This 1940s era Mackinaw Jeep Coat was issued initially in 1938, intended for cold weather use by troops who did not engage in much movement, such as drivers.
This first pattern jeep coat can be visually distinguished from its later counterparts because unlike the other variations, the first pattern jacket had a waist adjustable belt and a rounded collar. The shell is olive-drab coloured cotton poplin and the chest and shoulder widths were enlarged to permit it to be worn over layers of other clothing. The development of the superior M-1943 Field Jacket caused the Mackinaw jacket to be a limited standard item that was dropped when supplies were exhausted.
Used and in good vintage condition considering the age of circa 80 years, with general signs of wear and abrasion. There are some marks and discoloration towards the hem on the front and back. There are some moth nibbles to the collar, mainly on the right side (when worn) and internal lining. The cuffs and hem have some fraying with the extra adjustable button missing from both cuffs, with a repair on the left cuff (when worn). Steamed and ready for a new owner.
Cotton Canvas Outer; Wool Lining.
- 8 button double breasted front
- Under collar throat tab
- 2 lower flap entry pockets
- Waist adjustable belt
- Button adjustable cuffs
- Back neck hanger loop
- Fully lined
SIZE: The jacket doesn't contain a size but fits like a Large with a 48" full external chest measurement and overall fit, which was originally designed to be worn as an overcoat with a generous cut.
EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS:Please check measurements against a similar garment of your own that fits you well, measuring flat and fully zipped or buttoned on a flat surface:
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