1940s Canadian Tropal Coat

This vintage coat was the Canadian version of the English Tropal coat. While the British versions were originally insulated with sheepskin, and later kapok, this is lined with a green pile. The coat is single breasted, with a wide overlap and internal windflap to keep out the harsh North African winds. The oversized collar flips up and latches for extra protection. The buttonholes are leather backed for durability and the collar is wool faced. The lining is removable via Newey snaps.

Chest (pit to pit): 26″ (doubled = 52″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27″
Length (base of collar to hem): 46″

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Sportchief Hunting Vest


This vintage nylon vest was made in Canada by Sportchief quality outerwear.  It has a pile lining and a quilted nylon green nylon shell.  There is one pocket, and it closes with four snaps.  The cut and style is reminiscent of the iconic Brown’s Beach jacket vest.  There are period repairs to the shoulder seam, to some of the quilting, and to a tear on the front.  The stitching on the quilting is coming undone on many parts of the jacket and there is staining.  This saw a lot of wear during its lifetime.
Chest: 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″ )
Shoulder to Shoulder: 14″
Length: 26″