This vintage jacket was made in the 1950s for a “Bill Story”, a member of the Army 35th Engineer Battalion. The 35th engineers were stationed in Germany from March of 1952 until early 1957, and the jacket dates from within that timeframe. It is satin, in air force blue, with white knit cuffs, collar and waistband. The jacket has a German made “Opti” zipper, the 35th crest embroidered on the back, (ability, courage, results) and the owner’s name embroidered on the front. The lining is quilted.
Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to Shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
I had another one of these in which sold last year. Check that one out HERE
This vintage officer’s short overcoat / shawl collared mackinaw was made during WWII for Captain H. W. Largent of Presque Isle, Maine. It bears a USAAF patch on the left shoulder. It has a shawl collar, a double breasted front, with two flapped patch pockets, epaulettes, and is belted. The inside is lined, with a quilted section by the arms. The jeep coat has a united garment workers of America union label in the inside pocket.Chest: 21″Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″Shoulder to cuff: 25-1/2″