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.
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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.