Swedish Paratrooper jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272123074811

This vintage jacket was made for the Swedish army, and has paratrooper patches on the collar. It has a beavertail in the back lining, with buttons on the front lining to make sure the jacket doesn’t ride up. There are pockets on the back tails.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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Swedish Army winter pants

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401072472735

Waist (side to side, unstretched): 13-1/2″ (doubled = 27″)

Waist (side to side, stretched): 18″ (doubled = 36″)

Inseam:  30″
Outseam:  42-1/2″
Rise:  12-1/2″

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Leather Swedish tanker jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272101282257

This vintage leather jacket was made in Sweden for their army. These were used by motorcycle despach riders and tank crews. They were made in leather and green canvas versions, this is the simplified of the leather version, with the snap closure at the waist and collar rather than the more complicated hook closure.  Made from heavy black leather, it has epaulettes, an asymmetrical closure, band collar, handwarmer pockets, belted adjusters at the cuffs and a large map pocket in the center of the chest.  The jacket is blanket lined, with an internal snapped wind flap. The original changeable ring-back buttons have been either switched out or modified to be wired onto backing plates. These coats were cut oversized, with broad shoulders and long sleeves.  Someone has added shoulder pads inside, which square up the broad shoulders.  They are easily removed.

Chest (pit to pit): 23-3/4″ (doubled = 47-1/2″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 21″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 24-1/4″

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Swedish M1909 sheepskin parka

http://www.ebay.com/itm/272043311909

This vintage coat is an M1909, made by Mats Larsson for the Swedish army.  It is made of heavyweight canvas with a sheepskin lining and collar.  It has canvas tabs for the buttons, large saddlebag pockets with three button closure, and a section of quilted lining at the elbows.

Chest (pit to pit): 26″ (doubled = 52″)

Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 38-1/2″

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Swedish Leather tanker jacket reproduction

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400946560413
This vintage jacket was made in the 1980s France by Alvin York, heavily influenced by the eccentric design of the 1940s Swedish leather tanker jacket. There’s something interesting about a jacket being made in France, reproducing the style of a Swedish jacket of the 1940s, while using the name of Sgt. York, a WWI American war hero on the label. The jacket is made of heavyweight two-tone suede. Like the original, it has a band collar, an internal row of fasteners with a wide wrap which fastens by the side seam, and that oh so distinctive large map pocket right in the center of the chest. This version adds handwarmer pockets and trades out some of the fiddly buttons and fasteners of the original for simpler, and more practical given the material, snaps. Just like the originals, this one sports a generously oversized cut. While it’s a 1940s design, the whole package still looks futuristic today.

Chest (pit to pit): 26″ (doubled = 52″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Waist (side to side): 19″ (doubled = 38″)
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 24″

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Swedish barnstormer leather coat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281691604819
This vintage jacket was made in Sweden. It bears their typical military label. This example appears to be dated either 1961 or 1981, though the basic style goes back to the 1920s. This one has been converted (and a well done conversion too) to a zipper closure from the original button closure. The jacket has raglan shoulders with epaulettes. It is fully lined. The zipper is a double Eclair, which is a bit fiddly, a problem of these two-way zippers.

Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)
Sleeve (center of collar to cuff): 33-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 34-1/2″

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