This vintage jacket was made in the 1930s or 1940s, and was a uniform of some sort. Usher? Carhop? Gas station attendant?
Chest (pit to pit): 20″
Shoulder to shoulder: 16-3/4″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 21″
Waist (side to side): 15-1/2″ (doubled = 31″)
This vintage jacket was made in the 1950s in Utica NY by the Utica Duxbak corporation, maker of high-end hunting garments for most of the 20th century. It is made of their Sahib Poplin, a lightweight cotton which they marketed primarily for African safari hunting. The jacket has a leather gun pad on the right shoulder, for right handed shooters, as well as leather reinforcement on the pockets and leather patches on the elbows, added by the original owner. The jacket is a half-belt style with front norfolk-style straps to help support heavy cargo in the front pockets. There is a bellows breast pocket, shaped just perfectly for a pack of cigarettes. There are patches on the back from the NRA- the original owner was a certified pistol instructor, rifle instructor, hunter safety instructor, home firearm safety instructor, and club instructor at the Clayton Rifle and Pistol Club
Chest (pit to pit): 24″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length (base of collar to hem): 29″
This German work jacket has some very interesting detailing. When you first put it on, you’ll notice the buttons. They’re on the left side of the jacket instead of the right. They button through one set of buttonholes on the right placket, then through a second set, on a fly on the right side, bringing them back to where they belong, and entirely sealing the front of the jacket up from gusts of wind and dust. The jacket is caped, with the cape forming the pocket flaps of the breast pocket. The lining of the cape is rubberized. Underneath, in the front and back, are a set of pass through slits, possibly for a harness of some kind. The collar has a button throat latch underneath. The cuffs are an unusual design, again allowing for a tight seal with no gaps. It has elbow reinforcements, an internal waist adjuster drawstring, and interior cargo pockets.
Chest (pit to pit): 21″
Shoulder to Shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24″
Waist: 18″ (doubled = 36″)