The Eisenhower jacket, or 'Ike' jacket, is a type of waist length jacket or blouson developed for the U.S. Army during the later stages of World War II. Intended to be worn on its own or as an insulating layer beneath the M-43 Field Jacket, it featured an adjustable waistband, fly-front buttons, bellows chest pockets and shoulder straps.
This is a vintage WWII US Military Eisenhower 'Ike' Jacket. The internal label dates this jacket to 1944.
Used and in great vintage condition with light general signs of wear. There is a tiny hole on the right front cuff area (as worn) and a faint name written at the inner back neck. Steamed and ready for a new owner.
All my vintage listings unless otherwise stated are true vintage and have been worn before, therefore they will typically show signs of wear and will not smell like new, which is all part of the vintage look and appeal.
SIZE: 36L (US Sizing) and this fits like S (UK Sizing) with a 40in full external chest and the overall fit - but it depends how loose you like to wear (please see below for all key measurements to check against a similar garment of your own to ensure a good fit).
FABRIC: 100% Wool
- Button front
- 2 chest patch pockets with button flap entry
- Belt cinch waist adjusters
- Button shoulder epaulettes
- Button cuffs
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE: Please DO NOT solely rely on the listed size for your correct fit. Designers often use different measurements for sizes depending on the overall look they desire, so sizes can not only vary brand to brand but also within the same brand. Also, for vintage and pre-worn items the shape may have changed after years of being worn. The best way to ensure your correct fit is to compare the measurements listed to a similar item that fits you well.
EXTERNAL MEASUREMENTS: Please check against a similar garment of your own that fits you well, measuring flat and fully zipped or buttoned up (if applicable) on a flat surface:
A - CHEST - armpit to armpit (double for full chest): 20in (51cm)
B - SLEEVE - shoulder seam to cuff end: 25in (63.5cm)
C - SHOULDER - distance between shoulder seams straight across at the back: 18in (45.5cm)
D - LENGTH - at the centre back from the base of the collar to the hem: 22in (56m)