This vintage jacket was made in the 1940s by Merrill Woolens of Merrill, Wisconsin. With its square bottom, boxy cut, and coat style collar, the cut is reminiscent of a Hollywood jacket. The plaid fabric and zipper breast pocket put it in a woodsier category altogether.
Chest (pit to pit): 21″
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 30″
I think this is my favorite style of hunting mackinaw. It was made by Soo Woolen mills, and has a button front, with a large collar. The plaid is more interesting than the buffalo plaid used on a comparable woolrich of the era. This one has two button chest pockets, and two button handwarmer pockets. There is a large game pouch in back. The coat is lined in gray flannel. There is heavy mothing and staining throughout, and broken button on the sleeve- this was a coat which saw a lifetime of use and abuse in the field.