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.
This vintage jacket was made in the early 1950s by DeLong sportswear. It is made of “Nylodeen”, a miracle fabric advertised heavily in the 1950s, which was a nylon-wool blend in a gabardine weave, designed to shed water more readily than a standard all wool gabardine. The pile collar of this coat was described in period advertisements as being a timme-mouton. It has a front belt, a talon zipper and a quilted lining. It is tagged a size 40.Other than the color and size, the coat worn by Flick in “A Christmas Story” is nearly identical. Tagged size: 40Chest: 23″Shoulder to Shoulder: 18″Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/2″