Eddie Bauer half-belt jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272166124639

This jacket was made recently by Eddie Bauer, drawing influence from 1930s work jackets (the overall cut, belt back, throat latch, unlined construction) and from Air Force Nomex flight jackets (the pocket design, style of zipper).   It makes for a very rugged, outdoorsy lightweight jacket with a great vintage feel to it.
Chest (pit to pit): 22-1/2″ (doubled = 45″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 26″

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1930s leather half-belt jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401086957586?

This vintage leather jacket was made in the late 1930s-early 1940s.  It has a pleated half-belt back, a Talon zipper front with sunburst stopbox and a zipper on the breast pocket which I have never seen before. The pockets are flapped and it has button cuffs.
Chest (pit to pit): 23-1/2″ (doubled = 47″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 23-1/2″

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1940s capeskin leather half-belt jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401086961336

This vintage leather jacket was made in the mid to late 1940s.  It has a yoked front and back with double breast pockets, button adjuster cuff straps, a belted back and a Talon zipper front. It has a quilted lining.
Chest (pit to pit): 20-1/2″ (doubled = 41″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-3/4″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 26″

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Ralph Lauren plaid mackinaw coat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401075776621

This coat was made in the USA by Ralph Lauren under their Polo label.  It is double breasted, with a belted back, handwarmer pockets and flapped, buttoned cargo pockets.  In keeping with the 1930s mackinaws upon which it is based, it is unlined with taped seams.
 
Tagged size: L
Chest (pit to pit): 26″ (doubled = 52″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 21″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 32-1/4″

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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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1930s half-belt leather jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272099329843

This vintage jacket was made in the late 1930s-early 1940s. Made from capeskin leather, it has a bell shaped Conmar zipper front, a buttoned throat latch, belt back, side adjusters and pleated back.

Tagged size: 46
Chest (pit to pit): 24-1/4″ (doubled = 49″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 24″

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Windward horsehide jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401050452234

This vintage jacket was made in the early-mid 1950s under the Windward label for Montgomery Ward. It is made of horse hide leather in a surcoat length half-belt cut. It has handwarmer pockets, a zipped breast pocket and flapped cargo pockets.  The jacket has a quilted lining.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-3/4″

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1930s-1940s capeskin aviator jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272084670975

This vintage leather jacket was made in the late 1930s-early 1940s. It is made from capeskin leather in an aviator style, with an offset zipper, handwarmer pockets and large map pocket.  It has a half-belt back with yoked shoulders and a center pleat.  The lining appears to be a replacement.
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): 23-1/2″

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1930s Cossack jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272084670989

This vintage leather jacket was made in the mid 1930s.  It is made from heavy leather, with an incredible grain to many of the panels.With such heavy wear and differences panel to panel, it’s hard to make a definitive asdessment of the leather,  Panels like the back feel distinctly horsehide, but some of the grainier ones remind me more of a heavy buckskin. Either way, phenominal grain and patina.  It is an early style Cossack jacket, with a leather waistband and short rounded collar. The front of the jacket has some rare detailing, with yoked shoulders leading to a vertical front seam.  It has handwarmer pockets with flapped top entry pockets.  The handwarmers close with large early production United Carr snaps of a variant I have never seen before. They are trimmed with scalloped stitching. The main zipper is an early (mid 1930s) sunburst stop box Talon which has been repaired at some point with a 1950s slider. The zipper needs to be replaced. The back is yoked, with a half-belt, center seam and decorative pleats. There are stitched eyelets to the underarm panels. The jacket is missing the lining.
Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 23″

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