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The Fedora Lounge Guide to Mackinaw coats

Dinerman

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The cut of mackinaw coats and peacoats have always been similar. This '50s-'60s Robert Lewis coat really blurs the lines, with a napped plaid blanket material, typical of mackinaw coats combined with the cut and buttons of pea coats of that period.
 

EmergencyIan

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Love that Double Duty. The buttons on the belt have me curious though. Do they serve some kind of adjustment purpose?


Ian, I look forward to your take on the cuffs and back of your drifter.

Forgive the tardiness of my response.

Once I receive the coat, I'll post photos of it. I should have it in three weeks.

One thing that you see on most of this type of "mackinaw" that were manufactured in the early to mid 20th century are "storm" cuffs (knit cuffs hidden inside the sleeves). I guess that was not authentic or done in the 19th century. Anyhow, I'd like to have the tailor, who is near my home and has done exceptional work for me in the past, add storm cuff to the coat. They make a huge difference on very cold day (especially if it's windy).
 

Willybob

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Amazing thread Dinerman. I've always liked the ones offered at River Junction and thought I would get one someday if my bride would allow. It would be a little harder to hide than a new pistol at the back of the safe. I was recently at Filson in Seattle and saw that they had some nice variants. A bit pricey but made on site.
 

IXL

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Okay, thanks. It appears anything with wool, lacking a hood, having no zipper and shorter than a persons knees is fair game from what I can tell.
This outerwear stuff is hard..........
By the way, Dinerman, I really enjoy the images and history you post up!!
 

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