This vintage jacket was made in Seattle, Washington by the Seattle Woolen Company. The company was founded in 1891 by Thomas Eddy Eyanson and produced garments for rugged outdoor wear, catering to the flood of people leaving for Alaska through Seattle. They were the first woolen mill in Washington State, and were headquartered in Kirkland Washington, directly across from downtown Seattle. After Eyanson’s death in 1908, his son Edward Eyanson took over the mill. They produced fabrics for Filson as well as selling garments under their own name. Note the extreme similarity in label design between that of The Seattle Woolen Co and CC Filson of the same period.
The jacket is a waist length cut with peak lapels and a button front. The pockets are all trimmed in leather for extra durability. There are spacious canvas pockets inside.
Chest (pit to pit): 20-1/2″
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length (base of collar to hem): 22″
Boss of the Plains/ Campaign hat. Clear Nutria Quality. This one had been squished for a long time, and while it’s a lot better than when I got it, no amount of water, steam, or blocking could remove the creases entirely.
The big difference between a boss of the plains and a campaign hat is the grommets. An army campaign hat has them. A boss of the plains does not. Typically a boss of the plains stays uncreased, while a campaign hat gets a four point montana peak. This is a boss of the plains that has been adapted for NPS service.