WWII 10 button peacoat

This vintage coat was made in the 1940s for the US Navy. It is made of blue kersey wool. This is the WWII issue 10 button version, with anchor buttons and corduroy lined handwarmer pockets.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder:19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 32″

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1970s Brill G-1 leather flight jacket

This vintage jacket was made by Brill Bros under the Mil-J-7823E G-1 contract. It is made of brown goatskin leather, with a brown mouton collar and knit cuffs. The wind flap is stamped USN and the jacket does up with a Scovill zip.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 25″

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G-1 leather flight jacket General Zipper

This vintage leather jacket is a USN G-1 flight jacket. It has a half-belt, bi-swing back, knit cuffs and waistband, button closure patch pockets with a pencil slot and a button throat latch on the underside of the collar. The main zip is a General, which bears a striking resemblance to Talon’s toolings. The interior wind flap has been cut off, the tag removed, and the original owner’s name marked out on the lining.

Chest (pit to pit): 20″ (doubled = 40″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to end of knit): 24″
Length (base of collar to end of waistband): 24″

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G-1 Leather Flight Jacket AOPA

This vintage leather jacket is a USN G-1 flight jacket. It has a half-belt, bi-swing back, knit cuffs and waistband, button closure patch pockets with a pencil slot and a button throat latch on the underside of the collar. There is a patch for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association on the chest, attached by pinbacks rather than stitching.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to end of knit): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to end of waistband): 24″

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Canadian army Mackinaw


This vintage mackinaw was made in 1952 for the Canadian army. Stylistically, it is almost identical to civilian Sheeplined mackinaws of the 1920s-1940s. It is, however, made of tougher stuff than most civilian (or US army) mackinaws of this style. The canvas shell is extremely heavy and rugged. The waist belt is much wider than is typical, and is has keeper loops to secure it to the belt loops so that it is not lost, as so often happens. The coat is fully lined in blue green pile, which is less fragile than the sheepskin linings in these can be this many years on. The sleeves are also lined in this material, and have extra long storm cuffs. The coat was made by the Scott Leather Goods Co. of Montreal, and is tagged a size 40.

Tagged size: 40
Chest (pit to pit): 25″ (doubled = 50″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 21″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff):25-1/2″
Length: 36″

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WWII USN swimsuit

These vintage swim trunks were late-war issue, made for the United States navy. They are wool, with a diamond shaped crotch gusset and belt loops. They have a modern web belt.

Waist (unstretched): 15″ (doubled = 30″)
Waist (stretched): 19″ (doubled = 38″)
Side Seam: 9″
Rise: 11″

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WWII USN Swimsuit – 34

This vintage men’s swimsuit was made in the 1940s for sailors in the US Navy. This pattern was made under contract No. N140-62236s-20189B.
These were made out of 100% wool, but they have a softer hand to the fabric than some of the civilian models of the period. They have a high waisted cut. The flapped coin/key pocket is fastened with a catseye button. The front has a cotton lining, and there is a diamond shaped crotch gusset. There is a small moth nip at the bottom of the right leg, by the side seam. They have a drawstring waist.

Waist (unstretched): 14″ (doubled = 28″)
Waist (stretched): 20″ (doubled = 40″)
Side Seam: 10″
Rise: 15″

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WWII USN swimsuit – 42

These vintage swim trunks were made during WWII for the United States Navy. They are a large size 42 waist, and were sold to me as New Old Stock, probably because of their uncommon size. They were manufactured for the Clothing Supply Office from 100% wool. They were made under contract no. N140-62236s-39527B. They have a high waisted cut, a drawstring waist, flapped coin/key pocket, and diamond shaped crotch gusset. The front is lined with soft cotton.

Waist (unstretched): 14-1/2″ (doubled = 29″)
Waist (stretched): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Side Seam: 12″
Rise: 17″

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Duffle Coat


This vintage duffle coat is similar to the Royal Navy second pattern dufflecoat, and dates from the late WWII period, or early postwar period.  It is made of heavy camel colored wool, with four toggles.  The ropes are stout and the toggles are wood. Military-type buttons on the cuffs.  Yoked shoulders.  Hood lays flat when not in use, long chinstrap to keep the elements out.  No button adjusters in the hood. Cotton reinforcement at waist, half lined.Chest: 26″Shoulder to Shoulder: 20″Sleeve: 24″    Photobucket






Sailor Pullover


This vintage canvas shirt jacket was made by Atlantis Ultimate Weathergear of Sag Harbour, New York.  It is a heavy navy blue canvas with two chest pockets and a lace up front.  There is some staining and fade to the material. It is raglan shouldered.
Chest: 23″ (doubled =46 = size 42)
Sleeve: 34-1/2″
Length: 33″    PhotobucketPhotobucket