Ralph Lauren Indian blanket coat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272141252112

This vintage coat was made in the USA by Ralph Lauren.  Based on a 1930s Red Head Brand canvas hunting jacket pattern, it is rendered in a gray on gray Indian blanket material.  It has a corduroy collar, reinforced shoulders, a deep breast pocket, large cargo pockets and small pockets in the flap above.
 

Tagged size: L

Chest (pit to pit): 28″ (doubled = 54″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff):28-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 31″

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1940s Sno-Fo shawl collar coat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272109521739

This vintage coat was made in the 1940s by the Excel Garment Mfg. Co of Minneapolis, Minnesota under their Sno Fo label.  The coat has a cotton shell with a sheepskin lining and collar. It has handwarmer pockets and flapped cargo pockets with leather reinforcement on the pockets.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 42″

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1940s Windward mackinaw coat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272114889748

This vintage mackinaw coat was made for Montgomery Ward and was sold under their Windward Outdoor Clothing label.  It is double breasted, with a button on belt and plaid flannel lining.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 30″

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Red Head Brand hunting jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272114924793

This vintage jacket was made in the late 1930s by Red Head Brand. It features their convertible collar, which unzips and conceals a split, zip-up hood.  It has large double-round front pockets and a doubled breast pocket.  The game pouch empties with a hook closure and a zip running down the center.  All zippers are Talon, with one of each of their main styles of pulls that were produced at that time, a rectangular pull with small rectangular hole, a bell shaped pull and a round holed Hookless style pull.

 
Chest (pit to pit): 25″ (doubled = 50″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 21″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-3/8″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-1/2″

 

A piece I wrote for my website on the history of Red Head:
E.C. Cook & Bro. was founded in Chicago c.1867 by E.C. Cook (b.1845) and his brother F.W. Cook. They were manufacturers of awnings, tents, waterproof wagon,horse and truck covers, flags, banners and canvas signs. Later they expanded range to include hunters’ and tourists’ outfits, including jackets, cartridge vests, leggings, hats, gun and rifle covers, holsters, belts, cartridge belts, rod cases, and boots.
The Red Head brand name first used 1908. In 1915, a half million dollar contract for boots for the British Army was rejected and the company was forced into bankruptcy. Former employee S. Theodore Anderson, who had been with Cook since 1885 became president of the new Alward Anderson Southard Co, formed along with Charles H. Southard and Edward Hendrickson (with Cook since 1897). The new company took over the closed factory, located at 925 W. Chicago Ave, hired 100 new workers, and resumed production of the defunct Cook’s lines.
In 1931, Theodore Anderson died and the company was taken over by his widow, Alma Anderson. The company grew and flourished under her ownership and management, opening a new factory in 1940 at 4300 Belmont Ave. and expanding employment to over 500.
Anderson died in 1956 and the company was taken over by Clarke F. Hine. Red Head was purchased by the Brunswick Blake Collender Co, of bowling ball fame, in December 1959. Brunswick purchased the DryBak company several years later, selling both company’s similar hunting lines for a time in the 1960s.
In 1970, Red Head Brand was again sold and operations relocated to 4949 Joseph Hardin Dr Dallas, Texas.
The brand is currently owned by Bass Pro shops. They have been marketing Red Head as a “heritage brand”, though they do no market any vintage style products, and put the company’s origin in 1856, a date which has no relation anything.

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Vertical Stripe Hudson’s Bay point blanket coat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401060646706

This vintage coat was made in the 1960s from English made Hudson’s Bay Company point blankets.  In a departure from the usual way that these blankets are turned into coats, this one has the stripes running vertically, giving it a very mod look. It has 3/4 length sleeves.
Pit to pit: 24-1/2″ (doubled = 49″)
Sleeve (center of collar to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 40

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Army Officer’s trenchcoat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272115056849

This vintage trench coat was made in 1943 for the US Army.  Officially named the Regularion Army Officer’s Overcoat, Field, this trench is double breasted, with broad lapels, a wide overlap, belted waist, flap at the shoulder, buttoned throat latch under the collar, buttoned cuff adjuster belts, buttonholes at the hem to button back the tails, epaulettes and buttoned handwarmer pockets with pass through slits.  It has a full wool button-in lining.

Tagged size: 38R
Chest (pit to pit): 24-1/2″ (doubled = 49″)
Shoulder to shoulder:19-3/4″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 44-1/2″

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1930s Burberrys overcoat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272109471976

This vintage overcoat was made in the 1930s by Burberrys London It is made of brown wool with a rust colored overcheck.  It has raglan sleeves, a three button front, and buttoned handwarmer pockets with pass through slits.

Chest (pit to pit): 25-1/2″ (doubled = 51″)
Sleeve (center of collar to hem): 35″
Length (base of collar to hem): 43-3/4″

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