This coat is an older RRL Ralph Lauren product. Based on a design from the 1900s-1920s, the coat has a shawl collar, handwarmer pockets, flapped cargo pockets, belt loops, and an unlined construction. It was made in the USA from Indian blanket patterned fabric in 100% cotton.
This vintage coat was made in the 1940s-1950s by the Hudson’s Bay Company from their Hudson’s Bay Point blankets. This one is made in the rare brown on brown color scheme, with the black and red being more common in that era. It is double breasted, with a belted waist and a half-lining.
This vintage coat was made by KACO- Smart Clothes – Made Right in the 1920s. It has an incredible zig zag brown weave to the fabric, a relatively square cut with a double breasted closure, low set lazy peak lapels and a breast pocket. It is half-lined with a vertical inside pocket.
This vintage mackinaw coat was made in the 1930s by Double Duty. It is double breasted, with handwarmer pockets, flapped cargo pockets and a belted back. As was common of work coats of this period, it is unlined.
This vintage coat was made by the A&N Trading Co of 8th and D St. NW Washington DC in the 1930s, either for the Army or the Civilian Conservation Corps. It is the rare early variant of the army shawl collar mackinaw, made from OD wool, with a double breasted closure, belted waist, and epaulettes. In keeping with the early pattern, and typical of work mackinaws of this period, the coat is unlined.
This vintage tweed coat was made in the 1920s-mid 1930s. It is made from a heavy tweed with lazy peak lapels and a fly front. It is cut long, with a square silhouette, buttoned throat latch and full plaid lining.
This vintage mackinaw coat was made in Orillia, Ontario in the 1920s or 1930s by the Carss Mackinaw company. It is made of striped point blanket material, with four patch pockets and a belted back. It has a squared off shawl collar, and caped shoulders, both distinctively Carss details. The coat is unlined, as is typical of mackinaws of this era.
Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-3/4″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28″
A bit about the company, from a history piece I wrote for “The Fedora Lounge”: Carss Mackinaw made blanket coats in Orillia, Ontario from at least 1897. Their signature model was single breasted with caped shoulders and a squared-off shawl collar. They are most commonly seen in red, green, and khaki, all with a blanket stripe at the base. The fabric used in these coats was advertised as a whopping 44oz (although this one feels lighter), and was sourced from a variety of trade blanket manufacturers, including Hudson’s Bay and the Bird Woolen Mills. They were advertised as “The Only Genuine Mackinaw Made In Canada”. They were sold by the Hudson’s Bay Company, as well as other stores.
This vintage coat was made by Arizona Hatters, 2502 N. 1st Ave, Tucson, AZ in the late ’60s-1970s and was worn on a ranch here in Montana. It is made from heavy waxed canvas in a distinctive dark orange color. It has a broad collar, yoked front and back, elasticized cuffs, a drawstring waist and large pockets. The coat does up with a combination of snaps and a zipper. The zipper is typical of the 1960s-1970s era, and was probably made in Japan, with a stopbox design copied from Talons of the early 1950s.
This vintage coat was made in the 1920s-early 1930s. It is a Genuine Jacobs Oregon City, made from pure virgin wool from the Oregon City Woolen Mills, Oregon City, Oregon. They were famed for their trade blankets. This coat is single breasted, with a fly front. The gray wool has a beautiful plaid on the reverse side of the weave. It has flapped pockets and is half-lined.