USN M-69 Aircraft Transport Coat

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401032519472

This vintage coat is a M-69 Aircraft Transport coat, made during WWII for the US Navy by Gordon & Ferguson.  It is made of goatskin, in a double breasted, belted cut, with a mouton collar and full alpaca lining. The leather is in excellent supple condition save for a neat hole in the back of the coat and a single dry, cracking spot where the lapel meets the collar.  Surely this damage on a coat which is in otherwise great shape has a story to tell.

Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 48″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 20″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 27″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 45-1/2″

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M-69 Transport Coat

I have worn the buttoned version of this USN M-69 Transport coat for two winters now, and it’s about the most practical winter garment imaginable. And yet- somehow so very ridiculous.

It’s a full length goatskin leather overcoat. This Willis and Geiger version has the zipper front, which gives it a bit of a deiselpunk vibe to it. Very Buck Rogers. Brown painted Talon zips throughout. Full alpaca pile lining with satin overlays. Mouton collar.

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