The WW2 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 third pattern jeep coat can be visually distinguished from its predecessors because it has no belt and the once rounded collar was replaced by a notched 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 M-1943 jacket caused the third pattern Mackinaw to be a limited standard item that was dropped when supplies were exhausted.
Used and in fair to good vintage condition considering the age, with heavy signs of wear, abrasion, discolouration and marks throughout. There are tears and fraying, in particular to the back neck lining, fraying to both cuffs and hem as well as a hole to the back left arm (as worn). There is a stitch repair to the front bottom button and one of the chest buttons is a replacement. Not quite perfect but still an amazing jacket that has stood the test of time. Steamed and ready for a new owner.
All our 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.
COLOUR: Olive Green
SIZE: 38 and this fits like a M / L (UK Sizing) with a 48in 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: Cotton Poplin with Wool liner
- 8 button double breasted front
- Under collar throat tab
- 2 lower flap entry pockets
- Back neck hangar loop
- Fully lined
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): 24in (61cm)
B - SLEEVE - shoulder seam to cuff end: 24.5in (62cm)
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: 33in (83.5cm)