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″
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″