Hercules half-belt jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272141238761

This vintage jacket was made in the mid-late 1940s and was sold by Sears under their Hercules label.  The jacket is made from a lightweight cotton, with a Crown zipper with two-way teeth, a belted back, handwarmer pockets and belt adjusters on the side.  It is unlined.
 

Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)

Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 25-1/4″

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knit collar suede jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272115635995

This vintage leather jacket was made in the early 1950s.  It is made for suede leather in a casual style with a knit collar, handwarmer pockets, knit cuffs and knit waistband.  It has a crown zipper.

Chest (pit to pit): 24-1/2″ (doubled = 49″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 23″

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1930s-1940s aviator jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401045335421

This vintage jacket was made in the late 1930s-early 1940s.  It is made from brown capeskin leather in the aviator style so popular in that time period.  It has an offset zipper, broad lapels and collar, handwarmer pockets, a zipped breast pocket and zipped map pocket.  It has a half-belt back. The main zipper is an early Crown, with a square topped stopbox and teeth very similar to a Talon (pre-chevron teeth, pre-two way teeth). The back is painted with  nose art close to a Disney/Roald Dahl gremlin, with horned flight helmet and parachute harness, but with a pointy mosquito or bird nose. The lining is missing.

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): 24″

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1930s Knockabout wool half-belt workwear jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401022052057
This vintage jacket was made in the 1930s by Knockabout. It is made of mackinaw wool, with a pleated, half belt back, low slung side adjuster belts, a grommet pin-lock Crown zipper, button adjuster cuffs, leather trim on the pockets. As is typical of these early work jackets, this one is unlined. The unusual coil zipper on the breast pocket was made by Nu-Zip

Chest (pit to pit):25″ (doubled = 50″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22-1/2″
Length (base of collar): 24″

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1940s Pine Crest half-belt jacket

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This vintage jacket was made by Pine Crest Outerwear immediately post-war, probably 1946-1948. It is a classic pre-war cossack style, unlined, with handwarmer pockets, a zip breast pocket, zip front, and half belt back with low slung side adjuster belts. It has a spring loaded Crown zipper with two way teeth for the main zip and a early style bar-connection ring pull Talon chain zip on the breast pocket.

Chest (pit to pit): 25-1/2″ (doubled = 51″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 24-1/4″

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1940s N-1 Deck Jacket

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This vintage jacket is an an N-1 deck jacket, manufactured for the US navy. It is the light shade of olive drab, which has been further faded through usage. It has an alpaca pile rounded collar and lining. The collar had a extension throat latch / chin strap. The main zipper is an early two-way tooth large gauge Crown, with riveted top stops. It has handwarmer pockets, internal storm cuffs, a drawstring waist, and a buttoned placket over the zip.

Chest (pit to pit): 25″ (doubled = 50″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 27″

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