1940s zip front plaid hunting coat


This vintage hunting coat was made in the mid 1940s.  It is an unusual design, cut short, with a three button front, and a zipper front.  The zipper is a Talon of a design used immediately after WWII.  The back has flaps to access the internal game pouch and the back of the coat is lined with a salt and pepper type material, as are the pocket flaps.

Chest (pit to pit): 22-1/2″ (doubled = 45″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 23-1/2″

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Soo Woolen Mills Hunting Mackinaw

Now on eBay!
I think this is my favorite style of hunting mackinaw.  It was made by Soo Woolen mills, and has a button front, with a large collar.  The plaid is more interesting than the buffalo plaid used on a comparable woolrich of the era.  This one has two button chest pockets, and two button handwarmer pockets.  There is a large game pouch in back.  The coat is lined in gray flannel.  There is heavy mothing and staining throughout, and broken button on the sleeve- this was a coat which saw a lifetime of use and abuse in the field.
Chest: 24″
Sleeve: 25-1/2″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 19″