The Fedora Lounge Guide to Mackinaw coats

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Dinerman, May 24, 2013.

  1. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    I've had a lot of these shawl collar mackinaws over the years, but this one's pretty special. There are lots of subtle variations from one maker to another, and changes in pattern from the late 1920s, when this style was introduced, to the early 1940s, when it was discontinued- I think I have yet to see two that are identical. The buttoned, sharply pointed pocket flaps on this one, its high button stance, the design of its epaulettes, are all unique to this example, and are wildly different than the standard patter, which you can see a number of examples of in this thread. I would say this one dates to the mid 1930s.

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    I think we have a match.

    Cheers!

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    Shawl collar WWII USMC coat, custom made for a General Wallace

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  5. Edward

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    That is lovely.
     
  6. Peacoat

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    Good collection, D Man. These appear to be patterned after the WWI era peacoat. Interesting deviation is the shawl collar on most of them, rather than the notched lapel. A good example of fashion following military clothing.
     
  7. Dinerman

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    I'd say their evolution was parallel, rather than one coming from the other.
    The design on the shawl collar models goes back to the 19th century, with their main period of popularity coming between 1912-1916.
     
  8. Dinerman

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    Late 1930s Congress Sportswear

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    Early 1950s Windward
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  10. Worf

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    Hey Dinerman... love this thread... does anyone make a vintage style double breasted Mackinaw today. I've several Filsons and a Pendelton but nothing like what's shown above.... Thanks in advance...

    Worf
     
  11. winterland1

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    Great thread and pictures. The colors and styles fit with Fall.
     
  12. Dinerman

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    Another Army one. 1942
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    Carss Mackinaw

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    Repro by Zero King
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    1910s-1920s
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    1930s Double Duty
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    1930s Penneys Sportclad
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  19. Dinerman

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    The past three were all pretty big, 42, 44 and 44. I've had a hard time finding these in the more desirable smaller sizes.
     
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    Penn-Rich Workman's
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