1940s peak lapel brown tweed overcoat

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This vintage tweed overcoat was made in the 1940s and was sold by the Van Zandt & Willman Golden Clothes Shop of 6222-24 Halstead Street, Chicago, Illinois. The coat is single breasted, in an oatmeal colored tweed, with peak lapels, belted cuffs and raglan sleeves. It is half-lined, as was typical of overcoats of this period. The coat bears a 1939 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America union label.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Sleeve (center of collar to cuff): 33″ (roughly equivalent to a 24 to 24-1/2″ sleeve)
Length (base of collar to hem): 44-1/2″

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1930s-1940s Cougar men’s double breasted overcoat

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This vintage overcoat was made in the late 1930s- early 1940s by Cougar (rugged as the Rockies) for the Van Zant & Willman Golden Clothes Shop, 2222 Halstead St, Chicago, Illinois. The coat is double breasted, with broad lapels, It has handwarmer pockets and double button belted cuffs, and is fully lined. It bears a 1939 Amalgamated Clothing Workers of America union label.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 44″

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1930s Meier railroad uniform jacket

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This vintage jacket was made between 1936 and 1938 by A.G. Meier & Co. They were located at 205 W Monroe St, Chicago, IL and produced uniforms and caps. This jacket was produced for a railroad employee, and is single breasted, with a four button front. It has stitching at the cuffs and no breast pocket. The jacket has four spacious interior pockets, all made from heavy sailcloth. There is evidence of railroad insignia at the collar and on the cuffs. At some point, the jacket was converted to be worn as streetwear and the original brass ring-back buttons were changed out for sewn-on plastic ones.

Chest (pit to pit): 20-3/8″ (doubled = 40-3/4″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29-1/2″

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