1930s A&N Trading shawl collar mackinaw


This vintage coat was made by the A&N Trading Co of 8th and D St. NW Washington DC in the 1930s, either for the Army or the Civilian Conservation Corps.  It is the rare early variant of the army shawl collar mackinaw, made from OD wool, with a double breasted closure, belted waist, and epaulettes.  In keeping with the early pattern, and typical of work mackinaws of this period, the coat is unlined.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 32-3/4″

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Zero King shawl collar mackinaw

This vintage coat was made in the 1970s by Zero King. It follows the lines of a 1920s mackinaw, with a shawl collar, double breasted closure, handwarmer pockets and flapped cargo pockets. It has a pile lining.

Chest (pit to pit): 2″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 32″

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Sears Fieldmaster shawl collar mackinaw

This vintage coat was made in the 1940s or 1950s, and was sold by Sears under their Fieldmaster label. It as a canvas shell, with slash handwarmer pockets and flapped hip pockets. Both have leather reinforcement at the corners. As was typical with this style of coat, there are loops instead of butonholes. The collar is black mouton, the lining is sheepskin. The sleeves have a quilted lining. Although this coat was made in the ’40s or ’50s, the style had been around basically unchanged since the turn of the 20th century. They were popular as workwear for men who worked outdoors- for whom a coat that was lightweight yet warm, and which was rugged was a must.

The reinforcements are very similar to what was on the Montgomery Ward coats of the same era.  Possibly the same maker? https://vintagehaberdashers.com/2013/03/14/powr-house-shawl-collar-mackinaw/

This one is also quite similar: https://vintagehaberdashers.com/2012/05/23/shawl-collar-mackinaw/

Chest (pit to pit): 22″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Length: 32″

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Alpaca Lined mouton collared 1940s work jacket

Now on eBay!
This vintage short overcoat was sold by the BR Baker Company of Cleveland.  It is made of a fine cotton cord material (Bedford Cord?).  It is fully alpaca lined, in both the body and sleeves.  There are knit storm cuffs.  The coat has a mouton collar, though it feels like the back part has stiffened somewhat.  There are beltloops, but the belt is missing.  The coat has contrast caramel colored buttons and a plain back.  The collar is zig zag stitched.  The coat has seen a good bit of work in its day and has many worn spots and period repairs.  There is a silk or rayon patch inside, where material was removed at some point to patch the elbow.  It is a young man’s style, marked a size 18.  Many of these young men’s styles crossed over into workwear territory. The styling is very similar to its cousin, the shawl collar mackinaw. The coat has flapped pockets, and handwarmer pockets with triangular end reinforcements.
Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″ = size 40)Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22-1/2″Shoulder to Shoulder: 18-1/2″Length (collar to hem):  34-1/2″