Continental Coffee Co jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401061241555

This vintage jacket was made in the early 1960s and was worn by Jim, an employee of the Continental Coffee Company. The jacket has buttoned patch pockets and a talon zipper front.

Chest (pit to pit): 23-1/2″ (doubled = 47″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-3/4″
Length (base of collar to hem): 23″

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Ralph Lauren King-O-Wear reproduction

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401057391098

This jacket was made by Ralph Lauren under the Polo label.  It is based on work jackets of the 1930s-1940s, drawing influence the most heavily from those made by King-O-Wear, with their distinctive leather elbow, cuff and pocket reinforcement and trimmed side adjuster belts. It has a zipper front, with a zipped breast pocket, and a quilted lining.

Tagged size: Medium
Chest (pit to pit): 23-1/2″ (doubled = 47″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff):25-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 26″

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1930s-1940s half-belt canvas work jacket

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This vintage workwear jacket was made in the late 1930s-1940s. It has a mid-late 1940s Talon zipper, but the stitching is crude and doesn’t match the rest of the stitching on the jacket, so it is very likely a replacement. The jacket is made of heavyweight twill, with handwarmer pockets, a breast pocket, half-belt back and side adjuster belts.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23-1/4″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 22-1/2″

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1930s Knockabout wool half-belt workwear jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401022052057
This vintage jacket was made in the 1930s by Knockabout. It is made of mackinaw wool, with a pleated, half belt back, low slung side adjuster belts, a grommet pin-lock Crown zipper, button adjuster cuffs, leather trim on the pockets. As is typical of these early work jackets, this one is unlined. The unusual coil zipper on the breast pocket was made by Nu-Zip

Chest (pit to pit):25″ (doubled = 50″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 22-1/2″
Length (base of collar): 24″

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1940s horsehide reinforced wool work jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/401022051961
This vintage work jacket was made immediately after WWII. It is made of mackinaw wool, with leather cuff, sleeve and pocket details, typical of work jackets designed for railroad workers. The jacket has a Crown zip, knit waistband and is unlined.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 15-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff):25-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 25-1/2″

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Penney’s Big Mac work jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400999730982
This vintage jacket was made for Penney’s and was sold under their Big Mac workwear label. It is made from Sanforized cotton twill with a wool blanket lining and a Talon zipper front.

Chest (pit to pit): 23″ (doubled = 46″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length (base of collar to hem): 25″

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1950s TEST workwear jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271900914440
This vintage work jacket was made by Rice-Stix Sportswear under the TEST freeze proof workwear label. It is made of cotton twill, with a bi-swing back, a prentice zipper and a red and black checked wool lining.

Chest (pit to pit): 21-1/2″ (doubled = 43″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 22″

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Ralph Lauren reproduction half-belt

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281498532031
This jacket was made by Ralph Lauren under the Polo label. It was made in the USA from black wool in a 1930s half-belt cossack work jacket style. The jacket is zipper front, with handwarmer pockets and a zipper breast pocket. The back is belted and yoked with side adjuster belts. The jacket is unlined. With a 50″ chest, this would best fit someone in the size 44-46 range.

Chest (pit to pit): 25″ (doubled = 50″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 21″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (Base of collar to hem): 28-1/2″

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Wabash Stripe Railroad chore jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/271500215997

This jacket was made recently by 3 Days Union / WorkWare in the style of a 1920s-1930s wabash stripe railroad chore jacket. It has an angled watch pocket and corresponding slanted buttonhole for your watch chain (shirt, watch and chain not included in auction). The breast pocket has an interior pocket behind it. The WorkWare label plays off the typographic design used on old Montgomery Ward products. The jacket has “union made” text buttons and a repro of the now defunct United Garment Workers of America label. There is a double button system at the collar to allow for adjustment. With a chest measurement of 41″, this would best fit someone who wears a size 36 or 38 jacket.

Tagged size: large (Asian large, please refer to measurements)
Chest (pit to pit): 20-1/2″ (41″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 17″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 24-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 27″

 

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Blue European Workwear jacket

http://www.ebay.com/itm/281096463565

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″
Length: 27″

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