1930s Klinkerfues North Country Outdoor Wear double breasted mackinaw coat

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This vintage mackinaw coat was made by the Klinkerfues Manufacturing Company of Saint Paul, Minnesota in the late 1930s under their North Country Outdoor Wear label.
The coat is a dark blue gray mackinaw wool with an eight button front. The coat has handwarmer pockets with D-pocket stitching as well as flapped cargo pockets. It has a belted back and is unlined, as is typical of these early production mackinaw coats. The back of the collar is stamped JV.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length (base of collar to hem): 33″

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1950s Land-N-Lakes peak lapel western jacket

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This vintage western jacket was made in the late 1950s by the Herman K. Lavin Company of St. Paul, Minnesota under the Land-N-Lakes label. The jacket is made from a blend of Wool, Nylon and Cashmere in an attractive muted plaid. The jacket has peak lapels, and fancy western yokes front and back. It has bi-swing shoulders and saddelbag pockets.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 30-1/2″

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1920s TW Stevenson leather lined shawl collar mackinaw coat

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This vintage mackinaw coat was made in the 1920s by the TW Stevenson Mfg. Co of Minneapolis. Stevenson was a producer of mackinaw coats and leather jackets from the late 1800s through the 1930s. The company was headquartered at 416 N. 1st Avenue, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
This coat is an early-style shawl collared mackinaw. It is double breasted, belted, with patch pockets and is constructed from heavy brown mackinaw wool. The coat is fully leather lined, body and sleeves. Such leather linings were popular in the 1910s-1920s as a windproof layer in outdoor / workwear coats. Starting in the late 1920s, leather became a more a more popular material for coat exteriors, and the popularity of the position wool and leather switched. The coat has the name Walter Sternitzke written in the lining, though the coat was probably originally purchased by his father, Reinhold Sternizke, a farmer from the town of Aitkin, Minnesota.

Chest (pit to pit): 25″ (doubled = 50″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 37″

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1950s Land N Lakes western jacket

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This vintage western jacket was made in the 1950s by the Herman K. Lavin Co. of St. Paul Minnesota under the Land-N-Lakes label. It seems to have been a popular naming convention among St. Paul manufacturer’s, with Guiterman Bros’s “Town and Country” and Gordon & Ferguson’s “Field and Stream”. The jacket is a western cut, with a square cutaway, peak lapels, fancy yokes front and back and bi-swing shoulders. The gray flannel tends to quiet the design a bit. It is fully lined.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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Town and Country Sheeplined Coat

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This vintage sheeplined coat was made in the 1930s under the Guiterman Bros. “Town and Country” label. The coat is made of green canvas, with a brown mouton shawl collar. As was common with coats of this style, it has loops instead of buttonholes. Usually these loops are made of corded material, but this one has higher quality leather loops. There are slash handwarmer pockets on the chest and flapped cargo pockets on the hips. The corners of the pockets have leather reinforcements. The coat is lined to the hip with sheepskin, and the sleeves have blanket linings and wool storm cuffs. The coat is belted.

A bit on the company’s history, from a piece I wrote for The Art of Vintage Leather Jackets / The Fedora Lounge: Guiterman Brothers was founded in 1883 and incorporated in 1904. They began using the Summit “Town & Country” name in 1904. In the early 1910s, Guiterman Brothers pioneered the attached soft collared shirt. They also called it the Summit. The company had a plant at 352 Silbey Street, St. Paul, MN, which still stands. They enjoyed prosperity during the 1910s, riding the Mackinaw boom of 1915. They were supposedly the first company to coin the name “windbreaker”. As shown above, their “Town and Country” Coats and vests shared the distinctive double snap Knit-Nek. During WWI, Guiterman Bros. produced flying coats for US aviators. In 1928-1929, the company was purchased by Gordon and Ferguson and continued production.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length: 39″

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More from this company:

North Country Lacrosse WI curling club jacket

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This vintage jacket was made in the mid 1940s by North Country Outdoor Wear – styled by Klinkerfues Bros Co, St. Paul, MN. It is a green and white plaid, with a brass Talon zipper front. There are buttoned breast pockets and handwarmer pockets. The jacket has shirt style cuffs and is unlined. The shoulder has patches from the Lacrosse Curling Club. The owner was Tri-state champ in 1947 and 1948. The jacket has a pin from the 1939 Indoor Outdoor Skating Championships, LaCrosse, Wisconsin.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length: 27″

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