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1958 Australian Ike Jacket Battledress
This jacket was made in 1958 by the Commonwealth Government Clothing Factory in Bank Street, South Melbourne, Australia for the Australian army. It is marked a size 13 in their military sizing. Please refer to to the measurements for a good fit.
Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Waist: 17″ (doubled = 34″)
Shoulder to shoulder:19-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 22″
Swedish Army tanker / motorcycle jacket
This vintage jacket was made for the Swedish army. It is an asymmetrical pattern, with a large fold-over map pocket on the center of the chest. It has a cafe-racer style band collar with an adjustable strap to cinch it down. The jacket has a waist belt, adjustable cuffs and reinforcement at the elbows. It is made of very heavy green canvas, with a removable green pile lining for warmth. This is tagged a european size 52, which works out to a US 42. The pattern for these jackets is extremely oversized, as this, along with the matching overalls that would have originally been issued with it, were meant as an top layer with other winter gear underneath.
Tagged size: 52 (equivalent to a US 42)
Chest (pit to pit): 31″ (doubled = 62″)
Waist: 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 23″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27″
Length (base of collar to hem): 26″
WWI pullover chinstrap army shirt
This vintage wool shirt was made by the Metropolitan Shirt Company during WWI. This was a private purchase item, deviating from the standard pattern slightly. It is a pullover style, with an extended collar stand chinstrap. It has tail gussets. There are two small flapped breast pockets. The placket and the collar stand are cotton lined. These shirts were commonly worn after the end of the war in the 1920s as workshirts.
Shoulder to shoulder: 16″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22-1/2″
Leather Jerkin no. 2
This vintage leather jerkin was made in 1950 for the Belgian military. It is a similar model to that used during WWII by British forces. These were popular, both pre and post war among European laborers and hunters as an overgarment. This one has an olive drab blanket lining and plain shoulders. The tweed jacket pictured under the jerkin not included, and is pictured only to illustrate this vest’s use as a piece of outerwear.
Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled =44″)
The Postwar Outdoorsman
Shuron Aviators – 1947
Swedish Tanker/ Motorcycle jacket
USN cold weather jacket
I’m not sure what the designation on this one is, other than that is is a Navy piece. It has a full removable alpaca lining and a cotton shell. Handwarmer pockets, flapped pockets, and a brass talon zipper. It got the hippie treatment later on in its life, probably bought surplus, and now proudly sports a Greatful Dead patch on its shoulder.