Jeffrey Banks / Lakeland shawl collar mackinaw

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281228720082
This vintage coat was made by Lakeland in the late 1970s as a reproduction of a 1930s shawl collar mackinaw. Having compared it to originals in my collection, the detailing is very close. While the vibrant red color may seem like a modern twist on the design, it was one offered in the 1910s and 1920s by early companies producing this style, like F.A. Patrick, Duluth. The coat is double breasted, with a shawl collar, a buttoned belt, and large flapped patch pockets. It has a center vent, and has a warm quilted lining.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length: 32-1/2″

 

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1964 Olympic Parade Coat

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This coat was made by Lakeland for the 1964 winter olympic games in Innsbruck, Austria. It is made of heavy white blanket wool material, with red white and blue knit details. It has a shawl collar, slash handwarmer pockets and buttoned adjuster tabs on the wrists. The coat is lined in blue pile, and has a tag which reads, “Lakeland Sportswear / Parade Coat / Selected for wear by the U.S. Olympic Team / IX Winter Olympic Games / Innsbruck, Austria 1964”. It is tagged a size 40.
These coats were also available in limited numbers as a commemorative model in the winter of 1963. A standard Lakeland “Clicker” car coat sold for $26 at that time. This Olympic Parade Coat sold for more than double, retailing at $55.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length: 36″

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Lakeland Laskinlamb Grizzly leather jacket

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This jacket is a high end reproduction of the “Grizzly” style jacket, popular in the mid 1930s. It was made by Toyo Enterprises, who make jackets for Buzz Rickson, Sugar Cane and Style Eyes. Accurate down to the last detail, it bears a reproduction of a 1930s “Lakeland” hang tag. It has “laskinlamb” mouton panels on the front and back, with a matching mouton collar. The sleeves and trim are horsehide leather. The idea of these jackets was to put the insulation on the outside so that the wearer could have an unobstructed range of motion. They were promoted heavily in an athletic context, promoted by football players, that sort of thing. This jacket is as near as you can get to walking into a store in 1934 and buying one. It has an early Hookless grommet zipper, and dot snap. The original tags are still on the jacket and include a nice reproduction piece to accompany that zip. The front of the jacket is belted, as are the sleeves. There is a snap chinstrap to cinch it up at the neck. Inside, the body has a plaid lining, while the sleeves are lined in brown twill. There are wool storm cuffs to keep the breeze from blowing up the sleeves.

Tagged size: 42
Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to Shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 26″
Waist: 20″

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c. 1947 Lakeland Jackinac

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These Lakeland Wagonwheel Jackinac jackets were advertised heavily in 1947 and 1948, and appeared in Life Magazine. It is a twist on the classic red and black Hudson’s Bay point blanket style. It has a five button front, though the bottom button is missing. There is a zipped breast pocket, and shirt style cuffs. The jacket is unlined and has taped seams. There is a nice recurrence of the stripe pattern on the underside of the collar.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28″

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