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Original Vintage Mighty Mac Suede Chore Coat. Size c. M.

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  1. tweedydon

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    ORIGINAL Vintage Mighty-Mac Suede Chore Coat

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    PLEASE NOTE: This is an original USA-made Mighty Mac, NOT one of the very faithful reproductions that are currently being made in Japan!

    Measurements:

    Chest: 22 1/4
    Sleeve: 24 5/8
    Shoulder: 19 1/4
    Length (BOC): 32

    Mighty Mac was founded in 1909, in Gloucester, Mass.--America's oldest seaport. Like Filson, it specialized in functional and durable workwear, with an emphasis on that used in seawork and sailing.

    Like Filson, Mighty Mac's clothing--in which form followed function--was ruggedly handsome and exceptionally durable, and this led to its being adopted first by preppy sailors, and then by the Ivy community as a whole. Alas, like many American "heritage" companies its relatively small and devoted customer base was insufficient to enable it to withstand the move to cheaper off-shore clothing in the 1970s and 1980s, and the firm closed in 1989.

    This was a blow not only for the Stateside pretty devotees of Mighty Mac's clothing, but for the Japanese "Trads" who idolized it as an American heritage brand. The Japanese devotion to Might Mac led to its resurrection in 2009 by the Japanese company 35summers, who marketed faithful reproductions of Mighty Mac items to an increasing and loyal Japanese clientele.... who were happy to pay the exceptionally high prices for new "Mighty Mac Out O'Gloucester" items!

    This suede chose jacket is NOT one of the expensive Japanese reproductions but an original Mighty Mac garment, likely dating from the 1980s when rugged clothing was being popularized by Ralph Lauren and Timberland, and some "heritage" brands like Mighty Mac were having their last hurrah.

    Cut from lovely still soft suede this is a classic American chore coat. It has a three button front, two deep front pockets, and a functional (but clearly never used) throat latch for protection against wind. It has a shallow twin rear vent for ease of movement and American cuffs. It is fully lined, and was made in Gloucester, Mass.--not Japan! Its chain locker loop is intact and present.

    It is missing its original zip-in liner, and has the usual scuffs and slightly rumpling to the suede from use--this hasn't been babied, and nor should it have been! This is a wonderful, original piece of Americana that's perfect for wear in the Fall... and will make you the envy of the cooler kids in Tokyo!

    Asking just $45, boxed shipped and insured in the USA.

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