This vintage jacket was made in the late 1930s-early 1940s by Levi Strauss. Though missing the label (which would read “Climate Sealed / Jacket / Wind and Water / Repellent / Treated with Zelan / Levi Strauss & Co”), it is an unmistakable piece. It has a distinctive cut and equally distinctive detailing, with reinforced shoulders, D shaped zip pockets (with chain Talon zippers), underarm ventilation grommets, elasticized cloth panels on the waistband, a U shaped back yoke with a center pleat, curved reinforcement stitching under the collar and green Talon “sunburst” zipper (the color covers the Talon text on the stopbox on the front, it is visible on the back). This jacket has been reproduced by Levi’s under the LVC line three times, once a few years back, with a secret society style “Globus Hortus” graphic on the back, once in black with patches and more recently in red with simplified details (no back pleat, no grommets).
Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 23″
This vintage leather jacket was made in the late 1930s-early 1940s. It has a pleated half-belt back, a Talon zipper front with sunburst stopbox and a zipper on the breast pocket which I have never seen before. The pockets are flapped and it has button cuffs.
This vintage leather jacket was made in the mid to late 1940s. It has a yoked front and back with double breast pockets, button adjuster cuff straps, a belted back and a Talon zipper front. It has a quilted lining.
This vintage jacket was made in the mid-late 1940s by the Pendleton Woolen Mills of Portland Oregon from wool gabardine. It has a Talon zipper front, belt adjuster cuffs, handwarmer pockets, a zipped breast pocket and a belted back with side adjusters
This vintage jacket was made by the Winer Mfg. Co of Hammond, Indiana, makers of Stratojac, under their SunLife label. It has a late ’40s Talon marked U stop zipper and a patch from “Copaigns S.A.C.”. It has hidden side pockets and elasticized sides.