1930s Double Duty mackinaw


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.

Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19-1/4″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-1/2″

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Himel Bros. Chinook


This jacket was made by Himel Bros. Leather of Toronto, Canada.  It is their Chinook model, with a double breasted closure, shawl collar, handwarmer pockets and flapped cargo pockets. It has bi-swing shoulders, a wool lining and deco vintage buttons. This was a pre-production prototype, with more detailed surround stitching on the handwarmer pockets than the production version, and no tag.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-1/4″

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1920s The Sheuerman Make overcoat


This vintage overcoat was made in the 1920s by The Sheuerman Make, a noted manufacturer at the time of work mackinaws and overcoats.  This one is double breasted, with a broad collar.  It is heavy brown wool with a subtle plaid to the weave, and is unlined save for the shoulders and sleeves.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 16-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 44″

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Wanamaker Chesterfield Coat


This vintage overcoat was made in the 1930s and was sold by William H. Wanamaker of 1217-19 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, a high end men’s store.   It is a classic Chesterfield style overcoat, with a double breasted cut, downward sloping peak lapels, a 2×4 closure, breast pocket and velvet collar.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 28-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 51-1/4″

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Sportclad double breasted mackinaw


This vintage mackinaw was made in the late 1930s-early 1940s for Penneys and was sold under their Sportclad label.  It is a blue-green and brown plaid, with a belt back, double breasted cut, has handwarmer and flapped cargo pockets, and as typical of these early coats, is unlined.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)

Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-7/8″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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Viking St. Paul overcoat


This vintage overcoat was made in the 1930s by Viking of St. Paul, Minnesota.  It is double breasted, with downward sloping peak lapels, a belted back and a breast pocket.  It is made from a heavy boucle wool fabric and bears an Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America union label.  The date is stitched over, but from the style, it is likely the 1936 variant.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19-3/4″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26-3/8″
Length (base of collar to hem): 48″

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United Costumers Elevator Operator Jacket


This vintage jacket was made in the 1930s for United Costumers, Inc., an early Hollywood costume house catering to the film industry.  This one is an elevator operator’s uniform.  It is double breasted, with metal buttons and a black collar.  There is black sleeve piping and the remains of stitching from where a diamond shaped patch was removed from the sleeve.

Tagged size: 35
Chest (pit to pit): 19″ (doubled = 38″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 26-1/2″

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