button front with breast pockets. It is fully lined.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 30-1/2″

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1950s Sprung Clindinin fringed deerskin leather jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made in the 1950s in Calgary, Alberta, Canada by Sprung Clindinin Ltd. It is made of deerskin suede with a Lightning zipper front (pull on the left tape as is the Canadian standard), half-belt back and fringe running the sleeve and yoke seams. It has side adjuster buckles.

Tagged size: 40
Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28″

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1940s Canadian Tropal Coat

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This vintage coat was the Canadian version of the English Tropal coat. While the British versions were originally insulated with sheepskin, and later kapok, this is lined with a green pile. The coat is single breasted, with a wide overlap and internal windflap to keep out the harsh North African winds. The oversized collar flips up and latches for extra protection. The buttonholes are leather backed for durability and the collar is wool faced. The lining is removable via Newey snaps.

Chest (pit to pit): 26″ (doubled = 52″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27″
Length (base of collar to hem): 46″

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1970s Women’s Hudson’s Bay Company point blanket coat no. 2

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This vintage coat was made by the Hudson’s Bay Company from their iconic multi-stripe point blankets. The coat is double breasted, with a pleated vent and handwarmer pockets.

Chest (pit to pit): 20″ (doubled =40)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 32″

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Womens Hudsons Bay point blanket coat

This vintage coat was made in the 1950s-1960s by the Hudson’s Bay Comapny from their iconic multi-stripe point blankets. This style was produced in the 1950s and 1960s and was joined by and later replaced by a double breasted design. This one has a modified shawl collar and high button stance. It has buttons for the rarely seen and rarely used button-on hood, which is not included with this jacket.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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1960s Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket coat

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This vintage coat was made in the early 1960s by the Hudson’s Bay Company from their iconic multi-stripe point blankets. It is their “Olympic” model, a belted, double breasted style with tab adjusters at the wrists, handwarmer pockets at the chest and patch pockets on the hips. The style was made, essentially unchanged, since the 1920s. Whereas some blanket mackinaws of this style were made using the Hudson’s Bay fabric by other manufacturers, this one was made and sold by Hudson’s Bay themselves. This is the same style and era as was worn by the Canadian Olympic team at the 1964 Innsbruck Winter Olympic games. The stripes on this one are inverted from what most are – usually you see the indigo stripe on the bottom. However, even looking at the photos of the Canadian Olympic team all wearing matching versions of this coat, a percentage have this rarer flipped design. The position of the stripes relative to the features of the coats differ in nearly every coat in those pictures as well. I suppose each cutter had their own way of positioning the pattern. The coat is fully lined, which, along with the particular style of label, distinguish it from earlier manufacture coats.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 35″

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1930s Shanhouse Hudson’s Bay Point Blanket Mackinaw Coat

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This vintage mackinaw coat was made around 1936 by W. Shanhouse and Sons of Rockford, Illinois. Shanhouse Sportswear was a well known maker of the time, producing high quality mackinaws, like this one, as well as a variety of leather jackets. At the time, the Hudson’s Bay Point blanket wool option was the most expensive mackinaw available from Shanhouse. Hudson’s Bay blanket wool was prized for its extreme warmth, wind blocking, vibrant color and luxurious nap. This red and black color scheme was probably the most popular, followed by the multi-stripe.

I’ve sold a lot of these blanket mackinaws, and I think this one may be my favorite design so far. It has wide, pointed lapels, with the black stripe positioned underneath for a bit of extra “pop”. This one retains its original hood, attached under the collar with a red knit wool panel for a bit of stretch when worn. The hood spreads when not in use, doing up with a Talon zipper with a rare sunburst bell-shaped puller. Whereas many of these coats had pressed metal buckles, or leather covered ones, this one has a high quality, heavy duty cast buckle. The buttons are original and have a nice red swirl pattern to them. The ones on the sleeves have turned a bit more brown over the years. Instead of regular patch pockets, this one has fancy saddlebag pockets, and uses the red and black of the stripe nicely for contrast.
As is typical on these earlier mackinaws, this one is unlined. The blankets used on these earlier Hudson’s Bay Blanket coats were of much higher quality than later ones, thicker, denser and with a deeper nap. Compare a 1930s coat to a 1970s one and you’ll see what I mean. The points on this coat are located on the side seam. This one features an extra-large version of the Hudson’s Bay label, and a wonderfully designed “Shanhouse” label. The coat bears a United Garment Workers of America “Duck Goods” union label.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 33″

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