1940s capeskin leather half-belt jacket

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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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Brooks leather cafe racer jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made in Detroit, Michigan by Brooks. It has Talon zipper and bi-swing shoulders.
Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-3/4″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27″
Length (base of collar to hem): 25-1/4″

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Pendleton half-belt jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the mid-late 1940s by the Pendleton Woolen Mills of Portland Oregon from wool gabardine.  It has a Talon zipper front, belt adjuster cuffs, handwarmer pockets, a zipped breast pocket and a belted back with side adjusters
 

Chest (pit to pit): 23-1/2″

Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 25″

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Swedish Paratrooper jacket

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This vintage jacket was made for the Swedish army, and has paratrooper patches on the collar. It has a beavertail in the back lining, with buttons on the front lining to make sure the jacket doesn’t ride up. There are pockets on the back tails.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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Seruchi sci-fi bomber jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in Korea by Sertuchi, who had retail locations in New York and Rome.  It’s a very sci-fi inspired flight jacket, with a stand up collar, asymmetrical strap closure front, and leather-look detailing to the shoulder, strap, side adjusters and sleeve pocket.

Tagged size: 36
Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 25″

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1940s Sport Jack

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This vintage leather jacket was made in the mid-late 1940s by Sport Jack from horsehide leather.  It is a half-belt style, with a Talon zipper front and both handwarmer and flapped cargo pockets.

Chest (pit to pit): 22-1/4″ (doubled = 44-1/2″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 27-3/4″

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Hettrick American Field hunting jacket

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This vintage hunting jacket was made in the 1940s by the Hettrick Mfg. Co. of Toldeo, Ohio, under their American Field Gun Coats label.  It is made from heavy canvas with a corduroy collar, roughout leather reinforcement at the shoulders and spacious pockets.  The game pouch opens with two early manufacture Prentice zippers.  At some point, a previous owner has doubled up on the front closure, adding snaps between the buttons. This coat dates from American Field’s glory years, prior to their sale and relocation to North Carolina in the early 1960s.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22″
Length (base of collar to hem): 27-1/2″
The Hettrick Mfg. Co. was founded in 1893 (or 1891, depending on the source) in Toledo, Ohio as a manufacturer of canvas goods, largely awnings and wagon covers.
In 1921, they launched the “American Field” line of hunting garments. A bit of a late comer to the hunting game, they advertised their coats as designed by an “old timer”. Their factory was located at 1401 Summit Street, Toledo, Ohio. Unlike most of the other manufacturers of hunting clothes, Hettrick maintained their other interests after entering the hunting market, producing everything from canvas lawn chairs to tricycles.
Hettrick was purchased by the F&M Real Estate Company of Lowell, MA and in 1962, Hettrick closed its Ohio factories and moved to Statesville, NC to take advantage of the lower cost of manufacturing in the south. They moved production into the factory of the Empire Manufacturing Corp, who continued producing their own line from the same plant, with a secondary factory in Pink Hill, NC. It is unclear whether they were purchased by Empire, sources are conflicting. Empire ran a strongly anti-union shop, threatening employees in 1968 if they unionized. They were sued by employees, the threats were found to be unlawful and the case was used as an example in a Congressional subcommittee on labor.
Shortly thereafter, in 1969, American Field was acquired by the Olin Corporation, manufacturer of Winchester rifles. In 1970, the Hettrick divistion acquired the J. W. Johnson Co of Bellwood, Ill and Dickey Oakwood Corp of Oakwood, Ohio. In 1971, Hettrick merged with Comfy Seattle Co and became Trailblazer by Winchester, “managing transactions for Comfy, the Turner Co., Olin Skiis, J.W. Johnson, Dickey Oakwood”, as well as factories in Pink Hill, Statesville and one in Corcoran, California built in 1970. While Hettrick as a company was absorbed, the Hettrick brand continued to be produced, with production shifted to the Pink Hill plant, reflected on labels.
By the 1980s, the operation had been sold again, to WeatherShield Sports Equipment, Inc. (founded 1951) at Petoskey Rd. At Mercer Blvd., Charlevoix, MI. They lasted at least into the 1990s.

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