1940s Rem Dri-Dux hunting jacket


This vintage hunting coat was made in the 1940s by Rem Dri-Dux. It is made of heavy canvas with a corduroy collar, large cargo pockets, a double breast pocket, and belt back. This model has an early lined game pouch with round hole Conmar zippers allowing access from the inside of the coat.
Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 21″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 27-3/4″

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Drybak “The Feather”

This vintage hunting jacket was made by Drybak in the 1940s. It is made of their “The Feather” lightweight canvas, and has a ton of great detailing. The handwarmer pockets form both the pocket flaps for the cargo pockets as well as covers for the shotgun shell loops. The cargo pockets are saddlebag style to allow for expansion when full. The jacket has a belted action back. The shoulders are a double layer of canvas for extra reinforcement. The collar is corduroy and has a flap and strap on the back which buttons down – a sort of half-hood to keep the elements out when the collar is flipped up. The bottom panel of the sleeve is extended to form the panel which would usually be a football shaped gusset. The game pouch buttons open, has scovill snaps to extend it, bellows-style, and bell shaped Conmar zippers to open it fully for easier loading, unloading and cleaning.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length: 30″

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Soo Woolen Mills plaid surcoat

This vintage plaid mackinaw coat was made by the Soo Woolen Mills of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan immediately after WWII. It has a surcoat zipper attachment and length. The main zipper is a rare transitional talon- with a Talon marked stop box of the type used in the mid-late 1940s. The main zip has a square sided, square holed puller, a type used very briefly as they were transitioning between the square edged pullers with a small hole and round ended pullers with a larger hole. The pockets zip with bell shaped, round holed Conmar zippers. The overall cut of the coat is interesting, with its long rear pleat topped with triangle reinforcing stitching and a belted, buttoned back. Most plaid mackinaws were of very traditional designs which changed very little over the years. This particular Soo model was very modern and sport for the time it was made. It is lined in red flannel, and is marked young adult age/size 20, which going by the measurements, is about a men’s size 44 short.

Chest (pit to pit): 25″ (doubled = 50″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length: 28″

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Foster Sportswear long halfbelt


This vintage leather jacket was made in the 1950s by Foster Sportswear.  It has a yoked back and front, a pleated and belted back and saddlebag pockets. It has pinked details throughout, giving it a casual western vibe. It has a Scovill / Conmatic zipper, which still works well.  The leather has damage and repairs- there is a tear under one of the pockets, an old repaired tear on the side/back panel, and scuffing to the shoulder.  The jacket is lined in Alpaca pile by “Inca Paca” / “Timme Tuft”.
Chest: 22″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Sleeve: 25″
Length: 33″