Monday, July 28, 2014
I'm finally back after a two month architecture design/build in Wilsall, Montana with the Artemis Institute.
Keep an eye out for a slew of new posts in the following weeks. - Spencer Stewart
This vintage coat was made in the 1930s and was sold in Boston by Lampelt sportswear, a manufacturer or sheeplined leather coats such as this and of grizzly jackets. The coat is made of horsehide leather, is double breasted, with a broad sheepskin shawl collar, handwarmer pockets, flapped cargo pockets and a belt. The back has a square cut yoke. There are button adjuster tabs on the sleeves. Inside, the jacket has a sheepskin lining, with blanket lined sleeves and brown corduroy trim. These coats were popular pre-war with motorcycle riders and as workwear in the fall and winter. The leather is nicely supple on this example.
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Although I can not find it in Sears catalogs post-war, this front quarter horsehide leather coat bears a c.1947 Hercules Outerwear label. The original bakelite buttons were replaced at some point with post-war US Air Force metal buttons, and the belt was removed. The brown mouton collar on the black leather is a great look. Inside is corduroy trim and a cotton, as opposed to sheepskin, lining.