This vintage jacket was made between 1933 and 1935 by Frank Brothers under their Frankoat label. It is made of midweight oatmeal tweed with a great orange fleck running through it. It has a three button front with caramel colored buttons, raglan shoulders and notch lapels. It bears an incredibly rare Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America label, used only between 1933 and 1935. A new label was issued by the ACWofA in 1936, and again in 1939. The coat is half lined and has the name of the original owner, Gilbert Harrington, sewn inside.
Chest (pit to pit): 23-1/2″ (doubled = 47″)
Center of collar to end of cuff): 34″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 46-1/2″
This vintage coat was made in the mid to late 1920s. The jacket is wool gabardine that has been Cravenette Processed to shed showers. The process’s name became a generic name at this period for this style of coats that doubled as lightweight overcoats and as raincoats.
The “double service – for clear days for storm days” slogan of Cravenette’s was phased out by the late 1920s, helping to further narrow the dating down. The coat is a double breasted trench coat style, introduced c. 1915. The jacket has a half-belt back, with a center pleat terminating in triangular reinforcement stitching. It is partially lined.
Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Sleeve (center of collar to cuff): 32″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 43″